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08-03-2005, 12:29 PM #18Originally Posted by glencomienda111
extra grip equals extra width ...
try it out, I really like it
08-09-2005, 09:10 AM #19
Kim Dong Moon's knob
Here's a picture of Kim Dong Moon's knob (or racquet handlock....or....). This picture is from the 2004 Olympics (finals)
09-02-2005, 11:31 PM #20
Sorry for reviving this old thread but does mounting do the job well?
09-05-2005, 01:36 PM #21
well for me personaly, it kinda works try it.
09-05-2005, 01:59 PM #22
I believe it not only acts as a 'slip guard', but also add a little weight to the butt. This extra weight balances out the racquet slightly, without changing the characteristics of the racquet.
A heavier butt, increases the sense of weight, and therefore you can feel the movements more when you move the racquet, that is what I think JR refers to, when he means increased control.
Thirdly I believe the extra layer absorbs some of the vibrations.
It is hard for me to describe, but for those who have worked in kitchens, you know why you prefer the heavier handled cleavers and knives
Originally Posted by glencomienda111
09-07-2005, 01:53 PM #23
those are fat tips for racket ends.
Reminds me of taping hockey sticks back in old school.
I'll give it a try.
Thx for the info
09-07-2005, 03:01 PM #24Originally Posted by ^Tayo^
Put on the replacement grip. Job completed.
09-09-2005, 04:37 AM #25Originally Posted by glencomienda111
09-09-2005, 11:29 AM #26Originally Posted by keith_aquino
If not, I guess it's to-each-his/her-own. If I'm seeing this picture correctly, Fu Haifeng doesn't use a handlock-big-butt-knob-slip-guard....dunno what to call it
AND he has one of the fastest smashes right now. (not that it's only for smashing.....)
09-09-2005, 02:36 PM #27
I believe Fu as well as some other members of the Chinese team uses a new method of gripping the racquet. A friend noticed in one tournament that they were fisting the racquet in the middle when they smash. The old method would be the pinky finger grip at the handle butt.
Originally Posted by MikeJ
09-09-2005, 03:40 PM #28Originally Posted by cappy75
09-09-2005, 06:32 PM #29
I think this "handlock, bigbutt" only apply for tower grip dince they more easy to slip when one swing realy hard.
09-10-2005, 12:11 AM #30
Possibly... the switch between choking the cone for netshots and pinky grip for overhead is quite tedious during rallies. You might not have the additional leverage of holding the handle butt when you use the new method but you save so much time changing your grip. Besides, those pros have great timing and strength. They don't need the extra powerful hard shot when they're playing at a fast pace. Speed is of the essence as they need to squeeze out relatively fast smash without too much of a windup. Shorter transition would mean less time fumbling with the grip.
Originally Posted by other
09-12-2005, 08:28 PM #31
wow ~ interesting ... hmm ... I never noticed this before
09-22-2005, 12:32 AM #32
hmm i think i might give this a try... seems like i can smash my hardest without worrying about the racquet flying outta my hand and smacking someone in the face, let alone breaking it... gotta get some supergrap first