Although 16x18, 16x19 and 18x20 are the most common string patterns, there are some in-between patterns. You'll see racquets with a 16x20 or 18x19 pattern. The goal of these in between patterns is to give you a blend of the performance aspects of open and dense stringbeds. Shop All Racquets.
18 x 20 String Patterns. This pattern means there are 18 mains (vertical) and 20 crosses (horizontal), which gives you more control and better string durability. This string pattern is dense, enabling you to hit more strings on impact which can increase control.
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Open patterns, in general, provide more elasticity in the string bed than a closed, denser pattern. What this means is that when a ball hits a tennis racquet strung at 16x18, the string bed will absorb the ball and provide a stronger rebound, requiring less power and speed behind your shots. For that reason, open string patterns are considered more arm-friendly. Those who tend to hit with a flat shot, but want to start using spin, may want to consider an open tennis string pattern on a ...
In today’s game, string patterns are the most changed part on a tennis racquet. Racquet manufacturers have always studied string patterns to see how they affect a racquet during play. A “string pattern” refers to the number of main (up and down) strings and the number of cross (side to side) strings. The most common patterns around are 18 × 20, 16 x 19, 16 x 20 and 16 x 18.
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The string pattern of a tennis racket refers to the way the strings pass through the racket frame. In the grommet or bumper guard of the racket there are many small holes which the strings will pass through.
TW Improve: Tennis String Patterns ExplainedWe break down the common string patterns on today's modern racquets and explain what each are good for. Whether i...
A 16x18 or 16x19 pattern used to be considered open, but now there are frames made with as few as 15 cross strings. However, more strings in the string bed makes a racquet stiffer and provides a firmer response. Frames with 16x20 and 18x20 configurations fall into the dense string pattern category.
www.head.com. 800-289-7366. NOTE: Add 1 foot to each measurement in the LENGTH column when using Co-Poly, Polyester or Kevlar strings. Key: M = Main String. C = Cross String. T = Top of Frame. B = Bottom of Frame. S = Short Side Main String Measurement (Used For One Piece Stringing)