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    aznrockdrummer is offline Member Frequent Poster
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    hmm, i cant do a one-handed topspin, so thats why I use two hands(along with getting more power and control) , but i still use one handed for slice.

    The principle of the hadokyuu is supposed to be a shot which you "charge up" and get extra power, i think. Though it is impossible to hit the ball that hard and have it still land in the court(unless you hit the ball above the net)

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    a single handed backhand has potentially more power than a two handed backhand due to the fact that it's has a longer...er...for the lack of a better word pendulum effect than that of the two handed backhand.

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    You may have a longer pendulum effect for a one handed backhand, but you can also add more strength to your shot because you're using two hands. Two hands is stronger than one no matter how you look at it. Besides, using one hand is also more tiring and requires that you have a lot more arm strength. You have to have a strong wrist and forearm. Or at least that the problem I have with my backhand. I can't use one hand because I can't get enough power to swing the racket steadily.

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    the problem with the two hand backhand is that since it's so compact, you can't get all of your arm strength into both arms, much less one. also it's on a smaller pendulum. Just look at Fed's backhand compared to most other tennis players, and you'll see the speed difference.

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    You might sacrifice a little power, but you gain a lot more control. Besides, I'm not sure the speed difference is that much. Federer is just strong in general. There are plenty of player who use a one handed backhand who don't have hits as strong as Federer's. The biggest disadvantage with a two handed backhand seems to be the reach that you get. It cuts your reach down by at least half. I think that because it's more compact, it's easier to use your entire body to hit it.

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    I'll agree with control, I find that directing the ball is much easier even for me ( I generally use a singlehanded backhand) with a two handed backhand. Your right about Federer but he is not the strongest tennsi player out there, but it seems to me like his backhand is much faster than the likes of say...Nadal. And like I said, the single backhand has "potentially" more power, not necessarily

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    I still don't know about the single handed backhand having more power. I'm not good at physics, but I know it gets harder and harder to swing the racket when it gets farther away from your body. A longer pendulum may help to increase power, but it also requires more energy to swing. If that energy was concentrated into a shorter distance, it may be more effective. Plus, having another hand to support it helps, too. Idk, that's just my observation/opinion.

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    well, using physics, I'm just saying it's potentially stronger, not necessarily. I don't really think either one is better than the other really....

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    the reach doesnt matter since: essentially double power(two handed)> longer pendulum

    also, the reach problem is solved running faster

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    Quote Originally Posted by aznrockdrummer View Post
    the reach doesnt matter since: essentially double power(two handed)> longer pendulum

    also, the reach problem is solved running faster
    It's not double power. Just because you're using two arms does not mean double power...

 

 
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