Drills to do with weighted racket/ racket cover?

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  1. precrime3

    precrime3 Regular Member

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    Have been using a 120g racket for everything for a while (when not playing seriously) just to get more forearm muscle and it has improved my shot quality a lot. I can play a match with someone lower level than me entirely using it so my endurance has increased too I guess haha.

    I recently bought the yonex tr0 - basically a 150g racket and it comes with a headcover.

    I've been using it a lot and notice it really helps you emphasize putting power into your entire stroke - from the backswing to the follow through. It's really good for practicing drives or defense (any short returns).

    Are there any drills in particular I should be using the headcover for? Should I put it on my real racket or keep it on my training one?

    One thing I do notice is that your timing gets adjusted switching between training and real racket but that's to be expected I guess with the literal 80g difference lol.
     
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    Definitely not used on games but when at home while reading & watch TV, you can perform forehand/backhand rotation with your racket & head cover. Or you could do shadow smash or shadow drive or any other stroke variation.
     
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    precrime3 Regular Member

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    Why not during game? I found it's manageable in a doubles ( I play front) and we are playing non competitively. I'm a big fan of trying to use it as much as possible so I like weights and other things.

    And yeah, I use the HECS balls with this and in the morning practice drives or defense with the cover on.
     
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    how could you hit the shuttle when there is headcover that hide the string. The shuttle wont bounce back much or even wont bounce at all.
     
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    You just swing really hard - I made it work yesterday lol
     
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    Still... You will forget how it feel when the string makes contact with the shuttle.
    Also over training are bad to, i mean very heavy racket + head cover + actual games.
     

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