Davis Topspin Diagonal (and info about diagonal stringing - in general)

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  1. Bud

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    I've become fascinated with diagonal stringing recently and need some info on this racquet (or diagonal stringing, in general)

    There seems to be a number of advantages to diagonally strung racquets... lack of significant string movement, extended string life and additional topspin generation.

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    Now, the questions:


    I'm wondering what additional advantages/disadvantages exist?

    How are the frame forces different while stringing and after the stick is strung and released from the machine?

    What about recommended tension?

    Is a diagonally strung stringbed a bit looser than a conventional stringbed? (It seems it could be since the string movement isn't a factor like a conventional frame)

    Has anyone string a conventional racquet with the diagonal pattern?

    Is this practice dangerous since the frame isn't designed for a diagonal pattern?


    How'd you determine the grommet to grommet pattern?

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    If anyone has a Davis Topspin they'd like to part with... please let me know. Will pay or trade.

    Thanks for all input!

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  2. goldenyama

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    I believe that diagonally strung racquets are also easier on the arm.
     
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  3. khw72004

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    I am sure you can test out diagonal string patterns on a cheap racket first to see if it works. or a warped racket to correct it.
     
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  4. ag200boy

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    there was a thread on TTW a while back where someone diagonally strung a k90
     
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  5. Bud

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    I recall that... any idea where it's located?
     
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  6. plasma

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    pls post diagonal patterns if you find them. I'd like to try some on my 85's
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    I played madraqs for quite some time...the star shaped string pattern didn't produce extra spin, it did however give the stringbed an excellent dampened and even touch
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    the gut strings on my Keubler are about to go, can't wait to finally test drive it this week...
     
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  7. Bud

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    I've not had the chance to play with a 'Diagonal'.

    Is it true what they say about spin generation, string movement and string wear?
     
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  8. plasma

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    i'll test drive it this week and let you know, can't wait to experiment with some diagonal and macro patterns. I hope the strings and frames hold up to the ridiculously high macro tension, would also love to test drive a spaghetti strung racquet and see what the gravy potential is, considering history has so cemented spaghetti strings effectiveness, even at top levels of the game, it interests the plaz
     
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  9. retrowagen

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    Völkl made diagonally-strung versions of a couple of its frames in the mid to late 80's; I believe Hansjörg Schwaier used a diagonally-strung Völkl on the ATP tour for a while...
     
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  10. Bud

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    Have you ever had the chance to hit with a 'diagonal', Retro?
     
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  12. retrowagen

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    No, Bud; I've always preferred equipment that did not promote extra topspin on its own merits - I like to hit a fairly flat forehand and backhand, and I assumed a "diagonal" would work against me in that regard.

    Actually, the equipment I have tended to like and use would seem to offer little by way of built-in help to find things like Power, Spin, etc.
     
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  14. tailofdog

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    Diagonal Stringing

    It was on one of my posts.
    I belive it was Jack & Coke who strung one up so it can be done.
    I have 3 Power Angles at home. They do produce more spin(AT LOW SPEEDS)
    at high speed i cant seem to tell. Strings do last longer. It is supposed to be easier on the arm. I had a hit with the 98 model Too light!! so no plow through effect The 115 fly the ball.
    Its worth doing IMO
     
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  15. plasma

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    can someone provide a tutorial please?, thanks
     
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  16. ag200boy

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    seconded!!
     
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