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    This might be stupid but... Hey i heard to improve a smash you need wrist and speed right is there anyway you can do this? Like a training of some sort. Thanks

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    Hmmm when i teach beginners to use their wrist more i get them to do clears with their arm vertically up clearing with wrist only. For starters it lets them realise how much power is generated by that movement only.

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    Depends on your style and the racquet as well, I'd imagine. Some people are wristy, others armful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilfredlgf View Post
    Depends on your style and the racquet as well, I'd imagine. Some people are wristy, others armful.
    im planning to buy a At-900

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    The people using arm is generally doing it because they don't realise the power they can generate with their wrist. While you can still generate a lot of power, u won't get the same steepness in smashes and control with arm only.

    I don't think the racquet really matters, a head heavier racquet might induce more arm action, while a head light might make it easier to add more wrist into each stroke.
    Last edited by Moggy; 03-24-2008 at 12:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No0b102 View Post
    im planning to buy a At-900
    i don't think that'll give you a good smash, especially if your technique isn't right to begin with. btw, it's not really the wrist that generates power. wrist is a joint, so you can't get power from it. the power comes from the pronation and suprination of the forearm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shifty View Post
    i don't think that'll give you a good smash, especially if your technique isn't right to begin with. btw, it's not really the wrist that generates power. wrist is a joint, so you can't get power from it. the power comes from the pronation and suprination of the forearm.
    I suppose technically the power is delivered by the muscles in the forearm, and the means of delivery is via the wrist. You could try putting in a wrist support that prevents your wrist from snapping backwards and you'll see power being reduced significantly (it won't prevent you pronating the forearm).
    Last edited by Moggy; 03-24-2008 at 06:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moggy View Post
    I suppose technically the power is delivered by the muscles in the forearm, and the means of delivery is via the wrist. You could try putting in a wrist support that prevents your wrist from snapping backwards and you'll see power being reduced significantly (it won't prevent you pronating the forearm).
    agreed. just that i've seen people who think using their wrist means bending it into angles which could very well damage them badly, all because they've heard "power comes from the wrist"

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