Manufacturers should have 2 string pattern versions of each stick

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  1. PackardDell

    PackardDell Semi-Pro

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    We live in a free world of course but it would be nice if manufacturers would have 2 string pattern versions of each stick. A 18 x 20 and a 16 x 19 (or 18 ). Now only Wilson and Dunlop seems to do that.
     
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  2. Noveson

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    Um actually almost every company does that. Head has their Prestige and Radical pros, Tecnifibre has two versions of most sticks, Prince has it on their whites.
     
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  3. Richie Rich

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    but the radical pro isn't exactly the same as the regular radical. it's a totally different racquet all together
     
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  4. racquet_jedi

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    ^^It's close, though, right? :wink::wink:
     
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  5. Richie Rich

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    i guess. couple square inches, stiffer, diff beam width, etc :wink: :wink:
     
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  6. ollinger

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    It would create unnecessary inventory problems (both racquets and grommets) without any effect on total sales (since all manufacturers already offer racquets to satisfy a variety of string pattern preferences). They benefit more by just offering more models and flavors. Tecnifibre does it, but the inventory problems it creates results in Tecnifibre not offering many of their models in all markets, particularly USA.
     
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  7. MikeCrowChip

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    Prince should engineer their racquets such that these "speedports" should be be spaced and reinforced so that the grommet plugs could adjust your pattern.

    Come on prince...

    ...while you are it, bring back the following racquets:
    CTS Lightning
    CTS Approach
    CTS Graduate
     
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  8. JW10S

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    Not every frame is suited for both a dense and open string pattern. Often changes have to be made to the frame to accommodate a different string pattern, which results in the racquet company introducing a new and different model.
     
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