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Old May 2nd, 2004, 10:04 AM   #16
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I have a bad habit of over-using my drop shot....apart from my forehand it's prolly my best shot...the ol' drop shot then lob is my fav
I love watching opponents scrambling to get to the lobs. I like to drop it (or dip it low as Milan would say ) and toss up a super moonball lob deluxe Nobody can resist

But lately, my backhand slices have been flying up high on me I'm using a Prince Chang Graphite, strung with a syn. spin @ 60 lbs. I have to REALLY come at the ball with my racquet perpendicular to the court...otherwise, game over
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Old May 2nd, 2004, 10:13 AM   #17
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I love watching opponents scrambling to get to the lobs. I like to drop it (or dip it low as Milan would say ) and toss up a super moonball lob deluxe Nobody can resist

But lately, my backhand slices have been flying up high on me I'm using a Prince Chang Graphite, strung with a syn. spin @ 60 lbs. I have to REALLY come at the ball with my racquet perpendicular to the court...otherwise, game over
LMAO!!!!! That's why I do it.....seeing them scramble to get back for the lob...I always remember doing it heaps to an overweight kid that had a huge serve....I did it so often.....I lobbed him and the look on his face was priceless...he got it back once and I was laughing so hard I couldn't volley LMAO. If you have ever seen Jumanji with that Rhino that puffs as it follows at the back of the pack? It was so like that LMAO .....what can I say I was a cruel kid
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Old May 2nd, 2004, 10:19 AM   #18
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LMAO!!!!! That's why I do it.....seeing them scramble to get back for the lob...I always remember doing it heaps to an overweight kid that had a huge serve....I did it so often.....I lobbed him and the look on his face was priceless...he got it back once and I was laughing so hard I couldn't volley LMAO. If you have ever seen Jumanji with that Rhino that puffs as it follows at the back of the pack? It was so like that LMAO .....what can I say I was a cruel kid
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Old May 2nd, 2004, 10:39 AM   #19
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LMAO!!!!! That's why I do it.....seeing them scramble to get back for the lob...I always remember doing it heaps to an overweight kid that had a huge serve....I did it so often.....I lobbed him and the look on his face was priceless...he got it back once and I was laughing so hard I couldn't volley LMAO. If you have ever seen Jumanji with that Rhino that puffs as it follows at the back of the pack? It was so like that LMAO .....what can I say I was a cruel kid
LOL, my dadz a bit like that fat kid, but the look on his face is ! he thinks hes sooo good, when really hes a pile of donkey bollucks.

Oh, my dropshot use to be good, but now it (along with my volleys) is the weakest part of my game. The only time I can hit a decent drop shot is when the ball is in one of the service box's. My disguise is good though. (I think)
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Old May 2nd, 2004, 10:40 AM   #20
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I like to use it a lot!!! But I don't know if they are that good
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..I can hit a decent drop shit is when...
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Old May 2nd, 2004, 11:19 AM   #23
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My drop-shot is a weapon. I like to use it in strange situations and I often surprise my opponent with it. I like it more to make a dropshot winner than a forehand DTL winner
I consider it as a big weapon. My opponents hate it
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It's actually my best shot. But only on the backhand side, and only down the line.
I even do it from behind the baseline. Whenever nothing else works in my game (which is quite often recently ), I play this shot.
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Old May 2nd, 2004, 12:12 PM   #25
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My dropshot is pretty hit-or-miss; either it will go over and be ungettable or it will just plop into the net on my side.
The problem is I try to use it far too much. If I am in a baseline rally that goes on for more than four shots, I will just get frustrated and try a drop. Or if I am playing someone really good and trying to find a way to beat them, I will hit a load of dropshots (and usually miss). Sometimes when I am under pressure in a point, I will try to hit one. But the most effective use is when my opponent is at the net, and I'm not in a position to pass or lob, so I just hit a low floater of a drop shot at them which gives me loads of time to recover. They are usually so surprised that they hit a weak volley which I chase down and smack for a winner.
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I havequite a good dropshot off my backhand win - I always use it in the strangest of situations like matchpoints down which is strange because usually I tighten up alot on important points - I love trying drop volleys cos when they work the look so class
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I play with two hands on the forehand side which I think helps in making my drop shot an easy shot for me to execute. I can usually put a lot of under spin on it which makes it that much more lethal. I can't hit a dropshot off of my backhand though. I tend to forget to use that shot as much as I probably should, thanks for reminding me...
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My dropshot is good out of both wings, I can hide it perfectly on my forehand. While my backhand dropshot, although letal, I would say is easy to figure out once you've seen a couple.
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The sad part about my serve is that I'm 6'4" and I serve about as fast as Anika Kapros's. My serve just plain sucks
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I have a great drophot when I don't outright overpower my opponents and hit winners...

I like hitting a deep crosscourt backhand right into the corner which makes them hit a short reply, and I pretend like I'm going to go up the line, but then I carve out a dropshot extremely short in the deuce side serve box and it spins off the court...

I'm soo good...
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