Logix racquets.

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  1. papa

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    Anyone familiar with the Logix racquet - two handles.
     
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  2. nalbandian_fan

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    googled it, looks like a dumb idea... maybe good for beginners but idk, quite strange...
     
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    Well actually its not designed for beginners, believe it or not. The person I saw playing with it is a rather accomplished player - probably a solid 4.5. From what I know, it was designed by a Jack Harmm (sp?) who holds several golf driving records - like a 475 yard drive. I guess his primary interest has been in golf.

    I also taked with the player (that was using the ractuet) who is a Mechanical Engineer about the racquet and he says that it took some time getting used to the racquet becasue among other things the handle is somewhat off-set. Its made to be used with one hand and there is a difference between the right and left handed models. Although I didn't handle the racquet, he said it was a little heavy but now he won't use anything else.

    It does look a little strange.

     
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  4. DRtenniS1112

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    Maybe fine for two handed players on both sides but i'm sure its awful to serve with.
     
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  5. nalbandian_fan

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    i don't really get it... why are there 2 handles? how does that help at all?
     
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  7. nalbandian_fan

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    i really wana see a video of someone hitting with that
     
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    You're not the only one.
     
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    How much does it cost? I see no where to buy one or even price one. What are the rest of the specs like?
     
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    No clue, I wasn't even aware something like this existed until I saw this thread and googled it. Strangely though, it's meant to be played one handed. Something about correcting grips so that you don't have to brush up on the ball to produce spin.
     
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  11. Athans87

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    All I could find was the price, $190. From the text describing it, I would guess it is even balanced, but I can't find anything on mass or head size.
     
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  12. LowProfile

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    It's shaped like a racquetball racquet.
     
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  13. noobplayer

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    cool i want to try one
     
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  14. Deuce

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    A not so parallel universe...
    It looks very much like a copy of 'The Handler' - just with a different head shape.
    Either the patent ran out on 'The Handler', making this 'Logix' copy possible, or the 'Logix' frame was designed by the same guy who designed 'The Handler' (forget his name - German guy, I believe).

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    double post.
     
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    something similar:
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  17. papa

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    NO, you can only use ONE hand on the racquet - not trying to be cute about it but its a one handed racquet but it has TWO handles.
     
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  18. papa

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    Not cheap - a little less than $200.
     
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    Yeah, I had originally looked up "The Handler" because the guy playing with this racquet referred to it that way - didn't seen anything on the internet under that name.

    As I understand it, the "second" handle is really a counterweight with both handles off-set from what would be considered a "normal/conventional" handle. Off-set and cantered (don't know if that term is correct) something like 20 degrees.

    As I originally said the player I saw using it was very good (4.5 - 5.0). His shots had lots of pace, excellent serve, good vollies, etc -- if it wasn't for having a different color overwrap on each handle (in this case blue and yellow) you would not probably even notice that the racquet was different.

    Somehow, the second handle serves as a counterweight (although it looks like a regular handle) and the player indicated the racquet was a little bit on the heavy side but easy to get used to. This guy used at least three of them during a three set match but I don't see any significance in that.
     
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    In many ways yes but on this particular racquet the two handles are joined at the bottom. Your photos look more like a pair of hedge clippers.
     
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    Well, this guy didn't have any problems. His serve was consistent and had lots of pace - hard to tell speed but probably around 100.
     
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  22. papa

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    You know, I really don't remember the head shape. The Logix one does look more like a snowshoe design but I just can't seem to recall even though it was just a couple of days ago - sorry. Maybe there are different versions of this same principle (never know which spelling is correct) - have no idea.
     
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    Wow yeah, the racquet look's like crap!! I would never purchase this racquet, bleh.. Guy hitting with it seems like a volleyball player.
     
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    Haha, too bad he is actually very good.
     
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