How about a 17-18 or 17-19 string pattern!?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by djones, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. djones

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    I have once found, I believe a 17-19 string pattern in a Yonex with TW's racquet finder.
    But why don't companies make racquets with 17 mains?

    It would be a nice compromise to make a 17-19 Head Prestige, instead of the 16-19 ('because it won't be a Prestige anymore', is what people say) or 18-20 which lacks spin potential according to many.
     
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  2. Deuce

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    A not so parallel universe...
    Indeed, a racquet with an odd number of mains would be interesting.

    Of course, the head would have to be asymmetrical in order to support the lop-sided tension...
     
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  3. jonolau

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    Wouldn't that screw up the centre spot? I can imagine that instead of having a hole bang in the centre, there is a string cross.

    Perhaps someone more technical can take this further on the consequences ...
     
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  4. uk_skippy

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    Dunlop and Slazenger once made a rqt with 17m x 19x. Basically there was a centre main. The frame was mounte in such a way that the throat support post was one side of this centre main and the head support post was at the other side. The rqt would therefore be slightly off-centre. The head shape was still round. They also had the fun of having the staggered stringing method (as also seen in Prince Vortex & Mizuno rqts).

    The Dunlop rqt was called Revelation, and the Slaz was Mystique XTC.

    Other than these 2 rqts Idon't know of any other companies that have produced rqts with an odd nuber of mains.

    Regards

    Paul
     
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  5. Punisha

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    wouldnt that be wierd to string too?
     
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  6. Return_Ace

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    also, you wouldn't be able to fit those dampners that fit over two strings exactly in the centre....
     
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