Why a textured string in the cross

Discussion in 'Strings' started by wao, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. wao

    wao Professional

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    What is the benefit of a textured string in the cross like Federer.
    Does it help bite the ball more. I would think that that would come
    more from the mains.
     
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  2. finchy

    finchy Professional

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    a textured string like ALU rough would allow for more friction on the ball. more rubbing/grabbing of the ball. the mains do give the bite, but with textured strings, the racquet grabs the ball more and is able to direct is more/ add more spin.
     
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  3. tarheelbornjohn

    tarheelbornjohn Semi-Pro

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    I understand the theory and have used ALU rough. I just have a really hard time seeing how the little bit of texture is going to have that much of an effect. I could see my diamond shaped weed eater string having an effect, but the little bumps on the ALU rough, just don't see it. I get lots of bite out of ALU either rough or smoth.
     
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