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PostPosted: 16 Jul 2019, 07:29 
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Blade: Dhs4006
FH: Hurricane3
BH: Double happiness g888
Hello,I already posted this question on announcements by accident, my bad. I am new to table tennis and I picked up the penhold grip since it felt the most natural, but after some time I realized that i couldn't close the blade on my backhand (traditional backhand). After trying a few grips and a bunch of index finger pain, i settled on an unusual grip in which the index finger is mostly straight and laying on the rubber and my thumb is laying on the wedge at the end of the handle (my blade has about 1.5 cm of gap between rubber and handle).
My question is if this grip will affect my progress in the long run and if i should change it.


PostPosted: 16 Jul 2019, 10:10 
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Front and back pictures would help.

Everyone is different, and I find the blade shape and weight affects how we grip as well. I see you are using H3 and G888, both being very heavy rubber (the G888 extremely so), this might be causing you to overcompensate in your grip pressure.

If anything, look at Ma Lin pictures, I consider his grip a nearly ideal starting point.

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