Discussion in 'Racquets' started by TopspinAce, Aug 16, 2011.
As the title says right up there ↕??? And Best String to go with that stick
theres no "best"
you play with what you like, and what you connect with the most.
90-93-95-98 head, thin beam, straight or box beam, heavier >11.5 oz strung
A racket with a smaller headsize. Bigger headsizes feel clumsy for a one hander.
String combo is more important for flat hitter or extreme topspin players and style of play. Not if you're a one hander.
Moving to an 81 inch 12.5 oz frame from my Microgel radical mp drastically improved my one handed backhand.
For me I always like the rounder handles and the less bulbuos buttcaps. The Fischer/Yonex/Wilson handles are what I found to work best with the right frame specs of course. 98 sq. is about as big as you want to go as the racquet gets lethargic to turn over.
this topic has been discussed. do some searching through the boards.
But to give you some opinion, i think that the more mauverble th racquet the better it is for a 1hbh. So first aspect would be manueverability. the second aspect connected to that would be stability. You have to find a racquet that has enough stability to hit against the type of opponent that you play.
my favorites are the 6.1 95 1820, k90 and ps 85. im sure many others agree
some good racquets that i have tried are
blade 98 and tour
wilson tour (very ideal)
yonex rdis mid
tecnifibre 325 vo2 max
In aditon to all of this, there are a lot of different ways to hit a backhand. I have seen some people do it with an aero pro drive. They just have the racquet face very closed through contact. Even though I would never imagine hitting a 1hbh with an aero pro drive some people would. So to top it off, it depends on how you hit your backhand or how you "want" to hit your backhand.
interesting, tecnifibre 325 vo2 max?? is it really suitable for 1hbh? can anyone share your experiences here?
lm instinct xl - gasquet nuff said !
KPS88 helped my backhand tremendously.
The racket doesnt know how many hands are on the handle
hahaha nice one
I guess that's true, but don't imply that the racquet doesn't matter for one-handers. Clearly, racquets with smaller head sizes, higher twistweights, higher swingweights, and rounder grips (Prince, Wilson) are more favorable for people with one-handers.
I would stay away from anything over 95 sq. in. head size and definitely stay away from racquets lighter than 330 grams (strung) and 320 swingweight. You need stability for one handed backhands, more so than two handers. The racquet does more of the work for one handers compared to two handers. A heavier, more stable, more solid frame really helps.
That's not to say you CAN'T hit one-handers with larger, lighter frames, it's just not as reliable or as effective as with smaller, heavier, stable frames.
yeah, I struggled a little on my bh with 100" frames, moved back to Dunlop BIO 200s and my bh is fine again. Any of the 95" 'players frames' should be ok (prestige, 6.1 95, PS etc)
I really like a few of the new Donnays. Platinum 94 and 99, Gold 94 and 99, even the X-P Dual is great for a 1HBH. Also the heavier 94s in the X-series are good as well; I just prefer the Dual Cores. The Volkl PB 10 Mid, Dunlop 200 tour, Prince EXOS Rebel 95, and Babolat PS LTD GT (have to swing hard every time though) are also good.
I played with n6.1 95 for 3 years but recently switched to the donnay gold 94. My 1HBH is definitely better with the donnay gold 94. I'm not sure why but I just seem to hit 1HBH better. If you have a chance, give it a try.
Agree on the Dual Core Donnays, especially the Plat 94. Very solid, seems to yield heavier balls for me on my groundstrokes, and stable at the net. And when I get a good shoulder turn, start off a bit high on the backswing (a la Gasquet), and really swing through the ball, it's a sublime feeling.
Everyone is different. I have heard that heavier, smaller head and thin beam are the best. I think there is some truth to that (probably pushes one to the correct mechanics). However, at my age and small stature, I have had to give up on the K90 for something slightly lighter and more maneurverable since I was often late with the K90.
As the constant refrain on these boards say, demo, demo, demo
and I came across this thread after buying two Vantage 100s
next stop a 95er
Yonex RQiS 2 Tour just good, but not in the stock form. lead tape under the handle and a little in his throat. static weight of 335 grams now
Most OHBH user hit with oval shaped frames, except the few who can successfully supinate to hit heavy topspin with extreme Eastern BH grips, alla Youzhny or Ljubicic.
I agree with those who spoke in favor of a round shape. oval or ellipse shape, like a head or tecnifibre, I was very uncomfortable with this 1HBH
I have 2 FP prestige Mids and had to file the cap down to get a straighter grip and more surface area contact. I think these are when the grip changed to a more round shape too, versus the old Head shape. I have to say my alltime fav for the 1hbh is the DNX10 Mid with 1.25 RPM at 57lbs. That frame and that string can lift all but the lowest 1hbh with good spin and depth.
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