I got an email today about the game today and shot selection. The author is a nice guy, but he is dead wrong about the modern game of racquetball. First, he goes into great detail on crossover steps and why they are important. I believe that thinking is way outdated and creates poor footwork, not good footwork. (and I have biomechanical evidence to back me up on that) Second, he states that the game today is low% racquetball and there is no strategy. Again, untrue, the game is faster, lower, and therefore the strategy is in the details. You master technique so the game is higher percentage. The game has moved from strategy to strategic technique so the execution is higher %. I will admit many players have poor strategy and technique, but that was true in the old days also. Third thing he says is that he is not a fan of shooting down the line. Again, we go back to execution. Down the line is the best shot in racquetball, but it takes technique. Good technique produces stellar down the line shots. One more thing regarding strategy and shot selection. If you master down the line-they cannot cover it but the same can be said for wide angle pass shots. When you leave this game for twenty years and come back to it, what you see is with an uneducated eye in some cases. The game is changing constantly. The long sweeping backhands and forehands of yesteryear are not going to be efficient today. Likewise the good old crossover steps to the side wall will someday be a thing of the past.