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AT92292
01-23-2009, 07:07 PM
Will strings last longer without dying in a dense stringer pattern

Kevo
01-24-2009, 10:48 AM
I don't know of any research on that topic, but I think that you could safely guess that they will. I have been getting much more time on my strings since I switched to a 18x20 patterned frame.

I will say that polys seem to benefit more for me than multis. I pretty much doubled the string life with poly, but maybe only get 20-30% more with multis. I think that's because the multis still find a way to move around quite a bit where the poly just doesn't move much if at all.

LeeD
01-24-2009, 12:22 PM
I double what Kevo said.
Seems easy 1/3rd longer.
Then again, all I ever use is the thickest 15 gauge poly tight enough NOT to move on my spinniest second serves. Rest of my game suffers, of course.

stician
01-25-2009, 09:30 AM
Will strings last longer without dying in a dense stringer pattern

They def last longer in a tighter 18x20 string bed pound for pound. Less movement = more durability. When I crossed Legend with PSGD 17 I was breaking the crosses first every time. Around the sweet spot it flattened out and eventually snapped. That's unlike my prior more open patterned K90 sticks with the same setup.