The thing with these grips is the proper way is what works for you - sounding good with no pain... The way I was taught French was to start in German position with middle finger fulcrum, and simply rotate my wrists so my thumbs were on top. Now you have a new position whereby you can use your wrists for volume. If you want to use more fingers, then your fulcrum can change accordingly.i Lately I have actually done a lil moellar out of french grip to get accents on single stroke rolls but would this be considered the proper way to do this? Also how can you guys play exclusive french grip around the kit without hurting your wrists or getting tendinitis?