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    Beach volleyball hand signals

    Interesting article about my favorite olympic event... enjoy!

    Decoding beach volleyball's hand signals | Photo Gallery - Yahoo! Sports



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    Re: Beach volleyball hand signals

    1 finger means you blocking line, 2 fingers means your blocking angle. It's up to the other player to cover the opposite side your blocking but its important to hang around in the middle of the court until the very last second so you don't give away your defense.



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    Re: Beach volleyball hand signals

    I never noticed the women have those hand signals too...I get distracted their much more attractive "assets"



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    Re: Beach volleyball hand signals

    Well I clicked on the link, now I understand.



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    Re: Beach volleyball hand signals

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Well I clicked on the link, now I understand.
    Still don't understand the signals, but I did notice some rather nice pooters.


    "If I've told you once, I've told you a million times - don't exaggerate!"

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    Re: Beach volleyball hand signals

    yeah, still not sure. I'll just have to watch the slideshow again.



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    Re: Beach volleyball hand signals

    This was a photographers great idea to get tons of shots of beach volleyball arses and cover it with his boss by saying he was doing a story about hand signals.

    Genius.



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    Re: Beach volleyball hand signals

    In normal volleyball the coach will also signal number to the server pertaining to which section of the court to serve it to.

    Or that's how it was explained to me at least.



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    Re: Beach volleyball hand signals

    Quote Originally Posted by wxman1 View Post
    In normal volleyball the coach will also signal number to the server pertaining to which section of the court to serve it to.Or that's how it was explained to me at least.
    correct, in indoor.



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    Re: Beach volleyball hand signals

    Quote Originally Posted by dtISU View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Well I clicked on the link, now I understand.
    Still don't understand the signals, but I did notice some rather nice pooters.
    the player who is not serving gives signals to their partner telling them which way they are blocking - line or angle.

    If the hitter is on the right side of the court, blocking angle would mean your ate blocking the cross court attack.



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    Re: Beach volleyball hand signals

    *are I mean



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    Re: Beach volleyball hand signals

    The Brazilians are my favorite. You can be very confident there won't be any wild hairs to ruin the view!



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    Re: Beach volleyball hand signals

    Didn't read the link, but there are more than just line or angle signals. There is "no block" (generally an open hand) and "ball" block (generally a closed fist) as well. Blocking ball means the defender is on their own to read the blocker who is simply going to take the best angle to block the ball rather than trying to direct the hitter towards the defender (this is often used when the other team is throwing up tight sets). There are also ways to signal where the blocker is going to move should he/she decide to pull off the block. Also, some teams have one designated blocker and when that blocker is serving his/her partner will make the call even though they aren't blocking themselves.



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    Re: Beach volleyball hand signals

    Very informative. You'd think they'd comb the beach for errant shellfish before starting the matches though. I could swear it looked like a clam or two may have found there way into some of the players uniforms.



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    Wedgies, wedgies everywhere



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