Originally Posted by thebuffman
i took a look at kimiko's strokes and see why she plays with a heavy racquet. she is a definite pusher. she doesn't have any loop at all on the forehand. the stroke starts from the ground with a short up stroke/push. pretty much her racquet does all the work for her. seems to work just fine for her.
Go to 3:30 to 4:05. She's not a pusher. Pushers don't go for winners. They rely entirely upon their opponent missing.
Anyway, she has no loop because she needs no loop to mentally help her track the ball and coordinate that physically. I know you may think she's letting her racquet do all the work but take it from someone who uses a 381 gram racquet, she's not.