Alternate AeroPro Drive String Pattern

Discussion in 'Strings' started by drfredc, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. drfredc

    drfredc New User

    Aug 22, 2007
    Snohomish, WA
    Just thought I'd pass this tid bid along (used for almost 2 years). It might work for other racquets or not.

    I've found that adding a top line of string to the AeroPro Drive or APDC (making it 16 mains by 20 crosses instead of 16 x 19) helps string longevity and playability of the racquet.

    With the 'normal' 16 x 19 pattern, I kept breaking mains at the top, over and over again. With the extra cross at the top giving that area a notch more 'protection', that doesn't happen as often and I seem to get a slightly more solid feel on top end hits than otherwise.

    The cross stringing pattern I use starts with the 'normal' top cross string, only I loop in back across the top of the racquet (thru the eyelet pair of the 2nd from outside mains) to add another cross that is about 1/3 an inch above the normal top cross. I then carry the string down to proceed doing the 'normal' 2nd cross, which is now the 3rd cross.

    I figure since the doubled up main eyelet is on the outside mains (which don't see a lot of movement in Main/Cross stringing) plus a short top cross (that doesn't see much stretching during use), there are minimal negative side string effects from this pattern -- just fewer popped mains.
  2. Gmedlo

    Gmedlo Professional

    Apr 15, 2007
    P-Town, WA
    I think it's illegal though– not a uniform string pattern.

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