I used to have an eastern forehand, but just recently I've changed it to a semi-western, because I think you've got more possibilities with it. But I didn't expect it to be so effective! The shots that I hit with a semi-western forehand have a perfect length and a difficult bounce. I'm also really amazed about the speed you can generate with such a grip! I'm really glad I've changed it!
i dont know just hit..lol..yesterday i played from 11am-6.30pm with some friends inc. someone from this board who i wont embaress...anyway i found i hit it flat and deep at first, by the end of the day it started to be topspin and midcourt...by the end i was barely able to swing it !
I have a semi as well. I love my forehand, but my backhand, which used to be my best shot, is now a major weakness. Oh well! Sometimes it is on fire and is still my best shot, but usually it can make some wild errors. My backhand volley however, is pretty good.