Originally Posted by scotus
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: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showp...&postcount=271
The papers linked at the bottom of that post explain why "too much" string movement results in less spin and high rebound angle.