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Thread: Pan hand grip
07-28-2006, 04:11 AM #1
Pan hand grip
hi, i am a begineer who has just started baddy. i hav been comparing for a while the difference between a pan hand grip n a forehand grip, n i seriously cant tell the difference... can any1 help me o post an image o something.
n btw, do tricep n bisep curl improve ur forehand n backhand str for better smashing n all?
thx in advance
07-28-2006, 09:39 AM #2
I have no idea where to get pics. When you hold the racket with a straight arm in front of you with straigh wrist this is the difference.
Panhandle - the racket face will be open, you will be able to see the strings
Normal - you will not be able to see the strings, the racket head will be turned
Panhandle is basically not turning the racket handle in your wrist
Normal is the racket turned 90 degrees in your hand.
Although there are times when panhandle grip is good to use they are rare and as a beginner you should concentrate on using the correct grip.
07-28-2006, 09:51 AM #3
Do a search on Gollum's Grip guide. It has different pics for different grips including pan handle.
07-28-2006, 11:33 AM #4
07-28-2006, 12:02 PM #5
picture the differece
how u hold a pan while frying eggs
how u hold a knife when u need to cut apples..
that would be the general difference between a pan handle and a forehand grip
07-28-2006, 12:08 PM #6
Next time you pick up a frying pan, look at how you're holding on to it.
Now, imagine that you're going to use this frying pan to chop through a cardboard box or something like that (don't do it for real, no need to harm a good frying pan). What do you do? You turn your grip 90 degrees so that you'll be striking with the edge of the pan.
07-28-2006, 01:15 PM #7
Originally Posted by chessymonkey
08-03-2006, 12:13 PM #8
This is another example that demonstrates why I need to improve the grips guide! It's easy to understand if you already know the grips, but otherwise it can be hard to see the difference.
Panhandle: lay the racket on the ground. Now pick it up without changing the angle.
Forehand: like shaking hands with the racket, or holding an axe. Actually, this angle is not quite right, but it is much better than panhandle.
08-03-2006, 04:36 PM #9
Originally Posted by becoolboy
As for improving you strength for better smashing, check out this thread I started about some training methods:
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