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Thread: straight drop or slice drop
10-29-2013, 06:48 AM #1
straight drop or slice drop
pro players seem to use slice drops mostly. what is better for a relative beginner? try slice drops right away or first learn a straight drop?
10-29-2013, 07:21 AM #2
You can answer that question yourself, right?
Should I learn the basics first or start with the complicated stuff?
10-29-2013, 08:05 AM #3
This is common sense... Obviously the basic stuff, maybe work on your footwork first? Before you start slicing...
10-29-2013, 08:10 AM #4
the thing is that I played tennis for a long time so my tendency is always trying to spin balls. I think I have to fight against that because that leads to quite a few misshits.
10-29-2013, 09:45 AM #5
You should learn to hit with accuracy without slicing the shuttle for straight drops. For cross court drops, you could learn to hit with slice (regular slice and reverse slice) although the goal is not to impart spin, but to hit a good fast, accurate, cross court trajectory.
The reason for mastering the shots with accuracy without slice, is this feeds directly to your smashes and clears - the accuracy will be transferred because the technique is the same. Do not bother practising slow drops - make sure they are nice and fast (not half smashes though, thats too fast). Think about tapping the shuttle!
Last edited by MSeeley; 10-29-2013 at 09:47 AM.
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