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Love technique?

Published: 22 Feb 2007 - 07:34 by rippa rit

Updated: 09 Apr 2007 - 08:41

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Sorry to harp on these squashsite pics - I am big on technique, hope you had noticed
Anyway back to the action shots.
We talk about the open racket face, the wrist, angle of the wrist, how far the wrist should or should not be "cocked" etc., the control of the racket head, hitting arm, the lunging into the corners.
These shots give a good example of all of those points, which is especially vital when going into the back corners to recover the ball.
Notice, when laying the racket head back to get around under the ball the wrist is at a more exaggerated angle during the backswing......this movement is probably one of the most difficult to perfect - it all takes time.squash game squash extras How to add images to Members' Forum posts and replies here...


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From rippa rit - 09 Apr 2007 - 08:41

We talk about the swing, the movement, the grip, the cocked wrist, how much of this and that?

At this link see John White, who is a bit wristy when he wants to get the big power shot; see the angle of his wrist?  Yes, it is still firm and is probably on the boarder of the "cocked wrist" theory we hear about.  The difference is though he still has control of the racket head; he is also holding the racket firmly in his hand.

Oh, well, I am just trying to help those who fight and grapple with their grip, even to the point of choking it  - oh that reminds me of my first driving lesson, the palm of my hand was so sweaty and clammy, and, besides I think I almost screwed the steering wheel off the column.

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From rippa rit - 25 Feb 2007 - 07:55   -   Updated: 25 Feb 2007 - 07:57

Sleave - yes I remember when you were in the clouds with the game and put a lot of work into shaping your game.  Then playing your first tournament was such a buzz.
About the pics - they say a picture beats a thousand words, but nothing actually beats  doing it, and then repeating it over and over again to get it right.
In each picture or action every person will see different things, some important, and some not so important, and some just see a lovely picture of athleticism, etc  Some get hooked up in the results, the hipe, the rackets, the colours, the balls, etc  too.    Good. That is all part of the scene I guess.
To observe the skill with interest is to be able to segment what we are actually seeing/doing, and then the action shots start to make more sense.
Yep I like disecting.

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From drop-shot - 24 Feb 2007 - 21:19   -   Updated: 25 Feb 2007 - 07:31

Neither boring nor little interst points you have touched Rita... In my humble opinion, people here are so much hyped by the rackets, shoes, equipement, grip, colours of the bandanas that often they forget that it is not BRAND-X or COMPANY-Z  that wins the match.
I remember the time when I was the same so I am not picky on that at all, {please do not bomb me with nasty answers} and I have learned it takes time to learn that the most important aspects of squash are very basic: footwork, racket skills and observation skills. Then you realise that the less you speak the better  you play... And the same regards LOVE TECHNIQUES. It's an expernience not the speech that makes it work

by the way = is the link to the sub-site, a lot of pictures are posted  there

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From Adz - 24 Feb 2007 - 20:47

Just to lower the tone slightly.....

You forgot:

Hot and sweaty


Fast recovery time

Excellent hand-eye co-ordination



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From rippa rit - 24 Feb 2007 - 20:03   -   Updated: 24 Feb 2007 - 20:04

Daren - only you would dare to comment on this title, ha.  It sort of was innocent, and then when I kept checking if anybody really cared about technique, it occurred to me how inviting the title was!
The title has not  enticed members to comment so I can only say "it is a cracked record" or the points were of little interest....or maybe boring. 
Ahhh "romantic qualtities" - ummmm, strong, fast, not so sure about the soft and gentle

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From Daren - 24 Feb 2007 - 19:53

after reading the thread title, I thought this was going to be a discussion about the 'romantic qualities' of us squash players


oh well, slightly dissapointing..



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