String pattern affect sweetspot?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by BkK_b0y14, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. BkK_b0y14

    BkK_b0y14 Semi-Pro

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    Ok, so I probably answered my own question by asking this but does the string pattern of a racket affect where the sweetspot is located or even how big the sweetspot is? My guess is yes. The reason I am wondering is that I have been demoing the K90 and it just feels outstanding for everything. I can hit the sweetspot very often, not mishit as much as my POG, and surprisingly I can get more spin than on my POG. The only downside is the weight/swingweight. It is a freaking tank and I give mad props to Fed if he is really using this... So after all this time I have spent with the POG, could it be that my strokes don't fit the sweetspot of the POG? If that makes any sense...
     
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  2. radionise

    radionise New User

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    I was about to ask a similar question; given two identical rackets with similar specs and strung to similar tension, but one with 16x18 while the other with 18x20 string pattern, which one will give larger sweet spot?
     
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  3. toughshot

    toughshot Rookie

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    The 16x18 should feel like it has a "bigger" sweetspot, because the strings stretch more and it feels softer/more forgiving

    thats my 2 cents
     
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  4. bcast66

    bcast66 Rookie

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    i bet he uses a heavier stick. most pros can bench allot more then 260lbs i have seen andre aggaisi lift 325lbs. so that leads me to believe they are not weak. but somehow get strong without increasing mass.
     
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  5. obnoxious2

    obnoxious2 Semi-Pro

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    I really don't think benching weight has to do with your swing weight. If anything, it's your forearms which you don't work at all benching.
     
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