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acintya
01-23-2012, 03:23 PM
Since weight is not an issue anymore which racquet should I buy for two handed play?

proper weight + low tension(around 24kg) would be a great weapon i think or? do you guys know any tour player that plays two handed forehand?

right now i am playing a kblade team and it has not enough power and it sux for serves.

today it tested head youtek extreme mp and it rox for serves but maybe I should buy some other racquet. What about yonex vcore 100s?

there are lot of combinations I could use, but what do you guys think?

Prince Triple Threat Warrior OS Racquets, babolat apdgt+, prince pog, or some extended racquet, big bubba @ high tension :D, or some other racquets..

LeeD
01-23-2012, 03:29 PM
Pretty stiff, big hooped over 100, slightly overlength, extended grip. Pick the one who's colors you can handle, because that's about as relevant as which racket wouild work the best.

DoctorBackhand
01-23-2012, 03:51 PM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=410099
Might be something in one of those threads. Although you already asked this before, maybe you'll find something there.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/ProKennex_Heritage_Type_C_Redondo_Mid/descpageRCPK-KTCR.html
The poster 1stSeed uses it and he has a pretty good 2 hander.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pTPiJgdltk&list=PL3849FCABA026E7DA&index=34&feature=plpp_video

I use this
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/ProKennex_Heritage_Type_C_Redondo_MP/descpageRCPK-KTCRMP.html

and this
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Prince_Original_Graphite_Oversize_Racquets_/descpageRCPRINCE-GRO.html

You don't have to use stiff extended rackets over 100, they just make things much easier. In reality the skies the limit.:)

LeeD
01-23-2012, 03:57 PM
Right, if you're as good as FrewMcMillian, you can use a 1975 DunlopMaxPly woodie, rigtht at 64 sq;s abd 13 oz.
But if you want to give yourself the best possible compromise of power, sweetspot, reach, and quickness........

acintya
01-23-2012, 04:06 PM
DoctorBackhand, do you play two handed forehand too? :) And LeeD... Tnx to both for the answers:) Im playing this style for 2 years but I really think I should switch to heavier racquets.....mostly I played stock radical OS @ 27kg but I really dont like to serve with this racquet :\, and it was a monster when I added some lead to the hoop :shock:

how is the control with pog os ?

2handsbothsides
01-23-2012, 04:18 PM
I have used a 2 handed forehand for about 30 years starting with 29" and trying everything from 27.5" on up. I play best right at 28". Current racket is prince longbody but there are many 27.5" rackets that can easily be extended to 28" to choose from giving a good range of head sizes, stiffness and string patterns.

I also recommend experimenting with lead tape as the 2 handed shot can maintain fast racket head speed with lots of weight.

I posted a tutorial on how to lengthen rackets up to half an inch here giving you lots of options.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=308163&highlight=length+customization

acintya
01-23-2012, 04:27 PM
tnx for the reply.. i was looking for a prince longbody but never found one in europe :( ... where could i buy it??

LeeD
01-23-2012, 04:40 PM
Playing 2 handed has nothing to do with recommending you a racket.
Smarts, experience, knowledgeable in tennis and the needs of a player is most important.
We all know OS rackets don't hit flat first serves very fast. They can hit excellent spin serves.
Depending on your swingspeed, most players of OS seem to settle above 65 lbs. for control, and some go right up into the eighties.
So back to smaller rackets, but not smaller than around 100, as a mishit for you is much more a penalty than a mishit for a one handed player.
You lack reach, so it stands to reason a longer racket is recommended.
The longer racket, with it's added leverage, allows for more powerful serves and groundies, and usually doesn't hurt in reflex volleys, as you can spread your hands somewhat.
As for exactly what brand and model, you know they offer more than one because it's a somewhat free enterprise nowadaze and CHOICE is considered a plus in this world. Support the company you want, it's your choice.
Or copy MarionBartoli, including her service motion.

USS Tang
01-23-2012, 04:48 PM
I use two hands on my forehand.
Prince EXO3 Red with length of 27.25 inches, 105 square-inch head size, 10.2 ounces, strung at 55 pounds with 16 X 19 string pattern suits me fine.

FedError
01-23-2012, 05:09 PM
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01013/tennis-double_1013269c.jpg

Timbo's hopeless slice
01-23-2012, 05:13 PM
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01013/tennis-double_1013269c.jpg

lol, I thought about it, you went and did it!

max8176
01-23-2012, 11:48 PM
I have two-handed forehand and have been using the RD-7.

Overheadsmash
01-23-2012, 11:59 PM
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01013/tennis-double_1013269c.jpg

I saw Brian Battistone play with one of those this sunmer. Kind of a novelty.

DoctorBackhand
01-24-2012, 06:34 AM
I saw Brian Battistone play with one of those this sunmer. Kind of a novelty.

That racket is pretty useless for a two hander. The hands have to work together to provide spin and they can't do that if they're on separate handles. That racket is better suited for ambidextrous one handers imo.

DoctorBackhand
01-24-2012, 06:39 AM
DoctorBackhand, do you play two handed forehand too? :) And LeeD... Tnx to both for the answers:) Im playing this style for 2 years but I really think I should switch to heavier racquets.....mostly I played stock radical OS @ 27kg but I really dont like to serve with this racquet :\, and it was a monster when I added some lead to the hoop :shock:

how is the control with pog os ?

Yes I play the 2 hander also. I can't really comment on the control of the POG OS because the multi I put in it lost some tension over the summer, although the control is still very good.

As for weight, play with whatever weight you can handle on serves and volleys. I had my POG OS customized to 14 oz 2 pt HH for fun. It was really powerful and just plain awesome to hit with until I needed serve. Then it was a pain. :(

Brian11785
01-24-2012, 08:58 AM
I hit with a Yonex RDiS 300. I've had the racquet longer than I've had the 2HFH. It has a long grip but isn't extended length. I've put about half an ounce of lead tape evenly throughout it.

Not sure if it's optimal, but I'm satisfied.

Frank Silbermann
02-01-2012, 03:15 PM
(The two-handled) racket is pretty useless for a two hander. The hands have to work together to provide spin and they can't do that if they're on separate handles. That racket is better suited for ambidextrous one handers imo. The Battistone brothers play mostly two-handed off both sides. I don't think they generate any less topspin than the average professional two-handed stroke. They use a 29" model, and with the full-length for each hand I suspect they get very good spin. Remember, you get spin through speed of the racket-head -- not by amazing muscular leverage over the racket.

You can see one of the Battistone brothers using it for a large portion of a singles match in this series of youtube videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCvICuM-W28

I see great stability on rising-ball shots.

DoctorBackhand
02-01-2012, 04:16 PM
The Battistone brothers play mostly two-handed off both sides. I don't think they generate any less topspin than the average professional two-handed stroke. They use a 29" model, and with the full-length for each hand I suspect they get very good spin. Remember, you get spin through speed of the racket-head -- not by amazing muscular leverage over the racket.

You can see one of the Battistone brothers using it for a large portion of a singles match in this series of youtube videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCvICuM-W28

I see great stability on rising-ball shots.

I may be wrong about this, but doesn't only one Batitstone brother play with 2 hands and the other is a 1 hander?
Either way, it still doesn't make sense to me how two handles can work for 2 handers. Personally, I'd rather have a longer handle than 2 handles, because I can still fit both hands on the racket. We do have to take into account that he is a pro, so he might not have the same difficulty getting spin with that racket as a rec player would.

Frank Silbermann
02-05-2012, 05:44 PM
it still doesn't make sense to me how two handles can work for 2 handers. Personally, I'd rather have a longer handle than 2 handles, because I can still fit both hands on the racket. We do have to take into account that he is a pro, so he might not have the same difficulty getting spin with that racket as a rec player would. Well, it cannot be any worse than getting spin on a one-handed backhand. And you get tremendous stability against off-center hits with your hands side-by-side like that. I mean, how could the racket even try to twist in your hands?

brianb76
02-06-2012, 08:38 AM
I have a two handed forehand and use a Yonex E Zone 100. Great all around stick.