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Andyroo10567 12-28-2012 10:26 PM

16X10 Head YTPP *Inspired by BruceD*
 
Finally came around making this mess. A 16X10 Head YTPP..... Sorry for bad picture, the lighting was horrible. Wouldn't have gotten this idea without BruceD's thread!


Fuji 12-28-2012 10:29 PM

That's awesome haha! I'm surprised your frame didn't cave in!

-Fuji

cluckcluck 12-28-2012 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Fuji (Post 7084685)
That's awesome haha! I'm surprised your frame didn't cave in!

-Fuji

I don't think it would cave in.

Fuji 12-28-2012 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by cluckcluck (Post 7084686)
I don't think it would cave in.

I guess since it's strung equally across the crosses it shouldn't have a huge impact on the frame, eh? I just figured that since it would be different stresses on the frame then a standard string job it might provide some extra wear.

-Fuji

dyldore 12-28-2012 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by cluckcluck (Post 7084686)
I don't think it would cave in.

The fewer points weight is spread out on, the more weight on a given point. But I think you would need to go even further than OP to break the frame.

Andyroo10567 12-28-2012 10:51 PM

It strung just fine, the crosses were tensioned at 55lb. Fast and easy to string. I was a bit curious of where to tie off because all i wanted to do was just to make it have less crosses but it turned out just fine.

Andyroo10567 12-28-2012 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Fuji (Post 7084685)
That's awesome haha! I'm surprised your frame didn't cave in!

-Fuji

Eh, i dont mind if it were to cave in or not. Either way its a pretty cool experience. I received the racquet from a friend anyway for free so i'm good. Couldn't find my dear IG YTPP but i'm guessing its in my car or at my friends house...... I'll have to check next time. hehehe

BlueB 12-28-2012 11:04 PM

I did that with a Spectrum Comp M and with a Pog Os. You need poly in the crosses, tighter the better. Mains should be pretty tight too.
My thread is somwhere out there too...

fortun8son 12-29-2012 12:55 AM

It's legal,anyways.
Did you measure the frame before and after?

maxpotapov 12-29-2012 06:14 AM

Let me guess the playability... Maximum launch angle, minimum control and zero durability?

BlueB 12-29-2012 08:43 AM

Here:
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=443608

BruceD 01-08-2013 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Andyroo10567 (Post 7084681)
Finally came around making this mess. A 16X10 Head YTPP..... Sorry for bad picture, the lighting was horrible. Wouldn't have gotten this idea without BruceD's thread!


So how did it turn out?
I see some folks use poly on the crosses, but I was thinking it's use on the mains, for more power was the way to go.
As far as durability goes, on my Wilson K-Factor bold, so far there is no notching in the sweet-spot area after about 5-10 hours of mild hitting.

Torres 01-08-2013 02:06 PM

It won't work. 10 crosses at 55lbs doesn't provide enough SBS to stop the stringbed from trampolining. The string spacing on the crosses is simply far too wide and you've gone past the point of any reasonable playability. How is a ridiculously steep launch angle going to help you win a point?

Wilson offer a 16x15 very specific drill pattern with a recommendation to use a very stiff, thick string (15g 4G) for that very reason.

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Originally Posted by maxpotapov (Post 7085013)
Let me guess the playability... Maximum launch angle, minimum control and zero durability?

^ This.

NLBwell 01-09-2013 04:52 PM

Kevlar is your friend.

Andyroo10567 01-09-2013 08:47 PM

It turned out pretty good! Some notching but not too much. I tossed it around to some hitting partners and they like the racquet just as much as i did.

BruceD 03-02-2013 05:24 AM

[quote=Torres;7106216]It won't work. 10 crosses at 55lbs doesn't provide enough SBS to stop the stringbed from trampolining. The string spacing on the crosses is simply far too wide and you've gone past the point of any reasonable playability. How is a ridiculously steep launch angle going to help you win a point?

Wilson offer a 16x15 very specific drill pattern with a recommendation to use a very stiff, thick string (15g 4G) for that very reason.



It just shows, you don't know until you try!
My Wilson K-bold will add extra spin, only IF I want it, by hitting a western forehand grip and really trying to PUNCH the ball, with a little bit of upper-cut, at contact. When I try an extra-eastern grip and visualize Justine Henin's powerful backhand, the extra weight I've added, now up to 384 grams, it launches the ball straight, but the extra spin comes in, as it looses speed which is at or near the baseline..IF I want it to.
Hitting it more horizontally with a continental grip, or when hitting a volley, it's the same as it was originally, but with a lot more power.
I will next try it on 2 frames I've been meaning to restring. A Fischer M-Tour 105, now at 321 grams and needing some more weight and the Prince Air Light 118", that is currently my main weapon of choice, weighing in at 385.5 grams.
i've been using 17G string Pro's Pro Vendetta poly mains and Gamma syn-gut crosses, but after reading a few other players experiences and what Wilson is recommending, I will try some heavier gauge string, this time.
I always use lower tension, for more power and arm friendliness, with the mains strung at a higher lower than the cross's, when having a full bed done, but with a hybrid, my stringer recommends a lower tension on the cross's, if they are not poly, since they do not snap back as fast, to provide a more even string bed on contact. Seems to work, for ME!

Sander001 03-02-2013 10:18 AM

I've searched around but I never saw anybody try this with a closed pattern racquet.
Perhaps 18x10 would be even better?


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