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Player faces - Tournament of Champions!

Published: 01 Mar 2007 - 08:02 by rippa rit

Updated: 12 Mar 2007 - 07:44

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http://www.squashsite.co.uk/toc_2007.htm

Well, I looked at Shabana's grip and was surprised, then glanced around the action shots, and then I started to look at the mannerisms and the expressions on the player's faces.
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From aprice1985 - 12 Mar 2007 - 07:44

I had a go using my non racquet arm in the position rita suggests and was amazed at how much more it brings you body into play, can't wait to try it in a proper match!

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From rippa rit - 11 Mar 2007 - 08:24

Yep - there is a lot for the eyes to see.

Sleave they say when we are not trying/wiilling to learn, we are dying!
Sounds a pretty good observation to me.

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From drop-shot - 10 Mar 2007 - 16:53

Got ya :-)  [time gap between AUS and BE]
But the picture you sent shoes that swing goes from the "angle".

Nevermind, I thought the pic I sent was good enough. Good to know I still have to learn.

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From rippa rit - 10 Mar 2007 - 10:14

Sleave - not listening?
What I was getting at - it is more difficult to transfer weight with the scissor effect with the arms during the swing, having this arms crossed approach to the ball/swing.
Try it yourself, just as an experiment, with the closed shoulders, as opposed to the open shoulders during the swing.

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From rippa rit - 09 Mar 2007 - 07:10   -   Updated: 09 Mar 2007 - 07:30

Well I got this "reply to post" working after 5 goes.

Sleave - are you happy with the position of the left arm in this backhand stroke preparation?

PS - I prefer this arm positioning http://www.squashsite.co.uk/2007 new/burnin42.jpg
Sorry to be so pickey. 

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From drop-shot - 09 Mar 2007 - 04:47   -   Updated: 09 Mar 2007 - 07:02

http://www.squashsite.co.uk/2007 new/blake.jpg -- beautiful racket preparation. You can place it in the squash for dummies.

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From gregzilla - 03 Mar 2007 - 10:32   -   Updated: 04 Mar 2007 - 07:56

Ok, I can't even make my arm bend like this ;)
http://squashphotos.exposuremanager.com/p/ashour_vs_willstrop_-qf/ashourwillstrop-t07-11135
leading with the elbow, but how do you get your elbow so far in front of your shoulder?

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From rippa rit - 02 Mar 2007 - 08:15   -   Updated: 03 Mar 2007 - 09:10

stevep - yes I like the action shots there too.
I see the bottom half dozen are backhand shots with the player well extended forward.
Notice how the elbow has to come forward (to reach the ball), thus making the wrist come into play more, especially to get any power.  Need a strong wrist for that or soft for a drop or lob which does not need the same force.

I am sure these action shots would be good TV viewing if these vital moments were captured, but looks like it is not going to happen - well in the near future anyway.

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From stevo - 01 Mar 2007 - 12:36

I wandered across another site with some pictures from the TOC.

http://squashphotos.exposuremanager.com/g/tournament_of_champions_2007

There are some great action shots of Willstrop v Ashour.

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