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02-24-2004, 01:34 PM
I`ve noticed some dbh takeback that looks as if the elbows are locked straight. Is this the recommended technique? But i`ve seen some whose elbows are flexed and relaxed. which is correct?
A good example of the straight arms is that of Hewitt.
02-24-2004, 01:48 PM
Different strokes for different folks :D
02-24-2004, 01:58 PM
It depends on the grips used. A lot of pros use a combination Eastern backhand grip (bottom-hand)/Eastern Forehand or Semi-western (tophand). This combo affords a straighter bottom arm or arms as the swing goes through the contact zone.
If you use a Continental/Eastern the elbows can be a bit bent especially the bottom hand elbow. This elbow acts as a pivot for you to push the racquet through with your top hand.
Also, with a laid back wrist you can use your wrists as well to pivot off the bottom hand wrist once the racquet is near impact.
02-24-2004, 02:02 PM
Hewitt straightens out his arms on his two handed back hand for consistency, trade off- loss of power.
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