What racket to use of 1HBH

zorg

Professional
I switched to a one handed backhand recently. The racket I am using now is the Flexpoint Radical MP. But I think the Wilson nCode 90 will be better for the 1 hander. Money isn't a problem here. SHould i get the nCode?
 

donnyz89

Hall of Fame
there isnt a racquet for a stroke... flexpoint radical is a very fine racquet and a lot less demanding to the nCode 90. what makes u think one racquet is better for 1hbh than another???
 

andfor

Legend
donnyz89 said:
there isnt a racquet for a stroke... flexpoint radical is a very fine racquet and a lot less demanding to the nCode 90. what makes u think one racquet is better for 1hbh than another???
I'll take a shot at your question. It seems here on this board some folks think that as a rule of thumb smaller is better for a 1HBH. That being the case just get an old wood 65 sq in head stick and be done with the search.

Seriously though I would have to agree that the Flex Point Radical MP should b e a fine racket for 1HBH's.
 

zorg

Professional
I don't mind small head sizes though. I am asking, hit properly, which one can reward the work I put into my shots better?
 

Leon

Rookie
zorg said:
I don't mind small head sizes though. I am asking, hit properly, which one can reward the work I put into my shots better?
What ever you like, there are so many opinios, but most of the people use 100" or smaller for 1 HBH. Demo it, see if you like it, don't forget about forehand ;) it should feel good too, and then deside.
 

andfor

Legend
Zorg, there is a school of thought, not that I myself buy into it that with a 1HBH a smaller head sticks yield greater rewards and conversly larger heads tend to benefit the 2HBH. Maybe, maybe not. Some folks base this off of better manuverablity with the smaller head raquets and that is something needed by 1HBH's. This is then vaildated by comparing pros we see on tour and their styles of play. I don't fully buy it. Now longer racquets might be better for the 2 HBH but that's another subject. Again there's always exceptions. Plenty of good pros have use larger racquets, had a 1HBH and has success. Paul Annacone used the POG OS, a bunch of pros with 1HBH's today use the PD 100 sq in head etc. I could name more like Shlomo Glickstien, Peter McNamera and Trey Waltke but I'll stop there.

Bottom line is I firmly believe that it's really a matter of personal preference. Go with what feels best for you. When you decide on a racquet make sure you are convinced it's what feels best to you especially under match tested conditions. Once you make your selection stick with it for a LONG time. Just my 2 cents. Best of luck to you.
 

Dopke

Semi-Pro
Just to chime in, the ncode 90 is a very demanding racquet and very small sweet spot. You should be fairly well versed in one hand backhands... probably atleast a 4.5+ NTRP.
 

Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
For the slice, on hard balls, a heavier racket would help.
Not that you shouldn't be able to play with your current racket.

People using Wilson 6.0 95 seem to be quite satisfied with it. It also has a larger head than 85, perhaps easier for you to deal with.

Read more reviews, do some searches.
 
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