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    Default Forehand Grip trouble

    I always have trouble whenever I get the shuttle above my head.

    I use the forehand grip but my shuttle goes a bit to the right instead of going straight.

    Do your fingers point to the north-east or fully eastward whilst doing a forehand gripped shot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Yes but what angle are your fingers at while hitting/smashing a shot above your head using a forehand grip?

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    All the return angle is control by your wrist.
    Hold your racket and treat the racket as a mirror.
    Whever your racket face to, means the shuttlecock will end there.
    you can swing as the same but control the drop point using your wrist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph_lee View Post
    All the return angle is control by your wrist.
    Hold your racket and treat the racket as a mirror.
    Whever your racket face to, means the shuttlecock will end there.
    you can swing as the same but control the drop point using your wrist.
    That pretty much answered my question. It's just the way u get explained something to you. Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by charliebadders View Post
    Yea my power is fine, it was just the angle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flawless View Post
    Yes but what angle are your fingers at while hitting/smashing a shot above your head using a forehand grip?
    You may find it helpful to move slightly towards a panhandle grip. If the shuttle is in front of you, rather than directly overhead, then this slight adjustment will help you hit cleanly (without slice):

    http://www.badmintonbible.com/articl...adjustment.php

    However, if this were the problem, I would expect your shots to be off towards the left, not the right -- unless you are a left-hander.

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    Actually the adjusted grip should have been the "basic" , anyway...

    (Gollum in relation to old discussion), So when do you adjust pure grip and when do you adjust your wrist/hand angle?

    (For 20 years, when I learned badminton, the attitude was that beginners should only learn/start with one grip... Soby for many years I learned to adjust the wrist angle and I used no really grip adjustment! So when I learned the "correct" way, it was like hey was is the problem, I can do (almost) everything with one grip, lol!)

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    Well, adjusting the grip angle is more efficient, biomechanically, than changing the direction using your wrist or arm.

    For a given situation (your position relative to the shuttle), there will be an angle of grip that is most effective at transferring power into the shuttle. If instead you adjust your arm/wrist movement, then you're going to be hitting the shuttle before or after the point of peak racket head speed, or you're going to be slicing the shuttle.

    This point of peak racket head speed should occur when the arm is in a roughly neutral position (i.e. in the "middle" of your arm rotation, neither pronated nor supinated).

    Of course, it's often useful to have the option of changing your shot direction using your arm/wrist. But just in terms of getting the most power, it's best to have a grip that "matches" your position (relative to the shuttle) and the intended direction of your shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum View Post
    Well, adjusting the grip angle is more efficient, biomechanically, than changing the direction using your wrist or arm.

    For a given situation (your position relative to the shuttle), there will be an angle of grip that is most effective at transferring power into the shuttle. If instead you adjust your arm/wrist movement, then you're going to be hitting the shuttle before or after the point of peak racket head speed, or you're going to be slicing the shuttle.

    This point of peak racket head speed should occur when the arm is in a roughly neutral position (i.e. in the "middle" of your arm rotation, neither pronated nor supinated).

    Of course, it's often useful to have the option of changing your shot direction using your arm/wrist. But just in terms of getting the most power, it's best to have a grip that "matches" your position (relative to the shuttle) and the intended direction of your shot.
    Makes sense, but the power thing via pro./sup. is 'foremost' (not restricted to) an issue for clear and smash! At the net, properly even for lob, I would say that it is foremost about control!
    Of course, the higher level, the more important it becomes to include both power and control especially at the backcourt!

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    Yes, I was thinking mainly of smashes, and secondarily of clears.

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