Some throats just feel better in the hand.

kvan

Rookie
I really noticed this when I was playtesting the new PD that has has an oval beam in comparison to boxier-beams . Felt like my off hand was almost slipping when changing grips.

When actually hitting, it wasn’t that noticeable but just holding each I initially had some concerns:unsure:
 

Chezbeeno

Professional
I really noticed this when I was playtesting the new PD that has has an oval beam in comparison to boxier-beams . Felt like my off hand was almost slipping when changing grips.

When actually hitting, it wasn’t that noticeable but just holding each I initially had some concerns:unsure:
That's funny I normally go for flat or box beams, but I actually quite enjoyed the rounded throat of the PD. Do you hit a one or a two hander?
 

guilhermefdc

Semi-Pro
Nothing compares to the TK57 mold throat (“Prestige” and PT630). Even the earlier Radicals, Phantoms, the Gravity and other thin beamed frames...
There’s something about its size and shape that simply makes it really comfortable to hold
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
This was something that jumped out at me when comparing the 98 ezone to the 100. The 98 has such a sveltier throat that takeback on both FH and BH just feels more natural.
 

esm

Hall of Fame
Don't like any of the Babolat throats . Not a fan of the thicker throats. Like the Blades and box beam phantoms. Also prefer matte finish paint vs glossy paint for touch.
I reckon the Pure Strike is “boxy” enough to be switching between with the Blade. Imo.
 

steveq81

Rookie
You know what I mean. The feel of that slender, smooth, tapered throat of certain frames in the off-hand just gives you the confidence to nail the next shot!
Agreed — if you hit a one-handed backhand. I do, and you need that thin edge to cradle the racquet to change grips. If you hit a two-hander, your second hand should be on the grip instead of cradling the frame so not as important.

I will add one more variable to the equation: glossy finish on the paint job. Easier to make that grip change with a glossy finish than a matte finish.
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
I reckon the Pure Strike is “boxy” enough to be switching between with the Blade. Imo.
Yeah I was thinking more along the Pure Aeros and Pure Drives of the world. Haven't held a Pure Strike in a while


I will add one more variable to the equation: glossy finish on the paint job. Easier to make that grip change with a glossy finish than a matte finish.
It's the other way for me. Don't like a glossy finish as much as a matte finish for grip changes. Since I'm rotating the racket with the throat hand, I want a little less slippery surface.
 

Crashbaby

Semi-Pro
Has to be glossy paint! Matt paint is slippery like a satin sheet. I prefer a box beam, but am also fine with the ezone/aero shape for my one hander, you adjust pretty quickly. The paint matters more than shape for me. Paint on the new ezone is a bit slippery, the vcore is ok. My old Sv95 is full gloss and rocks as does the gloss on the new Wilson Blade Pro. :)
 

lim

Semi-Pro
ps85 and pc600 GOAT throats imo. Anybody else play with yonex but think the vcore throats are weird? They’re flat but but Don’t have that distinct edge on them
 

2ndServe

Hall of Fame
the more it curves inwards I feel the better it is for a one hander and volleys where you hold it for the ready position, If it's a straighter/less curved it feels too wide and cumbersome imo, also prefer glossy over the matte
 
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Used to play with the pro staff 95, loved the slim box beam in my hand. Just switched over to the Ezone which actually has a really nice slender throat and it was actually one of my favorite things about the racket lol
 
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