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lawrence
03-23-2008, 06:48 PM
im having trouble deciding between a dense and open string pattern

when im using an open pattern i could do with more control, but if im using a dense pattern i could do with a bit more spin potential lol

whats the better trade off?

Zhou
03-23-2008, 06:55 PM
Oh, Sorry I was reading it on my Itouch. Sort of difficult.

If you can hit your shots with a dense string pattern and still impart enough topspin to keep the ball in, I would go with the dense pattern.
If not you won't lose too much control with an open string pattern.

soggyramen
03-23-2008, 07:08 PM
You have got it mixed up.
You would get more control from a dense pattern and get more spin potential using an open.

he's saying which is the better trade off open string pattern=less control or dense string pattern=less spin

lawrence
03-23-2008, 07:24 PM
yep. in my case im going with the k95 either 18x20 or 16x19 so i cant really decide
ive tried both and im in the middle lol

TennisProdigy
03-23-2008, 07:27 PM
Find a racquet with a string pattern of 16 x 20

quest01
03-23-2008, 07:32 PM
I prefer an open string pattern because of an easier access to spin.

soggyramen
03-23-2008, 07:35 PM
yeah i'd say go for a 16-20...or the npro 18x18 if you can find it. i actually really liked that racquet. almost impossible to find now.

the-robz
03-23-2008, 08:55 PM
na i prefer closed. but thats me. open feels HORRIBLE. at times.

bcast66
03-24-2008, 05:34 PM
yea open is different on every hit i feel. the corners of the racquet are just unstable with open to me. but if you hit directly in the center thats no problem. im debating sticking with my microgel prestige mid or kblade tour or babolat limited edition.

Greg Raven
03-24-2008, 09:22 PM
In the lab, the stiffer the stringbed, the better the spin. Therefore, on paper, you should go with the denser stringbed if you're looking for more spin (which will give you better control).

iLose
03-24-2008, 09:34 PM
^^ but we all know thats not true.

yaha21
03-24-2008, 10:20 PM
i use k95 18x20 and i love it. hehe.

Anton
03-24-2008, 10:23 PM
In the lab, the stiffer the stringbed, the better the spin. Therefore, on paper, you should go with the denser stringbed if you're looking for more spin (which will give you better control).

:confused::confused::confused: Which lab is that exactly

All the "labs" I've ever read of concluded entirely something else - stringed properties do not affect the resulting spin.

Looser, more stretchy, stringbed just gives more ball pickup on an upward swing - which majority of tennis players erroniously mix in with spin property.


Here is an easy way to think about it - looser stringbed for more loopy shots, tighter stringbed for more flat response.