View Full Version : YT Speed 18x20 & 16x19 Differences

05-14-2011, 09:45 PM
I've got a few Speed 18x20s and I'm really digging the frames, but a friend of mine is selling off his 16x19s and will is up for giving me a great deal on the ones he still has, is there really that big a difference between the two frames?

I haven't played with the 16x19 but aside from the .2 extra length on the handle, string pattern and very slight diff in swingweight/stiffness

All the differences seem to be very small, anyone play with both? Is the length that noticeable?

05-15-2011, 03:05 AM
After a 10+ Year layoff from tennis, I got started back with the Speed 18x20. Very good control-oriented pattern. I felt something was missing though.

I love the open pattern of 16x19. It just felt like there's more access to spin. I didn't notice any difference in length.

Now, I've moved on to the 16x19 Prestige Pro. LOVE the weight!!

05-15-2011, 03:30 PM
Ok so the length diff isn't noticeable? because I've played with 27.5 and there is a bit of a diff, not super huge for me when the headsize is already 100, but .2 seems really insignificant :O

05-15-2011, 03:49 PM
I am really curious about this one as well. I play with an 18x20 and don't have easy access to a 16x20.
The 18x20 is just about perfect but my one complaint is spin and power(I wish there was a touch more of both).