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What biomechanical factors cause supinators to tend toward larger swings and pronators to tend toward smaller swings? Is this purely because supinators have to compensate for the lost power from missing the 50ms ssc window, or are there other factors involved? Do you notice exceptions to this correlation i. e. pronators with large swings in any of the pros? 
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Great question as always. Much of this really comes back to age and stage along with teaching/coaching. As an example, I had many young students over the course of 15 years who gravitated towards larger swings early on. Over time, and through teaching I was able to get them to use shorter swings. Now more than ever, the trend towards smaller swings has increased substantially, even in the younger age groups. I attribute that to greater knowledge courtesy of the web. I was at a large junior event last week and swings in those age groups have shortened up considerably.


Men and women are built differently. As an example, Madison Keys hits one of the hardest balls on the tour, would she achieve the same MPH with an ATP style swing? She might get more spin, but more spin might actually inhibit her ability to get the ball by her opponents. In my experience, women will naturally gravitate towards a more WTA style swing, especially with the path the racket takes to the ball with that style of swing. In her case, that swing style is probably just a better fit or what she's accustomed to.

With that in mind, there's a big shift going on in junior tennis towards the smaller and more compact swing style.


I haven't seen exceptions to these technical checkpoints in terms of laying back the wrist and breaking the plain. Once those things happen you're locked into the larger swing style.



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What is the best way to bulk update photos previously uploaded at the 2048px limit to the new 16MP format? (for free unlimited storage). It looks like the desktop sync app doesn't yet allow for 16MP uploads to free unlimited storage.
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You have been wasting valuable resources trying to teach your brain when it could've actually taught itself with minimal effort on your part. Pattern matching on high quality, high quantity examples. Drop everything and watch this now. Your brain will thank you. 
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Hi Jason,
I've been working on the kinetic chain and timing my straight arm forehand and was wondering if you could offer some tips that can help me execute it more cleanly? I'm not sure if I'm opening up my shoulders too early or too much. Also I often times find myself pausing for a brief moment at the bottom of my downswing. Thanks, Alex. https://youtu.be/WNrFHc0gYpo
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+KL Tah Yes. Absolutely correct.

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The best kindergarten you've ever seen. Architecture is based upon several key ideas. Kids get nervous in closed spaces (no rooms). They don't like to be confined (leave the class whenever they like). They like exploring (let them hurt themselves). The love moving (oval, average distance covered is 4km per student).
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A few key elements that were unorthodox:

Extreme Focus (driven by Peter):  Peter required that everyone be tasked with exactly one priority.  He would refuse to discuss virtually anything else with you except what was currently assigned as your #1 initiative.  Even our annual review forms in 2001 required each employee to identify their single most valuable contribution to the company.  (Although I resisted some of this approach during the PayPal years, I am now a proponent of it and have even devised a theory of why it is crucial.)  

Dedication to individual accomplishment:  Teams were almost considered socialist institutions.  Most great innovations at PayPal were driven by one person who then conscripted others to support, adopt, implement the new idea.  If you identified the 8-12 most critical innovations at PayPal (or perhaps even the most important 25), almost every one had a single person inspire it (and often it drive it to implementation).  As a result,  David enforced an anti-meeting culture where any meeting that included more than 3-4 people was deemed suspect and subject to immediate adjournment if he gauged it inefficient.  Our annual review forms in 2002 included a direction to rate the employee on "avoids imposing on others' time, e.g. scheduling unnecessary meetings."

Refusal to accept constraints, external or internal:We were expected to pursue our #1 priority with extreme dispatch (NOW) and vigor.  To borrow an apt phrase, employees were expected to "come to work every day willing to be fired, to circumvent any order aimed at stopping your dream."  Jeremy Stoppelman has relayed elsewhere the story about an email he sent around criticizing management that he expected to get him fired and instead got him promoted:

I was a 22-year-old whippersnapper, and I remember firing off this e-mail that disagreed with the entire executive staff," says Yelp's Stoppelman. "I didn't get fired--I got a pat on the back.

Peter did not accept no for answer:  If you couldn't solve the problem, someone else would be soon assigned to do it.

Radical transparency on metrics:   All employees were expected to be facile with the metrics driving the business.  Otherwise, how could one expect each employee to make rational calculations and decisions on their own every day? To enforce this norm, almost every all-hands meeting consisted of distributing a printed Excel spreadsheet to the assembled masses and Peter conducting a line by line review of our performance (this is only a modest exaggeration).  Even after we had our IPO, Peter impelled our legal counsel to allow us to continue 95% of this practice (basically stripping the explicit revenue line off of the printout).

Meritocratic opportunity &  opposition to traditional general management:   Just as responsibility for initiatives was frequently re-allocated based upon performance, so was "management."  Peter and Max crusaded to replace under-performing senior colleagues, which introduced some fear and less stability into the office, but, also forged new opportunities for new stars promoted from within to thrive.  Peter and David also were opposed to general managers or hiring people whose core skill was "managing."  People were promoted based upon their technical proficiency at a given role--i.e. the best engineers would manage engineering, the best product people who be running product, etc.  I still recall concluding my first week at PayPal by jogging around the Stanford campus on a Saturday afternoon  with Peter when he explained this philosophy to me; any other approach he argued would breed resentment by talented employees.  This approach was perceived as radical in 2000, by now it is much more "acceptable" in the consumer Internet realm, at least.

We did not invest in many other traditional management techniques (which are poorly suited for managing talented employees anyway).  As  David summarized, one's prestige at PayPal was measured by how few people could stop you from proceeding with a new idea.

5) Vigorous debate, often via email:  Almost every important issue had champions and critics.  These were normally resolved not by official edict but by a vigorous debate that could be very intense.  Being able to articulate and defend a strategy or product in a succinct, compelling manner with empirical analysis and withstand a withering critique was a key attribute of almost every key contributor.  I still recall the trepidation I confronted when I was informed that I needed to defend the feasibility of my favorite "baby" to Max for the first time.
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They do decent sales from time to time. But the store manager/owner/partner dude with the ponytail is one hellavu weird guy. That may be because he's Singaporean. Maybe not. But either way, he just leaves you feeling like you should rush your purchase or else he'll just sit there and make you feel uncomfortable. If you can dial him out and just focus on feeling the shoes and actually manage to pick out the right one instead of his breathing down your neck, you might land some pretty cool deals. Top tip: If he tells you he doesn't have any stock, try the Mont Kiara branch, or one of the other shops selling Newton/Brooks in the city. They might have have even steeper discounts.
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Pretty decent eggs. Hot chocolate was a little underwhelming though.
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Been to the pop-up on Stanley. Decent, but not the hype that everyone makes it out to be. TrulyMed in SFO beats it handily any day.
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Holy crap. Where do I begin. The table cloth smells like mothballs. The whole place smells musty. The decor is like 100 years old and the color coordination is horrid. Smell of incense permeates the place. You can see from the clientele it attracts that this place has some weird ass taste. Probably the Chinese gangs from around the area like to come here. OK, now on to the important stuff. The fried radish cake had very little resemblance to what it was actually supposed to be. And tasted accordingly bad. Kinda like eating sand at the beach. The much hyped wonton noodles were equally horrid and the char siew that came with it even more inedible. I'd rather be chewing on an old tyre. This area has tourist buses bringing n00b tourists to be slaughtered by the area's shops. This is one of them shops. RM20 for a bowl of uneaten noodles. Check.
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Very Aussie, much hipster. Good coffee. Sit at the bar to watch the chemistry experiment go down. Great pancakes.
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Crazy good pizza. Crazy good.
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