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Old 01-14-2013, 11:32 AM   #1120
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Originally Posted by scotus View Post
Just for fun, I strung up my racquet to copy the concept of Wilson Steam S, basically turning the 16X20 pattern into 16X10.

At first, I had a very hard time controlling the ball but the control got somewhat better in a few minutes of adjustment.

Unfortunately, I didn't notice any significant increase in spin. Only the launch angle was higher.
Hey Scotus, I've done this too. I think you didn't get your tension high enough, which just results in the mains sliding too far to snap back in time, producing a high rebound angle without any extra spin, or even less spin. I describe my attempts here:

The papers linked at the bottom of that post explain why "too much" string movement results in less spin and high rebound angle.
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