View Full Version : What Difference Does String Pattern Make

03-27-2006, 07:37 PM
Can somebody please explain how a 18x20 vs a 16X19 would play differently assumng it is the same model. Does the denser pattern give you better feel and mpre spin?

03-27-2006, 07:48 PM
i think the 16x 19 gives you more spin.

03-27-2006, 07:49 PM
16x19 gives more spin, more power. 18x20 gives less power, more control. this is based on my experience since i have both kinds of racquets.

03-27-2006, 08:54 PM
14 main patterns give you the most spin...but there's not that many 14 main pattern rackets out there

03-27-2006, 09:25 PM
str33t is right. But I'm surprised that the 18x20 Volkl Tour10 VEngine Mid that I have gives me more spin than my 16x19 Volkl C10 Pro. It could be that this is a control-oriented frame with a 17mm beam width and I'm able to get wicked topspin and slices with the T10VE mid.

03-27-2006, 09:27 PM
Differs from racquet to racquet, so just get what you like. Spin will come, so dont worry.

basil J
03-28-2006, 06:36 AM
I get more spin from my ncode 6.1 18 x 20 than I did from the 16 x 18 pattern
and more spin than I did from my 03 tour. I had to adjust my swing a little bit, but the string bed is more solid and the balls come off very consistantly..

03-28-2006, 07:34 AM
I would add that the more open string pattern will result in more frequent string breakages.