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dnutzunlimited
08-30-2007, 01:24 PM
Recently I broke 2 crosses in one shot (eagnas perfect spin 16g)in my Redondo min which was pretty special for me since I'm not a string breaker.
My friend and hitting partner managed to break 3 mains (babolat hurricane 17g) in the middle of his K90.

It just got me wondering how many strings you guys managed to break in one shot. I remember reading that a poster's friend broke 6 or something but don't know exactly who. And if you could mention the type of string that would be cool too.

yourname1245
08-30-2007, 01:29 PM
the longer the strings last the more are to break in one shot since it slmost shocks string, and since they are weak they break. not very rare seen it happen and seen people break 3 at a time.

A.T.S.
08-30-2007, 01:52 PM
Pro Hurricane 18 mains and Tonic + 16 crosses hybrid I broke 1 main in the sweet spot an 3 crosses broke, 2 at the sweet spot and one at the grommet.

Infl8edEg0
08-30-2007, 02:30 PM
Dunno if you guys will believe me, but i broke 3 mains, 2 cross at the sweet spot. It was a syn.gut.16

Gmedlo
08-30-2007, 02:35 PM
Dunno if you guys will believe me, but i broke 3 mains, 2 cross at the sweet spot. It was a syn.gut.16

I've broken three mains before, and two crosses, but never three mains AND two crosses at the same time :shock:

diredesire
08-30-2007, 02:50 PM
Best i've done was 5 mains across, 0 crosses.

I had one where three mains broke near the top of the frame, so they split, and it looked like six mains broke. THAT one was crazy.

(For reference, it was a prince michael chang original graphite... 14x18 in a 95 si head)

Supernatural_Serve
08-30-2007, 02:56 PM
2 mains

I can't even remember the last time I broke a cross.

Zets147
08-30-2007, 03:05 PM
My best was 2 mains (last weekend).

The most I've seen was 3 mains (from a picture).

nickb
08-30-2007, 03:18 PM
4 mains on O3 Tour

shojun25
08-30-2007, 03:18 PM
I've broken a main and a cross at once. I used NXT tour. The strings broke in the sweetspot; the strings were fraying like crazy before i broke the strings.

jmverdugo
08-30-2007, 03:31 PM
I already posted this photo but it is worth to post it again

I think is two crosses and like four mains

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/jmverdugo/CIMG0839.jpg

goosala
08-30-2007, 05:46 PM
I was hitting with my regular partner who used a Head Liquidmetal Radical Midplus which has an 18X20 pattern. I hit very hard and on a forehand he broke his 18 gauge strings in four places on the mains. That was impressive!

cho1220
08-30-2007, 06:53 PM
i broke 3 mains of prince syn 16 and i took a picture on my phone cause i thought it was pretty rare =)

tennis_nerd22
08-30-2007, 07:20 PM
broke 2 mains only lol

pow
08-30-2007, 07:37 PM
Once, I hit the ball so hard... The strings caught on fire and incinerated itself right on my racquet. Needless to say, many mains and crosses broke.

A.T.S.
08-30-2007, 08:42 PM
Once, I hit the ball so hard... The strings caught on fire and incinerated itself right on my racquet. Needless to say, many mains and crosses broke.
Care to show us some pics? LOL

Noveson
08-30-2007, 08:44 PM
I've broken 6 mains when I was using FXP power 17, but usually only break like 2-3 mains. Haven't broken any crosses before.

cho1220
08-30-2007, 08:46 PM
is it even possible to break a cross before a main unless the cross is far less durable?

OrangeOne
08-30-2007, 08:52 PM
Time until someone posts the rafter footage / incident? Maybe sometime in the next 10 posts? ;)

Noveson
08-30-2007, 08:57 PM
Next 5 posts is my guess.

Zets147
08-30-2007, 09:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QZQe-B4cNI

A.T.S.
08-30-2007, 09:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QZQe-B4cNI
What was the reason for posting that?

snoflewis
08-30-2007, 10:40 PM
i've broken 3 mains...i usually end up breaking one main. never broken a cross...even on a poly/syngut setup.

Santoro071
08-31-2007, 05:57 PM
The best I've done is 4 mains/0 crosses right at the top of the head. I was going for a hard flat serve down the T.

topgun78956
08-31-2007, 06:23 PM
my best is 2 crosses ad 1 main, but it was a miss hit close to the frame so im guessing it doesnt count?

Big Fed
08-31-2007, 06:29 PM
Four mains in the middle on a K factor 6.1 95 16x18. it was my friend's racquet too.

Bryant
08-31-2007, 06:44 PM
5 or 6 (mains) twice...both times were with super old strings (one was a walmart racquet)

Zets147
08-31-2007, 10:33 PM
What was the reason for posting that?

Ah, I was just spreading the legacy of the "Federer Kick Serve" Thread. Basically, a continuation.

fuzz nation
09-01-2007, 03:56 PM
I posted a personal best last winter playing a Volkl C-10 with well used 17 ga syn gut. Took a haymaker of a swing at a return of serve right in my fh strike zone and blew out seven mains. Even though the ball sprayed off into orbit, I just had to stand there for a few seconds and enjoy the moment.

rabidcow
09-01-2007, 06:03 PM
5 mains, people break the crosses when they are playing with hybrids

etea
09-02-2007, 06:42 PM
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Max Winther
09-02-2007, 07:18 PM
most ive done is 3 mains, 2 crosses, although it was NXT and it was fraying pretty bad.

coloskier
09-03-2007, 04:19 PM
I already posted this photo but it is worth to post it again

I think is two crosses and like four mains

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/jmverdugo/CIMG0839.jpg

You know, you aren't supposed to hit rocks with your racket. :D

hasema
09-07-2007, 11:10 AM
i'm thinking people who broke 6 mains only broke at 3 spots. I have broken 3 mains before. only broken the crosses once and one break. I'm thinking those O ports you won't get any tension after the string breaks.

PBODY99
09-08-2007, 04:58 AM
Never more than one cross only when using Multi filament strings.
Mains 4 once 18g in a Bard Jade Fire mid.

mhstennis100
09-08-2007, 12:59 PM
5 mains once. 17g syn gut in 18x20.