Just wondering how others have found 18 X20 string patterns re string breakages

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by looseleftie, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. looseleftie

    looseleftie Rookie

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    Hi,
    I have got a Head Prestige Mid Plus racquet with 18 x 20 string pattern... I have not broken a string in a while, and was wondering how others feels about the tighter string patterns, an whether they have noticed their strings lasting longer?

    I have a 16 x 18 Prince, and break strings like every 2 weeks minimum, and I use a mid price string.
     
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  2. PhrygianDominant

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    The general rule of thumb is less strings equals less durability, and the reverse is obviously true as well. So you're observatios are right on...
     
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  3. Dags

    Dags Professional

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    I played with a Prestige MP, and never broke a string in it. Some string jobs would have 30+ hours on them, depending on when I got around to cutting them out.

    I've switched to a Prince EXO3 Tour 16 x 18, and syn gut is popping in about 8 hours.

    I'm surprised at just how big a difference it makes. It relates to the denseness of the strings rather than just the pattern, which alters both with head size and how the manufacturer has spaced the strings.
     
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  4. Say Chi Sin Lo

    Say Chi Sin Lo Legend

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    I used to play with 17 multi's exclusively on my PC600 because I knew I could get away with the thinner gauge on a tight pattern.

    Open pattern and I'm back to 16.
     
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  5. novak.20v

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    Why is this in Pros' Racquets and Gear?
     
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  6. db10s

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    You beat me to it

    This should be in Strings or Rackets, not sure which.
     
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  7. Adidas_Anderson

    Adidas_Anderson Semi-Pro

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    i just broke my X-one + Black code just in 5 days.....youtek prestige MP 18x20
     
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