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How can i get Davenport-like power?

Ok so here is my thing:I've watched matches of Lindsay lately and i was really amazed by her ,,easy" power.What i want to know is how can i try to get that same power(if possible).Do i need to get lower string tension on my racquet?Or change my technique?Any answer would be appreciated

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Ok so here is my thing:I've watched matches of Lindsay lately and i was really amazed by her ,,easy" power.What i want to know is how can i try to get that same power(if possible).Do i need to get lower string tension on my racquet?Or change my technique?Any answer would be appreciated
Good point i go look up and see what string tension she used back in the day when she played and also, what string where they, also Lindsay was the type of player who took the ball early so keep studying and look at alot of her video online and then practice on your swings hope this helps
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Re: How can i get Davenport-like power?

Here a Great Video Of Davenport you can study

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJk_5...eature=related
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Ok so here is my thing:I've watched matches of Lindsay lately and i was really amazed by her ,,easy" power.What i want to know is how can i try to get that same power(if possible).Do i need to get lower string tension on my racquet?Or change my technique?Any answer would be appreciated
Lindsay had her racquet strung at 63/64lbs and with natural gut, which would factor in too.
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Lindsay had her racquet strung at 63/64lbs and with natural gut, which would factor in too.
Wow i didn't expect it would be 63/64 lbs.That's so much Currently My strings are at about 28 kg so... Anyway thanks for some answers

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Lindsay had her racquet strung at 63/64lbs and with natural gut, which would factor in too.
That's surprisingly tight for such a big hitter like Lindsay. Of course, her technique was near flawless.

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Wow i didn't expect it would be 63/64 lbs.That's so much Currently My strings are at about 28 kg so... Anyway thanks for some answers
She could generate her own power so she kept the strings tight for her control. Any chance that you might grow taller than 6'
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She could generate her own power so she kept the strings tight for her control. Any chance that you might grow taller than 6'
I don't know to tell u my height in feet so ill do it in metres ( ) I'm 1,83 m tall and 17 and a half years old

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Ok so here is my thing:I've watched matches of Lindsay lately and i was really amazed by her ,,easy" power.What i want to know is how can i try to get that same power(if possible).Do i need to get lower string tension on my racquet?Or change my technique?Any answer would be appreciated
A few factors can help improve your power. A heavier, stiffer frame will help generate more power, as will lower string tensions.

But, don't forget an important factor that many do - easy power comes from racket head speed.

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I don't know to tell u my height in feet so ill do it in metres ( ) I'm 1,83 m tall and 17 and a half years old
That is about just 6 feet. And your racket strings are just about 62lbs. Lindsay is 6'2. You are very close to having the same outside factors so I guess you need to have Lindsay's workout regime from back in the day. I don't know if she did any gym work but that could help along with hitting flat. Lindsay served flat and hit flat.
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Lindsay hit the ball relatively flat with conservative grips. Most important is her great timing.
This is how you hit with effortless power.
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Lindsay hit the ball relatively flat with conservative grips. Most important is her great timing.
This is how you hit with effortless power.
Exactly. That's something you either have or you don't.
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Re: How can i get Davenport-like power?

just go for your shots without hesitation. that's easier said than done but if you have the mentality to just play powerful, it will come
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