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PostPosted: 07 Dec 2017, 23:28 
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Hi,

People are talkin about roll with pips, is it flicking?

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It's sort of a "lift". Rather than push a backspin ball, you lift it with an open racket face, and send the spin back (as topspin). I've also heard it referred to as a "bump", but these tend to be a little faster and from further back. Easier to do with medium and long pips than it is to do with inverted (since there is more of a reaction to the spin with inverted). I suppose you could call it a flick, it's got a lot in common with the old classic hardbat flick (watch videos of Barna).

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Yes, I believe it's a flick.

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Roll is just a way of describing a topspin with pips since pips don't really add topspin.

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