Racket with similar specs to RF97

FRV

Professional
#1
I reported my other thread on a similar topic for deletion.

I recently purchased an RF97 and have been having trouble getting both hands on it for a 2hbh (grip too short). Can you guys recommend me a similar racket with a normal grip length. I'd prefer that the racket be a player's racket that helps me hit powerful serves.
 
#5
I am a two hander. Also have quite a big hand. I've tried my friend RF97 Autograph. Don't have problem using it with my two-hander. Although my left hand is a bit over the top of the grip.

I think Yonex or Head racquet grip length is better for two-hander. Me myself use 360 Speed Pro.
 

FRV

Professional
#6
I am a two hander. Also have quite a big hand. I've tried my friend RF97 Autograph. Don't have problem using it with my two-hander. Although my left hand is a bit over the top of the grip.

I think Yonex or Head racquet grip length is better for two-hander. Me myself use 360 Speed Pro.
That's what happens to me too. I don't really like it, but I guess I could get used to it. It just feels weird knowing that I'm using a racket that was made for a one-handed backhand.
 

FRV

Professional
#7
I've decided to keep the RF97! Thank you for the help guys.

Now to decide whether to switch to a one-hander for the sake of becoming more like Federer...
 
#9
I've decided to keep the RF97! Thank you for the help guys.

Now to decide whether to switch to a one-hander for the sake of becoming more like Federer...
I use it two handed just fine. Maybe put your hands closer together?
 
#11
I've decided to keep the RF97! Thank you for the help guys.

Now to decide whether to switch to a one-hander for the sake of becoming more like Federer...
If you use the Autograph version, and don't have problem swinging it, keep it. I love the heaviness and plowthrough of that stick.

As for the double-handed backhand issue, try wrapping overgrip a bit further above the grip.
 
#17
Interesting. For me the 2HBH has always been an "anything goes" kind of a shot. As for grips, thin grip (2), thick grip (4.5), worn out grip... even played with a short (Squash) grip for while when I had no better one available (non-dominant hand was 50% over the grip). I do tend to play it with my hands right next to each other, like you would in golf... actually when I tried golf years ago, I played it a bit like a tennis backhand ("wrong handed"), though fingers interlocked. And my dominant hand pinky hangs over, usually.
 

Sardines

Professional
#18
If you look at the specs, the Yonex VC/EZ98+, and Dunlop CX200+ meet the swing weight and balance, without the added weight and all have longer grips. I switched from the RF97A to the SV/VC98+ in the last year.
 
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