Thanks for your reply. But I'm not sure what more apples to apples you want
Same head size. Same strings. Same tension. That's about as apples to apples as I can get. Unless I just got the same exact racquet. Which then I would ht be posting this.
I'm not trying to get it to " play exactly like the other racquet. ". It plays fine.
I'm trying to get the strings to feel at least somewhat similar.
Going to such an open string pattern means having less distance of total string.
I'm thinking that the shorter distance at the same tension could possibly be causing it to feel so different.
I would think I'd have to adjust the tension for the difference in the length of string?