18x20 racquets

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  1. ClayisFun

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    So, I'm a big proponent of 18x20 racquets. I love the control and the way it preserves softer strings for a tiny bit longer.

    I've noticed that it is getting harder to find a variety of 18x20 sticks.

    I'm interested in what you all think are the best 18x20 sticks that are available.

    I play a dunlop mfil 18x20 with 10grams of lead on the end of the handle. What does everyone think would be good alternatives.
     
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  2. jaZZirat

    jaZZirat New User

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    I like the Technifibre 335 18x20 by far the best.
     
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  3. Klatu Verata Necktie

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    I played with a friend's K95 with the 18x20 string pattern, and I was impressed. It's got the power of a stiff player's frame with solid control.

    The Head Prestige series is always worth a demo. There you have the option of a mid sized racquet or a mid+.

    Happy hunting.
     
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  4. skraggle

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    The V-Engine Mid is a great 18x20 frame...
     
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  5. downdaline

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    Any of the Radical racquets from the brand Head. They're ALL 18x20.
     
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  6. mmuubb

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    ^^Isn't the Radical Tour 16x19?
    The Wilson ROK is a very interesting choice.
     
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  7. downdaline

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    oops my bad... yeah yeah, NON-TOUR/PRO radicals i meant.
     
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  8. keithchircop

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    This thread doesn't make much sense. An 18x20 string pattern on a 90 sq in frame is much more closed than an 18x20 OS 115 sq in. A closed pattern OS is like an open pattern mid, density-wise.
     
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  9. theone

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    I like the Prostaff 6.1 series with the dense patterns. I use the Hyper pro staff 6.1 with the 18*20 pattern, i'd like to get hold of a Hyper pro staff 5.0 with the 18*19 pattern but its hard to find. I used to own the tecnifibre Tfight 320 with the 18*20 pattern but compared to the prostaffs it swings horribly. The 6.1 swings so smooth.
     
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  10. anirut

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    I second this, as the Redondo's too hard to find in the US.

    Otherwise the Redondo's a great 18x20 stick.
     
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  11. hjminard

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    I would recommend adding the Boris Becker 11 to your list of candidates.
     
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  12. 007

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    Head Pro Tour 280
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    Yonex RDX 500 MP HD

    all are discontinued, however
     
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  13. ClayisFun

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    Do the redondos play similarly to the old pro kennex black ace racquets? Or would a classic ps6.1 be more similar?
     
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  14. anirut

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    Control-wise, yes. Ease of play, no.

    The Redondo's much easier to play than original Black Ace. (I say original becase there's a new BlackAce now.)

    Wanna learn (or, rather, indulge) more about the Redondo, just check the link in my signature for the Redondo Thread.
     
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  15. Casco

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    I play with the n6.1-95, 18x20. Great control and feel. Spin and power are where I like. The k6.1 sounds like a slight improvement. You should demo it. The new Head MG Prestiges sound nice, too.
     
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  16. joe1987

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    Very good point. The string pattern doesn't really play a part, its more of string density.
     
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