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tennismange
10-05-2007, 08:43 AM
What can I do to prevent my strings to snap at the frame? I think the edges are sharp or something...

IanRichardson
10-05-2007, 09:45 AM
what kind of frame do you have?

timeisonmyside
10-05-2007, 09:52 AM
I think his signature says it. Not familiar with the stringing pattern on the Slazenger though. Are your grommets worn out?

Bubba
10-05-2007, 09:56 AM
Use nylon tubing to run through the grommets (most any tennis store or stringer worth anything should carry it) with the string to protect them. This is typically a problem on the outside 2 sets of mains on each side at the bottom.. Though might have the issue at the top as well.

Alot of bumper guards/grommets aren't quite long enough &/or become compromised after several string jobs - leads to the string rubbing the frame then getting a snap from it.

AmericanTemplar
10-05-2007, 10:17 AM
It also could be coming from mishits with polyester close to the frame. At least I've had that problem before.

tennismange
10-05-2007, 10:18 AM
I think his signature says it. Not familiar with the stringing pattern on the Slazenger though. Are your grommets worn out?

Actually it's Prince.

http://www.deremate.com.ar/user/images/1223/12237657.jpg

shojun25
10-05-2007, 04:32 PM
I have a prince diablo XP, but never snapped the strings near the frame, always in the sweetspot.

I think its just that your grommets are wore out. Maybe buy another set of grommets or use tubing nylon while stringing the racquet. Either way works, but new grommets will help out in the long run.

budkid
10-05-2007, 04:47 PM
get new grommets!

kingdaddy41788
10-05-2007, 04:47 PM
New grommets, and don't frame it. Framing often causes string breakage on/near the frame.

EliteNinja
10-06-2007, 01:54 PM
This happens to me about 50% of the time my strings break.

My RDX and RDS's have a pretty open pattern near the top of my stringbed and I always break em there. It doesn't matter if my strings are brand new, if I miss-hit hard just once, they'll break if I have poly mains.

Hybrid some synthetic mains in or something. Nylon (synthetic) has higher notch toughness than polys so they can take frame shots, but of course, they have lower abrasion resistance and more friction than polys.

So to sum it up, buy more string :grin: