View Full Version : Wich handle you like the most?

06-25-2011, 09:41 PM
Hey, people, I like Anatomic handle, but i kind of like Straight also, so im
confused about wich handle im going to buy, (its a Donic Burn off- blade)
I use Donic Burn off- with anatomic handle, but i feel that the handle is to big. (or i have to small hand)
so i want to try straigt.

What Do You Think About Handles, How Do You Like Yours?

06-26-2011, 01:36 AM
At first I love flared but after I buy an anatomic handled bat I love it more :D
Its all about personal preference, wont affect your game too much I believe..

06-26-2011, 02:17 AM
why there is no penhold option QQ

06-26-2011, 03:52 AM
I agree with YosuaYosan. I have played with blades where I like the handle and other blades that had the same kind of handle, like a flair where I did not like the handle. If you like the handle then there is something good about it. If you don't like the handle you don't want that one. I don't really think the handle makes that much of a difference. I tried a Timo Boll ZLF and it had a straight handle. I did not like the handle but I loved the blade. I tried a Clipper with a straight handle and I liked the handle. I tried a Jonyer with a flair handle and I did not like the handle. I really like the flair handle on my Cornilleau Hinotec and my Primorac though.

I like flaired and anatomic handles more than straight handles but they all work. I have been told that anatomic and straight are better for hitting and flaired handles are better for serving, over the table touch loops and pushing and for looping. I don't really feel that. I think you can do the same things with any handle. But the logic behind what I was told was that, because the main part of the handle is thinner on a flair than on an anatomic or a straight, the handle is less in the way for the wrist action and for using your hand to manipulate the blade while using your wrist in those strokes. Whereas, in flat hitting or smashing you just grab the handle and so a thicker handle to hold gives you more power. From a logic standpoint it makes sense. Like the action that Zhang Jike is doing to manipulate the blade when he does that over the table banana loop backhand, you might get more wrist from a flair, how you cock your wrist, and then use your wrist and hand to manipulate the blade: But, I have a feeling Jike could do that shot with an anatomic or a straight handle without any of us noticing a difference in the shot.

06-26-2011, 04:03 AM
@ dici, I think that the discussion of penhold handles would be a different discussion. I personally do not know what the difference between the Chinese Penhold and the Japanese Penhold handles would be in terms of how they play and what each grip and handle does better. It is a good and an interesting topic.

Since this thread was started by a shakehand player looking to choose the best shakehand handle for the blade of his choice the topic is about the different kinds of shakehand handles and what the advantages to each are. And a shakehand player wanting to know the advantages of the three different kind of shakehand rackets is not to be confused with a shakehand player who wants to switch to penhold and learn which version of a penhold racket would be best for him/her. That being said, dici, can you tell us the advantages of the different kinds of penhold grips. Or anyone else out there, feel free to chime in as well.

I think a good shakehand player should be able to be competent at playing penhold as well. I know that learning to loop penhold forehand and rp-backhand have helped my shakehand forehand and backhand a lot.

06-26-2011, 08:04 AM
straight for me the other type of handles just dont grip with my hand dont know y

06-26-2011, 12:08 PM
Personally I love anatomic handles. So the racket is fixed in my hand and cannot slip away :D And, it's comfortable ^^

@YosuaYosan: When I started to learn backhand topspin, my coach said I should play it with penhold. It worked :D Now, my BHtopspin is getting better :D

06-26-2011, 01:01 PM
I tried to BH topspin with RPB and I found it easy and powerful but didnt think until now that it could improve my bh shakehand topspin..
I think I will follow Mr Carl's and your coach advise :) Thx for the tips guys

Mm I couldnt help wondering whether you actually want to reply Mr. Carl's post or me :D

06-27-2011, 12:47 PM
I lile my love handles.... :) Jokes aside, flared works best for me. To me, it's just what you are comfortable with.

06-27-2011, 02:37 PM
Well as I am straight, my handle is the same ;-) :D :D

Matt Hetherington
06-27-2011, 03:50 PM
hah with the above comment I hate to continue on. DO NOT TAKE THIS OUT OF CONTEXT :P
I've tended to flip between straight and flared handles over the past few years I think each blade has a unique feel to it and sometimes I prefer one over the other. Whatever feels right at the time, that's what I go for :P Keep it clean! :)

06-28-2011, 07:44 PM
No penholders here? :(

06-29-2011, 08:29 AM
i like straight handels and my second bat has flared but dont like that one as well

06-29-2011, 11:29 PM
Aren't there some conditions like: Offensive blades, you should take a straight handle and so on?
I think I've heard something like that.. Maybe just dreeming x)

Personnally, I think that the best handle for a person is the handle he/she is the most comfortable with! :D

08-12-2013, 04:44 AM
Old thread.
Guys, keep voting!

08-13-2013, 03:35 AM
I use flared handles and I love them! However my pop used an anatomic handle on his W. Schlager OFF+ and I have to say I like the way that fit in my hand but I perfer the flared blade since the middle isn't as thick.

08-13-2013, 06:37 PM
Choose the handle that you like most. personally like FL handles.