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  1. #61
    kakashi1300 is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    well i became addicted to tennis because of pot. now when i first had my hands-on on the real tennis i thought i could do some POT moves myself. but disappointing as it is, i need to differentiate reality from fantasy, and do away with trying to do insane pot shots if i want to succeed in playing at least decently.

    as with regards to tsubame gaeshi i think i've read in the manga shiraishi saying that he hit a topspin with a slice, so it won't bounce. indeed, it's a slice.

    as with regards to tezuka zone, yes you can put extreme spins on the ball to make it return to you, but i believe rackets are good spin killers themselves, that's why you can cancel out the spin and hit a decent return if you hit the ball w/in your reach.

    yeah, we may have different viewpoints, but the fact still is that we both love tennis and POT.

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    tennisthehilife is offline Senior Member Regular
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    Differentiate reality from fantasy? Not for me!

    I have more fun screwing around attempting my POT shots, except maybe if I'm playing one of my superiors or rivals.
    -Freshmen, easy... do whatever you want and they open their mouths in awe. Just my regular powerful two-hand backhand can make them silent. Playing southpaw is fun but 70% of the time, they don't even notice! so sad... They can only tell when I hit double left and right one hand backhands or double right/left forehands.
    -Left hand is fun, but in a serious match, I only use it if I'm on the run and they hit all the way to the left.
    -My goals in life is to perfect a twist serve. Then perfect a left handed twist serve :P
    -Two handed forehands are a must if you watch POT, mess around and yell "Heavy!"
    -Only thing, I remember one hint from my previous coach, when you start screwing around, go home. Yeah, I guess hes right, if you mess around, your no longer concentrating and you can't get better. But, I can control myself now.

    I yell/attempt Prince of Tennis shots all the time. (unless superiors/rivals/serious/matches)
    -Any chance I get to hit around the pole, I yell Boooomeerrannng Snake-u!
    -Viking Horn! always fun, people always amazed I can get it in (its flat though, not curvy viking horn)
    -I'm in the rhythm.
    -Tezuka Zone, when the guy is just hitting straight to me.
    -Acrobatics! when I hit behind my back, or something outrageous at the net.
    -Southpaw
    -Every chance I get I yell Da-ta (there it is) or Chance Ball (on all lobs, even deep high impossible ones, Just jump up!)
    -Jack Knife! Actually very useful shot for me, good for high balls. I love my 2-hand backhand.
    -Drive A... Actually no, Drive A = hit them in face then they hit me back + angry.
    -Deep Impulse, same reason as above^
    -Rondo Towards Destruction! sounds so cool, I named my RO dual pistol gunslinger RondoTowardsDestruction
    -Super Rising!
    -Drive B
    -Hadoukyuu
    -Kikumaru Beeeeaaaammmmm!
    -Kikumaru Baazoooka!
    -I've memorized the phrase Eee... Kyuu... Nyuuu..... KON!!!! It works, Eee... is getting ready, Kyuu - toss, Nyuu - ball floating, then KON on contact of ball.

    I know this guy who does an awesome Kawamura impersonation. Even w/ a few sentence length Japanese phrases, Cmon Babys, Greater, Moeruze-Burning, and Doreya. I can only say the last few.

    ^I guess thats all the ones I commonly use. Maybe more... well if I can't remember them, then I guess thats all I use. Sometimes I find a POT fanatic on the same court as me I and yell every single attack from POT, I know all of them. Frame shots are fun too. Stab spear frame shot, the best.

    Yeah, you ask yourself, how anyone plays w/ this guy? Hes so annoying yelling POT moves every other shot. But POT is a part of my tennis, everyone is kind, half also watch POT, they know I can kick their a** in tennis <-- maybe not dango (6-0, usually we use bagel though) but I do good. I don't think a beginner could get away w/ yelling POT attacks. Everyone kind of accept my stupid POT ways. Just except when theres little kids around and I show them a Viking Horn, then all of them copy me, bad influence.

    Agreed, we both love tennis and POT. All of us here love Prince of Tennis.
    Living the High Life.

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    kakashi1300 is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    well if i ever learn to play tennis decently i would love to adopt the serve and volley technique because to me that's more fun and a better option for someone who lacks stamina to endure endless baseline rallies. that's why i would love to perfect my serve and make it beautiful as possible (by beautiful meaning even not that powerful but with a disguise and kick to earn enough aces or receive a badly returned ball, perfect for s&v).

    now certain pot moves will become part of my strategy, and these moves were the ones i named to be possible reality-wise.

    the reason why i want to separate fantasy from reality is that my time might be wasted learning impossible moves rather than mastering real techniques helpful to develop my game. although it would be fun to savour some pot moments and become the characters you want. if you're a pro or a good player already then you can do that. but as a beginner like me i can't afford to do those things yet. my opponent might hit a corner shot. then here i am, believing that if i apply extreme sidespin on the ball it might come out as the boomerang,only seeing the ball fly away on the sides.

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    True, learning POT moves = bad for you.

    Learning left hand wasted alot of time in a way, actually for me it didn't b/c:
    -I can keep playing if I injure my right. Right now, I can't serve, I might have to serve left-handed.
    -Learning left-hand forehand will greatly help your two-hand backhand. The left hand is dominate in a right-handed backhand.

    Left hand forehand is practical for learning two-hand backhands. Anything else, I'm not sure its worth it unless your a POT head. Or if your injured, my friend who broke his right wrist couldn't play w/ his right, actually mastered left. O my coach too... he use to be 2 hands on both sides when he was young but he hurt himself, now he plays lefty. One hand forehand and twohand backhand. He serves right handed though.

    All the rest of the POT moves aren't too practical. Only ones that are are:
    -Twist serve, maybe not, this is the last serve you want to learn, very hard and bad for your back.
    -Super Rising: Its a good pick up shot, not harmful.
    -Jack Knife: If you have an amazing 2-hand backhand then its useful.
    -Moon Volley: well deep lobs are good, don't need to scrap your racket.
    -Rhythm: well just stay on your toes
    -Insight

    I guess thats all I can think of, POT isn't useful for learning moves, but it is useful in learning determination, never give up, work hard, and have fun. All and all, tennis is just a game, if your not having fun, whats the point? Its to get away from work/stress.

    This morning I played tennis and I don't use boomerang snake, I yell "Around the Pole!". Its rare, but I'm ready for them.
    Living the High Life.

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    kakashi1300 is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    made some thoughts on some moves:

    1. the rising shot is called "half-volley" in real tennis, and is just a very basic shot just volleys, smashes, drives, etc.

    2. the "spot" can be done by almost any tennis player (not easy enough, though) but i don't think that can cause temporary paralysis.

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    whoa so uptill now the people on this forum are still talking about those crazy moves in POT, oh btw im the guy who made that old topic about POT moves

    Quote Originally Posted by kakashi1300 View Post
    made some thoughts on some moves:

    1. the rising shot is called "half-volley" in real tennis, and is just a very basic shot just volleys, smashes, drives, etc.
    temporary paralysis.


    half volleys are basically shots where you try hit the ball as soon as it touches the ground and before it quickly bounces back back up, well IMO its simply when you ddnt get to hit the ball before it touches the ground (which is a volley) but you made sure to hit anyways hahah kinda confusing eh

    rising shots .....i once read an article in a tennis magazine about hitting the ball while rising its very hard to describe without an illustration so i made a crappy image



    well as you can see the different points of impact for each shots, ok so basically as the ball bounces it still has some force into it but due to certain factors (gravity, wind resistance) as ball rises the force it originally had starts to weaken ( damn i wish i knew how to use that toning effect instead of just simply putting a lighter shade of blue to better emphasize how the force weakens)

    now imagine applying the same amount of strenght when hitting those balls at those 3 different points (the black bar)

    obviously hitting a ball with a half volley or a rising shot you can actually hit it much more stronger than you regular shot and i remember reading an article about hitting a ball on the rise and i found most of those hard hitting pros/tennis players usually use this
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    A small tip to tennis players here:

    -Hitting on the rise is very useful but harder to time, takes time away from opponent
    -Never hit the ball on its way down, its best to hit it at the top of the 2nd bounce or as it rises.
    Living the High Life.

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    kakashi1300 is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    well i did not encounter the term "rising shot" if not associated with the prince of tennis, so i can either categorize rising shots as either a normal shot or a half volley (depending on ball height).

    and no you can't hit a half volley or a rising shot with a stronger force than a normal shot. remember it is not advisable to take a full swing hitting those timed shots. what pros normally do is that they almost just block the ball before the rise and take a very minimal swing to hit it with a topspin (it's needed, as you need to swing upwards).

    half volleys are dangerous weapons in tennis (especially on fast courts). you can quickly throw an opponent off-guard using this (fast but not powerful). but because of its difficulty you are prone to make many unforced errors. federer and sampras are the ones i've seen effectively using this shot.

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    ^All absolutely true. Timing is hard, better to lessen your swing. I encountered hitting on the rise, a lil b4 POT. My coach taught us and even taught us how to half volley, though I didn't get it at the time.
    Living the High Life.

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    dunk smash- just jump and... SMASH!!!
    jack knife- i think one of the pro tennis player ever do that
    kick serve- ??
    fast serve- it's only a serve. just make it fast, ne?
    yuushi's drop shot- oh come on. i think everyone who can play tennis can do this. T__T
    chord ball- hehh... -___-lll
    kikumaru bazooka- my friend did that to return my ball. REALLY! but i think not as good as eiji. ^^;;


    err... what else? ^^;;

 

 
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