Does string pattern affect spin?

The more space between the strings, the greater the opportunity to bite the ball. Hence, a more open pattern can accentuate spin, and because hitting with topspin has become such a critical part of the game, companies construct frames with string patterns expressly designed for this purpose.

Do string savers increase spin?

String savers can decrease topspin because they can restrict the racket strings’ snap back effect after a ball is struck, which is responsible for producing topspin. However, many tennis pros, like Federer, claim that tennis string savers increase spin as they enhance the ball’s grip and rotation.

What does a denser string pattern do?

A DENSE string pattern has more strings spaced closer together. While more difficult to generate spin with, this type of string pattern will provide more durability for frequent string breakers and will typically provide more control.

Why does Roger Federer use string savers?

After Yu finished, he clipped ten tiny plastic string savers into the string bed of each racquet. Federer likes the string savers because they supposedly reduce friction.

Do pros use dampeners?

The results show that on the men’s ATP Tour, 58% of the top pros do use dampeners, while 42% do not. And on the women’s WTA Tour, a staggering 76% do use vibration dampeners, while only 24% do not.

What does open string pattern mean in tennis?

Open String Patterns The most common open string pattern racquets are 16×18 and 16×19. These are called open string patterns because the squares are larger, or another way to look at it is the string spacing is larger. The advantages of open string patterns are that is is easier to hit with depth, power and spin.

What is the difference between 16×19 and 18×20?

16X19 will give you more spin, power, and response. 18X20 will give more control but much less spin. Also, it will feel more solid (or dead, as some would say) and wil give you less power. You really need to demo these frames and make the decision for yourself.