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Thread: Training to use stiff racket
12-17-2012, 10:14 PM #18
I know about the forearm pronation technique but I don't feel confident in using it, I'm more used to using the wrist, I read somewhere forearm pronation requires good footwork where as using the wrist you can get away with not getting behind the shuttle, my footwork is not particularly great (it is something I am working on) but if its a real "must" then I will probably try adopt this technique.
12-17-2012, 10:22 PM #19
Pronation is quite simple and is a must for power. Check out thejym's pronation video on YouTube and you'll see how simple it is.
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12-17-2012, 10:27 PM #20
12-17-2012, 10:39 PM #21
As long as you lead with the elbow first , then when you whip the hand forward to strike, pronation occurs naturally.
Imagine it like flinging a drop of water off your thumb.
Add grip tightening and you're all set.
Last edited by visor; 12-17-2012 at 10:42 PM.
12-24-2012, 04:40 PM #22
You could try and trade the racket on the Buy and Sell section of BC. I have had a few successful trades by doing this and have found a racket I like to use. More importantly it matches the natural swing of my arm. I use a MX80 which is stiff, strung at 30lbs and don't have a problem with power. If you are going to perserver with the racket just practice clearing until you get the feel and timing right slightly modify your swing to maximise swing speed. Remember with a stiff racket to generate flex in the shaft you need to use a short, explosive acceleration in speed before contacting the shuttle, ie using your fingers, unlike using a flex shaft which is flexed more in the natural arm swing.
01-08-2013, 11:58 AM #23
I found myself an old flexible racket, should I practice my stroke technique using that and then move on to the stiff racket or just practice only with the stiff racket?
01-08-2013, 12:51 PM #24
01-08-2013, 04:50 PM #25
I see, I still get a bit of shoulder pain when I use the stiff racket, I'm using the pronation technique as suggested although I could use some more practice with it, I just don't wanna kill my shoulder by the time I perfected my technique :P
01-08-2013, 05:14 PM #26