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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2004, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
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Question About Rebound Ace

I've never played on it, so I'm not too sure I understand how so many injuries come out of this surface in particular. It's just mind boggling how year after year players become so quickly injured on it.

could someone please fill me in as to why it causes so much problems?
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It's just because when it heats up it gets a bit sticky, thus when players try to change direction really quickly thier shoes stick and then they go over on thier ankles.

"I want to do things on my own terms, I can't have anything take me out.
I have never given up and it's important for me to prove to myself that I can do this, and to prove to me that i'm a champion.
If I were just to sit down, lay down and give in, then I wouldn't have any respect for myself."
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wow, knowing that - good thing they put that surface in australia, coz it's sooooooo cold there all the time... brilliant. absolute brilliance.
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wow, knowing that - good thing they put that surface in australia, coz it's sooooooo cold there all the time... brilliant. absolute brilliance.
Yeah I know.

"I want to do things on my own terms, I can't have anything take me out.
I have never given up and it's important for me to prove to myself that I can do this, and to prove to me that i'm a champion.
If I were just to sit down, lay down and give in, then I wouldn't have any respect for myself."
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I hate injuries.

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The court surface isn't that bad. It's not as sticky as a melting birthday cake or something. Players are informed to wear well-worn shoes to play rather than new shoes with the ripples still in perfect condition. It also helps if the player has good footwork and bounces on their toes rather than relying on sliding to the next ball like one would do on a clay court.
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I got a arm injury for playing on it for like 4 consecutive days
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I got a arm injury for playing on it for like 4 consecutive days
Well, yes, doing Boris Becker-style dive volleys can do that to a person.
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