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I noticed a lot of penhold players having a gap between the bottom of the rubber and the top of their handle so that their fingers can wrap around the handle (like Ma Lin's forehand http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?1129-Chinese-Team-Bat-pictures!). How wide should this gap be? Would this effect the traditional backhand loop of block if the index finger cannot be straightened?
This is a personal preference as to how it feels. Ma Lin must be able to get the index finger moving OK. I guess it is a matter of getting used to the feel of it.
Any other penholders out there that can shed some light on the discussion?
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