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Old 01-23-2013, 08:01 AM   #53
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Originally Posted by 10isfreak View Post
The one handed backhand is not bigger, faster and more free-flowing.
it's definitely "bigger" in that the stroke is longer. On the backswing the rackethead is further back when it goes horizonal. And at contact the ball is further forward and away from the body. All this adds up to is a longer stroke.

I don't have direct data on the "faster" part, but it makes sense that a longer stroke has more speed potential, especially when it is coupled with a lot of supination, which is usually is. The "strike zone" may be smaller, but within that strike zone I think the 1hbh is faster.

"Free flowing" is more subjective, however, many people prefer the 1hbh because it feels more free flowing. I've never heard someone say they like the 2hbh because it is more free flowing.
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