One quick question:
I think many of 18X20 users prefer 17 gauge to 16 gauge string and I am wondering whether there is really a big difference between them. I guess thicker string will make your racquet feel tighter and boardy, but many 18x20 players say they, while they like tight and boardy feel, cannot handle 16 gauge string. I personally do not feel significant difference between these two gauges and I think my flat forehand go well with 16 gauge and 18X20 pattern.
Do you think 18X20 pattern should go with a thiner string like 17, since a thicker string like 16 will make the feel too tight and boardy?