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 Post subject: Re: Tennis Elbow Advice
PostPosted: 19 Oct 2019, 15:11 
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Actual blade weight is not of primary importance since nobody plays with a bare blade. Invest $10-20 in a digital gram scale and get to know your paddle weight, i.e. blade + two rubbers + glue + edge tape + grip (optional). You might be surprised! I target 160g for my paddle weight. Anything north of 190g is unnecessarily heavy and, imho, conducive to injury in those predisposed to it.


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 Post subject: Tennis Elbow Advice
PostPosted: 19 Oct 2019, 16:10 
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It’s only 117g. Very light setup.

I didn’t get tennis elbow from playing table tennis, I believe it started due to some home renovations I did about 6 weeks ago. Was using a hammer and masonry chisel for a few hours and my wrist was sore for days afterwards. As my wrist recovered the pain in my elbow increased. The symptoms are identical to tennis elbow.

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 Post subject: Re: Tennis Elbow Advice
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nathanso wrote:
Actual blade weight is not of primary importance since nobody plays with a bare blade. Invest $10-20 in a digital gram scale and get to know your paddle weight, i.e. blade + two rubbers + glue + edge tape + grip (optional). You might be surprised! I target 160g for my paddle weight. Anything north of 190g is unnecessarily heavy and, imho, conducive to injury in those predisposed to it.


Respectfully disagree. When I switched blades, I kept my rubbers the same, and the difference in blade weight made all the difference for my elbow. Other people's experience can vary, of course, but the difference between a 70 gram blade and a 90 gram blade can factor into the problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Tennis Elbow Advice
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I feel that blade balance is important too,better where the blade is not one with hollowed out handle and head heavy and the balance point is more towards the handle

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 Post subject: Re: Tennis Elbow Advice
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If you fix your tennis elbow problem using the information I posted previously, blade/racket weight would be irrelevant. When I had the tennis elbow problem, I didn't change to a lighter racket nor did I stop playing. I did wear a tennis elbow brace and just kept doing the exercises for 6 weeks and the problem went away. It has not recurred since. I still pick up the bar and do the exercises occasionally though just to maintain my forearm strength.


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