Decreasing the power of a racket with an 18x20 pattern

Discussion in 'Strings' started by grover, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. grover

    grover Rookie

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    In general would a thicker or thinner string help? What type of string? Poly or synthetic gut?
     
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  2. masterxfob

    masterxfob Semi-Pro

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    i feel that the closed string pattern reduces power quite a bit. as for the strings, they are the most fickle item for tennis players. thin or thick? low or high tension? poly? nylon? syn gut? nat gut? multi? it's just about one's own preference as they all have slightly different playing properties. i might love a string and you might hate it, you've just got to experiment to find what suits your game.
     
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  3. downdaline

    downdaline Professional

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    Yeah thicker strings for a more boardy feel. A 16g poly on a 18x20 will feel like a near-solid board when it hits the ball.

    That said, take note that thicker gauges of string lose tension faster, so the boardy feel wont last as long as compared to a thin gauge.
     
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  4. Wes_Loves_Dunlop

    Wes_Loves_Dunlop Professional

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    wrong, thicker gauges hold tension better
     
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