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Hello Coach Rosario,
I recently purchased a DHS A5006 paddle which is a big improvement over the generic Walmart paddles I've been using for a while now. However, my hands are used to the lighter weight from the cheaper paddles so my index finger is sore and sometimes gets a little numb after a few rounds of play. Is it normal for most paddles to be around the weight of the DHS series for 5-ply wood or am I just holding it wrong? I never had this problem with the cheaper paddles before...
I saw the paddles PingSkills have but noticed they were all long handles - will that affect my Chinese penhold style grip that I've grown up with? I'd love to purchase a Rook or Touch but wanted some reassurance that its design suited the c.penhold style.
Thank you very much for your time and advice!
The new racket is probably a little heavier than what you are used to. It would be similar to most rackets. Try to relax the grip slightly. Often players hold their fingers too tightly. You can even try to sand down the shoulder of the bat where you are holding it. It may have shaper edges there that if you just sand very slightly will make the grip more comfortable.
We do have a Penhold version of the Touch if you are interested in it. Take a look at this link. PingSkills Touch Penhold.
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