What's your forehand grip?

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  1. AM95

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    Just trying to get a general census of what people use as their FH grip nowadays.

    I personally use a grip in between eastern and semi-western, but am considering a switch to a semi-western grip for most rally balls.
     
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  2. JJK947

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    Eastern. 10chars
     
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  4. drakulie

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    Eastern fh and bh grip. everything else, continental.
     
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    I use between continental and semi-western. But use every position for any given shot...
     
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  7. 15_ounce

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    Western forehand for rallies, modified semi western for bomb forehand, continental for slice, dropshots, overheads and volleys forehands.
     
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  8. mtr1

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    Federer forehand grip, Gasquet backhand grip.
     
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  9. Ultra2HolyGrail

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    Eastern forehand.
    Eastern/Eastern Two handed backhand
    Eastern Volleys
    Contintental backhand half volleys/Eastern forehand Half Volleys
    Eastern Overheads
    Continental Serves

    Flat shots. Big hitter :)
     
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  10. MrFlip

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    right on the border between eastern and semi-western
     
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  11. OMGOAT

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    me too. this lets me to add spin when i want and flatter when i want to bash the ball
     
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  12. Zefer

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    2HBH, continental on serve, sometimes a bit more eastern. For forehand I use semi-western but usually a bit less extreme.
     
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  13. callmethedoctor

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    Sounds like I'm the odd one out here but I use almost full-western forehand (closer to western than semi-western). Two handed backhand- continental with bottom hand and like a semi-western forehand grip with the top hand (I think that's the only way to do it though other than going eastern on the bottom hand). Everything else, continental. I take pride in my super-western forehand though!
     
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  14. MAX PLY

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    What he said.
     
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    Slightly backhandish continental grip on serves, volleys and overheads.

    Semi-western forehand and eastern 1handed backhand.
     
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  16. Kam2010

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    Semi western forehand and 2HBH using eastern with left hand and continental right hand
     
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  17. single_handed_champion

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    Semi-western on rally shots, move to Eastern when flattening it out. Semi-western (or extreme Eastern) single-handed BH.
     
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  18. kishnabe

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    Eastern Forehand for drive, Semi Western for low balls and windshied wiper forehands!
     
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  19. GetBetterer

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    Quarter-Western grip. :D

    It lets me get that topspin on my swing, while having the rest of my hand on top in the Eastern grip area so that it can generate the power and the spin. The Windshield Wiper follow through also helps me get more topspin on since topspin isn't as active in that grip as it is in the semi-western. ^^
     
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  20. President of Serve/Volley

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    The grip that Federer uses.
     
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  21. Mr_Shiver

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    Eastern on fh and 1hbh. Continental on slices, volleys, and serves.
     
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  22. Falloutjr

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    SW/Western both sides. I change frequently during points.
     
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  23. Limpinhitter

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    Eastern FH (maybe a shade past Eastern toward SW), continental on everything else.
     
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  24. specmaster17

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    i use a semi-western grip on fh and
    continetal on everything elses
     
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  25. halalula1234

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    eastern FH

    Semi-western BH
     
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    Eastern forehand, extreme eastern backhand. Continental everything else.
     
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  27. Sentinel

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    strangely a lot of people here with eastern (on this page). I expected a lot of western forehands.

    Where i play all the youngsters are taught to play with a western grip. Looks ugly.

    Semi-western forehand here.
     
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    There's a lot of old geezers on this page, Sent ;)
     
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  29. forehandshanker

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    I'm pretty much the same ... my FH grip is more accurately an Extreme Eastern, after I experimented with SW for half a year. The line from my index knuckle to my heel pad ends up crossing between bevels 3 and 4 (if bevel 1 is the topmost).
     
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  30. featherlight

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    My grip is in between semi western and western for my forehand, I use a double handed backhand with both hands holding the grrip with a continental grip
     
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  31. Mr_Shiver

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    I am not old, I am vintage.
     
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  32. mandy01

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    Ditto.
    10 grips.
     
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  33. Fate Archer

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    Federer wannabe FH grip, don't know exactly about BH grip, it comes up very naturally to me.
     
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  34. AM95

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    its the right grip to use though. i dont see the point of going semi western, unless you dont have the ability to use your wrist and brush up on the ball.

    i tried hitting with semi western today and tbh i didnt really like it.

    im not sure what my backhand grip is. but i have a one hander, which is a rarety in my section
     
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  36. muzza123

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    There's always one joker who has to ruin the thread :rolleyes:
     
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  37. Sorry.
    I dont think i ruined it though:???:
     
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  38. flyinghippos101

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    Eastern forehand, eastern backhand.
     
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  39. 15_ounce

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    I'm just curious, are you Roger Federer?
     
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  40. wyutani

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    western...always.
     
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    This was modified from the apparent Federer forehand grip back whenever. That is essentially what I use. The knuckle rests on the border between 3 and 4 bevel, slightly more towards 3.
     
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  42. Broccoli

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    FH-western, 2HBH-western for both hands
    no need to change grips between FH and BH, I just turn the racquet over to hit with the same face.
     
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  43. AhmedD

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    Modified Eastern Forehand (basically the Federer grip), Eastern One-Handed Backhand Grip, Continental on slice, volley, and serving.
     
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  44. Kaz00

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    I use semi western on my forehand to go for bombs, angles and rallys. But when I'm in a defensive position like returning a big serve or a big forehand i use an eastern forehand grip. My backhand is continental and semi western.
     
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  45. ADDcourt

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    a reflection on my white-washed asian self.

    i use a semi-western grip, with roots in eastern forehands. on my backhand i am both extremely eastern/semi-western. there seems to be a dichotomy emerging here...
     
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  46. Walenty

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    Surprised so many people said eastern grip....

    SW on forehand, Switch between Eastern and SW on BH
     
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  47. RyanRF

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    Same here

    10char
     
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  48. danielrios

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    the same as federer










    joking
     
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  49. NLBwell

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    Continental.
     
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  50. hawk eye

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    Somewhere in between eastern and SW.

    Eastern on OBH.
     
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