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baseline_monster 06-22-2013 12:42 PM

Change grip or swing?
 
Hey guys. I basically need to start hitting a more heavy ball, mainly for consistency and to keep in rally's. I generally have a western grip, would I be best going with a more extreme grip or changing my swing and adding more wrist? Cheers guys.

Lukhas 06-22-2013 12:54 PM

Western? You hardly can go stronger than this. Unless you're willing to hit Hawaiian... I'd change your swing, but not really with more wrist. I'd recommend a laid back wrist at contact. It helped me at least.

ProgressoR 06-22-2013 01:50 PM

isnt the whole point of W grip to get tons of topspin?

HerrFederer 06-22-2013 02:16 PM

How can you hit in front of you without a laid back wrist? Laid back wrist is the default, most people do it.

rkelley 06-22-2013 04:31 PM

What bevel is the knuckle of your index finger touching?

Basically, if you're not getting enough topspin out of a Western grip, the problem isn't the grip. You can hit a heavy ball with an E. grip for what it's worth. I'd look at your swing path and stroke. Do not go more W. than a full W grip. You're just limiting yourself and not addressing the real issue.

newpball 06-22-2013 04:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by baseline_monster (Post 7524264)
Hey guys. I basically need to start hitting a more heavy ball, mainly for consistency and to keep in rally's. I generally have a western grip, would I be best going with a more extreme grip or changing my swing and adding more wrist?

You want to go more extreme than a Western grip? :confused:

To me that does not make any sense, I can do a semi-Western but full Western feels already unnatural to me. To go any further would be a surreal experience.
But hey we are all different. :)

I suppose you could hit more extreme like this but I would not advice it:
http://youtu.be/b9lIIiJ16sA

Lukhas 06-22-2013 04:57 PM

Well, there's Berasategui and his Hawaiian grip... :-)


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