Gilbert's Wrist Assist

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  1. yemenmocha

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    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.
     
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  2. D-man

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    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.
     
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  3. VGP

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    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.....
     
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  4. lordmanji

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    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 :)
     
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  5. 35ft6

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    It would be good for volleys and a slice backhand, but showing him hit a forehand is very misleading.
     
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  6. odessa

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    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.
     
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  7. ionutzakis

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    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.
     
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  8. waves2ya

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    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.
     
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  9. ionutzakis

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    yes, it's really nice for forehands and volleys.

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

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    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.
     
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  11. zapvor

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    lol. what do they say? ;)
     
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  12. Thomas Bird-Itch

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    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...
     
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  13. Thomas Bird-Itch

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    Probably, "Is he crippled?"
     
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  15. zapvor

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    LOL i was thinking of something else, but yours wont be censored.
     
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  18. A3M0N

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    this is from their website:
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    looks somthing like surgical tubing that has been tied onto the racquet to me.

    later
     
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  19. emcee

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    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.
     
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  20. Forza Milan

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    You should also look at other tennis training aid. The Racket Bracket seems to do the same for cheaper.
     
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  22. yellowoctopus

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    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.

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