What is your favorite string pattern?

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What is your fave string pattern?

  1. 16 x 18

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  2. 16 x 19

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  3. 16 x 20

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  4. 18 x 20

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  5. 18 x 19

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  6. 14 x 18

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  7. 18 x 18

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  8. other

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  1. JennyS

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    Which string pattern is your favorite?
     
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  2. Jonnyf

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    sorry to lazy to check but a PD+ is 16*19 aint it (ooohhh well if it aint sorry)
     
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  3. Return_Ace

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    Meh!!! it was between 16*20 (my Ti-80) or 18*20 (my probably soon-to-be LM Prestige Mid) well new racket wins of course.................=p
     
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  4. Paddy.Y

    Paddy.Y New User

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    Sure it would be my lovely stick prince response ti pattern (16X20). ^_^
     
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  5. ambro

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    14x18 - Lots of spin without much effort, and easy to string!
     
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  6. fishuuuuu

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    JennyS your company better make a perfect stick for us after you are done collecting all of these specs!
     
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  7. antontd

    antontd Semi-Pro

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    16x20 - Spin + Control.
     
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  8. ffrpg

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    16x18 is my favorite. I really enjoy the fact the Yonex racquets use the 16x18 pattern on their 90 sq in. racquets. I really don't mind 16x19 and can't tell a difference in playability. It's always nice pulling tension on fewer strings though.
     
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  9. Ronaldo

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    16x18, so easy to string but I truly miss shared holes like on the Rossignol F200
     
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  10. kreative

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    currently playing w/ 16x19, but fave is 18x20
     
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  11. TennsDog

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    18x20 just feels too stiff and dead for my liking. Perhaps it is just because of the fact that I have never actually used a racket with anything denser than 16x19 beyond demoing. I don't get a good feel for my shots with a dense pattern and can't generate enough spin.
     
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  12. nViATi

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    anything. i use a LM Prestige MP but i picked up my friend's HPS 6.1 and i liked it too. yeah i'm insane like that :)
     
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  13. TwistServe

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    This is why the O3 Tour RULES!
     
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  14. La Bomba

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    My 200th post! My favourite string pattern would be 16x18.
     
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  15. jonas-the-ball-basher

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    I like 16-18 very much too for spin, but I can't seem to not break my strings every two hours!
     
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  16. Guga_x

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    To me it also depends on the size of the head and the distance from the frame to the first string.

    So far the best combination I have played would be 98in 16x20.

    Spin with control and durability.
     
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  17. thejackal

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    I prefer 16 mains over 18 and since I string for myself now, 18 crosses is always easier.
     
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  18. GregOz

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    Jenny, do you work for either a racquet company or a market research firm?

    Anyway, my answer is: 18x20. I find more open patterns too unpredictable.
     
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  19. basil J

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    18 x 20 with a 17 gauge string gives you ultimate control and great spin. Biggest bonus: stings last longer than an open string pattern!
     
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  20. mistapooh

    mistapooh Semi-Pro

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    I'm force to play with my TiRad for the last 3 weeks or so, I miss the 14X18 on my POG(that's been broken).
     
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  21. BLiND

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    I play with 18x20 so that answers the question... however I liked the 16x20 Diablo I played with.

    I also noted Wilson 16 mains are very narrow in the center... almost the same spacing as 18 mains.

    also depends on the head size!
     
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  22. archer

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    ..14x18 here for my prince.
     
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