my head racquet has the wrong string pattern!!! Pics included.

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  1. tsongaali

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    I got this racquet used from my authentic tennis store for $40, and after it was strung today I noticed the pattern was 18x18. I was like ****, is this a fake. BTW the racquet is a head liquidmetal instinct tour xl which is supposed to have a 16x19 pattern. The thing is, the racquet seems like it was actually made by head. The weight is 12 ounces, and the length is correct (extended half inch). Anyways, I really don't care since I play really good with it, but I just want to know if it is a fake or not.

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  2. zidane339

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    Could it be strung wrong?...looks like the first cross from the top shares with a main..is that how its suppose to be?
     
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  3. MonkeyMan123

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    Its real. It is strung wrong though. Btw, thats my one of my favorite rackets i have ever tried. I cant find them anymore though. You got one heck of a deal for $40...lucky
     
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  4. autumn_leaf

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    deleted due to wrong information. sorry about that.
     
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  5. Bud

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    Pic

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    Skip top main 8H

    Skip bottom mains 8,9T
     
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  6. KerryJ

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    That can't be right. Look at how much space that would leave between strings at the head.
     
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  7. KerryJ

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    Well we have a picture now. But now I'm wondering is this a legal stringing?
     
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  8. NoNameZ

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    yea, i saw a lm prestige strung as 16x22, it hit pretty well though. nice find btw
     
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  9. The_Question

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    Your dampener justify the way it was strung. You strung it incorrectly...
     
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  10. Bud

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    You're referring to the unhappy face? :)
     
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  11. tsongaali

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    could this wrong stringing damage the racquet? Should I demand a restring? (I didn't string it myself, my club strung it.)
     
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  12. Bud

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    Yeah, ask them to re-string it correctly. Take the above pic in to show them it's incorrect.

    Hard to believe a modern racquet stringer wouldn't suspect a problem with the shared grommet. Usually, too if you're unfamiliar with a racquet... you research the pattern prior to stringing it.
     
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  13. Bud

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    It may damage the grommets... but it's probably OK. The frame is fine.
     
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  14. NoNameZ

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    yea, the grommets should hold up pretty well. and you might actually like the pattern better. if you compare it to the pic that Bud posted, you can find that the stringer misused holes in a lot of places... lets play a little game, see who can name all the things wrong with the pic hahaha
     
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  15. Deuce

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    Shared grommet holes pretty much went 'out of style' in the late 80s / early 90s.
     
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  16. m1stuhxsp4rk5

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    here are some better pictures if you need it.
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  17. antgun007

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    frame is fine, just strung different
     
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  18. defrule

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    Is 18x18 legal though?
     
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  19. NoNameZ

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    ^^^ nothing says its not right?
     
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  20. Steve Huff

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    It's legal. It's strung incorrectly. Bud has a great photo to take to whoever strung it. Will it hurt the frame??? Maybe. I'd cut it out.
     
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  21. Bud

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    Yes, one of the few 'modern' frames to use shared grommet holes is the Prince NXG. However, on the NXG, there are still two holes in the shared grommet so each string has its own 'corridor'.
     
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