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AMICUS Training Tips Series: Irregular Practise Tips (Random Mode) with Richard Prause

BUTTERFLY FAVORITES – AMICUS Training Tips Series: Irregular Practise Tips (Random Mode)

This video series originally appeared in 2018.  The content remains pertinent today – and the tips may assist many of you looking to use your social distancing time to improve your game.  While the video series was designed for the AMICUS Robot, the tips are the same whether you are playing with any robot, doing drills with a friend, or even if you are visualizing and using shadow training to help raise your heart rate.  Stay healthy and stay safe.  ButterflyOnline looks forward to seeing you back at the tables when its safe.

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AMICUS Training Tips Series: Irregular Practise Tips (Random Mode) with Richard Prause
(Courtesy of ButterflyMag)

Welcome to the next episode of the Butterfly AMICUS Training Tips Video Series. In this series Butterfly coaching expert Richard Prause will guide you through a number of coaching videos on how you can effectively use the new Butterfly AMICUS Robots to help improve your game. Butterfly player Tiago Apolonia demonstrates each technique, whilst using the AMICUS Prime to help make the understanding of each technique easier. In this video Butterfly Coach Richard Prause gives some short tips on how to use the random mode with the Amicus robot. Tiago Apolonia (Portugal’s top ranked player) demonstrates how you can implement these methods, whilst using the Butterfly AMICUS Prime Robot.

Hi Everyone.  My name is Richard Prause and I’d like to share some tips with you for a productive and efficient practice for the table tennis robot AMICUS.

In this exercise we can see the importance of using small steps moving forwards and backwards.  You should keep the racket above the table especially for the half-long ball.  You should hit on the highest point of the bounce and to accelerate towards the ball.  Every forehand topspin should be played moving forwards.  When accelerating try to avoid a long back swing but still use your upper body and legs for additional power.  Try to flex your stomach muscles at contact to keep your whole body under tension.


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