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Singleniacki
Nov 27th, 2010, 11:47 PM
Lobs for me :lol:

Root
Nov 27th, 2010, 11:53 PM
My serve is probably my better shot. I usually serve and volley. :p Backhand comes second I guess. My worst shot is the forehand. :help:

Uranium
Nov 28th, 2010, 12:40 AM
Either CC Backhand or DTL Backhand. I love hitting it DTL, so I chose that one.

Andy.
Nov 28th, 2010, 01:20 AM
My Backhand cross court followed by my backhand down the line. I have always hand a naturally good backhand. Sometimes my forehand can go off and I can lose confidence and get passive but I have so much confidence in my backhand. I just step into it and wack it every time and more often then not it goes in and its near the lines.

Caralenko
Nov 28th, 2010, 02:03 AM
Used to be my serve, then my backhand and now it's my FH CC.

claypova
Nov 28th, 2010, 02:09 AM
CC and DTL bachkand, followed by slice serves (which are the only serves i can hit :o).

Aaron.
Nov 28th, 2010, 02:35 AM
Inside out forehand

young_gunner913
Nov 28th, 2010, 04:57 AM
Double Fault :cheer:

KBlade
Nov 28th, 2010, 05:13 AM
My Favorite shot is definitely the forehand cross court. I love watching my opponents faces when I slam back their serves cross court straight past them for winners. Hitting the back hand down the line is also pretty damn satisfying.

Ben.
Nov 29th, 2010, 04:03 AM
Definitely 100% of my knowledge my groundies are the strongest basis of my game. As which is my best shot (which is off the ground), somedays my FH CC & s'times DTL is really good when its on, but I make more errors off those shots when I don't get them right.

Whereas with my BH DTL & CC they are really good shots when they are on, however since they are the more solid shots in my game, I'll make less errors but make less winners than off my FH CC or DTL.

At the moment I would say my BH CC, hit some really awesome ones by taking them really early so yeah I'll say that is my best shot. In general probably my 2 handed backhand all-round (CC & DTL - more consistent). Its tough.

So Disrespectful
Nov 29th, 2010, 06:48 AM
My drop shots used to be really good, now they're like lobs. My backhand was also my more powerful stroke, now I hit it long all the time.

I need to practice more.

Renalicious
Nov 29th, 2010, 02:50 PM
Inside out backhand and FH DTL

Vincey!
Nov 29th, 2010, 04:44 PM
I think my forehand is quite good, I love to hit it :) My BH CC is good too, if I have the time to hit it correctly. My double faults are helping too, my opponents usually :) :p

Brαm
Nov 29th, 2010, 06:37 PM
My drop shots are decent. My other shots are :help: :bolt: :sad:

fleabitten
Nov 30th, 2010, 03:09 AM
yeah i was really hoping to see Lob and Overhead on here which may be my 2 best shots. Great poll though!

ArturoAce.
Dec 3rd, 2010, 03:12 AM
deffo my vollies. good timing and i end the point easier there.

Juanes
Dec 3rd, 2010, 06:28 AM
1st serve, backhand DTL and forehand cross court..... :D

¤CharlDa¤
Dec 3rd, 2010, 03:58 PM
DTL backhand for me, definitely.

I have one of the best backhands in the province here, and whenever I play against a new opponent, they always go crazy in the first few games when they naturally hit it there. My down-the-line is especially surprising, as not a lot of people use it as much.

But hey, the moment they figure it out, they send me some high forehands and I'm screwed ;)

Alejandrawrrr
Dec 5th, 2010, 12:57 AM
My BH(Especially CC) has become probably my better shot, It's good down the line too, as well as my CC forehand. The easiest way to break me down in the middle of the rally is to force me to hit a DTL Forehand. I have no idea why, but I just cannot aim that shot well and as such, gently sorta tap the ball in with no authority and get murdered outright. My serve can be great and abysmal within a single match, but I've literally never NOT DFed in a match, so I'll say DFs are my most reliable shot.

Josh.
Dec 5th, 2010, 01:18 AM
Backhand down the line & cross-court.

Reptilia
Dec 5th, 2010, 11:08 AM
cross-court backhand:D

Wiggly
Dec 5th, 2010, 02:09 PM
Forehand crosscourt.

Kai
Dec 5th, 2010, 02:43 PM
double fault :D what else? :hearts:

Adrian.
Dec 5th, 2010, 05:52 PM
FH and BH CC :)

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 5th, 2010, 10:58 PM
Best: My crosscourt forehand and then my serve when it's on. :p

Worst: Backhand :help:

Randy H
Dec 5th, 2010, 11:21 PM
Backhand, by a mile :p

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 6th, 2010, 02:26 AM
Backhand, by a mile :p

May I borrow your backhand for a match or 2 ;) :p

Randy H
Dec 6th, 2010, 03:00 AM
May I borrow your backhand for a match or 2 ;) :p

You teach me how to hit with better technique on my serve and forehand, and I'll make sure your backhand is up to par :angel:

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 6th, 2010, 03:04 AM
You teach me how to hit with better technique on my serve and forehand, and I'll make sure your backhand is up to par :angel:


Deal! :cool:

Randy H
Dec 6th, 2010, 03:07 AM
Deal! :cool:

:bounce: By any chance, do you know how to volley too? :p :lol:

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 6th, 2010, 11:56 AM
:bounce: By any chance, do you know how to volley too? :p :lol:

My volleys are avg. I'm no Cara Black :lol::p

Sammo
Dec 6th, 2010, 06:02 PM
Backhand, I'm in love with my backhand :inlove: but my forehand :rolleyes:

GAGAlady
Dec 7th, 2010, 04:54 PM
I have 6 or 7 equally great shots that people see me rip for winners or are affective weapons. My biggest strength overall is my backhand ... I can hit inside out crosscourt - mid court or create any angle I choose. My dtl backhand is something I use usually to dispatch a weak serve but hardly use in a rally. I have a strong forhand inside out shot I use to end points with but my favorite and go to shot is when I step in and hit the fdtl ESP when u get a shoulder length ball. I deal with those balls rather harshly...although my movement around the court is exceptional and I can slice affectively And have good volley skills too. I'm pretty good on the run as well

Pops Maellard
Jan 2nd, 2011, 07:59 AM
I like my DTL forehand. :drool: During a hit not long ago I hit a real screamer. :hearts:

Sombrerero loco
Jan 2nd, 2011, 05:24 PM
backhand down the line, and cross-court^^

Ferg
Jan 2nd, 2011, 09:53 PM
I suppose my best groundie is the forehand down the line. Ive developed a perfect lob too though from playing a 6'7 guy for the entire summer but I love drop volleys too, mainly because I love luring them up to the net and then using a mid court lob. I suppose lob, I love it, especially how infuriating it must be for my opponents.

Keegan
Jan 5th, 2011, 12:34 AM
It depends on how I'm playing. Usually my forehand is consistent. I can hit it decently cross court (preferably inside out) but I prefer DTL. My backhand when on is pretty decent both CC (inside out too) and DTL, but that's not very often. I do love hitting backhands though :D. Same applies to my serve, although I've learnt to control that and put more spin on it. My moonballs are amazing too! I hit a moonball winner once! :D

BlackPanther.
Jan 5th, 2011, 03:52 AM
Forehand CC, also DTL with a lot of spin. My backhand sucks :sobbing:

VeeJJ
Jan 5th, 2011, 08:47 AM
I can consistently make a topspin lob winner. I'm pretty consistent off both wings, but I redirect the ball really well with my backhand.

Polikarpov
Jan 11th, 2011, 03:53 AM
Definitely my forehand straight to the fence. My overhead whiff is spectacular too -- better than the one Graf hit against Sanchez-Vicario in the '95 Wimbledon final.

Wiggly
Jan 11th, 2011, 04:07 AM
Crosscourt forehand. That's my killer shot.

Chakvenus
Jan 11th, 2011, 04:18 AM
for me it's my backhand volley, which is the unorthodox swinging two-hander at all times. I just seem to have great timing with it and usually make good contact. My forehand down the line is my second best for sure.
Everything else pretty much is hit or miss :lol:

Betten
Jan 11th, 2011, 08:53 AM
I've always really focused on the drop shot and passing shots (including the lob). Lately I've been practicing my volleys as well.

Net play :worship:

AnDrEi.b
Jan 12th, 2011, 09:19 AM
Forehand CC

Orbis
Jan 15th, 2011, 03:47 PM
Forehand DTL and lob. I seem to not do well with crosscourt shots in general, especially on the backhand. I can only hit my backhand accurately to the middle of the court, so pointless :lol:

alfonsojose
Jan 16th, 2011, 02:16 AM
DTL forehand

Maria Croft
Jan 16th, 2011, 10:48 AM
My forehand, even when I'm having an off day and I hit a million errors I still trust my forehand, I never lose faith in that shot, my backhand on the other hand...

Carotastrophe
Jan 16th, 2011, 01:15 PM
Backhand and Forehand DTL. Serves as well.

goat
Jan 16th, 2011, 08:52 PM
In a match the other day I hit 1 ace on a first serve and 7 on second :/

But my favourite shot is a slice backhand cross court. The angles are infinite.

Oh I double fault about 20 times a match aswell.

Linguae^
Feb 11th, 2011, 10:39 PM
It's my backhand, especially DTL. :)

F-R-E-A-K
Feb 11th, 2011, 11:14 PM
My Backhand DTL & CC and my serve when I get my groove on. :help: :D

SVK
Feb 12th, 2011, 05:30 AM
Volley is definitely best, nothing even close to this

Dominic
Feb 12th, 2011, 08:05 AM
Volley is definitely best, nothing even close to this

omg what!!?? I'm godawful at volleys and both my groundstrokes are amazing, how can you have better volleys than anything else?? its easily the toughest part of tennis.

hellas719
Feb 14th, 2011, 03:17 AM
Forehand and drop shot :cool:

I drop shot too much though, like 3x more than dropshot queens A.Radwanska and Hantuchova :lol:

Cakeisgood
Feb 14th, 2011, 08:40 AM
The one shot I can ABSOLUTELY rely on is my trusty Double Fault.

But seriously, I have NO margin on the second serve. I go for sooooo much lefty slice and it ALWAYS hits the top of the tape.

Singleniacki
Feb 14th, 2011, 08:49 AM
Forehands are ruling the poll!
Off forehands are my fav :drool:

LoLex
Feb 20th, 2011, 02:31 PM
Forehand down the line, lob and backhand slice and generally top spins shots :o

duhcity
Feb 20th, 2011, 10:15 PM
Crosscourt 1HBH. Loopy or Flat

The Dawntreader
Feb 21st, 2011, 10:44 AM
CC FH. Flat, low %, has a tendency to hate me:lol:

volta
Feb 21st, 2011, 12:11 PM
FH overall specially DTL .

My fav though are inside outs BH and FH . I love that shot sooo much that i have to stop myself from doing it cuz it get's predictable :lol: Even when i'm playing TS3 :tape:

My serve though :help: :help: :help:

Randy H
Feb 21st, 2011, 04:33 PM
Backhand in general, by a mile really

Nicolás89
Feb 21st, 2011, 07:20 PM
Inside out forehand or dtl. :p

Serena_Williams_
Feb 22nd, 2011, 12:56 PM
overall its my BH,cuz my FH is so up and down...unfortunately its more down :)

robert_craig72
Apr 14th, 2011, 06:44 PM
My serve is a killer :)

vexxx
May 4th, 2011, 02:21 PM
my best shot is my FH (normal, because my BH is not really great) and I also love forehand drive volleys :)

RandomShot
May 7th, 2011, 05:12 AM
Backhand, i run around my FH to hit it :lol:

simonsaystennis
May 7th, 2011, 07:07 AM
Forehand for sure. I have so much confidence in it and just keep going for it no matter what. It won't blow you off the court, but has a good amount of pace and I can direct it pretty well.

kejm
May 7th, 2011, 09:21 AM
FH DTL and BH CC, and I love Slices.

bavaria86
May 7th, 2011, 12:40 PM
forehand dtl and my service i think

Cinek
May 7th, 2011, 08:55 PM
brain :lol:

IMPOSSIBLE
May 7th, 2011, 10:44 PM
forehand service return (cross-court)..

SwissMiss19
May 8th, 2011, 07:31 PM
Mine is my forehand. Everything else is great and can be used as a weapon but my true weapon will always be the forehand, no matter where it's going. I can put topspin on it and then flatten it out. The other day I did forehands that were at least 94 mph. No kidding...they were amazing!

Hian
May 9th, 2011, 01:00 PM
Forehand :inlove: I make so many winners :lol:
I have to improve my serve of course...

melodynelson
May 9th, 2011, 05:44 PM
Forehand is my best shot, I used to hit better inside out but now I prefer down the line or crosscourt, but any kind of forehand is fine by me. I run around many times, but I like the backhand slice. I have a one handed backhand and it has been difficult to develop well, but I am figuring out how to hit topspin now.

I don't know how to handle raw power or pace, though, so no shot of mine works if something is coming at me really fast. :lol:

Setsuna.
Jun 8th, 2011, 10:45 PM
My FH CC, DTL & inside out. I have no backhand sadly.:sobbing:

Setsuna.
Jun 8th, 2011, 10:53 PM
My forehand, even when I'm having an off day and I hit a million errors I still trust my forehand, I never lose faith in that shot, my backhand on the other hand...

Me too. I love my forehand so much. I can run around my backhand to hit a forehand all day.:drool::hearts::lol:

Spring Pools
Jun 16th, 2011, 01:52 AM
Probably by back hand slice. I probably use my BH slice as much as Stosur or Graf... Love using it as an approach shot as well.

SpanishSuenos
Jun 16th, 2011, 07:00 AM
my best shots are:
-forehands
-volleys
-service
i am working with backhand,but it's not easy.
i am right-handed player.

Sammo
Jul 20th, 2011, 12:28 AM
Backhand, no matter if it is down the line or crosscourt, I just love my backhand, my coach says it is so good cause I use the left hand very well.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jul 20th, 2011, 03:03 AM
My forehand is my best shot since my backhand has completely broken down in the past year.
I can hit through it and hit winners in the corners.

Break My Rapture
Jul 20th, 2011, 08:04 PM
Backhand CC cuz that's the shot I miss the least I think. :lol:

MarkNL
Jul 21st, 2011, 10:12 AM
My Backhand is my best shot so I picked CC. :) I can put much more pressure on the ball than with the forehand, maybe because I hit it double-handed. :)

Betten
Jul 21st, 2011, 06:02 PM
Lately I have been training my inside out forehand. It's one of my favorite shots and I'm getting really good at it.

GOATdin0931
Jul 21st, 2011, 07:15 PM
I find it easier to hit cross court(it actually is), but I have a really sweet backhand dtl :drool:

I used to have a real good backhand cc, i mean it still is good but my backhand dtl overshadows it! :)

GOATdin0931
Jul 21st, 2011, 07:16 PM
Lately I have been training my inside out forehand. It's one of my favorite shots and I'm getting really good at it.

Yep. Me too! My ground game is my strong part, Im not that bad of a volleyer. My weaknesses are my serve(first AND second) and my ability to go for my shots in matches. Some minor stuff ya know...:p

I am physically fit to go the distance. I feel I would have a very good three set win-loss record. Currently 2-1...:lol:

I also never give up. I saved 6 match points in one match and come from behind in a lot of matches! I am a slow starter though! I am the future of American tennis! :happy::oh:

Highlandman
Jul 22nd, 2011, 06:13 PM
Forehand CC, Slice, 1st Service - but clicked Backhand CC :rolleyes:

crazillo
Jul 25th, 2011, 10:48 AM
FH CC is my best shot, espacially as a passing shot.

Fool
Jul 26th, 2011, 03:39 PM
Used to be my forehand cross court, but I learned today that I think backhand cross court is a lot better now.

Super Dave
Sep 21st, 2011, 07:09 PM
I like to paint the baseline with my lobs :lol:

Jane Lane
Sep 22nd, 2011, 01:13 PM
I definitely hit my FH harder, but most of the time, I have to push it to get it in the court. :sobbing: It's so pathetic.

But my BH :hearts: I will run around my FH to hit BHs all day. I actually use this little short angle CC on purpose, I aim to hit in the corner of the service box. :lol:

Mr.Sharapova
Sep 22nd, 2011, 01:27 PM
Volley, Forehand DTL and my Slice :angel:.

deliverance.
Sep 22nd, 2011, 03:01 PM
Forehand CC, volley, sometimes serve.
When i started my career ( :lol: ) backhand CC.

MarkNL
Sep 22nd, 2011, 03:42 PM
Backhand CC is my best shot, but my forehand DTL is really improving :D

Wert.
Sep 22nd, 2011, 06:05 PM
My backhand is just like Azarenka's :lol:

Windjammer
Oct 26th, 2011, 07:10 AM
Inside out backhand...kinda like the radwanska shoulder movement

the jamierbelyea
Oct 26th, 2011, 08:51 AM
Forehand DTL especially when returning second serves.

rechi
Oct 26th, 2011, 09:48 AM
forehand CC

Mugilda
Oct 26th, 2011, 02:32 PM
Drop shots :)

Edy.
Oct 26th, 2011, 07:58 PM
Flat forehand CC

Moveyourfeet
Oct 28th, 2011, 03:38 AM
All of them :worship:

Adrian.
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:13 PM
FH and BH CC :)

Things change I guess :oh:
I think still that my BH and FH CC are the best shot, but the BH got really better this season, will she how it works out during winter now :oh:

joe87
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:43 PM
I think my best shot is forehand DTL. Also lob's and BH dropshots are quite good. :D

But I'm still in development process so things can change. :angel: My coach said forehand and serve (:spit:) will be my weapons soon. :cool:

Domo19
Oct 28th, 2011, 07:51 PM
Definetely my superb fast ( I guess) serve ... my fastest ever 214km/h... how about Yours speed ????

DPTennis
Oct 28th, 2011, 11:51 PM
Well, I'm right handed but after 2 major shoulder surgeries (It was not because of tennis, I had an unfortunate freak accident) I couldn't play tennis anymore :( My best shot was my 2h backhand cc. 3 years ago I started playing again with my left hand, I just couldn't stay away :) I don't play nearly as well as before but I'm still able to enjoy tennis. My best shot now is my 1h backhand cc. Go figure :shrug:

Caesar1844
Oct 29th, 2011, 12:25 AM
My 1HBH, either flat CC or slice DTL. My first serve is pretty good too - hard with a hint of slice. It's great being a lefty.

Forehand is pretty lame. Consistent but very loopy.

FlaviaFan
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:00 PM
I have a good backhand, but I have problems making angles with my forehand

SwingVolley93
Oct 31st, 2011, 03:34 AM
I miss playing tennis :sobbing:

LuvSerena?MeToo
Nov 1st, 2011, 11:32 PM
Backhand slice

Ben.
Nov 4th, 2011, 01:00 AM
Definitely 100% of my knowledge my groundies are the strongest basis of my game. As which is my best shot (which is off the ground), somedays my FH CC & s'times DTL is really good when its on, but I make more errors off those shots when I don't get them right.

Whereas with my BH DTL & CC they are really good shots when they are on, however since they are the more solid shots in my game, I'll make less errors but make less winners than off my FH CC or DTL.

At the moment I would say my BH CC, hit some really awesome ones by taking them really early so yeah I'll say that is my best shot. In general probably my 2 handed backhand all-round (CC & DTL - more consistent). Its tough.

I would definitely have to say it is my FH CC now, can hit some good topspin on it as well as angle.

laurie
Nov 6th, 2011, 04:53 PM
My best shot is my serve, but I'm reluctant to click on the poll because I can do all types of serves well. On the deuce court, when I hit the big serve down the middle, I toss the ball above my head and not slightly to the right, so I hammer it but I come over the ball as well, so I naturally impart some topspin so I don't consider it a flat delivery, I think the spin is hard to deal with on the opponent's racquet. I'm also able to serve in different locations of the box with the same ball toss. My favoutite serves are the serve to the forehand side on the deuce court, and the serve down the middle on the ad court, I like to use slice to swing it down the middle. I've also developed a high kicking topspin serve as well. On quite a lot of ocassions, my 1st and 2nd serves can be quite similar and I can serve quite a few aces because I enjoy serving into the corners of the box.

There was an interesting observation I made in 2005 which improved my game by 50% I feel. I was at the French Open where I saw Mary Pierce play Lindsay Davenport on court centrale. I noticed that when Mary served she held the racquet right at the butt, something I didn't take much notice of before then.

When I got home I tried it and have been using that technique since, it really loosens up the arm and actually increases power, I could serve all day with pace because I'm loose. It really helps on all aspects of the game, including grounstrokes everything. I also studied the other top players and most of them do the same, Federer, Sampras etc who have natural power. I also studied Hingis and noticed she held the racquet higher up the handle, that robs her of natural power I reckon, especially if we consider Henin was probably slightly smaller but got more out of her shots.

I have two Flexpoint prestige racquets 93 sq inch strung at 60 pounds (quite tight), I use Babolat xcel and hurricane strings.

vozas
Nov 6th, 2011, 10:21 PM
Definitely my backhand. My forehand is quite one dimensional even though I generate a lot of pace off it. But my BH has a lot of variety. It has always been a much more natural shot to me than the FH I don't know why. I'm goofy when snowboarding so that probably explains why I feel so comfortable with my footwork and balance setting up the BH. I can hit it really early DTL and I have good control on by left hand to create a great angle cross court.

I used to have a great serve but it has lost some power ever since I fucked up my shoulder. I can still slice it really well but my flat serve isn't really as dangerous as it used to be.

So yeah basically I'm Maria Sharapova :P just kidding. I love my backhand and it's probably the one shot that made me love Maria so much as well.

Ralph214
Nov 7th, 2011, 02:40 AM
My best shot is the accidental lob when I attempt a forehand or a backhand :p

My opponents (and I) can never tell what will happen when my racquet hits the ball :facepalm:

JoPova
Dec 2nd, 2011, 04:17 PM
Forehand CC or sadly DF! :(

$uricate
Dec 2nd, 2011, 06:36 PM
Inside-out forehand and double fault.

binky-GOAT
Mar 15th, 2012, 12:32 PM
My 2HBH is the most safest shot. I am a one hander so I don't practice 2HBH at all, but sometimes I use it in a match (when I am trying to dig out a deep ball or something) and it's always works well.

I always sucked at the forehand, all I can do is push with it or if I go for power always seem to frame it :o

But my favorite shot is the 1 HBH DTL, even though I am not really that good at it, just love playing it.

Blackowl_1
Mar 15th, 2012, 07:19 PM
My best shot is backhand DTL :) But my serve is pretty much weak even when i sometimes hit an ace and my forehand is like Caroline Wozniacki's :P

Felipe Abe
Mar 15th, 2012, 11:30 PM
My Flat 1ST Serve and my Forehand DTL. And some drop shots too

crazillo
Mar 16th, 2012, 12:55 AM
Forehand CC by a mile.

donellcarey
Mar 16th, 2012, 03:12 AM
Forehand CC and backhand DTL

Setsuna.
Mar 23rd, 2012, 07:32 PM
My FH CC, DTL & inside out. I have no backhand sadly.:sobbing:

I have a backhand now. :D It's hit and miss though but I'm still working on the consistency.

Grigorpova
Apr 1st, 2012, 07:05 AM
Forehand DTL.

melodynelson
Apr 1st, 2012, 10:45 AM
My best shot is now hitting the forehand down the line three meters wide from the doubles alley.

Geekking
Apr 4th, 2012, 08:31 PM
slice ;)

PowerWilliams
Apr 26th, 2012, 11:49 AM
Well, it changed a lot during the years. I'd say my "most powerful" is Forehand DTL, but my best overall shot is Backhand DTL. My forehand can be better than my backhand, but also very worse if I'm tense. BH's more of a barometer of my play.

Oh, and I got a 10+ ace serve too :p

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 25th, 2012, 04:14 PM
Either CC Backhand or DTL Backhand. I love hitting it DTL, so I chose that one.

This.

Fantasy Hero
Jul 27th, 2012, 07:32 AM
first serve is a great weapon of mine, but since I got a low back injury I had to change the movement and it´s still good, but I have a too low %. FH is my most solid shot, it´s a huge topspin FH, which gets really effective mostly CC. I have a great tight angle CC as my best shot I guess.
BH :crazy: the few days it´s on it is a nice flat and secure shot both CC (mostly) and DTL, but those days happen once every 5-7 so I mostly slice the shot out of it and (i know this isn´t flattering) but I have a really tricky sliced FH too and a good chop return

Pops Maellard
Jul 27th, 2012, 07:39 AM
My flat lefty FH :hehehe:.