16X10 Head YTPP *Inspired by BruceD*

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  1. Andyroo10567

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    Finally came around making this mess. A 16X10 Head YTPP..... Sorry for bad picture, the lighting was horrible. Wouldn't have gotten this idea without BruceD's thread!

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  2. Fuji

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    That's awesome haha! I'm surprised your frame didn't cave in!

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    I don't think it would cave in.
     
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  4. Fuji

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    I guess since it's strung equally across the crosses it shouldn't have a huge impact on the frame, eh? I just figured that since it would be different stresses on the frame then a standard string job it might provide some extra wear.

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    The fewer points weight is spread out on, the more weight on a given point. But I think you would need to go even further than OP to break the frame.
     
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  6. Andyroo10567

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    It strung just fine, the crosses were tensioned at 55lb. Fast and easy to string. I was a bit curious of where to tie off because all i wanted to do was just to make it have less crosses but it turned out just fine.
     
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    Eh, i dont mind if it were to cave in or not. Either way its a pretty cool experience. I received the racquet from a friend anyway for free so i'm good. Couldn't find my dear IG YTPP but i'm guessing its in my car or at my friends house...... I'll have to check next time. hehehe
     
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    I did that with a Spectrum Comp M and with a Pog Os. You need poly in the crosses, tighter the better. Mains should be pretty tight too.
    My thread is somwhere out there too...
     
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    It's legal,anyways.
    Did you measure the frame before and after?
     
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    Let me guess the playability... Maximum launch angle, minimum control and zero durability?
     
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  12. BruceD

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    So how did it turn out?
    I see some folks use poly on the crosses, but I was thinking it's use on the mains, for more power was the way to go.
    As far as durability goes, on my Wilson K-Factor bold, so far there is no notching in the sweet-spot area after about 5-10 hours of mild hitting.
     
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  13. Torres

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    It won't work. 10 crosses at 55lbs doesn't provide enough SBS to stop the stringbed from trampolining. The string spacing on the crosses is simply far too wide and you've gone past the point of any reasonable playability. How is a ridiculously steep launch angle going to help you win a point?

    Wilson offer a 16x15 very specific drill pattern with a recommendation to use a very stiff, thick string (15g 4G) for that very reason.

    ^ This.
     
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    Kevlar is your friend.
     
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  15. Andyroo10567

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    It turned out pretty good! Some notching but not too much. I tossed it around to some hitting partners and they like the racquet just as much as i did.
     
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    I've searched around but I never saw anybody try this with a closed pattern racquet.
    Perhaps 18x10 would be even better?
     
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