27.5 inch racquets....how does it change your game

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  1. loverf

    loverf New User

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    Trying to get feedback from people who have used 27.5 inch rqaquets, what impact does a .5 inch longer racquet does to your game!
     
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  2. bluetrain4

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    Obviously more reach. Can provide more power (over standard of version a similar frame) IF you can adjust comfortably to the extra length.

    Some people never adjust and they always feel sort of "off", feeling jammed at net, never feeling like they're completley at one with the racquet, and often end up choking on the racquet. Others fully acclimate after varying adjustment periods.

    It really depends.
     
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  3. The Meat

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    Wasn't too much of a change when I tried a 200 tour plus or a Pure drive plus. Still prefer a standard length.
     
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  4. Nellie

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    I play with 27.5 racquets. Things I like:

    1) Noticably more spin/kick on my serve. This is my primary weapon, so I really like this benefit.
    2) better accuracy/feel on my 2-handed backhand. I am very top hand focused and think extra length helps keep the weighting of the racquet a little more head-heavy. This is my weakest shot, so again, I really like this.

    Things I don't:
    1) A little less control of the forehand. I don't really notice this much since I bash forehands without really trying to paint the lines.
    2) less touch on volleys and the slice, 1-hand backhand (it tends to float more). I don't do a lot of touch shots, so I don't really notice this downside so much.
     
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  5. rolliges

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    Don't play with one but:
    Pro: longer lever=more power/higher swing weight
    Con: bad for your arm if you are prone to that.
     
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  6. gameboy

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    If you do a blind test with a same racquet at 27in and 27.5in. I highly doubt most people would notice. I play both and the overall racquet feel counts much more.
     
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  7. Lilguy1456

    Lilguy1456 Semi-Pro

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    I agree with this. People like to think of their game as being super sensitive to small chnages, but in reality, 1/2 inch doesn't make a huge difference. Unless, of course, it adds a lot to the swing weight or ballance...then it might make a difference. But the length is easy to adjust to.
     
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  8. mikeler

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    Going from 27 to 27.5 is a fairly decent adjustment. It takes a few matches to get the spacing correct. Changing back to a standard size is very little adjustment.
     
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  9. AYone

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    I had problems serving with a 27.5 inch PSGT Tour +, but when I connected flat it was un-returnable. Now that I'm transitioning to a 2HB, I may start using it again.
     
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  10. coolblue123

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    main thing I feel is timing. gotta prepare earlier, especially on cross courts. but easily adjustable. I play with a 27.25, don't notice much of a difference.
     
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  11. bhupaes

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    The 27.5" racquet seems to be better for my 2hbh. I use a ProKennex 7g, with 6 grams at 12 o'clock, and 15 grams at the tail end, for my primary racquet. But I agree that the differences are minor, and I would be able to get used to a standard length racquet if need be, once I weight it appropriately.
     
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