Originally Posted by always_crosscourt
haha, look at the link to Gasquet's backhand. Hell, even look at the link to Gaudio's backhand earlier in this thread. You are not even going to be able to reach up that high with two hands on the racket, let alone get a meaningful hit on it.
A 2hbh would be able to deal with both of those balls very effectively, but like I said before, you have to have the correct technique. You canít just try the 2hbh for a couple of weeks or months and expect to have it down. It takes many years. In many ways itís a more complicated stroke mechanically, because it requires more kinetic harmony between the 2 arms, torso and feet. Still, once you get it right I think the more stable head makes it easier to control the ball for most.
The 1hbh clearly has more reach above the head, since in principle you can potentially go as high as an overhead smash, but you donít seem to be aware that you can go well above the head with the 2hbh too (just a tad shorter than a fully extended overhead) and create good pace and spin, but the positioning of your body has to be more precise, because of the more restricted reach. The left arm is also a key component for a righty looking to get power that high up.