We played doubles with New England vet, Ken Moulton, who sported the rare two-handled tennis racquet. Is it a novelty or a distinct advantage?
Developed by Elie BouKheir, who has master’s degree in mechanical engineering and represented Lebanon in the Davis Cup and the US in the Veteran ITF Fred Perry Cup World Tennis Competition, the racquet was originally intended for players to hit two handed backhands and forehands.
But according to one online comment, “Rather the handle acts as a counter weight to the head. Racquets are usually head heavy or head light. This stick is perfectly even and perfectly balanced and has perfect weight distribution for perfect control”.
According to the company:
“The extra handle creates balance about the center axis squaring the racquet face in the hitting zone achieving a longer hitting path, thus improving consistency and stroke efficiency. The racquet swings correctly, if not, it is because you are forcing it not to, it is a smart racquet. Conventional racquets are either head heavy or, head light, they cannot be both. The Handler due to its second handle adds more swing weight with light head for improved maneuverability and racquet head speed. That by itself is a revolutionary weight balancing achievement.
“Vibration dampening efficiency. The Handle closed loop design transmits the vibration back into the frame and not your arm, less stress on your body to avoid injuries.”
Comments from any users or those who have played against it??
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