Dense String Pattern?

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  1. JBLAKE_08

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    This may sound stupid, but what does having a dense string pattern mean?
    Thanks!!!
     
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  2. jtreed2000

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    Exactly that, the strings are closer together. How it's factored is determined by string pattern (say 16x18 or 18x20) and head size.
     
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  3. gonzalocatalino

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    example:

    Dense string pattern Racquets:
    Prestiges mid and Volkl t10 VE mid: 18x20 in a 90 sq head

    Open String pattern racquets:
    Prince Graphite mid: 14x18 in 90 sq head
    Prince O3 tour mp: 16x18 in 100sq
     
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  4. rocket

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    It means less spin potential, less power but more control. :cool:
     
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    True, all things being equal. However denser beds allow one to string lower with more control than more open ones.

    Also to consider: Denser - more durablility, Open - less durability. Some really open patterned rackets like the 03 Tour (16x18 in a 100" head) can really tear through strings very quickly if you're a hard hitting topspinner.

    JBlake- here's a quick guide: super dense pattern is 18x20 strings in an 85" head, super open pattern is 16 x 18 in a 115" head.
     
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  7. rocket

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    And finer string too, hence, more feel. S&V players typically go for this string pattern. :)
     
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