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Alafter
05-02-2007, 08:29 AM
Either that, or Head is the only serious manufacturer of 18 mains.

kingdaddy41788
05-02-2007, 08:30 AM
I'm going to go with the latter.

kingdaddy41788
05-02-2007, 08:31 AM
Not to mention that a large majority of racquets have 16 mains, so it's more likely that these "Champions" would use one anyway.

Alafter
05-02-2007, 08:37 AM
Ok this thread title needs to changes to "16 mains, World domination by brute numbers"

Time to conduct a scientific analysis.

bsandy
05-02-2007, 10:15 AM
Doesn't your nBlade have 18 mains ?

. . . Bud

fastdunn
05-02-2007, 10:32 AM
But sometimes 16 mains can be more dense than some of 18 mains
(in their actual spacing).

z-money
05-02-2007, 10:38 AM
Either that, or Head is the only serious manufacturer of 18 mains.

gaudio loves wilsons that have a 18x20. He got the 04 french

z-money
05-02-2007, 10:42 AM
18x20 champs: Safin, Kuerten, Gaudio, Agassi, Ivanesivic. Just to name a few. Anyone who has used a head racket and won a major was using a prestige or a radical they are all 18x20

barry
05-02-2007, 11:26 AM
18x20 champs: Safin, Kuerten, Gaudio, Agassi, Ivanesivic. Just to name a few. Anyone who has used a head racket and won a major was using a prestige or a radical they are all 18x20

All the ones you mentioned are has beenís! The new breed use 16 main rackets, just look at the top 10. Head sales are off 25% this year, they are doing poorly (guess the flexpoint gimmick hole in the middle is a joke).

stormholloway
05-02-2007, 11:39 AM
All the ones you mentioned are has beenís! The new breed use 16 main rackets, just look at the top 10. Head sales are off 25% this year, they are doing poorly (guess the flexpoint gimmick hole in the middle is a joke).

What's your point? That 16 mains endows players with special powers?

bsandy
05-02-2007, 12:41 PM
All the ones you mentioned are has beenís! The new breed use 16 main rackets, just look at the top 10. Head sales are off 25% this year, they are doing poorly (guess the flexpoint gimmick hole in the middle is a joke).

4 of the top 10 use 18 main racquets, don't they ?

It just depends on whether you're a flat hitter or a heavy top spinner.

McGee
05-02-2007, 01:34 PM
All the ones you mentioned are has beenís! The new breed use 16 main rackets, just look at the top 10. Head sales are off 25% this year, they are doing poorly (guess the flexpoint gimmick hole in the middle is a joke).

Where did you get the 25% sales loss figure? According to Head's Annual Report racquet sales increased 1.8% since the introduction of Flexpoint which is slightly ahead of the industry averages for 2006.

LarougeNY
05-02-2007, 01:37 PM
All the ones you mentioned are has beenís! The new breed use 16 main rackets, just look at the top 10. Head sales are off 25% this year, they are doing poorly (guess the flexpoint gimmick hole in the middle is a joke).

Where'd you pull that number out of? Yes flexpoint is a gimmick, but almost everyone I know that uses a radical got the fxp, and their sales increased (even by a little margin).
Plus its not the equipment, its the talent of the players. Some prefer the 18 mains (agassi, safin etc..) and some prefer 16 (sampras, fed etc...). Pointless argument to say the least.

kreative
05-04-2007, 03:26 AM
head prestige and dunlop 200 series are the most popular racquets w/ 18 mains