Category: Tennis (網球)

Modern打法的鄰居小伙子

By admin, October 30, 2012 11:34

最近在場上有幸碰到了一位鄰居網球小子,他應該只有十六七歲,現在是港島區一間國際學校網球隊的成員。

別看他年紀小,5尺10的他打起球來有板有眼,哼哼有力,我們這些做得父輩的成年人根本不是他的對手(大家都幾乎捧蛋),也首次感受到了年紀的確開始有些大了,OMG,哈哈。。。

首先他的正手和雙反抽擊很像Djokovic,看似Flat,但其實帶有很強的向前衝Top Spin,每板都是Open Stance加上拉拍過肩膀頂,完全就是新一代Modern打法訓練出來的產物,真正對壘的時候我完全感受到了這種現代網球擊球的快和壓逼感,的確很Powerful!!

其二就是他的Foot Work準備動作做得很好,底盤扎實、迅速到位。也正當因此,所以幾乎每次都能有足夠的時間去準備拉拍、擊球、收板的完整動作。其實自己覺得網球的精髓就如之前師兄所說,Foot Work做得好,贏球肯定已經事半功倍了!

第三網球小子有頭腦、有策略和Planning,除了一般的開球先把對手拉出場外,然後打兩邊底線外。更每分每秒都在不停地調節戰術,不停地觀察對方的弱點、出奇出乎意外地打對手的”錯位”,也就是你以為他正手打你右邊,然後啟動步伐向右奔去,其實人家已經在千鈞一髮時看到,擊球時突然改變方向,就打你錯失的左方,殺你個措手不及。

另外一有機會,網球小子就和你扯小角大斜線、兩邊底線最邊的位置也是他經常的致勝所在,看似容易,其實人家同一個位置肯定不知訓練了幾千次,肌肉已經有了記憶,才有今天的成果。

第四關於上網,很驚訝,通常善於底線抽擊的球手應該不會主動上網,但網球小子的Serve & Volley功夫幾乎與生俱來,是個全面型打法的典範。

還有就是Overhead Smash,對于很多業余的球手來說,高吊球扣殺幾乎是他們的弱點所在,但Overhead Smash對於網球小子來說根本就是Easy Job,你放多幾個Smash之後就自動收隊,因為等於白白送死。

最後是開球部份,第一發Serve以Flat(中間)或者Slide(邊角)為主,次發則採用很強的Kick,力量和角度都不錯,但是准繩度仍然有改善空間。

很可能是正值發育期,所以年輕人的肌肉仍然沒完全發育好,所以網球小子也患有輕微的網球肘。我認為有外籍網總教練指導的他Form應該沒有問題,看來應該是Modern打法比較虛耗各個關節的配合,肌肉和韌帶的強度應該還不夠配合如此大動作的Modern打法才是。

如果一定要以NTRP來評分的話,以我這3年跟超過150人的切磋經驗告訴我,此君應該不會低于4.5,很有機會碰上5.0的邊,記憶中如果拿當年他這個年紀的我相比,實在相差太遠了,慚愧啊,看來任何表演或者體育運動總得都需要些天份和更多的勤力刻苦訓練。

同場中的力量型朋友跟網球小子對抽10幾大板後無不大呼過癮、事後更笑談又再次感受到了年輕時候擊球的澎湃激情,和年輕人打球果然是另一種完全不同的感覺。

噢,據他所說,最近要代表校隊去南韓參加比賽,不知現在結果如何。

難道是貪新忘舊? 換了對Adidas Adizero Feather II Infrared/Wh

By admin, October 11, 2012 22:18

之前因為穿了兩年多的Adidas Barricade 5分別兩對都右腳鞋頭穿了個洞,所以一口氣趁大減價買了兩對Barricade 7。明明試穿的時候很舒服,但是到了場上,感覺就是硬幫幫的,塑料感極強、很不透氣。

一個字: “窄”,左右包得很不舒服,就是B6的討厭感覺。果然不到一個鐘頭,兩邊腳跟都摩擦出了一個大水泡! 疼死我了,幾乎用了兩個星期才復原,所以把心一橫,賣!!!

事後檢討很可能因為B7的7號半尺寸問題,太大了,所以有空隙增加摩擦,但是我就是不明白為什么之前B5同樣是7號半啊,不一直都沒問題好好的。

一對全新、另一對幾乎全新,不到5天的時間就成功放了出去,雖然短短2個月虧了1/4,但總好過放在家里發霉。

這下好了,只剩下一對就快撐不住了的B5,怎麼辦好呢﹖買Nike吧,那對Nadal的Ballistic 4.3也挺不錯的,而且減價,但是沒有7號或者7號半。另一個原因就是這麼多年Nike的網球鞋出了名不耐穿,不到一年就報廢了,年少的時候曾經試過Agassi的那對網球鞋整個鞋底自動解體掉了出來。

也曾經考慮過Babolat Propulse 3,但是對于新牌子就是沒什么信心,雖然它的鞋底是Michelin的出品。

最後一個偶然的機會竟然給我發現昨天還是正價的Adidas Adizero Feather II今天居然開始減價了,加上會員折上折,大喜。

這次學乖了,7號半都嫌大,改穿7號鞋,看來新一代的人腳是越來越大了。

明天就有得落場試穿,Wish me Good Luck!

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Prince Original Graphite (POG) Long Body (LB) MidPlus

By admin, August 27, 2012 14:15

It’s one of its kind among the rarest ones, I’ve seen it on TW once, but no longer for sell available now.

I’ve finally got a chance to test drive this POG LB MidPlus (100) yesterday, it belongs to my tennis friend’s collection,  he bought this racket from the States about 10 years ago.

Somehow, it’s quite stiff than the usual POG Oversize, very powerful, lots of spin, but I still can’t really manage to hit the center well, probably due to it’s 28 inches length.It feels very much close to Michael Chang’s long body (the blue one with signature) but even heavier.

I noticed this POG LB comes with one green line stripe deco than 4 stripes on the normal POG and “GRAPHITE LB” printed on the stabilizer bar instead of “GRAPHITE”.

大家還記得嗎﹖

By admin, August 14, 2012 08:25

20多年了,好像就像昨天發生的事情一樣。

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King of Wilson PRO STAFF 85 Collector!

By admin, August 9, 2012 00:59

Just saw someone posted this photo from his collection and he’s from Hong Kong too.

OMG!!!

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兩年一度的夏日瘋狂掃貨

By admin, August 6, 2012 22:41

兩年都沒買過一件網球用品,自從上星期買了那對橙黑色的Barricade 7後,購買慾就一發不可收拾,OMG,最近簡直就是入不敷出,要節省些了。

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神兵Wilson Prostaff 85 (台灣版)

By admin, August 5, 2012 23:02

昨天去Pro Shop穿線的時候,突然在2手堆裡看見了這個罕見的神兵! 好久都沒在本地鋪子或者網上看到過Prostaff 85舊版本的蹤影了,所謂可遇不可求,所以這次看到了這個合理價錢8/9成新的2號Grip (Butt. Code: UGW) 寶貝自然不能放過。

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其實本身已經擁有一塊台灣版的PS85(3號Grip)了,極之喜歡它獨特的手感和擊球的獨特感覺,St. Vincent、台灣版這些早期的PS85跟近兩年再版的Pro Staff 85 6.0感覺當然完全是兩回事,你親自試過就馬上知道它們的不同之處了。

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最大的不同是舊版的Prostaff 85很軟身,擊球時感覺像鞭出去一樣爽,但是對持拍者的要求變態的高,遲一點點準備功夫都可能會打不中Sweet Spot,而且拍身比較重,打起來很吃力,所以玩票性質還可以,拿來比賽的話簡直就是玩殘自己。

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自己見過最罕見的版本是在2010年的Hong Kong Tennis Classic,一位超級PS85收藏家拿著這塊全新的Prostaff 6.1 Paint Job Prostaff 85給Edberg簽名,哇,真羨慕死我了!

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Wilson Pro Staff Midsize Appearance Evolution:

The Chicago PS85:
- original bright yellow and red pinstriping
- bumperless construction
- grip size sticker, recommended tension sticker “String at 65-70 lbs.” and specification sticker “Weight/Oz. 11.6-12.3 Unstrung; Balanced 1.0-1.5 in. headlight” inside one side of the throat
- three separate raised throat grommets
- brown Fairway leather grip
- White butt cap with large red “W”
- no registered trade mark symbol
- red primer seen at grommet drill holes and through scratches in the top black coat
- Buttcap code located below red “W”
- pinstriping and “Midsize” on both sides of throat
- Wilson Pro Staff nylon racket bag with strap, without grip venting

Transition to St. Vincent (early-mid):
- Addition of “St. Vincent W.I.” sticker above red “W” of buttcap (these are easily lost)
- Recommended tension sticker (at some point) lowered to “String at 55-65 lbs.” Some early St. Vincent frames may have the previous higher recommended tension sticker.
- transition from bumperless construction to addition of bumperguard

St. Vincent (mid-late):
- Stickers replaced in throat to decals that describe Wilson PWS on one side, recommended tension on the other (50-60 lbs.) and higher/lower tension recommendation for control/power
- black rectangular grip size sticker placed at the outside of the throat above the handle
- throat grommets are thinner
- these have either “Midsize” decal on both sides of throat or one side has “80% braided graphite/20% kevlar” decal
- addition of red registered trademark symbol at lower right of “W” on butt cap
- “Wilson Quality” hologram sticker at base of throat opposite grip size sticker. Serial number in bold black font

Transition to Taiwan (early):
- loss of red primer to grey primer
- Butt cap code location moves above red “W”
- all cap “TAIWAN” sticker placed below “W” on butt cap
- brown Fairway leather grip

Taiwan (later):
- pinstriping color darker in tint
- recommended tension decal now has recommendation for using Wilson syn gut
- “Wilson Quality” hologram sticker now has bar code and small dot-matrix print
- Fairway leather grip
- racket bag looks similar to original, but has grid-venting for grip

Transition to China:
- same as late Taiwanese, but has all cap “CHINA” sticker below “W” on butt cap (assuming use of last Taiwanese stock)
Chinese PS85 (early):
- new design with wider throat and one-piece throat grommet
- slightly different drill pattern as the old grommets no longer easily fit
- white primer
- “Italicized” Pro Staff logo
- larger font for “PWS” at sides of head
- “85 sq. in.” decal on inner face of head near throat
- brighter, wider pinstriping
- Fairway leather and white butt cap
- throat decal has specs and square with “6.0″ swing index info
- racket bag matches fonts on racket with “braided” image on face

Chinese (mid):
- use of “Pro Staff 6.0″ in Garamond font at face of throat
- transition from use of Fairway leather to Wilson leather
- transition from white butt cap to black butt cap with red square and small white Wilson “W”
- racket bag matches the fonts and graphics of frame

Chinese (late and last):
- transition to silver specification decal at insides of throat
- use of generic Wilson Pro Staff racket bag
Tour DB (Japan):
- made in China, double braided
- sold only in 85sq in headsize
- throat says ‘Tour DB,’ not 6.0
- listed on Wilson Japan’s website under ‘Pro Staff Original 6.0,’ but picture is of Tour DB model
- different string spacing than 6.0
- strung weight ~333g, strung balance 305mm
- 6.0 is also sold in Japan (called ‘US spec’), strung weight 357g, strung balance 310mm
- discontinued in 2009 prior to release of KPro Staff 88

Prince Original Graphite (POG) 重出江湖!

By admin, August 5, 2012 22:12

當然是玩票性質,主要因為Syn Gut w/Duraflex 16是1年多前免費得到的,只需到Pro Shop付出$70穿線費即可享受回以前的感覺。

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令我驚訝的是Pro Shop的老闆竟然說此拍也有假貨,我總共有5只不同版本的POG,全部都是Oversize,現在想起來有點擔心。請教他如何分辨,得到的回答竟然是不方便透露,你吊我癮咩﹖老闆!

後來上網查了查,全世界只找到在中國大陸的一個網球論壇里提及此事,分辨真假是看拍身Prince Logo,假的水貼是黏上去的,真的是在透明油漆下面的。

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再來一對Adidas Barricade 7 Black/Orange

By admin, August 5, 2012 22:01

預計現役的兩對Barricade V應該只剩下2個月的壽命,所以趁著夏季大減價,去了旺角波鞋街碰運氣,竟然發現整條街都給”波鞋霸權”允記集團玩晒,但為什麼允記不搞上市呢﹖可能其現金極充裕,根本不需要集資擴張。

最後在街尾的一間允記鋪子找到了這對”型仔”! 價錢比上星期的那對還便宜$55,熱情的店員更送了對襪子給我,誰說香港的零售服務態度差呢﹖唯一的就是覺得人山人海,自由行幾乎塞滿了波鞋街的每一間鋪子,如果我是店主該多好呢,哇!!! 錢像流水一樣地進來,哈哈。。。

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這樣的搞笑斷線法還真第一次見!

By admin, August 4, 2012 10:42

大家肯定都有試過網球拍打斷線,多數是斷Main或者Cross(機會少點)。

打網球超過20幾年了,昨天下午我第一次親身經歷了這樣搞笑的斷線法,好得意的斷法,哈哈。。。

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