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can anyone explain what the different grips are? cause I have no idea of what the difference is between eastern and western etc....
 

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Ok...
Continental: basically, holding the stick like a hammer. There's a definite "L" from your arm to the bat. and it is perpendicular to the ground.

Eastern: Think of it as a "handshake grip." the bat is extended from a (slightly) relaxed wrist. Easiest way to do this is to hold the stick in your left hand, (assuming you're a right-hander) lay your right hand flat on the strings, and slide down to the grip. The index finger will be a little away from the middle finger, almost as if it were on the trigger of a pistol.

Semi-Western: Same as a Eastern, but turn the stick about 45 degrees counter-clockwise in your hand.

Western: Hold it like a frying pan. The strings are actually facing the ground and the sky.

Radical Western: Turn it counter clockwise even more than the Western. This grip is actually an Eastern backhand grip, and the same side of the stick hits the ball whether forehand or backhand.

Hope that answers your question.

..Joe
 
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