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Re: Openhand spike or Fist spike

David <> writes:
> Hello,
> I'm Dave and I would just like to ask if you prefer to spike
> openhanded or spike with a fist. Personally, I think an openhanded
> spike gives more control but there is less power since I am not the
> "muscular type." Often I would use the fist spike for strong and
> agressive play.  How do you think?

I haven't encountered a single volleyball coach that would advocate a
close-fisted approach.  You are correct in observing that an
open-handed swing and contact gives you far more control.  For
instance, with a fist approach, it's impossible to impart topspin on
on the ball.

BTW, that's certainly an interesting choice of dejanews username.

                  Todd H.
USAV Regional Referee, Great Lakes Region, Palatine, IL
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