What grip do you call this?

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  1. callen3615

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    This is my forehand grip. Im not sure what you call it. Its too extreme for eastern, but not far enough for semi western.

    Check it out.
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  2. WildVolley

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    It looks like a semi-western to me, but you can call it an extreme eastern if you'd like.
     
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  3. kngoPITT

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    Yeah, modified/extreme Eastern, but your index knuckle makes it looks closer to SW.
     
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  4. LeeD

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    That's my EBH topspin grip. Yes, eastern BACKHAND.....
     
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  5. drakulie

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    semi western
     
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  6. Djokovicfan4life

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    Then it wouldn't be an eastern backhand grip, buddy. It would be semi western.
     
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  7. mike53

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    That's what I thought at first, but we can't really tell from the picture which way the racquet head is aligned.
     
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  8. LeeD

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    As usual, you're wrong.
    It's certainly NOT a forehand grip, but a conti twisted towards EBH BACKHAND grip.
    Nobody hits forehands like that grip anymore.
     
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  9. Djokovicfan4life

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    I hate to burst your bubble, buddy, but that racquet is face down. What you think is bevel 1 is actually bevel 3.
     
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  10. LeeD

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    OK, I'll give you that....
    But I think the racket is on edge. What do I know?
     
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  11. callen3615

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    Ok, thanks guys. Ive always considered it closer to eastern but whatever. I think its a great grip. You can hit lots of spin or flatten the ball out. Very versatile.
     
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  12. callen3615

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    Yeah the racquet it face down. I thought it would be hard to tell if I held it like I was hitting.
     
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  13. LeeD

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    Thanks for the clarification.
    So DJ is correct.
    Full on SW grip.
     
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  14. TennisVet

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    the federer forehand grip
     
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  15. mrtrinh

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    so have you guys come to a conclusion that this is a sw grip? this is the exact forehand grip I use as well
     
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  16. volusiano

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    I think we have a concensus! Semi western!
     
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  17. callen3615

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    If you go by the technical definition my grip isnt sw. It isnt anything.
     
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  18. imalil2gangsta4u

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    how can that be semi western?
     
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  19. WildVolley

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    His index knuckle appears to be over bevel four, which makes it a fairly standard semi-western. Rotate the knuckle between bevels three and four and most people will call it an extreme eastern.

    Variations in the size of your hand and grip position will change it somewhat, but most people here would definitely call that a semi-western.
     
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  20. paulfreda

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    It looks weak SW to me.
    That is not full SW, but a bit closer to Eastern FH

    The picture is misleading in that one can not be sure if the strings are vertical or horizontal
     
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  21. WildVolley

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    I think some people thought that this is a top view with his knuckle near bevel one. By the width of the bevel, you can tell it is bevel three rather than one. So if the picture is taken from above, his strings are facing the floor.
     
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  22. mike53

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    I use this grip myself and I always called it an "extreme eastern". I did in fact copy it from watching RF videos.
     
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  23. SystemicAnomaly

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    No, it a slightly Westernized Federer FH grip (or semi-Westernized Federer FH grip). There's been so much disagreement as to Fed's exact FH grip, I can't help but think that he modifies his grip slightly for various FH shots.

    A weak SW sounds like a good alternate description.
     
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  24. imalil2gangsta4u

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    Just read that the racket is facing down, sorry. That explains why everyone has said SW.
     
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  25. snr

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    Everyones hand is kinda different.

    I'd go with weak semi western as well, or "extreme" eastern. Same thing.
     
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  26. SystemicAnomaly

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    Not quite the same in my mind. The extreme Eastern is the lower part of bevel 3 while the weak SW is the upper part of bevel 4. When the base knuckle is right on top of the 3-4 edge is when you can say it would be either.
     
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  27. moroni

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    its a weired grip .. that i can tell its a frying ban grip~~~~`
     
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  28. BajeDuane

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    Some more pics would make it easier to tell, but it looks like it is slightly between Eastern and Semi-Western.
     
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