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    Took him with a back wall riser shot.

    Hi, can you explain what this sentence mean?
    Thanks
    EG


    - I missed playing.

    - And I figured there'd be at least a couple of other players here
    -Didn't think you'd be one of them.

    -Captain of the team at Medical Academy.

    -We took the sector championships in my final year.

    - Against other medical students?

    - Against everybody.

    -Played a big guy in the finals.

    =Talk about stamina.

    -Didn't think he ever actually broke a sweat.

    -And you won?

    -Took him with a back wall riser shot.

    =Well, I can't say I've had much in the way of formal training myself,

    but it's been a serious pastime for a lot of years.


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    Re: Took him with a back wall riser shot.

    The game is racquetball. Click here: Deep Space Nine: dialogue and here: racquetball - Google Image Search

    All the best.

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    Re: Took him with a back wall riser shot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    The game is racquetball. Click here: Deep Space Nine: dialogue and here: racquetball - Google Image Search

    All the best.
    If it's from a TV script, I wouldn't argue. But it could have been referring to a game that's more popular in th UK, Squash (sport) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .

    I've only played a handful of times, but presumably a 'back wall riser shot' involves hitting the ball in an upward direction against the back wall of the court, so that it loops over the player's head, falls almost vertically against the front wall and dies on the floor (there's scarcely any bounce in a squash ball, and even less in a racquetball). Even if the opponent gets to the ball without crashing bodily into the front wall, the ball is very difficult to hit 'above the paint' (the lower red line in the picture marks the limit of the legal target area):
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...uash_court.JPG

    b

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