What Difference Does String Pattern Make

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by kenshireen, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. kenshireen

    kenshireen Professional

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    Can somebody please explain how a 18x20 vs a 16X19 would play differently assumng it is the same model. Does the denser pattern give you better feel and mpre spin?
     
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  2. imadeulook

    imadeulook Rookie

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    i think the 16x 19 gives you more spin.
     
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  3. str33t

    str33t Professional

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    16x19 gives more spin, more power. 18x20 gives less power, more control. this is based on my experience since i have both kinds of racquets.
     
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  4. snoflewis

    snoflewis Guest

    14 main patterns give you the most spin...but there's not that many 14 main pattern rackets out there
     
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  5. jonolau

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    str33t is right. But I'm surprised that the 18x20 Volkl Tour10 VEngine Mid that I have gives me more spin than my 16x19 Volkl C10 Pro. It could be that this is a control-oriented frame with a 17mm beam width and I'm able to get wicked topspin and slices with the T10VE mid.
     
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  6. Alafter

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    Differs from racquet to racquet, so just get what you like. Spin will come, so dont worry.
     
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  7. basil J

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    I get more spin from my ncode 6.1 18 x 20 than I did from the 16 x 18 pattern
    and more spin than I did from my 03 tour. I had to adjust my swing a little bit, but the string bed is more solid and the balls come off very consistantly..
     
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  8. scotus

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    I would add that the more open string pattern will result in more frequent string breakages.
     
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