POG Longbody and One-Handed Backhand

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  1. Xevoius

    Xevoius Semi-Pro

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    Greetings,

    Has anyone tried this combination out?

    I have a one-handed backhand and I would like to ramp up my first serve a bit with a longer racquet. I am really familiar with the POG feel of both the Midplus and the Oversized models. Does anyone have any positive experience hitting a one-handed backhand with the longbody?

    I demoed the Babolat Aeropro Control + and was able to hit great one-handers but I want something I can customize out a little more that has less of a static weight.

    Any feedback would be apprecieated.

    ~Cheers
     
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  2. LowProfile

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    You'd have to be very careful using a one-hander with an extended length racquet, especially one that is a full one inch longer. You'd need to have very good technique and timing to avoid arm problems.
     
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  3. monologuist

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    I've tried hitting 1hhbh's w/ a POG LB. It ain't easy. I would not recommend it. There are better racquets to improve serving with. The strength of the POG LB lies in its ability to rip heavy topspin groundstrokes, preferably for a 2hhbh player....the additional 1" makes it feel really awkward and cumbersome for a 1-hander.
     
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  4. Z-Man

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    The POG LB's length does add some leverage to serves, but the racquet is also very flexible and very headlight--reducing the power. I think the POG OS serves just as well. The PS 6.1 is also a sweet serving racquet, and it would be much better for a 1-handed backhand, especially for slice.
     
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  5. Ripper

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    I'm a 1 hand backhander and have several Longbody Michael Chang Graphites that I like to use, from time to time. People think I'm crazy, when they see me with these at the courts, specially since they're all oversize, too. I can hit my 1hbh topspin shots just fine. There are lots of myths in tennis; you can either believe in all of them or try things for yourself and reach your own conclusions.
     
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  6. Xevoius

    Xevoius Semi-Pro

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    My topspin forehand and serve are my biggest weapons and I think an extended frame like this might accent them.

    I use a heavily weighted racquet at the moment but am looking to dable into the extended length racquet category.

    I plan on weighting up the POG Longbody a bit but I just wanted to hear from a least one person that they were able to rip their one-hander with this frame.

    I agree with you on the Myth idea Ripper.
     
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  7. Xevoius

    Xevoius Semi-Pro

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    Anyone know Ferrero's POG Longbody specs?
     
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