16 mains : String Patterns of Champions

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Alafter, May 2, 2007.

  1. Alafter

    Alafter Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2005
    Messages:
    2,472
    Either that, or Head is the only serious manufacturer of 18 mains.
     
    #1
  2. kingdaddy41788

    kingdaddy41788 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,753
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    I'm going to go with the latter.
     
    #2
  3. kingdaddy41788

    kingdaddy41788 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,753
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    Not to mention that a large majority of racquets have 16 mains, so it's more likely that these "Champions" would use one anyway.
     
    #3
  4. Alafter

    Alafter Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2005
    Messages:
    2,472
    Ok this thread title needs to changes to "16 mains, World domination by brute numbers"

    Time to conduct a scientific analysis.
     
    #4
  5. bsandy

    bsandy Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2004
    Messages:
    1,990
    Doesn't your nBlade have 18 mains ?

    . . . Bud
     
    #5
  6. fastdunn

    fastdunn Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    6,294
    But sometimes 16 mains can be more dense than some of 18 mains
    (in their actual spacing).
     
    #6
  7. z-money

    z-money Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    461
    Location:
    Kansas
    gaudio loves wilsons that have a 18x20. He got the 04 french
     
    #7
  8. z-money

    z-money Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    461
    Location:
    Kansas
    18x20 champs: Safin, Kuerten, Gaudio, Agassi, Ivanesivic. Just to name a few. Anyone who has used a head racket and won a major was using a prestige or a radical they are all 18x20
     
    #8
  9. barry

    barry Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2004
    Messages:
    3,269
    All the ones you mentioned are has been’s! The new breed use 16 main rackets, just look at the top 10. Head sales are off 25% this year, they are doing poorly (guess the flexpoint gimmick hole in the middle is a joke).
     
    #9
  10. stormholloway

    stormholloway Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2005
    Messages:
    6,834
    Location:
    New York City
    What's your point? That 16 mains endows players with special powers?
     
    #10
  11. bsandy

    bsandy Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2004
    Messages:
    1,990
    4 of the top 10 use 18 main racquets, don't they ?

    It just depends on whether you're a flat hitter or a heavy top spinner.
     
    #11
  12. McGee

    McGee Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2005
    Messages:
    157
    Where did you get the 25% sales loss figure? According to Head's Annual Report racquet sales increased 1.8% since the introduction of Flexpoint which is slightly ahead of the industry averages for 2006.
     
    #12
  13. LarougeNY

    LarougeNY Professional

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2006
    Messages:
    1,469
    Location:
    Ny
    Where'd you pull that number out of? Yes flexpoint is a gimmick, but almost everyone I know that uses a radical got the fxp, and their sales increased (even by a little margin).
    Plus its not the equipment, its the talent of the players. Some prefer the 18 mains (agassi, safin etc..) and some prefer 16 (sampras, fed etc...). Pointless argument to say the least.
     
    #13
  14. kreative

    kreative Professional

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    1,447
    head prestige and dunlop 200 series are the most popular racquets w/ 18 mains
     
    #14

Share This Page