Swing fan or swing resistance training device

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  1. highsierra

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    I remember seeing a guy carrying a swing resistance training device that's very similar to the ProActive F4 Golf Power Resistance Trainer (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004WML8CQ/). I also heard that there's a similar product called Swing Fan that can be attached to a racket. These are supposed to help develop faster swings. Anyone know where I can get either one?
     
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  2. Deuces Wild

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    Wouldn't you get the same results from using a really heavy racquet?
     
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  3. highsierra

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    No, these "fans" are different, they cause significant air drag in the direction of swing path. So it's somewhat different effect on the the form and what muscles are used.
     
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  4. Maui19

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    Those devices will make you swing slower instead of faster. You want to train fast to increase speed.
     
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  5. seb23

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    That looks stupid. You wouldn't get a pro using something like that. If you want to get stronger and hit with more power buy some weights and maybe some bands
     
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  6. ChicagoJack

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    If you want to try this kind of thing, you could just go down to your local Goodwill store and pick up any old wood racket with a cover. Swing it with the cover on.
     
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  7. Arthuro

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    I have to disagree. This swing fan is very similar to the device patented by Pat Etchenberry. You can google "etch-swing" if you would like. There was even a peer-reviewed article I found some time ago when I was thinking about purchasing one showing its effects on top athletes in swinging sports. I have actually used the etch swing and you can tell a feel a noticeable difference.

    Additionally you will find that Federer used to train with wind resistance rather than weights. There is a great video on youtube about this that was posted previously.

    Just my two cents.
     
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  8. highsierra

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    Yes, this is the thing I was talking about. Darn, it's $90 apiece!
     
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  9. Avadia

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    oh, come on! How hard would it be to mimic this thing for virtually no cost? Just attach a couple of pieces of flat plastic (say 110 to 130 sq. inches in size) on either side of a racquet face and you have a low cost wind resistance training device. For that matter, you could just stick a racquet cover on a racquet and swing it for a very basic version that would probably work just fine. This is not rocket science. Just wind resistance.
     
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  10. Hominator

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    I think I've seen Wozniacki warm up with the Etch Swing. It was either her or Jankovic. Can't remember.
     
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  12. nickarnold2000

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    The low tech and cheap way to help increase your swing speed is to place the racket head in a plastic bag and tie it off at the throat. If you want more resistence poke less holes in the bag with a pencil. I've found that you need to have some air flowing through the bag or the racket face will start planing.
    I also use rubber bands and do isometric excercises - no need to spend $90! :)
     
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  13. gramdacious

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    ^+1. The rubber resistance bands are the way to go, much more versatile and can give the same benefits.
     
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