Using wrist assist

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by mikelitt, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. mikelitt

    mikelitt New User

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    Just got it for my forehand and am pulling the string to the red mark. Is that right? It seems to be popping out a lot. Any other tops on how to use it. Hold racket loosely ?
     
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  2. MayDay

    MayDay Semi-Pro

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    I pull past all the marks. The length establishes the wrist angle (or the angle of the racket handle to your fore arm). I like it around 90 degrees, which requires you to pull it way past the marks.

    The whole point is to restrict your wrist from increasing that established angle - so you don't wrist the ball. The string itself is elastic, so it does allow some "natural" increase of the angle that is normal in your follow through (after you hit the ball) - if you swing fast.

    With the wrist stabilized, you should feel like your hand is pulling the racket into the shot, which forces you to hit the ball way in front of you (very desirable result). You can no longer properly hit a "late" ball, since you can't really use your wrist. Rotate your forearm (which rotates your hands) to supinate/pronate in your swing. Use your core (shoulders, waist, legs to transfer weight and create power).

    I only used mine about 3 times, but once you "get it", it's no longer necessary to wear it. Hope that helps.
     
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