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Lin Dan's "broken" racket grip...

Discussion in 'Grip' started by kwun, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. Nextech0

    Nextech0 Regular Member

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    Isn't this a smarter thing for LD to do just in practice? I mean, what if he goes back to holding his racket higher up in the middle of a tournament and gets a splinter? :p
     
  2. Ferrerkiko

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    Lin dan do such a griping of racket , thats what makes him a special player, he is like Messi of barcelona in badminton.
     
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    As already mentioned its to stop his hand from creeping up the top.
    You'l be surprised how much easier it feels when playing, if you keep your hand near the bottom. Lengthens your leverage and in turn gives you more power and motion through your movements.
     
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    the grip.....

    "Isn't exposing the wood a bad idea since moisture (especially sweat) can easily absorbed by the wood and make it brittle and snap in the long run?"

    .....Don't worry about that, by that time, either your racket cracked or you want a new racket!!!!!..........................If i were betting someone the odd of the racket collide and cracked first, or the wooden part will absorb moisture and snap on you......Which will happen first? Which odd would you be betting on Collide and cracked vs. Moisture-to crack the handle!!!!!

    By the way, you can fix the handle better than broken frame!!!

    I fix my AT700 broken frame myself, and it works great: Just a little more head heavy, but end up playing stronger smashed.....that the wayz LIN DAN like it......LOL
     
  5. Nextech0

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    After hearing about this, I actually started holding my racket near the bottom. After I got used to it, I noticed almost instant improvement in the power of my smashes and the consistency of my clears.
     
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    anyone noticed that Lindan's grip during the 2009 WC is different now... he grips only the middle part of the racquet handle...

    source: http://sports.sina.com.cn
     

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  8. taneepak

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    Lin Dan's grip actually makes a lot of sense. When you grip your fingers over say a handle, the forces your fingers impart on the handle will vary from efficient to less efficient. A handle/grip that is of the same thickness from the cap to the butt end is less efficient. Have you ever used a large chopper or knife with a straight handle versus one with a contoured handle?
    All my grips are contoured, with the butt end slightly larger, then from the butt towards the handle (about 1" to 2" of the handle) the grip is very slim, ideal for your two little fingers to dig in for more grip and power. The middle of the handle is the thickest part, and the remaining 2" to 3" of the handle up towards the cap/shaft is again very slim/thin. Try this. You will be surprised such a contoured grip, which I borrowed from contoured knife handles, can give you and your fingers that extra comfort and power.
     
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    Taneepak , I might try this.

    So small on the bottom of the handle , large in the middle , and small again near the top of the handle.

    Taneepak you know about everything in badminton :eek: , grips , shuttles stringing machines , I always have to read your comments when scrolling through BC.
     
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    Eepak is the guru here mind you. I think he knows more about badminton when some of us dont even exist yet.
     
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    From now on , I will call him Guru Taneepak :).
     
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    Yep, after switching to Li-Ning, he only grips the middle.
     
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    No, I don't know everything-that would be a death sentence for me. I am by nature passionately curious and knowing everything gets in the way by locking one's curiousity down to rot for good.
    I am now into new frontiers with my own shuttlecock designs and I find the real world (market) in certain countries can be quite different from what I assume to be, that one criteria suits all.
     
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    So , Professor Taneepak for you then ..
    Or , Mr . Doctor Professor taneepak (refer on spongebob story)
     
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    Dear Sealman:

    Thanks for your sharp observation. I am just wondering if other single player does the same? What about those who play double? Thanks.

    A. CST
     
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    Lin Dan still use the towel grip or change to other? And the brand is Li Ning?
     
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    towel grip. of course its li ning;)
     
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    Li Ning towel grips seem cheap :X
     
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    Would you mind showing us a pic?
     
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    Just use some thick double sided tape and paste it on the part of the handle where you want to thicken (in taneepak's case, the middle part where your middle and ring finger will grip onto). Once set just grip the handle as usual using your grap of choice. You'll see the hump once the handle is covered properly.
     

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