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This is my opinion on string patterns.
Pros: Lots of spin and good power, more comfortable than the 18x20 patterns when using same string and tension and good control on touch shots.
Cons: Sometimes consistency is lacking, power is sometimes uncontrollable and strings don't last as long as the 18x20
Pros: Good for flat hitters, consistent in power and control.
Cons: Need really good technique for topspin shots and feels much stiffer than 16x19 if used the same string and tension.
I have to thank you for your review of the delta core Melbourne and despite the dense string pattern I get more than adequate spin. I still play with a modified 16x19 Becker London and though the Melbourne is a more demanding frame for me I get the same amount of spin as the London (full bed black widow) despite using forten strings in the mains and Weiss cannon poly crosses. Also slice and flat shots remain incredibly low. simply amazing frame and highly underrated. I have read this is a updated Volk quantum 10 tour which also had recessed grommet holes @ 3, 9 o clock.