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backspin [3 records]

Record 1 2014-12-23

English

Subject field(s)
  • Racquet Sports
DEF

A backward rotation imparted on the ball by brushing the racket face down and under the ball, causing it to stop abruptly or bounce backward upon making contact with the court surface.

CONT

The driven volley with under-spin will see the ball bounce lower, offering less chance of an attacking reply, but the margin for error - with no top spin to bring the ball down - is small indeed.

CONT

[A slice is a] shot hit with a mixture of back- and side-spin.

OBS

Note that the racket moves in a plane that is downward from a line drawn perpendicular to the hitting surface. "Back-spin," "underspin" and "underslice" all refer to a particular spin added to the ball. "Chop," "slice" and "chip" are more specific terms since they refer to particular shots. Sometimes all of these terms are mistakenly used as synonyms.

PHR

Backspin effect.

PHR

To apply, impart, supply backspin. To produce a backspin.

Key term(s)
  • under slice

French

Domaine(s)
  • Sports de raquette
CONT

Volée chop. Tête de la raquette à la même hauteur que la main. Pauline choisit de descendre verticalement sa raquette à l'impact, afin d'effectuer une volée avec effet arrière.

CONT

Frottement de haut en bas. L'effet obtenu est appelé coupé, ou slicé ou chopé.

OBS

Selon certains experts, il y a une nuance entre «coupé», «slicé» et «chopé» en fonction de l'angle auquel la raquette fait contact avec la balle.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Deportes de raqueta
DEF

Efecto que consiste en que la pelota gira en sentido inverso mientras avanza en su trayectoria.

OBS

Sirve para controlar la pelota; una pelota cortada se golpea de arriba abajo. Es un golpe muy recomendado para las subidas a la red, sobre todo de revés; [...] Cuando queramos pasar a un adversario que sube a la red no debemos utilizar nunca el golpe cortado, ya que resulta lento, sino el plano o liftado.

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Record 2 1995-11-28

English

Subject field(s)
  • Gymnastics and Trampoline

French

Domaine(s)
  • Gymnastique et trampoline

Spanish

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Record 3 1995-11-15

English

Subject field(s)
  • Golf

French

Domaine(s)
  • Golf
DEF

Coup donnant à la balle un effet de retour.

Spanish

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