Do any of you 2H backhanders play with a head light racquet?

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  1. jonas-the-ball-basher

    jonas-the-ball-basher Rookie

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    When I got my first Head Prestige Classic racquet, I did not feel comfortable at all hitting 2 handed backhans because of it's very head light balance.
    As soon as I put about 10 grams of leadtape at 3 and 9 O'clock the racquet felt very good.
    So I just wonder, if there are any 2h backhand players around who prefer a top light racquet!?
     
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  2. Grimjack

    Grimjack Banned

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    Mine's about 8 pts HL.

    I think, in general, the answer to this is a resounding "yes," since most people don't customize their racquets, and most racquets are head light. Most 2HBH'ers probably use HL sticks by default.

    I do it by choice, FTR. PT280's, leaded at 3, 9, and under the grip. 13.5 total oz.
     
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  3. !<-_->!

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    I believe I do. I'm using a Head PT 280 coming in at 13.8 ounces and maybe about 10 points headlight. Don't know how headlight, just know it is. Works perfectly fine. Although for me, it seems I can use any racquet for my two-hander, so that might contradict anything I've said. Oh well.
     
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  4. pchoi04

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    I use a POG 93sqin and its 8pts HL and I think it feels good both ways even though I'm not that good with a one hander. But I feel like when I use a two hander I have to push my own weight into the ball to get a powerful hit where as with a one hander I can generate enough racquet speed where the weight of the racquet plows through the ball.
     
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  5. Venetian

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    I think most players with 2-handed backhands use headlight racquets. It's pretty hard to find head heavy racquets anyway and most players don't customize theirs
     
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  6. jonas-the-ball-basher

    jonas-the-ball-basher Rookie

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    Maybe my racquet is just 1 or 2 points headlight, but sure not 8 pts, to me that feels aweful, I just cant swing trhu the ball with two hands holding a 'light' feeling racquet.
     
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  7. gmlasam

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    I use a POG mid, older mid 80's model, and it is about 10 pt HL. I'm also a two handed back hander, all court player. MY pog is heavily customized and weighting over 13 oz.
     
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  8. james_R

    james_R Guest

    Yep - Currently hitting with an i.prestige MP and love to drive through my most reliable and solid shot, topspin 2HandedBackhand. Always have used HL racquets as I never feel comfortable with anything more head heavy than even balance.
     
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  9. jayserinos99

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    currently a volkl t10 ve mid; only customization is leather grip. it's fairly headlight.
     
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  10. Power Game

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    Yeah, I play with prestiges pretty much stock
     
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  11. PurePrestige

    PurePrestige Semi-Pro

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    I play with LM prestige without any lead.
    Best 2hbackhand racquet ive ever hit with? :D
     
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  12. 16

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    Right now i play with the 6.0 95 w/ a 2hnder.
     
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  13. tom-selleck

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    i put a subject like this just last week.

    i have an I.Radical OS that i got dirt cheap..... very low swingweight though. i think it's fairly head-light.

    anyhow, playing it without lead tape, i can whip my forehand around easily, not sure of pace but i can really whip the racquet, wait till last second and change direction... but my 2H backhand is awful.

    put on a fair amount of lead tape at 3 and 9 and then my 2hB is great but alot of mishits on forehand...

    so basically, head light = great forehand, head heavier = great 2HB... wonder if it has to do with hitting early vs. late.....
     
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  14. james_R

    james_R Guest

    That's interesting. You would think with the second hand driving the racquet through more, the weight distribution would not be an issue. I have found the balance between differant racquets has most effect on my forehand. I find any, reasonably weighted racquet fine on my backhand, though obviously some still better than others.
     
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  15. wao

    wao Professional

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    Yes,
    I play with both the LM Instinct XL and LM Prestige MP.
    Both HL sticks. I have no issue with my 2hande and really
    like it on my return of serve.
    Wayne
     
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  16. Feña14

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    My SRD 90 is around 6 points head light, its great for 2 handers.

    I found head heavy rackets on the 2 handed backhand to be too sluggish.
     
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