Volleyball studies offer front-row view of back-row spikes

Published in the October 2008 issue of BioMechanics magazine

By Jordana Bieze Foster


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A volleyball spike that comes out of the back row (also called a pipe spike) can be an effective offensive weapon, surprising defensive players with regard to both timing and ball trajectory.

But spiking from a new location necessitates a change in technique, according to two studies presented at the annual conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport.

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