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Smart Beach Tour 2012 - Day 1 Hamburg

HAMBURG, GERMANY - JUNE 08: A player signals during the primliary rounds of the Smart beach tour 2012 beach volleyball event on June 8, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Decoding beach volleyball's hand signals

Beach volleyball players hand signals are a vital part of communication for the game.  While many players have their own signals, here is a guide to the most commonly used ones.
 -- By Tiara Chiaramonte, Yahoo! Sports