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Re(3): What has Changed...

Posted on August 5, 2007 at 11:04:20 AM by richard

The three step hold and throw. It is unbelievable how much holding is allowed now. Arriaga (dania) catches a serve in singles over his head deep in the corner and is allowed to take three steps away from the wall, wind up and throw a right side to the back. The server completly loses his advantage of making a good serve. I call it 'freestyle jai-alai', anything goes nowadays. Also the amount of holding and looking where your opponent is on the court is on the rise also. To me this is dirty jai-alai. Zabala was a master of this, but he was allowed,never a whistle.


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