"Are you telling us that you've just only discovered that more open string patterns give more spin? Wow, I'm so glad I read these boards or else I never would have known."
No, "breakpoint", I am not trying to prove that. In fact, at one point, i SUPERGLUED the strings together, hoping to lessen the time it took them to break, relying totally on the 'open' stringbed. Well, what i got was a very stiff, unresponsive, and way less spin stringbed, until the glue started giving way. So, no, again, you missed the whole entire point and science project. You must have been an impossible student to teach in school! haha Many will tell you they get the same or better spin with a 18 x 20 string pattern than say a 16 x 19. There is no learnin this guy.