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Oct 21 Tip of the Day - For Looping Power, Arm Snap Comes LAST

By Larry Hodges | Oct. 21, 2013, 9 a.m. (ET)

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For Looping Power, Arm Snap Comes LAST

Larry Hodges Many players who wish to have more powerful forehand loops try to do so by really snapping their arms as hard as possible into the shot. However, this often makes the shot less powerful. The reason? When you snap the arm forward and in front of the body, it tends to stop or slow down the rotation of the body from the legs and waist. If you snap the arm too early, you lose the power from this rotation. So make sure not to snap the arm until as late as possible, and don’t snap it in front of the body continue the rotation of the body so that the arm stays more to the side.

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