What is the Best Racket for a 2 Handed Forehand?

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  1. Any suggestions?
     
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  2. jersey34tennis

    jersey34tennis Semi-Pro

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    i've tried it before

    the wilson tour limited edition has a pretty decent length handle, little lead under the grip, leather grip replacement and some 1/4 lead at 3 and 9, (2 layers of 4 inch stripes each side) and you've got a groundstroke machine
     
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    and i forgot kneissl red stars and toms machine are sweet 2, nice paintjobs as well
     
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  4. Red Stars look really nice!
     
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    I don't have lead under the grip, but everything else sounds like my POG longbody.
     
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  6. What's a POG?
     
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  7. tennytive

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    Prince Original Graphite or POG for short.
     
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  8. jersey34tennis

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    about the po

    i liked the pog longbody but i feel like it flexes a lot in the throat and shoulders of the frame, some people like that feeling and i'm sure that's where all the spin the pog longbodies comes from, but i feel like you lose a bit of power and penetration with all that flexing, you can def hit a heavier spinning ball with the pog and some lead but i prefer to counterpunch a little flatter where i can get the ball back across the court much quicker, with the pog i didn't take the ball on the rise as much, with the slightly stiffer frames i could play the ball easier off the bounce and redirect it to open up the court quicker. that's just me, if i could get a longer grip on an head andre agassi limited edition radical i'd be using that but the grip was way too short and i hate making grips longer
     
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  10. Fuji

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    Anything Yonex. Seriously their handles are great for 2Handers!

    -Fuji
     
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  11. flashfire276

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    +1.
    A good friend of mine used an RDS001 MP (I think), and he got plenty of room for both hands.
    Also, look into any + sized racquets, like a Speed MP or PSGT+.
     
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  12. ptr

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    But why 2HFH?
     
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  13. vincent_tennis

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    Dont know if TW has them but, you could add a 0.5inch plastic Extension to a racquet of your choice.
    "Unique" make them~
     
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  14. For me, my 1HFH is not very reliable.
    I feel that my 2HFH has more control and great spin potential. The ball also seems to penetrate closer to the baseline.
     
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    I also wonder why you stick with 2HFH. maybe you hit a little better with two hands than one right now, so it covers up a weakness, but at some point in your development you will have to decide if you can you really turn an unorthodox stroke like a 2HFH into something that gives you a competitive advantage on the court (i.e. a weapon) or if you should just put more work into developing a steady normal forehand.
     
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  16. Well in my opinion, it's the same as a 2HBH or a 1HBH, why do more people hit with 2HBH yet some still hit with 1HBH?
    Obviously the grip is a little different, but it's easier for me to hit spin. I've got a decent 1HFH as well, so it's not like I can't hit one, I still do, especially when the ball is too far away to hit a 2HFH. I feel that I always have a reliable shot on my FH as if one is not working, I can easily switch during a match, it's like having 3 shots (I never hit 1HBH unless I slice).
    :)
     
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  17. ptr

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    It's ugly :p
     
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  18. TheOneHander

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    That's entirely subjective. Besides, this is a thread about racquets that may be more comfortable for people who hit two handed forehands, not whether he should switch or not.

    To the OP, I second the Yonex recommendation, because their handles are two inches longer than your standard handle (9 inches versus 7 inches). Babolat also has some good extended length offerings-what else are you looking for in a racquet?
     
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  19. 100sq" head.
    Not too bothered about 27" or 27.5" but do prefer 27".
    Have a Yonex RQiS 1 Tour XL, head is a little too small, could do with more forgiveness.
    Not a fan of the new VCore / EZone range.
    Was considering Head IG Extreme Tour / Babolat Pure Drive but liking the Dunlop Biomimetic 500 Tour. Hoping to get DSQUAD package as well.

    Suggestions welcome!
     
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  20. TheOneHander

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    The PDGT/APDGT in plus length are fun racquets to hit with, and they fall into the category you seem to like. I also think the Bio 300/Tour is worth a demo as well. If you're looking into extended length racquets, the IG Extreme MP (not the Pro) is slightly extended. The extra length really helps on two handed shots.
     
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  21. Thanks for the suggestions.
    Like the look of the PDGT but I reckon they will have new models out soon so will wait until they come out.
    Was looking at IG Extreme but prefer Biomimetic 500 Tour.
     
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  22. TheOneHander

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    Well, the PDGT only came out in 2009, so you still have a lot of time even before pics start leaking. The releases won't be out until probably AO2012 if Babolat doesn't change their release schedule, so it's probably a good idea to check them out now.
     
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  23. True, but I think I could wait 6 months instead of being annoyed when the new models are released. I just dislike buying at full price when rackets are over 1 year old, even nearly 2 years old.
     
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  24. TheOneHander

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    Good point. What racquet are you using now?
     
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  25. Played with the Yonex RQiS 1 Tour then switched to the RQiS 1 Tour XL, so over 3 years of RQiS . .
     
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  26. TheOneHander

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    Okay. My final recommendation would be to check out the Pure Storms. The Pure Storm is a good customization platform, or you can go straight to the Tour or even the Limited (which was an absolute joy to hit with). Do you have a list of racquets you want to try? It'd be a good idea to finalize it.
     
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  27. Dunlop Bio 500 Tour
    Babolat Pure Drive GT (maybe PDR GT as well)
    Head YouTek IG Tour (I prefer some weight in my rackets, MP is too light and I never really use lead tape etc.)
    I'm not keen on the Pure Storms, what's the headsize? Isn't it 98sq"? I'd prefer 100sq".
     
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  28. TheOneHander

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    It's only two square inches. If you held up a 100 to a 98 to compare head size, you'd be hard pressed to tell a difference. Would it make a difference to you?

    And I'm assuming you mean the IG Extreme Pro. As a note, make sure your elbow can handle these racquets...the IGEP has a stiffness of 75, and the others are all around 70 as well.
     
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  29. What about the Prince EXO3 Graphite 100 MP?
    It looks great and the reviews are awesome. Also I have a thing for Green rackets..!
    Yeah I meant the IG Extreme Pro, not sure why I said Tour :???:
    I've never used a 98sq" racket. I actually have only ever used 95sq" except for when I was younger I had a 111sq" N4.
     
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  30. TheOneHander

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    Well, the Graphite was a fun hit, but it swings really heavy because of the 2 points headlight balance. It's also on its way out from Prince.

    And it really shouldn't make a difference anyways...if you haven't tried it, I wouldn't pass judgment on it just yet. Don't limit yourself because of a two square inch difference.
     
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  31. Ok, which 98sq" rackets do you suggest?
    The BLX Blade looks good.
    I definitely want a headlight racket.
    Don't really want a Yonex again, they're great but don't like the VCore's or EZone's.
     
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