Originally Posted by mikeler
I took the 18x20 out for a demo a few years ago and HATED it. It only took a few minutes of hitting on the wall and a few serves to make me drive it back to the shop. The 16x18 feels like a completely different racket to me. Luckily I string my own or I'd be going broke on labor charges.
We fully agree the EXO3 Tour is a great stick. Yet we're diametrically opposite which Pattern is the "best." I've put in 100+ hours with the open/16x18 and 60+ hours with the closed/18x20. Results are clear.
My game is s/v, net play and precision using Eastern FH & BH. So it may come as no surprise that the closed pattern provides my style of play vastly more controlled shots. YMMV.