|05-10-2011, 04:40 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2009
anybody tried the 16x10 string pattern? Feedback?
TW did an experiment of the 16x10 string pattern: 60 lbs and 30 lbs.
Did anybody try this yet at 60 lbs, other tensions? What can you say about the following:
- string durability
what strings did you use (mains/crosses).
thanks in advance...
Last edited by ricardo : 05-10-2011 at 04:42 PM.
|05-12-2011, 10:19 PM||#2|
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Join Date: Mar 2006
I posted a couple of threads on it.
It works great... as long as you string really, really tight. And if you string tight, you need to string the crosses at least 20 lbs tighter than the mains to equalize the forces and avoid squashing the hoop.
I recommend using full Kevlar at about 70 lbs mains / 95 lbs crosses. It will feel just as soft as a normal stringbed, but with more spin, but still pretty good control. Kevlar is the only type of string that can handle the high tension you need for the crosses without snapping in less than 30 minutes.
If you string it at much lower tension than that, the stringbed is too soft, and control suffers.
BLX Blade 98. 13.58 oz., 12.55", 366 SW. 16x20 (outer mains skipped)
Pre-Stretched Ashaway Kevlar 18g/ZX Monogut Natural 16g, 66/46 lbs
Last edited by travlerajm : 05-12-2011 at 11:02 PM.