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  1. I just went by myself this time since Austin...

    I just went by myself this time since Austin couldn't make it. It made finding someone to warm up with a little more challenging, but I eventually found an unrated player who also didn't know anyone...
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  2. No video this time. Sorry. As far as how I...

    No video this time. Sorry.

    As far as how I played, I don't think I hit a clean shot the entire day from either wing. Backhand especially was a real nightmare. But in the past 2 years, there...
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  3. I played in the U-2000 event at the MDTTC in...

    I played in the U-2000 event at the MDTTC in Gaithersburg this weekend. This was my 4th tournament in 4 years.

    Summary: Great facility, lots of nice people, got destroyed.
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  4. I am terrible at backhand blocking, but I was...

    I am terrible at backhand blocking, but I was always taught to keep the tip of the racket facing sideways. Your friend probably just needs to keep the racket higher and wait for the ball to come to...
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  5. Arch, Try to stop thinking in terms of closed...

    Arch,

    Try to stop thinking in terms of closed and open racket angles. It's not useful.

    Your photos suggest that you are not getting any wrist rotation at the end of your backswing. You should...
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  6. I use a Square Jellyfish tripod mount for my...

    I use a Square Jellyfish tripod mount for my phone:
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  7. Hah! Do you see that white board on the wall? ...

    Hah! Do you see that white board on the wall? That's where we keep track of the results of every game we play. Let's just say he's got a few more tallies than I do.

    The sad part about it all...
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  8. One game to 11 after about 70 minutes of...

    One game to 11 after about 70 minutes of multiball and training. :cool:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkgKym68vK8
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  9. A quote from Brett Clarke (emphasis mine): ...

    A quote from Brett Clarke (emphasis mine):



    So, in summary:

    1. The forearm starts to bend a millisecond before contact, so the arm is never completely straight at the moment of contact on...
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  10. Brett does teach an elbow/forearm snap right...

    Brett does teach an elbow/forearm snap right before you hit the ball, so the arm won't be completely straight at the moment of contact.
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  11. I'd like to see a video of this low, heavy...

    I'd like to see a video of this low, heavy chopper that's giving you these nasty, unloopable, half-long balls.
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  12. Arch, My recommendation for you would be to...

    Arch,

    My recommendation for you would be to loop every single one of those low, heavy chops. Nothing will put the quality of your stroke to the test more than heavy backspin. You should take...
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  13. Just when some things were starting to come...

    Just when some things were starting to come together with my game, my knee starts bothering me. Doh! I'm missing a PCL in my right knee, so I have to keep my weight down and my quad muscle strong...
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  14. 37:00 - 39:02 is where he talks about this, BTW. ...

    37:00 - 39:02 is where he talks about this, BTW.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMAeOVFuLcc
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  15. In order for the Europeans to ever have a chance...

    In order for the Europeans to ever have a chance at defeating the Chinese, they would need a player that has the following characteristics:

    1) An incredible athlete with size and power.

    2) a...
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  16. I agree with you that the long serve has always...

    I agree with you that the long serve has always been in play. But my interpretation of what Danny is saying is that we are going to start seeing a much higher percentage of long,fast serves versus...
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  17. I basically said the exact same thing on MYTT a...

    I basically said the exact same thing on MYTT a couple years back. I took a decent bit of flack for it, too.
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  18. You're right. I am going to have to learn to...

    You're right. I am going to have to learn to pivot at some point to reach my full potential anyways. When I play a chopper, I cover the entire table with a forehand, so I don't have much of an...
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  19. Thanks ttmonster. Everything you've written here...

    Thanks ttmonster. Everything you've written here describes me perfectly as well (knee/weight issues, favoring the backhand on long balls to the middle, etc.)
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  20. Question for anyone that wants to answer: Does...

    Question for anyone that wants to answer:

    Does it make any sense for someone who has not yet seriously practiced the FH pivot to serve a standard pendulum serve? Even if the opponent misreads my...
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  21. The problem for me is not that I refuse to take...

    The problem for me is not that I refuse to take notes, but rather that I take so many notes that I'm stiff as a board when I swing at the ball.

    But I agree with the general concept. Try to do...
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  22. I agree, which is why I think you need to play...

    I agree, which is why I think you need to play matches where you keep track of the score, too.

    But when I went from 1300's to the 1700's, I was playing probably 75-80% of my practice matches...
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  23. On another forum, NL recommended playing matches...

    On another forum, NL recommended playing matches without keeping score. Just 2 serves each and then switch.

    When I was rated in the 1300-1400 range, I used to do that all the time with my 1700...
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  24. Jonas, was it this one? ...

    Jonas, was it this one?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_5nWKyRzKM
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  25. I have exactly one win against a 2000+ rated...

    I have exactly one win against a 2000+ rated opponent in my entire playing career. I won that match primarily through pushing and blocking and allowing my power looping opponent to miss and have a...
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