anybody tried the 16x10 string pattern? Feedback?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by ricardo, May 10, 2011.

  1. ricardo

    ricardo Hall of Fame

    May 12, 2009
    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:

    - spin
    - control
    - comfort
    - playability
    - string durability

    what strings did you use (mains/crosses).

    thanks in advance...
    Last edited: May 10, 2011
  2. travlerajm

    travlerajm Hall of Fame

    Mar 14, 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.
    Last edited: May 13, 2011

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