Category: Tennis (網球)

New Combination: Luxilon Adrenaline + M2 for POG

By admin, April 13, 2011 21:55

I finally figured out why the previous Luxilon TIMO 18 (Main) + M2 17 (Cross) on my POG didn’t last long for 2 ½ months, it’s because TIMO is 18 guage which tends to break easily. So I went to the pro shop and the owner if they have TIMO 17, unfortunately only 18 are my only choice left, so instead of going the old routine, I’ve asked him to recommend something similar again, and this time he picked hard Luxilon Adrenaline 17 for Main to combine with the soft part M2 for Cross and tension keeps the same as 57lbs, hopefully this new combination shall last for at least 3 months, will report back later.

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Luxilon Adrenaline 17

PS. Yesterday, I’ve also tried Head’s Extreme Pro (Mid-Plus), it feels just so good, I felt almost all of the high end mid-plus racket from leading brands are equally good, particularly in control and spin, I must admit technology did evolve over the past 30 years, may be it’s time to finally switch? :)

 

Update Apr 15

Seemed you really get what you paid for, after playing for 2 hours, I would say the previous TIMO 18 (Main) worths more buying, although Adrenaline is HKD20 cheaper, but TIMO 18 is thinner and have better feel and control than Adrenaline 17, may be it just takes time to adjust, let’s see how long it will last this time.

 

Update Sep 24

As expected, the new combination lasted for about 4 months. I am going to return to the old combination: TIMO 18 + M2 16 and lower the tension to 55 lbs this time.

天賦+努力+謙虛=成功在望

By admin, March 25, 2011 00:33

今天的球聚遇見了一位很特別的80後年輕人J。

首先他的先天機能(體格)比一般人強壯的多﹐全身上下散發著運動員的氣息。

傾談中得知原來一直有打籃球習慣的他因為屢次受傷﹐而且做過手術﹐所以最近選擇了網球這項比較安全的運動。在他老闆親自指導下(真羨慕現在還有這樣的好BOSS)打了近五個月的網球﹐平時幾乎每天有空就會在樓下的球場對著空場(不是練習牆)練習正反手抽擊和開球﹐回家有空就看YOUTBUE FYB和模仿學習其它PRO的打法和姿勢。

打了4局後﹐完全感受到了什麼是天生的運動細胞﹐人家五個月已經等于我五年的功力(當然不排除我網球先天資質方面比較遲鈍的可能性)。

謙虛的他令我很樂意地跟他分享我的經驗﹐尤其指出他的單反用了很多手腕力去打﹐這樣會很容易受傷﹐還有就是LATE HIT遲拉拍的問題。

自問不夠資格指導別人﹐但SHARING真的可以令人很快樂的﹐尤其看見聰明的他很快就能掌握我所提出的建議﹐目睹他的進步飛快更使我想在以後的球聚提供多些建議給他﹐令他可以儘快打得更好些﹐當然除了我﹐還希望各路好手有機會多多指導這位謙虛有潛能的年輕人。

相信在他不斷的努力和毅力下﹐日後肯定會是一個出類拔萃的網球好手﹐J加油啊﹗

Happy Tennis: 2nd Year Anniversary (2週年紀念)

By admin, March 15, 2011 17:43

今天是我在香港討論區網球版的兩週年紀念。

在過去的兩年裡﹐跟超過120位朋友切磋過﹐他們幾乎都有自己的秘技和不同的打法﹐從他們的身上我學到了很多寶貴的經驗如冷靜的頭腦﹑完善的計劃﹑堅人的毅力﹑爆炸的力量等﹐這都使我本身的技術比兩年前有明顯的提昇﹐謝謝你們的參與令到每次的球聚都令人留連忘返。

希望今後的日子有更多的朋友和我一齊來享受Happy Tennis。

Some interesting statistics:

Courts Booked: ~180場
Tennis Balls: 60罐
Restring: 4次

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Yonex VCore 100 S

By admin, February 22, 2011 22:03

Today I finally got a chance to hit with the latest racket from Yonex, VCore 100 S, S specifies for Spin. It’s also the choice from current world #1 Caroline Wozniacki who just switched from Babolat recently.

I found indeed I can hit much better quality top spin with confidence ever than before, thanks to VCore’s technology “Spin to win with 3D Control”.

In fact, there isn’t much to compare with my 25 years old POG, I must admit the technology is definitely there this time and it did help me to improve my baseline style game, not to mention VCore 100 S also helped me to serve with more spin and angle, it’s simply amazing and I start to love it!

I am pretty sure now this is the one to go when it’s available in local store later.

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New Combination: Luxilon TIMO + M2 for POG

By admin, January 29, 2011 22:09

I went to the pro-shop today and found out Luxilon no longer produces Big Banger ACE TOUCH hybrid, so I asked the owner to recommend something similar in terms of feel and composition, and he suggested Luxilon TIMO 18 (Main) + M2 17  (Cross) for my POG, which TIMO 18 replaced Ace 18 and M2 17 replaced Supersense 16L.

This time I asked the pro-stop to string it to 57lbs as the previous 60lbs was a bit too hard at the beginning and I felt more comfortable and much better control when string bed started to lose its tension, it felt incredibility good 1 month before it breaks, so I conclude somewhere around 55-57lbs should do the magic.

Anyway, let me try it on Monday and report back again.

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Luxilon Big Banger TIMO 110 18 (Main)

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Luxilon M2 17 (Cross)

 

Update Jan-31

After hitting for 2 hours, I found indeed the new combination is very close to the previous discontinued Big Banger ACE TOUCH hybrid, I like it very much!

Update Apr-13

To my surprise, it only last for 2 1/2 months, DAMN! I am not sure if it’s the lower tension (57lb vs 60lb) I asked for this time or Big Banger ACE TOUCH hybrid is a lot more durable. Of course, there is the 3rd possbility that I’ve added more spin into my ground stroke and serve. :)

Serving Body and Tennis Ball become ONE!

By admin, January 27, 2011 21:19

In thoday’s game, I was able to get more spin and raise the safety margin on my serve now after changing to back-hand grip, of course, I am still working on the stability, and I am pretty sure I will manage it shortly

Actually there is another tips on serving which was advised by my CHing, you got to completely relax your body before the serving motion, as it will create more energy and make your serve more efficient, and this also applies to 詠春 equally which I just learn recently.

So I tried the back-hand grip serving technic and force myself to completely relax my body, that indeed produced some very nice serves today. The most fun part is first time in history I can actually feel my body is driving the ball upward and toward the service line (become one: body+ball), this is really fun, I definitely need to practice more on this stuff.

經過一年才終于打斷了Luxilon Big Banger ACE TOUCH Hybrid球線

By admin, January 13, 2011 23:51

真的很耐用﹐省回不少錢﹐因為一年才需要穿一次(因為自己完全不介意跌磅的問題)﹐下次會穿低磅些這樣POG會更加好打。

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Luxilon Big Banger ACE TOUCH Hybrid, Ace 18 (Main), Supersense 16L (Cross)

高手中的高手

By admin, January 13, 2011 22:25

多謝兩位師兄今天來切磋﹐天公造美﹐原來還擔心會下雨﹐但到了3點竟然陽光普照﹐讓我們一共享受了3小時的Happy Tennis。

高手原來表面是完全看不出來的﹐直至上了場才知道今天遇到了兩位above 4.0高手中的高手。

一個power serve+top spin打兩邊﹐底線穩的無懈可擊﹐有頭腦又有plan﹐今天是我第一次比人打到連底線都要叫救命。原來還以為底線還可以﹐慚愧﹐見識了什麼是真正的底線抽擊才知道自己的渺小﹐哈哈。。。要改進和學習的東西實在太多了。

另一個也是打了二十多年的高手﹐電腳+平擊大斜角﹐他們兩個派左無數個蛋比我﹐記憶中好像只贏了他們各一個game﹐而且還要是他們自己多unforce error。有幾個game自己的開球還不錯﹐有角度也有速度﹐但還是給對手輕易的一個短球+nice angle﹐then game over。真的拗晒頭都沒方法可以打贏他們。

今天的學到的重點是速度+spin﹐第一次感受到什麼是新式的powerful top spin打法﹐還有就是他們兩位的下盤極之穩定﹐foot work almost perfect﹐打波其實真的靠對腳﹐腳到進攻就成功了一半﹐正如開球好一樣。

我的其中最大的缺點就是下盤不穩﹐foot work almost none﹐改了好多次﹐比當初已經進步了些﹐但離他們的水平實在相差太遠﹐還需繼續努力。

希望下次有機會再和你們學習。

YY(Yonex)的ISO Metric果然確名不虛傳

By admin, December 14, 2010 21:29

多謝六叔同Will和我今天爆左好多板﹐平時最弱的開波今日竟然發揮到﹐靠它拿了不少分﹐總結就是絕對不能懶﹐由拋球﹑彎腰﹑weight transfer到擊球﹐樣樣都不能懶﹐還有就是上次師兄提醒我拋球是要拋去左邊一些﹐才能做出大角度和多些Spin﹔加上Wolf兄在星期日示範了如何運用前臂去包球而產生更加多的旋轉和向前沖的力量﹐這些都增加了今日的發球的穩定性和力量。

但平日最有信心的正手底線抽擊則在正式開波後就頻頻失效﹐Rally時底線抽擊還好地地﹐不關節奏﹑不關球速度﹐到底是為什麼﹐拉拍到收拍做足晒﹐可是就是沒威力和頻頻落網﹐我現在也想不清楚﹐可能還是因為自己走的不夠快﹐打波靠對腳也就是這個道理了。

最後嘗試了Will的新YY Ezone球拍﹐YY 的ISO Metric果然確名不虛傳﹐跟之前試過的一系列YY一樣﹐真的很SPIN和容易控制尤其是上網和Approach Shot﹐而且手感極好﹗

以後有機會一定要再請教一下用YY的師兄們﹐問問他們多些關於YY的意見﹐開始越來越喜歡YY了﹐因為始終想找一個POG的代替品。(POG已經是一個近25年歷史的爺爺了﹐但實在太喜歡它的手感了)

 

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尋找回發球的信心

By admin, November 16, 2010 22:16

今天在一片高興的氣氛下結束了刺激的雙打比賽。我很驚訝地發現我今天的發球是如此的得心應手﹐很可能是今天的拋球姿勢正確了﹐所以出球無論是力量和旋轉都有了根本的變化﹐而且最主要是心理方面的調整﹐完全放開包袱和儘量放膽去開球﹐出來的效果跟昨天判若兩人﹐加上多了網前VOLLEY主動出擊﹐自己都覺得表現滿意﹐在場的另外3位可以為我做證。

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