Although somewhat awkward at first it is of great benefit, and strangely satisfying, to be able to balance the Meel on just your little finger.
The gripping technique described below will facilitate wrist rotation, which is the gateway to the more advanced Meel swinging variations, but also to a more fluid, graceful and efficient execution of your swing.
This gripping technique will also have the added benefits that the King of Clubs, Mr. Paul Taras Wolkowinski, so accurately pointed out; and they are (I am paraphrasing):
- The Persian Meels have tapered handles with a small button at the end of the handle. This means that you can easily place your little finger underneath the button, and the index, middle ring fingers and thumb steadying the balanced club. This grip position makes it also possible to bring the balanced club closer to the body, without actual contact.
- Second this also enables a fuller range of motion by the arm lifting the club to swing it over the shoulder.
- Third, the tapered handle makes the Meel slide in your hand during the back swing, which elongates the club giving a deeper stretch and range of motion to the shoulder.
Thanks Paul for the additional insight.
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