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nkjwlf 10-04-2012 03:16 PM

Do any pros with 1HBH use a 18x20 String Pattern?
 
Do any pros with a one handed backhand play with a tight string pattern say 18x20. Off the top of my head it seems they all have open pattern. Anyone have any thoughts or comments as to why this is and if there are any pros with a tight string pattern? Thanks.

thejackal 10-04-2012 03:24 PM

Haas, kohlschreiber, dancevic, blake, phillipousis. The rest escape me for now

dgoran 10-04-2012 03:30 PM

And best ohb of all time Kuerten :)

Lefty78 10-04-2012 03:31 PM

Haas has switched to 16x19

Wawrinka used to use 18x20. So did Dimitrov.

nkjwlf 10-04-2012 03:52 PM

So other than Kuerten the majority of top 15 players with 1hbh have used open patterns. Thoughts as to why this is?

The Meat 10-04-2012 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lefty78 (Post 6936191)
Haas has switched to 16x19

Wawrinka used to use 18x20. So did Dimitrov.

That would explain the shift in their rankings :)

Except for Dimitrov, he hasn't made any progress yet.

Up&comer 10-04-2012 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thejackal (Post 6936183)
Haas, kohlschreiber, dancevic, blake, phillipousis. The rest escape me for now

Kolschreiber switched to a 16xsomething if I recall correctly.

Marcus2137 10-06-2012 12:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lefty78 (Post 6936191)
Haas has switched to 16x19

Wawrinka used to use 18x20. So did Dimitrov.

Haas is actually back to an 18x20 as of a few days ago when he lost to Youzhny at the China Open in Beijing (although I think he outplayed Youzhny, just had some calls go against him and lost a couple key points). Here are some pictures I took. Pretty easy to see it's a PT57a 18x20 in IG paint.


FYI, if you can't read it, the pro stock code in the throat of his racket is "C091101"





vsbabolat 10-06-2012 05:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lefty78 (Post 6936191)
Haas has switched to 16x19

Wawrinka used to use 18x20. So did Dimitrov.

Haas swicthed back to 18x20 after Indian wells.

Gaz77 10-06-2012 06:04 AM

Hey Marcus 2137, how do you know this is a PT57a, i.e. what features makes it obvious this is that particular racket ?

dr325i 10-06-2012 07:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gaz77 (Post 6938930)
Hey Marcus 2137, how do you know this is a PT57a, i.e. what features makes it obvious this is that particular racket ?

string channel endings...
The mold, just by looking at it...

Borrelli 10-06-2012 09:06 AM

No dampener for Haas?

tennisdj 10-06-2012 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Borrelli (Post 6939207)
No dampener for Haas?

No dampener, just power pads..

Tennisguy3000 10-06-2012 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennisdj (Post 6939400)
No dampener, just power pads..

Nice pics... Power Pads?

Borrelli 10-06-2012 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennisdj (Post 6939400)
No dampener, just power pads..

I can see that, those wouldn't dampen the stringbed though. Nice pics.

the Town Sherif 10-06-2012 04:26 PM

Tommy Haas is the only one that comes to mind for me. Maybe also James Blake and Tommy Robredo

hrstrat57 10-06-2012 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marcus2137 (Post 6938745)
Haas is actually back to an 18x20 as of a few days ago when he lost to Youzhny at the China Open in Beijing (although I think he outplayed Youzhny, just had some calls go against him and lost a couple key points). Here are some pictures I took. Pretty easy to see it's a PT57a 18x20 in IG paint.


FYI, if you can't read it, the pro stock code in the throat of his racket is "C091101"





Oh man I'd like to get my hands on a free pair of those frames!!!

NLBwell 10-06-2012 06:46 PM

Isn't Gasquet's Instinct an 18 main?

Just looked at a picture in another thread and it is 16 mains.

tennisdj 10-06-2012 08:17 PM

Sergiy Stakhovsky.

jazar 10-06-2012 11:57 PM

Carlos Berlocq, the Bryan brothers, Max Mirnyi, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Filippo Volandri.


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