If you could drill your own string pattern...

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  1. Thomas Bird-Itch

    Thomas Bird-Itch Semi-Pro

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    What would the pattern be and how would you change the spacing?

    I'd like to build my own racquet actually, just for the hell of it. :) I could do it in a weekend if I just used a solid piece of material. What scares me is having it implode during stringing or snap in half on the court.
     
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  2. spaceman_spiff

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    I would go with a 16x20, but I would have to experiment with the spacing of the mains. My goal would be to produce the most consistent string bed possible with the existing head shape. I hate it when the sweet spot is really hot and everything else is dead.
     
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  3. Amone

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    I would go with one of two patterns:

    12*16, with a small head (90 si or less)

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    22 * 24, with a medium-to-small head (90-100 si)
     
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  4. JonJon

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    I would go for 1 x 1
     
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  5. Lambsscroll

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    I would go with 14x18 with the same spacing as the POG.
     
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  6. Thomas Bird-Itch

    Thomas Bird-Itch Semi-Pro

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    22x24 on a 90 to 100? That would be a nightmare to string and power would be about zero!

    The POG seems about like as open as you'd wanna go unless you used 15g strings or thicker.

    I guess to tame the sweetspot you just increase the # of strings there, right?
     
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  7. kingdaddy41788

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    I'd experiment with an 18X18 pattern just for fun.
     
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  8. nickb

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    Id have the 14*18 of the POG mid in a k90
     
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  9. Thomas Bird-Itch

    Thomas Bird-Itch Semi-Pro

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    Anyone ever tried to build a racquet? Doing a custom mold w/ fiberglass or such seems really messy and time consuming. Making a wooden frame seems easy, but would you really wanna play w/ it?
     
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  10. 10sfreak

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    Man, I would LOVE to try one of those! That sounds about ideal to me.
     
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  11. Amone

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    The woodies have been done before. The fiberglass molding, I personally considered... I decided not to because I just got bored with the idea.
     
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  12. BkK_b0y14

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    id try a 14x16 just to see how much spin i would get
     
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  13. Muffin Man

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    i'd like to see a prestige with 16 x 19 or 16 x 18
     
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  14. Buckeye10s

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    yeah i'd go 14x18 in the k95
     
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  15. XxduckxX

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    ID wana try 26x24
     
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  16. str33t

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    I'd want to try something extremely open like a 16x16 to see how much insane spin I could get.

    edit: o cool, i'm a "professional" now :D
     
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  17. phucng_10

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    Pure Drive Cortex with 18x20. Wonder how much control I can get.
     
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  18. chiru

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    Yeah seriously, not a bad idea at all. I donno, ive genreally been happy with the spacing of the rackets i've used (especially the 16 x 18 in my ps 85) although i woulda appreciated the ncode 90 (my old racket) having similar spacing to the k90 now (and a smaller pallet wouldn't hurt in copifying federer either).
     
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  19. AznArtist209

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    build your own racket... i once thought of this when i was first starting out in tennis and all i thought about was equipment and technology, like what would a racket look like with 100 in head, o3 at 10, 1, 5, and 7, and flexpoint holes at 3 and 9, and an isometric head! haha crazy thoughts... but i would go... probably 18X20 a little more spaced in the middle and tighter going out on a mid size all graphite racket. but that's just me

    Nick
     
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  20. Nick b

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    4x4 string patern or 6x6 that would be god
     
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  21. knasty131

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    id second the pure drive with an 18x20
     
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  22. Thomas Bird-Itch

    Thomas Bird-Itch Semi-Pro

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    18x20 would be more harsh on a 72 RDC frame - PD, etc. some might be able to avoid the polys more often though... opening the pattern on head racquets seems like a common request though. i wonder why that hasn't been done?
     
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  23. dennis1188

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    Anyone hr know, if vantage will produce a custom order racket say, 105sqin w/ a 12x16 string pattern (i.e as Woodforde uses)?
     
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