Eastern Forehand - Power Up - PVG

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  1. Tim Tennis

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    Hi Guys, especially all you Power V Grip/aka Wonder Wedge faithful. I usually come here to get help with my site and run things by you.

    Just the other day I received an E-mail from Larry, he wrote, "I'm a little confused . How will my Eastern forehand improve if bevel three, which is where I am positioning my hand, is smaller?"

    That is such a good question and it really made me think, how in the world am I going to answer that?

    I know for most of you the SW is now your primary grip but a lot of you moved from the EF. If you have time I hope you visit the link below and give me some feedback. The page is rather long. You can respond to this post or E-mail me if you like. Anyhow, your help/input, as always, is greatly appreciated.

    Also anyone who currently uses the Eastern forehand as their primary forehand grip might benefit from visiting the link also.

    Being forced to think a little deeper was a real eye opener for me.

    http://www.tennisgeometrics.com/Eastern_forehand.html

    Hope everone is having a great tennis year.

    Best regards

    Ed
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  2. TennisParent

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    Hi Ed, The hybrid eastern is exactly how I hold the racquet using the PVG. It seemed like a natural way to use the the contraption, I just didn't think to name it! It is a good compromise for someone who was taught pure eastern a long time ago who is not quite comfortable going to the sw grip. Long time no talk, how the heck are ya?
     
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  3. Tim Tennis

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    Tennis Parent,

    Good to hear from you. Hope everything is going well with the girls and their tennis.

    I am glad someone understands what I am trying to say and actually uses that grip placement. I hope this post encourages some players to do a little experimentation with different grip positions. You can teach yourself so much and it is a lot of fun.

    Appreciate the response.

    Best regards,

    Ed
     
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  4. TennisParent

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    Girls are doing fine, I hope your health is well
     
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  5. Stroke

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    Ed,

    I think your points on the PVG hybrid Eastern forehand are spot on. On a side note, I think this hybrid eastern FH grip is the one Federer uses, as John Yandell evaluates/explains Roger's FH grip structure on his tennisplayer site.

    Regards,

    Jon
     
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  6. Tim Tennis

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    So good to hear from you, appreciate the response. I always thought Federer used a SW grip. He is such a court master it would not surprise me if he uses the hybrid eastern and then move to a strong SW for even more action.

    I am a little worried about the hybrid EF page. I got so micro and most people just don't want to read all that. Heck, sometimes I confuse myself.

    Best regards,

    Ed
     
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  7. Stroke

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    He may very well make slight grip adjustments on his FH. The hybrid PVG grip you describe seems to me to be pretty much the grip John Yandell details(and I mean details) on his article on the Federer FH on his site.
     
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  8. Tim Tennis

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    Maybe too confusing

    Well, I put the old Eastern forehand page back up. I am afraid the Hybrid Eastern was just more information and detail then most people want to read about. I can't say that I blame them.

    Best regards,

    Ed
     
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  9. Jonny S&V

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    Yes, he does. I have seen him hit a Western forehand (2005 Aussie Open) and a straight Eastern (2007 Wimbledon). I'll see if I can find any pics to support my sightings (lol, I sound like I was abducted by aliens).
     
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  10. lidation

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    Whow! This is exactly what I am looking for. I have been modifying my handle a bit by myself using a combination of overgrip with some foamy material. Now this pre-cut bevel solves my problem.

    Just in for one! Thanks!
     
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  11. Tim Tennis

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    Thanks, Have fun

    Hope it works for you. Practice and experiment, I think you will have a lot of fun with it. Thanks for trying it.

    Best regards,

    Ed
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    Not sure if it just me but the writing overlaps each other on your site Tim. It makes it quite difficult to read.
     
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  13. Tim Tennis

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    Thanks, sometimes it helps to look at it with a full screen and sometimes if the default print setting is too large you can have that problem too. It should work fine with the internet explorer browser,

    Best regards,

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  14. Tim Tennis

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    Hybrid Eastern Forehand back up

    Well being stubborn as a mule I modified the page and put the Hybrid Eastern grip page back up again. I kept the Eastern forehand page up too. I did this in the hope that it encourages players to practice and experiment with changes in the position of their hand/palm using their existing grip.

    I feel the Hybrid Eastern grip as described on the site can add a whole new dimension to the game of those who love the EF grip.

    http://www.tennisgeometrics.com/hybrid_eastern_grip.html

    Best regards,

    Ed
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