27.5" stick - Is it good choice for one handed BH ?

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  1. ronin

    ronin Rookie

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    HI !

    I have pretty good topspin one handed BH, I was wondering
    if i replace my current raquet to let's say BABOLAT pure drive or
    Control at 27.5" length, will it effect my shots
     
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  2. jings

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    I've never been able to get comfortable with the extra length. Intuitively you think you can get a "bit more" on the ball with the length but I find my balance and timing suffer. Wouldn't have thought 1/2 an inch makes that much difference but it does to me.
     
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  3. AAAA

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    If you want a racquet to enhance your 1HBH there are much better racquets out there than any of the current Babolat racquets.
     
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  4. JohnThomas1

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    I use a 27.5 and it suits me nice. I would simply opt for some quality playtesting. Try the Babolats, they have a very good reputation and would certainly be worth a test :)
     
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  5. ronin

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    AAAA- Can you tell me which raquets are better to enhance
    1 handed BH from Babolat ?!
     
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  6. kevhen

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    Last week I demoed the Babalot Pure Control in 27.5" length. I found it to have excellent power and excellent control on baseline strokes. It was a bit heavy for power serves and had great control on volleys but not much punch and a small sweet spot. It weighs around 12 ounces and I am used to 11 ounce racquets. I am use to 27.5" frames which help mostly with generating power on the serve. Otherwise I choke up during groundstrokes. I would say this is a very good baseline racquet though, but I use a 2 hand backhand so I can't say too much about 1 hand BH's since I only use those when desperate and on the run.
     
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  7. AAAA

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    Ronin, If you have strong brand loyalty, are sponsored by them or must have a Babolat for some other reason then pick the heaviest Babolat you can handle.

    The muscles used to keep the racquet stable on 1HBHs are not as strong as those used for FHs so you'll want as heavy a racquet as you can handle if you are aiming to hit advanced pace and/or heavy topspin on your BH side.

    Out of all the different revisions of the PC pick the heaviest one.
     
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  8. JohnThomas1

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    Wouldn't the heavier stick make racquet control and the ability to generate racquet head speed on an already troublesome shot harder? The ligter sticks are quite stable due to the head heavy balances. I find with my lighter stick i can control the head much better on my one hander.
     
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  9. kevhen

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    The Pure Control + has a swingweight in the 330's and I did notice the extra power compared to my other 2 racquets whose swingweights are around 310. Demo the racquet first. I demoed this one for free through the local sporting goods store.
     
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  10. @wright

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    My RD Power 10's have a swingweight in excess of 350 and are 27.5 long. I have a one-handed backhand and preparation has to be perfect to pull this off. I would say a 27 inch stick is much better for a one-hander, not to mention volleying.
     
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