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yemenmocha
05-08-2007, 09:54 AM
Has anyone tried this device on the volleys? I have a nasty habit on the backhand volley but I'm skeptical of these devices. Haven't seen posts on this for 7mos. or so and they weren't very informative. Thanks.

D-man
05-08-2007, 12:48 PM
You can easily make something similar for a lot less than the cost of it. IMO, it will only help for excess wrist movements, nothing else.

VGP
05-08-2007, 01:42 PM
I saw the ad for this thing on Tennis Channel last night, so I decided to look it up on the web.

Based on the video with BG, it looks like it's only good for forehand groundstrokes and volleys.....

lordmanji
05-08-2007, 03:51 PM
my capt was using it for his forehands. everyone was laughing at him cuz he looked so funny and desperate. he's stopped using it now :)

35ft6
05-08-2007, 05:06 PM
It would be good for volleys and a slice backhand, but showing him hit a forehand is very misleading.

odessa
05-09-2007, 11:15 AM
why is it misleading to show it on the forehand ?

One of the biggest problem of beginners and lower level player is the snapping of the wrist on the forehand.
A solid laid back wirst is one of the most important things to learn first.
In the killer forehand video they use a similar device.

ionutzakis
05-10-2007, 02:21 AM
I own one and I am very pleased, especially for forehands, it teaches you how to have a windwiper finish, that's for sure. Plus, you get attention from chicks at the courts.

waves2ya
05-10-2007, 02:59 AM
Dunno about use for volleying - but for forehands...

I've a surgical tubing one that I use, crafted 'em for my kids & let my wife borrow. All now better get rising into ball with wrist laid back and wiper finish.

A good thing.

ionutzakis
05-10-2007, 03:25 AM
yes, it's really nice for forehands and volleys.

not so sure it works for 2HBH backhands tough, but good for 1HBH

cmac
05-10-2007, 06:33 AM
Bought one a couple of months ago. Really enjoy using it. I believe it works well for forehand, backhand and volleys. I hit very crisp volleys using this device (unlike without it). I just have not had the time to use it enough to get the full effect and totally incorporate into my game. Good purchase imo.

zapvor
05-11-2007, 08:23 AM
I own one and I am very pleased, especially for forehands, it teaches you how to have a windwiper finish, that's for sure. Plus, you get attention from chicks at the courts.

lol. what do they say? ;)

Thomas Bird-Itch
05-11-2007, 08:51 AM
FYI, if you wanted to use it for a 2HBH you would put it on your non-dominant arm. That may help a lot of people actually...

Thomas Bird-Itch
05-11-2007, 08:52 AM
lol. what do they say? ;)

Probably, "Is he crippled?"

tricky
05-11-2007, 09:00 AM
AP Belt sells something like the Wrist Assist in their store for fifteen bucks.

http://apbeltmaster.powweb.com/store/index.html

zapvor
05-11-2007, 09:03 AM
Probably, "Is he crippled?"

LOL i was thinking of something else, but yours wont be censored.

Thomas Bird-Itch
05-11-2007, 09:33 AM
AP Belt sells something like the Wrist Assist in their store for fifteen bucks.

http://apbeltmaster.powweb.com/store/index.html

Nice find!!

klinsi
06-14-2007, 08:13 AM
Check out this product also: http://www.theracketbracket.com
seems to work and cheaper...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Bc9CCrkjPOo

A3M0N
06-14-2007, 12:58 PM
AP Belt sells something like the Wrist Assist in their store for fifteen bucks.

http://apbeltmaster.powweb.com/store/index.html

this is from their website:
http://www.richieandersondesigns.com/misc/aptraining.jpg

looks somthing like surgical tubing that has been tied onto the racquet to me.

later

emcee
06-15-2007, 09:55 AM
I trust this about as much as I trust Sharapova's "Speedmington" and "Backboards by Bolliteri...Sponsored by Nick Bolliteri!"...which is zero. In the off chance that it does work, it can probably can be done for a lot cheaper.

Forza Milan
02-20-2009, 07:08 PM
You should also look at other tennis training aid (http://www.tennisracketbracket.com). The Racket Bracket seems to do the same for cheaper.

GameSetMatch
09-07-2010, 03:35 AM
Check out this product also: http://www.theracketbracket.com
seems to work and cheaper...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Bc9CCrkjPOo

That's ridiculous - it forces you to hold the racquet half way up the handle.

yellowoctopus
09-07-2010, 02:12 PM
Never met a teaching pro that recommends this type of 'teaching aid'. Please let me know if you know of any; I will make sure not to send my kids to him or her.

Plus, if Sam Stosur doesn't need one of these, no one should.

http://cowbell.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83423e30253ef0133f2bfdd6b970b-500wi