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BDAZ
08-19-2008, 07:30 AM
This is one of the brothers that uses the 2-handled racquet. They played in the main draw in New Haven. Interesting. I didn't think they played professionally.
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/photo?slug=82bbdec403d9314b6503bc84d5837425-getty-77856058eg034_pilot_pen_ten&prov=getty

beedlejuice22
08-19-2008, 07:31 AM
I saw them at New Haven yesterday. I saw the jump serve live. It was insane! Too bad they lost.

hasema
08-19-2008, 09:05 AM
I thought the jump serve was illegal? Well at least a running start was. Is that racquet legal?

djokster
08-19-2008, 09:10 AM
Here's a better view of the racquet:

http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/82409470.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19368FFB0B613D6DEB041F686FB8D9B99AB E30A760B0D811297

djokster
08-19-2008, 09:11 AM
Here's an image of the two brothers from Indianapolis:

http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/81946644.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B869679A269F9CC90E41E62E2D1E858 E30A760B0D811297

waxnator
08-19-2008, 10:00 AM
That's a crazy racquet! What's the benefit of having two handles though?

FreshStew
08-19-2008, 10:59 AM
:lol: wtf?

Nanshiki
08-19-2008, 03:02 PM
That's a crazy racquet! What's the benefit of having two handles though?

Absolutely none, if you're not ambidextrous.

JW10S
08-19-2008, 04:21 PM
Absolutely none, if you're not ambidextrous.I've seen one of the brothers play a couple times. He can hit one handed forehands from both the right and left sides with this racquet as well as two handed strokes from both sides without having to change his hand position on the racquet. He can also serve with both his right and left hand.

And to answer a question form another post, his jump serve is indeed legal as he does not get a moving start into it. A volleyball type jump serve would be illegal as running into the serve is against the rules.

Gorecki
08-20-2008, 04:05 AM
That's a crazy racquet! What's the benefit of having two handles though?

being talked on tour when you lack other weapons maybe?

rommil
08-20-2008, 09:37 AM
I saw them use it during a doubles match in New Haven( I think their last names were Battistone). They also were filmed prior to their scheduled doubles match so I think we will see a video soon.

wyutani
08-21-2008, 04:46 AM
with two handles, you dun have to change overgip that often.

PBODY99
08-21-2008, 10:05 AM
There have been other two handled fames, one called the Handler.
It had a U shaped dual setup rather than the Y shaped of this model.
It did allow you to hit some different shots due to the hand placement, but I wasn't good enough to use it

albino smurf
08-21-2008, 12:58 PM
You can use it to find water.

Becksx1
08-21-2008, 08:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzNr90XZ05A&feature=related

This video pretty much explains everything you need to know about the racquet

kfactor/all/the/WAY!
08-22-2008, 11:18 AM
WHy do they have to serve so weird like volley ball? why cant they toss with one hand and hit with the other. stupid.

also, if that player swiches hands for a double forehand, why does he need 2 grips? one is good enough.





" the players chuckle at us on the court. they chuckle" ? :mrgreen:

robbie_mx
08-22-2008, 11:56 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzNr90XZ05A&feature=related

This video pretty much explains everything you need to know about the racquet


Great Video and explanation but i think that I can't put 3 of these raquets in my babolat bag they should create a new tennis bag....

kfactor/all/the/WAY!
08-22-2008, 01:30 PM
Great Video and explanation but i think that I can't put 3 of these raquets in my babolat bag they should create a new tennis bag....

that was what i was thinking when watching the vid. with the bag and racquet

Tallahassee_Technifibre
08-22-2008, 04:44 PM
Yeah in a challenger tournament around here i saw them lost to the team that won the whole thing. That jump serve is impressive no one could return it, they picked on the smaller brother. Also they lost to the american that got the farthest in wimbledon (can't remember his name) In doubles.

1/2volleylobs
08-22-2008, 04:52 PM
how fast are their serves?