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JBLAKE_08
03-06-2006, 04:46 AM
This may sound stupid, but what does having a dense string pattern mean?
Thanks!!!

jtreed2000
03-06-2006, 05:09 AM
Exactly that, the strings are closer together. How it's factored is determined by string pattern (say 16x18 or 18x20) and head size.

gonzalocatalino
03-06-2006, 05:20 AM
example:

Dense string pattern Racquets:
Prestiges mid and Volkl t10 VE mid: 18x20 in a 90 sq head

Open String pattern racquets:
Prince Graphite mid: 14x18 in 90 sq head
Prince O3 tour mp: 16x18 in 100sq

rocket
03-06-2006, 05:26 AM
This may sound stupid, but what does having a dense string pattern mean?
Thanks!!!

It means less spin potential, less power but more control. :cool:

jtreed2000
03-06-2006, 05:32 AM
Rocket, I think you're right on the control/spin, but it may equal less power in some cases. At least that's what it says here: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LC/BasicFacts.html
"Decreased string density (fewer strings) generates more power. "

louis netman
03-06-2006, 07:10 AM
Rocket, I think you're right on the control/spin, but it may equal less power in some cases. At least that's what it says here: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LC/BasicFacts.html
"Decreased string density (fewer strings) generates more power. "

True, all things being equal. However denser beds allow one to string lower with more control than more open ones.

Also to consider: Denser - more durablility, Open - less durability. Some really open patterned rackets like the 03 Tour (16x18 in a 100" head) can really tear through strings very quickly if you're a hard hitting topspinner.

JBlake- here's a quick guide: super dense pattern is 18x20 strings in an 85" head, super open pattern is 16 x 18 in a 115" head.

rocket
03-06-2006, 07:26 AM
True, all things being equal. However denser beds allow one to string lower with more control than more open ones.

And finer string too, hence, more feel. S&V players typically go for this string pattern. :)