2-Handled Racquet

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  1. BDAZ

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  2. beedlejuice22

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    I saw them at New Haven yesterday. I saw the jump serve live. It was insane! Too bad they lost.
     
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  3. hasema

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    I thought the jump serve was illegal? Well at least a running start was. Is that racquet legal?
     
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  4. djokster

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    Here's a better view of the racquet:

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  5. djokster

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    Here's an image of the two brothers from Indianapolis:

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  6. waxnator

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    That's a crazy racquet! What's the benefit of having two handles though?
     
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  7. FreshStew

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    :lol: wtf?
     
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  8. Nanshiki

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    Absolutely none, if you're not ambidextrous.
     
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  9. JW10S

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    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.
     
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  10. Gorecki

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    being talked on tour when you lack other weapons maybe?
     
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  11. rommil

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    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.
     
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  12. wyutani

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    with two handles, you dun have to change overgip that often.
     
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  13. PBODY99

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    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
     
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  14. albino smurf

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    You can use it to find water.
     
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    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:
     
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  17. robbie_mx

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    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....
     
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  18. kfactor/all/the/WAY!

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

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    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.
     
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  20. 1/2volleylobs

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    how fast are their serves?
     
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