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Offline ocdavep

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16x19 vs 16x20
« on: December 24, 2010, 10:21:44 AM »
Obviously there's an extra cross string, but how does this play a role in the racquet?  I know 18x20 is more control oriented, but you sacrifice some spin, whereas 16x19 is a better pattern for top spin.  However, I know NOTHING about 16x20?  Any takers to explain?  ://

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Re: 16x19 vs 16x20
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2010, 10:54:03 AM »
Oooo, that's a good question!
What racquet are you refering to?
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Re: 16x19 vs 16x20
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2010, 11:11:56 AM »
I just got an Aerodrive Control (it's from like 2005) last night which has a 16x19 pattern.  While trolling around I found that Babolat still makes a racquet that has pretty much THE EXACT same specs, but is in a 16x20.

 It seems that to try and get a second ADC racquet I'm going to have to spend $100+ whereas the new version the Aero Storm Tour (16x20) is about the same price...

I hope that all makes sense? lol
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Re: 16x19 vs 16x20
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2010, 12:30:00 PM »
OK, a quick thought between present opening and Christmas Eve dinner.  I will have to do some more research to find out more.

I will say that the more strings in the string bed the tighter the strings will feel at a particular tension.  Obviously the more strings you have in a bed the stiffer everything is.  I have ever only owned a 16x18 but I string my fair share with a denser pattern.  Typically those racquets have a lower recommended tension.

16x19 vs 16x20 is probably a minimal difference, but I am sure there is a difference of some kind.
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Re: 16x19 vs 16x20
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2010, 12:38:49 PM »
i stumped scott  :)) :) :cool: :whistle: :)~ :king: :rofl_2: :gleam: :lmao:

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Re: 16x19 vs 16x20
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2010, 11:27:15 AM »
A racquet with a dense string pattern is designed to keep the strings close together, which results in more strings contacting the ball. With the ball's impact distributed among more strings, each string compresses less and thus rebounds less. This results in less power and more control. It also creates less spin, because each string bites into the ball less.
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Re: 16x19 vs 16x20
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2010, 11:38:14 AM »
I just got an Aerodrive Control (it's from like 2005) last night which has a 16x19 pattern.  While trolling around I found that Babolat still makes a racquet that has pretty much THE EXACT same specs, but is in a 16x20.

 It seems that to try and get a second ADC racquet I'm going to have to spend $100+ whereas the new version the Aero Storm Tour (16x20) is about the same price...

I hope that all makes sense? lol
I'm positive I couldn't tell the difference. :))
I say go with the new stick (said the Old Man who's ratchet of choice is the Wilson PS 85 Original). ;-()
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Re: 16x19 vs 16x20
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2010, 11:39:19 AM »
Yeah, and string that Wilson Ps 85 @ 80 pounds and see how you like it.

No wonder you are moving so slow in chess MT, you are posting too!
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Re: 16x19 vs 16x20
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2010, 11:51:56 AM »
Yeah, and string that Wilson Ps 85 @ 80 pounds and see how you like it.

No wonder you are moving so slow in chess MT, you are posting too!
....and I'm eating a doughnut! ;-() :))
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Re: 16x19 vs 16x20
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2010, 12:00:23 PM »
Actually I was running it between 73-75 lbs. with a full set of Lux ALU 17g. :)




When I occasionally caught an overhead at full power it sounded like the thunder from a battleship broadside. 

               



I have yet to hear another racquet make such a racket. :flex:
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Re: 16x19 vs 16x20
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2010, 12:37:41 PM »
That's a sweet picture.  The water being pushed by the blast is amazing. 
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Re: 16x19 vs 16x20
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2010, 11:23:52 AM »
That's a sweet picture.  The water being pushed by the blast is amazing.
There was a rumor circulating that when an Iowa class battleship fired a broadside of all 9 guns at once the ship actually moved laterally in the opposite direction.  Not true, but still a mighty impressive display.  1 shell for 1 gun weighed over 1 ton!!! :scared:








Each gun weighed 239,000 lbs. and required 94 men to operate.


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Re: 16x19 vs 16x20
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2010, 11:27:40 AM »
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsNlmiLJGIw [/youtube]
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Re: 16x19 vs 16x20
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2010, 03:37:34 PM »
Yikes!
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