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    aznrockdrummer is offline Member Frequent Poster
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    Lightbulb Moves in real life?

    We all know alot of the moves in PoT are fake (duh) but has anyone done any in reality? I know that the kick serve is possible.

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    Twist (to a lesser extent, and not the way Ryoma does it)
    dunk smash,
    Snake (to a much lesser extent),
    Rondo to Destruction (if you're really really good, I guess)
    Drive A, B (the most you can get for B is as an approach shot that'll land with lots of spin, and A is just a hit to the face)
    Fuu and Ka of the Fuu Rin Ka Zan (one's just a wierd smash, the other's like... a slice, I think. If it's not... then it's not possible, then).

    There's a whole thread that talks about this somewhere a way back.
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    http://www.stoptazmo.com/showthread.php?t=12028 This thread is similar, but I don't think it's been used for a while. To a lesser extent, I suppose some moves are possible. The other thread discussed the possibility of Tsubame Gaeshi. I personally have never seen it.

    http://www.stoptazmo.com/showthread.php?t=19236 This is a more recent thread that has pretty much turned into a discussion about other moves that could be done. I posted on this thread about how I saw someone use something similar to Hakugei. On accident of course.

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    It's funny, because a lot of these "special" tennis moves are just basic techniques. Split step? Twist serve? Give me a break, anyone with a raiting of 4.0 or higher should be easily comfortable with these. Drive B doesn't work the way it does in PoT, but it's an extremely easy shot as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obento View Post
    It's funny, because a lot of these "special" tennis moves are just basic techniques. Split step? Twist serve? Give me a break, anyone with a raiting of 4.0 or higher should be easily comfortable with these. Drive B doesn't work the way it does in PoT, but it's an extremely easy shot as well.
    Are you 12 years old?


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    haha these moves are impossible! i tried to do higuma otoshi and ended up scrapping my knee AND racket -__-" and if they are possible, they overdramatized it to make it cool... or something like that XD
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    Quote Originally Posted by kawaiikitsune View Post
    http://www.stoptazmo.com/showthread.php?t=12028 This thread is similar, but I don't think it's been used for a while. To a lesser extent, I suppose some moves are possible. The other thread discussed the possibility of Tsubame Gaeshi. I personally have never seen it.

    http://www.stoptazmo.com/showthread.php?t=19236 This is a more recent thread that has pretty much turned into a discussion about other moves that could be done. I posted on this thread about how I saw someone use something similar to Hakugei. On accident of course.
    Thanks for the links, onee-san.

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    kawaiikitsune is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Quote Originally Posted by lala~ View Post
    haha these moves are impossible! i tried to do higuma otoshi and ended up scrapping my knee AND racket -__-" and if they are possible, they overdramatized it to make it cool... or something like that XD
    Lol. Of course they have to overdramatize it. If they didn't, no one would watch it. They would just watch normal tennis. Haha. Maybe someone should try the Disappearing Serve to see if it really works. Lol. I haven't successfully executed the Twist Serve yet, but apparently it's possible to a certain extent. I highly doubt it works like Echizen does it, but I'm sure it might be slightly different from a normal serve.

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    Thanks for the links, onee-san.
    No problem. ^.^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fayte View Post
    Are you 12 years old?
    No, but these "kids" are probably going to enter the pros or junior league as soon as they get out of Jr. High, and they're talking about how Ryouma's split step is so amazing? Like someone said earlier, the Drive B is just a regular aggressive volley that can be used as an approach shot when someone is closer to the net. It's not really anything that special. Maybe the twist serve is a bit difficult for a 12 year old due to the lack of development in arm strength, but if these kids can do things like "Zero shiki drop" then they should not be even close to amazed by a twist serve.
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    Seriously. Half of them are exaggerated normal moves, and the other half completely impossible.

    A twist serve, more commonly known as the kick serve, is fairly common in the high school tennis scene. Much more the pros. See: Patrick Rafter.

    Drive B
    is nothing but an aggressive topspin half volley.

    Jackknife nothing but a two handed backhand with a forward lean finish.

    Moon Volley? Nothing but a regular lob. Dragging your racket doesn't help in real life either.

    One Foot Split Step? A technique taught to every almost athlete out there. Basketball, American Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball, etc. They all use it to increase their change of direction speeds.

    Dunk Smash? Jump then smash.

    Kohou Serve? A jumping flat serve using a hammer grip.

    Snake? A offset topspin shot hit with an extreme western grip.

    They are just normal moves that are exaggerated and given a flashy name.




    Oh to the person who wants to learn the kick serve,

    It's the same motion as a topspin serve with two slight differences:

    1: You toss your ball slightly behind you instead of in front.
    2: You brush the top of the ball at a angle instead of hitting it flat with your wrist flick.

    I also suggest using a hammer grip for the serve and lifting your back foot (foot farthest from the baseline) off the ground when you do it.

    Another tip that helps me is that I make sure my arm finishes toward the net post of my dominant hand. (i.e. Right handed attempt finishes with the racket pointed at the right net post)

    It's not the exaggerated level of PoT, bu if you do it correctly and continue to practice you'll see a slight but sharp change in direction as the ball bounces. If you get it to a competitive level, the ball will also increase in speed as it hits the ground.

    You probably won't notice the change on the first few times but you should notice a change after hitting about 50 practice serves like that.

    Also I warn you that kick serves kill your lower back. I first learned kick serves from a professional trainer when I was 12, I'm 16 now and I get small back spasms after matches from doing them.
    Last edited by d.A.; 01-28-2007 at 01:04 AM.

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