As the title suggest, I am in a state of confusion now as my coach said that straight arm will be a better option when I asked him which 1 is better between the 2, but all along I've been using double bent and I actually hit with more power and pace with double bent technique. My 2H backhand motion is kinda similiar to Murray and WTA kind of style. Actually I did change to straight arm in the 1st few lesson with the coach, and I did see an increase in spin, but somehow, i switch back to my old double bent technique. However, sometimes when I watch Nalbandian, and Safin double handed backhand, I feel confused again as they use straight arm technique and are the gold standard of 2HBH . Furthermore, sometimes I suffer a drop in level in backhand whereby I'll see a significant drop in power and spin, but, I do have my on day whereby I'll be ripping backhand winner like mad. as to whether or not I am having more good days or bad days with my backhand, I think it's a roughly de same, with other days being normal. So, I am really in a state of confused now, should I listen to my coach to change my backhand to straight arm or stick to my double bent technique. P/S: this coach have totally transformed my forehand technique and it'll be a matter of when it will be a big bang consistent weapon !!! Thus, I am hesitated when he said straight arm is better as he's proven himself to be right with a change in my forehand technique. Sorry for the long thread.