Experimental Patterns

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by tball, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. tball

    tball Semi-Pro

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    I read the spaghetti stringing thread with great pleasure.
    This is kind of contination of that, but will discuss different patterns.
    I thought I'd post some experiments of mine and results. If someone else has done anything interesting like this, I'd love to read.
     
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  2. tball

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    #1 Double-Skip

    I do not know how this is called, or whether it has a name at all. I'd call it double-skip. The crosses are woven not over/under/over, but over/over/under/under. I know it is not legit, but I do not play in those tournaments where it matters. So, t his is how it looked when new:

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    The ideas was to liberate mains to move freely, similar to what spaghetti stringing does.

    The strings there are TF RedCode 17 @ 44 X Gamma TNT2 17 @ 42.

    For a long time, since I had this, I was not impressed by it. I did not feel the spin being any superior to many other racquets. So, I was just going to ignore this, and forget about it ... until 4 days ago.
     
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  3. tball

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    4 days ago, I put this in. Again, not sure what's the name for it.

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    This is WC Mosquito Bite 18 @ 46 x Head RIP Control @ 46.

    The idea here was to
    (1) neutralize hot spots in the center of London;
    (2) increase the sweetspot and make those off-center shots salvageable;
    (3) keep the spin as high as possible.

    Both strings turned out to be quite "dead", so 1 is achieved.

    (2) is overarchieved. On day 1, the difference between hitting on the poly, and hitting on the multi was breath-taking. It was "dead!", "live!", "dead!", "live!". Quite incredible. Especially considering that this is coming from one and the same racquet. While this was exactly what I was aiming for, the effect turned out to be a bit too dramatic. Luckily, on day 3, the stringbed neutralized itself, and the differences between the red zone and the black zone evened out. Off-center shots are still lively. Shots on the center stip gained a bit of power. And I get a nice sound difference to tell me where I hit. The sweetspot is bigger now, and I am almost happy.

    (3) -- sadly, spin turned out to be very weak. I picked Mosquito Bite because it was highly reviewed for its spin, but compared to what I had in this raquet before, it's very weak. What I had before is Wilson NXT, TF X1, TF X1/Gamma TNT2, TF Red Code/Gamma TNT2. Also, feel is not great either.

    Overall, I feel this pattern has a promise; I just need to pick better strings.
    Maybe even combine it with pattern #1.

    Pattern #1, which I initially dismissed as nothing special, turned out to be better in spin, and feel.
     
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  4. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

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    look real close notice the two colors of string?

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  5. Wikky

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    I'd love to see a picture of the outside of that racquet Irvin, it has to be a mess
     
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    Actually it was pretty neat looking there were a lot of crossovers but not bad.
     
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  7. brownbearfalling

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    There is a thread of someone stringing a Wilson Kfactor 90 with a diagonal string pattern. (powerangle racquet like)

    Some things that you might consider trying:
    1. Skipping holes. The prince graphite midsize's 14x16 is inspiration for this. I presume it would give you more power.

    2. Incorporating 3 different strings into 1 racquet. Maybe even 4 different strings.

    3. On a racquet with big grommet holes, like an over size racquet or maybe a wilson six one 95 Team version, you might try 2 string to every grommet most likely you need to use 18 or 18L gauge.
     
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