A dense string pattern has less room for string movement and better string life. It also affords players the opportunity to use softer and thinner strings, which would break much faster in a frame with an open string pattern. For more on the latest gear and tennis technology, visit TENNIS.com.
Also to know is, what is the difference between a 16×19 and 18×20 string pattern?
I prefer the 18×20 as I can control my shots better but generally speaking with the 16×19 pattern there is more space between string crossings which allow strings to move and stretch more. With all else being equal this means balls tend to launch higher with more spin and more energy with an open string pattern.
Herein, what tennis string tension should I use?
When it comes to the actual tension, most manufacturers recommend stringing elastic materials like nylon or natural gut around 50-60 lbs. If using a stiffer string like polyester, drop the tension to avoid arm injuries.
Does Roger Federer use a dampener?
Despite the fact that the majority of the top tennis players in the world do use dampeners, surprisingly, the most successful male and female players currently playing on tour, Roger Federer and Serena Williams, neither of them use vibration dampeners in their tennis racquets.
Is a lighter or heavier tennis racket better?
Some basic concepts – a heavy racket is more powerful, more stable and transmits less shock than a lighter racket (all other things being equal). A lighter racket is more maneuverable and thus, a player is able to swing it faster.