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question on the wrist action for the smash

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by ChaoticSynergy, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. ChaoticSynergy

    ChaoticSynergy New Member

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    I was wondering which would be a better wrist action for a smash between flicking your wrist downwards or pronating your forearm....professional players like lcw and lin dan pronate their forearm while compared to my friends they usually would flick their wrist. so which wrist action would be better to create more power for the smash :confused::confused::confused:
     
  2. amleto

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    let me see.... your friend or lcw & ld. Who do you think smashes harder? Who do you think is more likely to have better technique ;)

    be aware that you will need a different grip for these different methods.
     
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    if u feel u can smash beta when u flicking your wrist downwards then its the best

    if u feel that u can smash beta when u r pronating your forearm, then its the best..

    anyway... i feel its best not to compare

    its the same as u compare 1 person driving a same kind of sports car compared to another

    which is beta? it depends...
     
  4. NanoBatien

    NanoBatien Regular Member

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    Of course pronation is better. But even doing the pronation there can be a small component of wrist-flicking movement, not really a flick, just a small movement of maybe 40 degrees.

    The pronation thing is slightly unnatural at first and probably not something you will discover for yourself while playing. But it is so good once you get used to it.
     
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    urameatball Regular Member

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    do what your friends do. Lin Dan & Lee ChongWei are n00bs.
     
  6. amleto

    amleto Regular Member

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    Sorry, what is that in English?
     
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    #7 ssgg007, Jan 16, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2012
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    Dragonistear Regular Member

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    Wait seriously?
    What type of grip should we be using if were pronating? I thought it was just the standard Forehand grip...
     
  9. LD rules!

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    Pronation is of course better, however, there is one occasion I can think of in which you would use your wrist to 'flick'

    If in a game of singles, your Opponent plays a fast lift to your forehand side, then you can quickly jump to intercept it before it goes behind your body and wrist 'flick' which won't be as powerful as pronation, however it will work the same, cause you will be taking the shuttle early and can provide a shock to your opponent as well as creating a good angle from it.

    Apart from that, pronation all the way...
     
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    a|extan Regular Member

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    too bad u dun quite understand my english

    its ok.
     
  11. moomoo

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    why don't you combine both? you pronate you're forearm and just as you contact the shuttle you accelerate your racket extra through flicking and follow through with pronation.

    nitro boost baby!
     

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