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jprez
04-22-2008, 10:39 AM
Post your pics of broken strings, and give us a little info on it, frame type, string type, tension, how long it took to break. I've got a few pics, I'll post them as soon as I can find them.

doublefault2008
04-22-2008, 06:56 PM
And the reason for this is?

1012007
04-23-2008, 07:22 AM
you would be dumb to post in this as you should cut your strings out straight away!

dakels
04-23-2008, 11:12 AM
you would be dumb to post in this as you should cut your strings out straight away!

Is that really necessary? As in line bringing scissors on the court? I assume it is to prevent frame warping. I break strings a lot so I see a stringer very often. I never cut my strings out usually right away. I have never had any noticeable problem with this. I used to string PS 85's around 67-70lbs. I never thought about it but maybe I will bring scissors in my bag for my new K90s.

Who here cuts strings right after they break?

Bubba
04-23-2008, 11:20 AM
In general, it's good practice. However, with today's frames it's not really a big deal. Unless you break half the mains or crosses the frame can easily withstand the tension and not 'warp'

With aluminum and wood frames this was a real issue... not so today.

bsandy
04-23-2008, 11:34 AM
Gee . . . I was hoping to see a pic or two.

. . . Bud

diredesire
04-23-2008, 11:57 AM
http://students.washington.edu/jdeng/chang.jpg

This one was pretty interesting for me. It was Wilson Sensation Supreme, IIRC. This was struck on a backhand return, clean in the center of the string bed. It seems like three strings broke right at the tip, which was very unusual for me. Frame is a precision michael chang mid, 95 si w/ 14x18 string pattern. Tension was approx 63, i don't remember (it was a long time ago). This one probably took about 6 days of play to break, and it was at a tournament.

Stannie
04-23-2008, 11:59 AM
Looks like you shanked it really hard...

-Stan

nickb
04-23-2008, 12:04 PM
From todays hit...vid in the tennis instruction sec!

PHT (broke at 8 hours):

http://img30.picoodle.com/img/img30/4/4/23/f_PHTm_31e4481.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/4/4/23/f_PHTm_31e4481.jpg&srv=img30)

Big Ace Micro (1.5 hours):

http://img30.picoodle.com/img/img30/4/4/23/f_BAMicrom_4658b01.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/4/4/23/f_BAMicrom_4658b01.jpg&srv=img30)

jmverdugo
04-23-2008, 12:06 PM
I have some pics:

The first one from a friend:

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

The second one is mine, dead on center:

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/jmverdugo/CIMG2532.jpg

And Another:

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/jmverdugo/CIMG2748.jpg

todd03blown
04-23-2008, 12:12 PM
wow very interesting pictures!!

bsandy
04-23-2008, 12:13 PM
Looks like you shanked it really hard...

-Stan

I agree

. . . Bud

Mansewerz
04-23-2008, 12:25 PM
From todays hit...vid in the tennis instruction sec!

PHT (broke at 8 hours):

http://img30.picoodle.com/img/img30/4/4/23/f_PHTm_31e4481.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/4/4/23/f_PHTm_31e4481.jpg&srv=img30)

Big Ace Micro (1.5 hours):

http://img30.picoodle.com/img/img30/4/4/23/f_BAMicrom_4658b01.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/4/4/23/f_BAMicrom_4658b01.jpg&srv=img30)

I'm about to string the exact same racquet, except mine has some white on the 7:30-8:00 and 3:30-4:00 positions.

10nisDude~
04-23-2008, 01:01 PM
...thats really something...most of these pics have people breaking the strings in the center so far...nice...

1012007
04-23-2008, 01:24 PM
LOL generally most people hit the ball a lot in the middle causing knotching

diredesire
04-23-2008, 01:31 PM
Looks like you shanked it really hard...

-Stan

I agree

. . . Bud

Yep, I agree. I do hit relatively high in the string bed (approx 2/3 up the string bed), but I am positive that the strike was clean. It was a backhand return on a hard, but linear flat serve. Even if it WAS a mishit (which it wasn't), I don't think that explains 3 pairs of strings breaking at the tip. One or two, I can buy it, but 6?

fastswingVD
04-23-2008, 01:50 PM
http://students.washington.edu/jdeng/chang.jpg

This one was pretty interesting for me. It was Wilson Sensation Supreme, IIRC. This was struck on a backhand return, clean in the center of the string bed. It seems like three strings broke right at the tip, which was very unusual for me. Frame is a precision michael chang mid, 95 si w/ 14x18 string pattern. Tension was approx 63, i don't remember (it was a long time ago). This one probably took about 6 days of play to break, and it was at a tournament.
you're a monster

LanEvo
04-23-2008, 02:01 PM
i wish i could break a string

bsandy
04-23-2008, 05:39 PM
Yep, I agree. I do hit relatively high in the string bed (approx 2/3 up the string bed), but I am positive that the strike was clean. It was a backhand return on a hard, but linear flat serve. Even if it WAS a mishit (which it wasn't), I don't think that explains 3 pairs of strings breaking at the tip. One or two, I can buy it, but 6?

Sounds like someone's in denial.

. . . Bud

jmverdugo
04-23-2008, 05:51 PM
And another one, fresh from about half an hour...

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/jmverdugo/CIMG2838.jpg

fastswingVD
04-23-2008, 05:59 PM
And another one, fresh from about half an hour...

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/jmverdugo/CIMG2838.jpg

what are you? monster? lol
you play for high school tennis?
i see the "jv" word

jmverdugo
04-23-2008, 06:05 PM
what are you? monster? lol
you play for high school tennis?
i see the "jv" word

Well i dont hit particulary hard, but my friend does, my topspin against his shots are a bad combo, oddly enough he doesnt break string as much as I, sadly, do.

Another thing that may contribute is my serve, most of the time I put a lot of topspin in both.

I left hs a long time ago , those words are just my initials. :)

fastswingVD
04-23-2008, 06:07 PM
Well i dont hit particulary hard, but my friend does, my topspin against his shots are a bad combo, oddly enough he doesnt break string as much as I, sadly, do.

Another thing that may contribute is my serve, most of the time I put a lot of topspin in both.

I left hs a long time ago , those words are just my initials. :)

ohh haha initials

Bubba
04-23-2008, 07:08 PM
Yep, I agree. I do hit relatively high in the string bed (approx 2/3 up the string bed), but I am positive that the strike was clean. It was a backhand return on a hard, but linear flat serve. Even if it WAS a mishit (which it wasn't), I don't think that explains 3 pairs of strings breaking at the tip. One or two, I can buy it, but 6?

Its an older frame... check your grommet wear, could have a sharp edge(s) rubbing. Have you replaced the grommets?

toughshot
04-24-2008, 04:14 PM
i wish i could break a string

you're using kevlar... if you're not a string breaker i'd recommend something different :P

counter_puncher
04-24-2008, 04:28 PM
i wish i could break a string

cut them. ;)

iplaybetter
04-24-2008, 04:33 PM
Is that really necessary? As in line bringing scissors on the court? I assume it is to prevent frame warping. I break strings a lot so I see a stringer very often. I never cut my strings out usually right away. I have never had any noticeable problem with this. I used to string PS 85's around 67-70lbs. I never thought about it but maybe I will bring scissors in my bag for my new K90s.

Who here cuts strings right after they break?

its good to cut them in a reasonable amount of time but you dont need to be freekish like some people

jmsx521
04-24-2008, 06:53 PM
its good to cut them in a reasonable amount of time but you dont need to be freekish like some peopleWhat is "reasonable amount of time?" Can I leave the broken strings on my Pure Drive Andy Roddick for a few days before cutting them? It's the stiffest frame on the market.... Can the tenssion warp the frame? 58lbs... and after breaking I'd say down to low 50s. The main always breaks first on the top of the bed.

YULitle
04-24-2008, 06:56 PM
What is "reasonable amount of time?" Can I leave the broken strings on my Pure Drive Andy Roddick for a few days before cutting them? It's the stiffest frame on the market.... Can the tenssion warp the frame? 58lbs... and after breaking I'd say down to low 50s. The main always breaks first on the top of the bed.

If you INSIST to leave them in, then the second best thing to cutting them all out is to be sure and have at least one cross cut as well (assuming your mains break, as you stated.) When cutting out strings, most of the distortion happens when the first main and first cross is cut, as visible in this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vablJWPV9jU

jmsx521
04-24-2008, 07:39 PM
Ok, cool. Good to know. Thanks.

jmsx521
04-24-2008, 07:42 PM
Let's see if you can guess the blue and the orange one... for all of you stringcoholics.

http://i30.tinypic.com/2bcjrn.jpg

lilxjohnyy
04-24-2008, 07:44 PM
not sure but orange... sppp or premier ace... blue BB ALU ice colored

diredesire
04-25-2008, 01:33 AM
Could also be Topspin Cyber Power

Sounds like someone's in denial.

. . . Bud

Not at all, I'll be the first to admit when I shank a ball, but this was a solid backhand return right in my strike zone. I tend to break most of my string(s) on service returns, and right in the middle (shift upwards by about 2 cross strings) ;)

Its an older frame... check your grommet wear, could have a sharp edge(s) rubbing. Have you replaced the grommets? I'm sure it's wasn't a stringing error, and not an equipment failure (racquet and grommets, at least). I've broken quite a few sets of sensation supreme very quickly, This one lasted a similar length of time, but the break was very weird to me.

This was at least 4 years ago, either way. I should also mention, I kept my grommets fresh, i had several spare sets. Also, if it were grommet wear (exposing the frame), I would expect the break(s) to be more asymmetrical, as it'd have the length of string wrapping around the frame.

hellojeffo
04-25-2008, 02:26 AM
If you INSIST to leave them in, then the second best thing to cutting them all out is to be sure and have at least one cross cut as well (assuming your mains break, as you stated.) When cutting out strings, most of the distortion happens when the first main and first cross is cut, as visible in this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vablJWPV9jU

Ouch, i watched that video a few times, but never noticed how much the racquet distorted when you cut the first main and first cross... but subsequently, there was no visible distortion...

jmsx521
04-25-2008, 12:55 PM
The white is Pro Supex Poly Power Soft 19 and the Blue one is Blue gear 16 or 15L probably.
http://i31.tinypic.com/21c1k.jpg

The white is Pro Supex Poly Power Soft 19 and the Red one is Pro Supex Big Ace 16 probably.
http://i25.tinypic.com/2ikpf7b.jpg

supermario343
04-25-2008, 01:06 PM
I hvnt broken a string since I got my stringing machine in March lol...I dont get it, its like im cursed so I just cut out my strings now when they feel dead or when the time is right

J011yroger
04-25-2008, 01:18 PM
http://i15.tinypic.com/4vq7z8z.jpg

http://i19.tinypic.com/6d1yyhv.jpg

http://i19.tinypic.com/66afj93.jpg

J

J011yroger
04-25-2008, 01:19 PM
http://i27.tinypic.com/2r3fae8.jpg

http://i27.tinypic.com/v8mq1t.jpg

http://i25.tinypic.com/2qvw20k.jpg

J

YULitle
04-25-2008, 01:25 PM
http://i19.tinypic.com/6d1yyhv.jpg


Anger management?

supermario343
04-25-2008, 01:33 PM
ouch^! not on the N90! geez Jolly..how many do u have of them lol

Stan
04-25-2008, 01:36 PM
Let's see if you can guess the blue and the orange one... for all of you stringcoholics.

http://i30.tinypic.com/2bcjrn.jpg

Orange = Poly Plasma
Blue = Poly Polar

xtremerunnerars
04-25-2008, 01:45 PM
cyberflash and poly polar

Cup8489
04-25-2008, 02:26 PM
I have some pics:

The first one from a friend:

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



how in the world did it break like this.

did he never straighten his strings?

PBODY99
04-25-2008, 02:45 PM
Let me hazard a guess. The string pops, he slices the next ball goes to the net to hit an volley for the 3rd and deciding shot.

PROTENNIS63
04-25-2008, 02:46 PM
Let's see if you can guess the blue and the orange one... for all of you stringcoholics.

http://i30.tinypic.com/2bcjrn.jpg

Orange is Poly Plasma and the blue is Cyber Power.

jmsx521
04-25-2008, 05:35 PM
not sure but orange... sppp or premier ace... blue BB ALU ice coloredWinner!
Yes, SPPP and ALU power. You see spider webs on them too... so it's been quite a while. I had them hanging from my light-bulb as a decoration as you see. Notice the spider webs: What gauge are they in comparison to the strings?

jmverdugo
04-25-2008, 06:23 PM
how in the world did it break like this.

did he never straighten his strings?

It was just one stroke, returning a serve, he went for all and the ball actually went back but was long. When that happens we say that he "exploited" the strings.

J011yroger
04-26-2008, 05:54 AM
Anger management?

Yea, that was when I was just able to hit forehands again and I changed my swing to accomodate the injury and didn't realize what was wrong.

Very very frustrating.

J

hoodjem
04-26-2008, 05:57 AM
That's what low-powered poly is for: "anger management."

J011yroger
04-26-2008, 07:21 AM
That's what low-powered poly is for: "anger management."

Oh I have that covered. Making my sacrifices to the ALU gods regularly.

J

Mark Vessels
04-26-2008, 07:24 AM
The white is Pro Supex Poly Power Soft 19 and the Blue one is Blue gear 16 or 15L probably.
http://i31.tinypic.com/21c1k.jpg

The white is Pro Supex Poly Power Soft 19 and the Red one is Pro Supex Big Ace 16 probably.
http://i25.tinypic.com/2ikpf7b.jpg

Are you sponsored by Pro Supex?

jmsx521
04-26-2008, 08:06 AM
No, I am not sponsored by them; they are just arm & wallet-friendlier than other polys... especially Luxilons.

supermario343
04-26-2008, 08:10 AM
I wish i was sponsored by Pro Supex..esp since i have a lot of their string lol

jmsx521
04-26-2008, 08:17 AM
I just noticed, when the red Big Ace rubs onto the white Poly Power Soft, it leaves off red markings.

downey stringing master
04-27-2008, 05:43 AM
TF 305 1.30 mm in my old N-Six One Tour 90, 1 hour breakage.
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/shaggy8000stringingmaster/DSC00425.jpg

TF X-One BiPhase 1.24 in a Tour 90. 1 hours 25 mins before changing to a new stick.
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/shaggy8000stringingmaster/DSC00420.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/shaggy8000stringingmaster/DSC00422.jpg

:)

downey stringing master
04-27-2008, 05:43 AM
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/shaggy8000stringingmaster/DSC00423.jpg

Babolat Sybtronic Brio 1.30 1 hours 50 mins in a Tour 90.
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/shaggy8000stringingmaster/DSC00435.jpg

Zhou
04-27-2008, 06:04 AM
Dang, I could never do that...

downey stringing master
04-27-2008, 06:32 AM
break a string ? or the fraying =P

nickb
04-27-2008, 06:55 AM
Why are you using squash string in your tennis rackets?

305 green is squash..

downey stringing master
04-27-2008, 07:03 AM
its a nice string for squash in 1.20 mm i thought i'd try it outin 1.30.. just like saying why put 1.30 syn gut for tennis is a squash rkt.

nickb
04-27-2008, 07:03 AM
its a nice string for squash in 1.20 mm i thought i'd try it outin 1.30.. just like saying why put 1.30 syn gut for tennis is a squash rkt.

I dont put 1.30 syn gut in squash rackets...

downey stringing master
04-27-2008, 07:06 AM
point is?

10 char.

nickb
04-27-2008, 07:08 AM
point is?

10 char.

Well its not like saying why put 1.30 syn gut in a squash racket because I dont do it...

downey stringing master
04-27-2008, 07:10 AM
well i was "trying out a string" primarlily used for squash.. but in 1.30 is more a tennis gauge.. multi.. no probs with it.

why dont you do it then ?

nickb
04-27-2008, 07:11 AM
well i was "trying out a string" primarlily used for squash.. but in 1.30 is more a tennis gauge.. multi.. no probs with it.

why dont you do it then ?

Because 1.30 syn gut plays like crap in a squash racket...

downey stringing master
04-27-2008, 07:13 AM
fair point, but a customer ask for it .. you say no i wont do a 1.30 mm for you? tf 305 didnt play like **** in my tennis racket.

nickb
04-27-2008, 07:16 AM
fair point, but a customer ask for it .. you say no i wont do a 1.30 mm for you? tf 305 didnt play like **** in my tennis racket.

If a customer asks for it I will give them it but I would explain that playability will be poor...TF 305 is a multi made for squash sticks..it will obv play better than a thick syn gut used for squash.

alebazt24
04-27-2008, 07:33 AM
The white is Pro Supex Poly Power Soft 19 and the Blue one is Blue gear 16 or 15L probably.
http://i31.tinypic.com/21c1k.jpg

The white is Pro Supex Poly Power Soft 19 and the Red one is Pro Supex Big Ace 16 probably.
http://i25.tinypic.com/2ikpf7b.jpg

what is the weight of your roddicks ???

i see you hace a lead all aorund the head, i guess around 360 gr ???

h7hugo
04-28-2008, 01:37 PM
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/2844/23122007376qx4.jpg

PHT@56

downey stringing master
04-28-2008, 01:43 PM
^ ? string saver at bottom ? mains crosses broken ? one hit ? mm

h7hugo
04-30-2008, 06:28 AM
in that time I don't know where could I put string savers... so I put them in the bottom, (aprox. 1 year and half ago)...

as far as strings are concerned, I had already broken them but I continued to play with them and then I broke the others.....

1012007
04-30-2008, 07:05 AM
in that time I don't know where could I put string savers... so I put them in the bottom, (aprox. 1 year and half ago)...

as far as strings are concerned, I had already broken them but I continued to play with them and then I broke the others.....

So you finally broke your strings with 1.5 years of play:) and played with the broken strings, after they broke:confused:

h7hugo
04-30-2008, 07:42 AM
humm no...

this picture is from last year!!

h7hugo
04-30-2008, 07:43 AM
I continued to play untill the point was over...

supermario343
04-30-2008, 07:45 AM
My tecnhifibre x-one red biphase frayed up like crazy too. That only took me a few hours myself, I thought it was gonna snap any second after too :yikes:

master_stringer_mitchy
04-30-2008, 08:02 AM
you would be dumb to post in this as you should cut your strings out straight away!

idealy yes, but from a sales point of view, if your racket has a crack on it, no company will touch or replace it as they will want to see if it was strung right.

1012007
04-30-2008, 08:14 AM
LOL but what has that got to do with broken string pics:)

1012007
04-30-2008, 08:14 AM
See you have swapped to the KB Tour:) How many you getting?

SOY78
05-05-2008, 01:56 PM
Here are mine from last week: APD+ with SPPP 17L (shank ) and V10mid pt Eagnas poly ti 17L m's, Klipper Pearlzone x's (center shot) it was a really old string job.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e377/HOMEP666/TENNIS%20STUFF/100_0010.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e377/HOMEP666/TENNIS%20STUFF/100_0012.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e377/HOMEP666/TENNIS%20STUFF/100_0014.jpg

jmverdugo
05-05-2008, 02:25 PM
^^ so you have a cat? a dog maybe?, those arent yours arent? :)

downey stringing master
05-05-2008, 02:37 PM
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/shaggy8000stringingmaster/DSC00471.jpg

double break bottom cross broke.. uppers went in the back (now like sampras!).. alu rough .. titan pro fibre .. 2 hours.

supermario343
05-05-2008, 02:42 PM
^ ouch! lol..not on the n90 hehe :-P

downey stringing master
05-05-2008, 02:46 PM
yarpp thats my OLD setup. went back to those rackets they are lovely, hated the storms after a while..

SOY78
05-06-2008, 06:32 AM
^^ so you have a cat? a dog maybe?, those arent yours arent? :)

I've got a black great dane, sorry for the hair on the carpet ;)

jprez
05-27-2008, 08:36 AM
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/shaggy8000stringingmaster/DSC00471.jpg

double break bottom cross broke.. uppers went in the back (now like sampras!).. alu rough .. titan pro fibre .. 2 hours.

that's the first time I've ever seen 2 crosses break.

J011yroger
06-01-2008, 03:58 AM
Full VS 16, 25 minutes.

http://i26.tinypic.com/t5k21d.jpg

J

armsty
06-01-2008, 04:00 AM
Holy moley that's intense, what string is that?

J011yroger
06-01-2008, 04:03 AM
Written in the post.

J

armsty
06-01-2008, 04:05 AM
Written in the post.

J
Hehe, my bad :)

1012007
06-01-2008, 04:12 AM
LOL that is quick. Does gut normally last you that long. Surely the price isnt really worth it for 25 mins?

J011yroger
06-01-2008, 04:34 AM
LOL that is quick. Does gut normally last you that long. Surely the price isnt really worth it for 25 mins?

I tried it to see if it would be viable for S&V play in a couple of grass tourneys I plan on playing. Prefered volleying with ALU, so I just decided to burn the gut out on the practice court.

J

armsty
06-01-2008, 05:11 AM
Expecting my crosses to snap very soon, they're fraying a little in the middle. Wilson Stamina, been in there over 6 months and hasn't lost its tension with Hyperlast in the mains. Hyperlast is unbreakable was a struggle to cut it out of my last racket.

jmsx521
06-01-2008, 05:34 AM
what is the weight of your roddicks ???

i see you hace a lead all aorund the head, i guess around 360 gr ???Sorry for the late reply. I don't know the weight: I go by how it feels. Plus, I don't use that set-up anymore.... I have them leaded-up only at 12 o'clock now.

1012007
06-01-2008, 07:07 AM
Expecting my crosses to snap very soon, they're fraying a little in the middle. Wilson Stamina, been in there over 6 months and hasn't lost its tension with Hyperlast in the mains. Hyperlast is unbreakable was a struggle to cut it out of my last racket.

LOL we believe you:)

nadalfan!
06-01-2008, 09:42 AM
How do you're guys' strings break so quick????

armsty
06-01-2008, 01:31 PM
1012007 it has probably gone from 57 to 56 lbs in the time period, I'm as amazed as you are.

J011yroger
06-01-2008, 01:56 PM
How do you're guys' strings break so quick????

Because that's how we roll, son.

J

nadalfan!
06-01-2008, 01:59 PM
Because that's how we roll, son.

J

No, seriously.

J011yroger
06-01-2008, 02:14 PM
No, seriously.

Yes seriously, once you start hitting a manly ball, you start breaking strings.

J

nickb
06-01-2008, 02:27 PM
J,

Your strings would last much longer in another racket with a denser string pattern or string spacing...the K90 (as I found out when I used them) really does eat strings...IMO its nearly at POG string eating level!

Nick

nadalfan!
06-01-2008, 02:28 PM
Yes seriously, once you start hitting a manly ball, you start breaking strings.

J

Well, I do hit hard and FYI I have broken strings many times. Anyways was just asking a simple question....:confused:

J011yroger
06-01-2008, 02:31 PM
J,

Your strings would last much longer in another racket with a denser string pattern or string spacing...the K90 (as I found out when I used them) really does eat strings...IMO its nearly at POG string eating level!

Nick

Nah, it is neither as bad as a pog, 03 tour, or n/k95.

But yea, it sure goes through them faster than a prestige, or 200 Dunlop.

Right now I can't string them tight enough for warm weather outdoor play.

Goin to 66 next. Will be interested to see how that affects string life.

J

J011yroger
06-01-2008, 02:33 PM
Well, I do hit hard and FYI I have broken strings many times. Anyways was just asking a simple question....:confused:

The harder you hit, and the more spin you put on the ball, the faster you break strings, simple as that.

Not counting mis hits.

J

nadalfan!
06-01-2008, 02:44 PM
The harder you hit, and the more spin you put on the ball, the faster you break strings, simple as that.

Not counting mis hits.

J

Well, I put tons of action on the ball and with sythetic gut I usually break strings within a week... With poly I just wear it out and get it restrung. Need a stringing machine soon though. You got one?

nadalfan!
06-01-2008, 02:45 PM
But, I also use an aeropro drive cortex so that might be a difference too....

J011yroger
06-01-2008, 02:46 PM
Well, I put tons of action on the ball and with sythetic gut I usually break strings within a week... With poly I just wear it out and get it restrung. Need a stringing machine soon though. You got one?

Nope, I have them done for me.

Currently goin through approx 5 ALU jobs a week.

J

nadalfan!
06-01-2008, 02:47 PM
Nope, I have them done for me.

Currently goin through approx 5 ALU jobs a week.

J

How come you don't invest money in getting a machine? It would probably really benefit you the most.... And 5 ALU jobs! My racquet was strung with pro hurricane and it took me like 2 months of playing to wear it out...:oops:

J011yroger
06-01-2008, 02:50 PM
How come you don't invest money in getting a machine? It would probably really benefit you the most.... And 5 ALU jobs! My racquet was strung with pro hurricane and it took me like 2 months of playing to wear it out...:oops:

My time is worth more than I pay to have them done.

I am better off giving an hour lesson than stringing 2 of my own racquets.

Plus I would rather just play, don't have the time to string.

I break most syn guts in 20-30 mins.

J

nadalfan!
06-01-2008, 02:52 PM
My time is worth more than I pay to have them done.

I am better off giving an hour lesson than stringing 2 of my own racquets.

Plus I would rather just play, don't have the time to string.

I break most syn guts in 20-30 mins.

J

Lucky you.....

J011yroger
06-01-2008, 02:53 PM
Lucky you.....

lol, some days I think I should have picked an easy/cheap sport like running.

J

nadalfan!
06-01-2008, 03:00 PM
lol, some days I think I should have picked an easy/cheap sport like running.

J

Every sport looks cheap when you start out....

Zhou
06-01-2008, 03:02 PM
J011y, if you chose running, wouldn't you be running through shoes like you are breaking strings?

nadalfan!
06-01-2008, 03:02 PM
J011y, if you chose running, wouldn't you be running through shoes like you are breaking strings?

LOL, good one!:)

J011yroger
06-01-2008, 03:20 PM
J011y, if you chose running, wouldn't you be running through shoes like you are breaking strings?

Well considering I go through a pair of tennis shoes in 4-5 weeks...One would think running shoes would HAVE to last longer.

Maybe a couple pair of spikes a year, and what 3-4 pair of trainers.

Chump change!

J

Zhou
06-01-2008, 03:34 PM
Well considering I go through a pair of tennis shoes in 4-5 weeks...One would think running shoes would HAVE to last longer.

Maybe a couple pair of spikes a year, and what 3-4 pair of trainers.

Chump change!

J

As a runner you are running many, many times more than you are as a tennis player.

J011yroger
06-01-2008, 05:07 PM
As a runner you are running many, many times more than you are as a tennis player.

When I ran, I did 30+ miles/week.

Probably went through 2 pair of trainers a year.

I was going to train to run a marathon, but decided I would rather play tennis.

Figure that would have put me at 60 or so mpw.

I am light and slow, so I wear out running shoes not so much, while the lateral movement, sliding and dragging/little steps just blows through tennis shoes.

J

dude668
08-26-2008, 01:10 PM
broke this on a forehand after about 15 hours or so. most strings I've broken on a single shot: break skip break skip skip break so 3 breaks over 6 strings. string type: gosen sheep micro 17, strung @ 60lbs on a wilson H tour 95.

http://photos-555.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v339/16/96/570245555/n570245555_3924496_8075.jpg


shanked this on a forehand. poly hybrid, signum pro 17 @ 58lbs, gosen crosses:

http://photos-555.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v322/16/96/570245555/n570245555_3924698_6878.jpg

tennisfreak15347
08-26-2008, 03:37 PM
^^ so you have a cat? a dog maybe?, those arent yours arent? :)

maybe he doesnt have cats or dogs. maybe he does a little trimming around the livingroom, if you know what I mean :twisted:

tennisfreak15347
08-26-2008, 05:36 PM
Well considering I go through a pair of tennis shoes in 4-5 weeks...One would think running shoes would HAVE to last longer.

Maybe a couple pair of spikes a year, and what 3-4 pair of trainers.

Chump change!

J

isnt there a 6-month warranty for Barricade V shoes? if so, wouldn't you get free supplies of shoes then, due to their warranty? that would make their blood cold :)

ag200boy
08-26-2008, 05:37 PM
^^^

You can only claim that once for every shoe tyou buy

babolatisduhbomb
08-27-2008, 02:38 PM
broke this on a forehand after about 15 hours or so. most strings I've broken on a single shot: break skip break skip skip break so 3 breaks over 6 strings. string type: gosen sheep micro 17, strung @ 60lbs on a wilson H tour 95.

http://photos-555.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v339/16/96/570245555/n570245555_3924496_8075.jpg

shanked this on a forehand. poly hybrid, signum pro 17 @ 58lbs, gosen crosses:

http://photos-555.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v322/16/96/570245555/n570245555_3924698_6878.jpg

nice most of been and prety hard shank job well down

nu2fuhzballs
08-29-2008, 04:29 PM
http://i37.tinypic.com/2ujgr61.jpg

I've been playing tennis for almost a year and thought I would never break a string!

My husband is out of town. I really want to show this to him before I get it restrung. Is it going to hurt anything to leave it like this a couple days?

J011yroger
08-29-2008, 05:45 PM
I've been playing tennis for almost a year and thought I would never break a string!

My husband is out of town. I really want to show this to him before I get it restrung. Is it going to hurt anything to leave it like this a couple days?

Nah, it won't bother anything. Sure some nerd will say that it will warp the frame, but just let it be, and show your husband.

Multi breaks are common when strings are old, but you still get a high five for breaking your first string in style.

J

tennisfreak15347
08-29-2008, 05:53 PM
^^^^ two posts above me. wow, how on earth did you do that? it looks like the ball really drilled into the strings. :)

octman12
08-29-2008, 07:14 PM
I just broke it

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c277/ballerj523/photo.jpg

J011yroger
08-30-2008, 02:25 AM
What did you have stenciled on there? The black widow symbol?

J

nu2fuhzballs
08-30-2008, 06:07 AM
^^^^ two posts above me. wow, how on earth did you do that? it looks like the ball really drilled into the strings. :)

I was hitting my favorite shot...an overhead. It made a great sound.:grin:

J011yroger
09-03-2008, 05:30 PM
I know I have been slacking here.

The victims of the Labor Day 3 Day weekend.

http://i36.tinypic.com/2la5u75.jpg

J

Zach
09-03-2008, 05:34 PM
I know I have been slacking here.

The victims of the Labor Day 3 Day weekend.

http://i36.tinypic.com/2la5u75.jpg

J

Is that a new hybrid you're trying Jolly?

J011yroger
09-03-2008, 05:40 PM
Is that a new hybrid you're trying Jolly?

Yes, ALU Rough mains at 70lbs and ALU Rough crosses at 70lbs.

Strung one piece.

J

nadalfan!
09-03-2008, 05:46 PM
I know I have been slacking here.

The victims of the Labor Day 3 Day weekend.

http://i36.tinypic.com/2la5u75.jpg

J

How come, Jolly, that you break strings so easily?? It seems every day you break an average of 3 strings per day. I play pretty good and someone has rated me a 5.0 or very close to and I still haven't broken my luxilon touch hybrid. I see the supersense fraying but the alu power is getting notches in them but they still arean't breaking... What's your secret???!!!!:twisted:

cujays
09-03-2008, 05:46 PM
wow thats alot

J011yroger
09-03-2008, 05:52 PM
How come, Jolly, that you break strings so easily?? It seems every day you break an average of 3 strings per day. I play pretty good and someone has rated me a 5.0 or very close to and I still haven't broken my luxilon touch hybrid. I see the supersense fraying but the alu power is getting notches in them but they still arean't breaking... What's your secret???!!!!:twisted:

Brute Strength and Ignorance are my two greatest assets.

J

nadalfan!
09-03-2008, 06:07 PM
Brute Strength and Ignorance are my two greatest assets.

J

No seriously!!!! :D

J011yroger
09-03-2008, 06:12 PM
No seriously!!!! :D

Yep, seriously.

80% Topspin/Power Player 20% Junk Dealer.

J

Infl8edEg0
09-03-2008, 06:15 PM
quality isn't that great, took it on my phone

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j97/shuriken62/SSPX0078.jpg

I wish i had the one where I had 5 mains and 3 crosses somehow...

babolat15
09-03-2008, 06:55 PM
J,
question.
I know every player on the Vanderbilt Men's team, and on average they break a hybrid in two days, but wear out shoes in a mere three weeks.
where u break lux in 2 hours and wear out shoes in 4-5 weeks. how are you generating more action than D1 SEC players... and i would also like some advice, is the lux that much better than some of the cheaper polys. is use a syn gut mains poly crosses hybrid and have 4 k6.1s im breaking strings in under 5 hours. luxilon s very expensive, what do you think i should do.

J011yroger
09-03-2008, 07:06 PM
The courts at Vandy are probably much better and newer, slower, grittier courts, compared to the worn out smooth public courts I play on most of the time.

If I played on newly resurfaced courts I would wear out shoes much faster.

(also figure in that they are better players than me, and have better footwork, take smaller steps etc. etc.)

I just have hellish natural batspeed.

My bud was at the open taking thousands of pics this year, and comparing the frame by frames to my pics, and was saying, "Dude, it is like the same, you have tour level racquetspeed." Noticably faster than the women pros, or my hitting partners.

As for your personal situation. I can't answer that. You just have to play both, and see if the lux is better enough that you would pay more for it.

For me the answer is yes, for you it may not be.

J

DarthCow
09-03-2008, 10:52 PM
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb212/hajamoojoo/DSCF9861.jpg
This was a couple of days ago. Nothing special really.
But then i cut the strings out and decided to PJ it.
Ill post pics later/

octman12
09-03-2008, 11:19 PM
What did you have stenciled on there? The black widow symbol?

J

No man its a triangle with a circle on top i was just bored one day and drew it on my strings

and what is the black widow symbol??

skraggle
09-03-2008, 11:29 PM
I know I have been slacking here.

The victims of the Labor Day 3 Day weekend.

http://i36.tinypic.com/2la5u75.jpg

J

Pretty damn impressive contact, Jolly. Not a shank in the bunch!

J011yroger
09-04-2008, 02:53 AM
Pretty damn impressive contact, Jolly. Not a shank in the bunch!

I don't think the K90 is as prone to shearing strings as most frames, because of the thin box beam.

J

thomas martinez
09-04-2008, 07:04 PM
j011yroger, is that you Justin?

J011yroger
09-05-2008, 03:21 AM
j011yroger, is that you Justin?

Ya man whats up?

Frames look familiar?

J

nadalfan!
09-05-2008, 02:02 PM
Jolly, do you come to Michigan anytime during the year?

J011yroger
09-05-2008, 02:04 PM
^^ Fraid not, never been in my life.

J

nadalfan!
09-05-2008, 02:12 PM
^^ Fraid not, never been in my life.

J

If you were ever to be in michigan, give me a pm. I would love to hit with you if you want that is... :)

thomas martinez
09-05-2008, 04:43 PM
Yes yes they did. That and I didn't think there was anyone else crazier on LI to play with such a tank!

Murray_Maniac
09-05-2008, 04:49 PM
http://i37.tinypic.com/npphee.jpg

Mansewerz
09-05-2008, 05:03 PM
Natty gut?

Murray_Maniac
09-05-2008, 05:11 PM
Natty gut?

Yep & that was done by my brother. Ive only used Kgut & Nxt 16 so I havnt broke any. But in a week or so Im getting Lux/Gut.

J011yroger
09-05-2008, 05:22 PM
Full VS 16, 25 minutes.

http://i26.tinypic.com/t5k21d.jpg

J

http://i37.tinypic.com/npphee.jpg

Which of the above string breakers is better at hitting the same spot on the racquet?

;)

J

hellojeffo
09-07-2008, 07:20 AM
well, i'd say the k90?!

nadalfan!
09-19-2008, 05:31 PM
http://i37.tinypic.com/a3md1d.jpg
Nice eh? :D I just broke them today thank god. I was so happy when I did. Now to string 'em up with big ace red. Will post pics when done, today or tomorrow. Jolly, you tried Pro Supex Big Ace yet?

J011yroger
09-19-2008, 06:14 PM
http://i37.tinypic.com/a3md1d.jpg
Nice eh? :D I just broke them today thank god. I was so happy when I did. Now to string 'em up with big ace red. Will post pics when done, today or tomorrow. Jolly, you tried Pro Supex Big Ace yet?

Haven't tried BA, nor do I plan to.

ALU or bust.

(or more appropriately ALU and Bust)

P.S. shearing due to mishits doesn't count there Sir Shanksalot ;)

J

nadalfan!
09-19-2008, 06:18 PM
Haven't tried BA, nor do I plan to.

ALU or bust.

(or more appropriately ALU and Bust)

P.S. shearing due to mishits doesn't count there Sir Shanksalot ;)

J

I know, I know, but hey, it don't matter because they broke. So no problems! :D

J011yroger
09-19-2008, 06:31 PM
I know, I know, but hey, it don't matter because they broke. So no problems! :D

You know Karma is gonna get me for bustin on you, and I will probably shear a set tomorrow.

Let me tempt fate a little more and say that I have never in my life sheared a string using the N or K 90.

J

nadalfan!
09-19-2008, 06:39 PM
You know Karma is gonna get me for bustin on you, and I will probably shear a set tomorrow.

Let me tempt fate a little more and say that I have never in my life sheared a string using the N or K 90.

J

Well, Jolly, what would you say about a HS player on my team who breaks Big Ace in under 10 hours? I am looking to get something more durable for him. What do you suggest?

J011yroger
09-19-2008, 06:54 PM
Well, Jolly, what would you say about a HS player on my team who breaks Big Ace in under 10 hours? I am looking to get something more durable for him. What do you suggest?

Is he already using the thickest ga. the 1.28?

J

nadalfan!
09-19-2008, 06:54 PM
Is he already using the thickest ga. the 1.28?

J

Yep........:(

J011yroger
09-19-2008, 07:00 PM
Then you could try going to a stiffer string, but there is no guarantee that he would like it.

I mean, once you get to a certain level of ballstriking, and consistency, nothing is really going to last.

I mean no string on the planet would last me 10 hours, so I just use what I like, and pay the price.

I would have him try something like big banger orig, and see how long that lasts him, and how he likes it.

I really don't know much about the cheapo polys so you maybe better off asking someone like NickB, if that is the direction you are looking to go.

J

game set match 46 TIMES!!
09-19-2008, 07:02 PM
Then you could try going to a stiffer string, but there is no guarantee that he would like it.

I mean, once you get to a certain level of ballstriking, and consistency, nothing is really going to last.

I mean no string on the planet would last me 10 hours, so I just use what I like, and pay the price.

I would have him try something like big banger orig, and see how long that lasts him, and how he likes it.

I really don't know much about the cheapo polys so you maybe better off asking someone like NickB, if that is the direction you are looking to go.

J
j011y if u used gut how quick would u break it 5 seconds?

Zhou
09-19-2008, 07:03 PM
j011y if u used gut how quick would u break it 5 seconds?

He said he broke gut in 25 minutes.

J011yroger
09-19-2008, 07:05 PM
j011y if u used gut how quick would u break it 5 seconds?

Last time I strung up a set of VS I broke it in 25mins of casual deep consistient baseline rallying, no hard hitting or heavy topspin.

Posted picture above.

J

game set match 46 TIMES!!
09-19-2008, 07:05 PM
He said he broke gut in 25 minutes.

o ok and Zhoe check that thread the rich players i updated it =)

game set match 46 TIMES!!
09-19-2008, 07:07 PM
Last time I strung up a set of VS I broke it in 25mins of casual deep consistient baseline rallying, no hard hitting or heavy topspin.

Posted picture above.

J

what page j011y? and have you made any videos yet?

J011yroger
09-19-2008, 07:19 PM
Page before this maybe?

I hope to get some dartfish analysis the end of next week.

If that works out I will share it.

J

game set match 46 TIMES!!
09-19-2008, 07:21 PM
Page before this maybe?

I hope to get some dartfish analysis the end of next week.

If that works out I will share it.

Jsorry i thought that was murray manics...

J011yroger
09-19-2008, 07:32 PM
Nah, I was just showing him up a bit since I know where the middle of the racquet was, comparing my pic to his brothers.

;)

J

James Whitmore
09-20-2008, 04:39 AM
that is pretty sad init to take pics of broken strings

tennisfreak15347
09-20-2008, 07:23 AM
that is pretty sad init to take pics of broken strings

we have nothing better to do today ;).

superstition
09-25-2008, 02:25 PM
Last time I strung up a set of VS I broke it in 25mins of casual deep consistient baseline rallying, no hard hitting or heavy topspin.
I've heard hitting off center can really take its toll on natural gut. ;)

J011yroger
09-25-2008, 02:38 PM
I've heard hitting off center can really take its toll on natural gut. ;)

Do tell.

Full VS 16, 25 minutes.

http://i26.tinypic.com/t5k21d.jpg

J

J

superstition
09-25-2008, 09:42 PM
haha good one

I've heard hitting baseballs is hard on string.

martini1
09-25-2008, 11:20 PM
Question: Not bashing anybody here...How come pros can use the same racket for the entire match and not break string? Federer uses natural gut too, don't he?

linkster3o3
09-25-2008, 11:27 PM
People on here posting pics of their broken strings truly have too much time on their hands

itsstephenyo
09-25-2008, 11:35 PM
Question: Not bashing anybody here...How come pros can use the same racket for the entire match and not break string? Federer uses natural gut too, don't he?

Pros don't use one single racquet the entire match. They usually have several in their bags and will generally switch out with every ball change. So they actually only play with a racquet for about 7-8 games.

martini1
09-26-2008, 12:38 AM
Pros don't use one single racquet the entire match. They usually have several in their bags and will generally switch out with every ball change. So they actually only play with a racquet for about 7-8 games.

Not all of them... I have been to several ATP / WTA matches (no grand slams:cry:) Not everybody changed rackets. Some switched on gesture that he/she doesn't like the feel of the racket.

chlsmo
09-26-2008, 02:23 AM
First time I ever broke 2 at once.

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn280/chlsmo/Tennis/DSCF0015.jpg

Busted it on a forehand return crosscourt. Unfortunately I still lost the point.

J011yroger
09-26-2008, 03:58 AM
haha good one

I've heard hitting baseballs is hard on string.

It isn't as hard on the string as it is on your wrist.

Pass the ice pack :)

J

nadalfan!
10-15-2008, 04:29 PM
Here we go: PHT 16 Broke yesterday

http://i38.tinypic.com/2zptrx5.jpg

rj.laroza
10-16-2008, 08:17 AM
one of my clients just dropped off 3 of his rackets... 1 of which... he kept playing with even after the string broke


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/xcrazeexxaznx/TWTT007.jpg

1012007
10-16-2008, 08:26 AM
Was that cause you cant tie a decent knot?

rj.laroza
10-16-2008, 08:28 AM
hes a first time client.

zidane339
10-16-2008, 08:32 AM
Was that cause you cant tie a decent knot?

Geez no need to jump on his back when you don't know all the facts.

rj.laroza
10-16-2008, 08:35 AM
Geez no need to jump on his back when you don't know all the facts.

haha thanks. its ok tho. ive already noticed that people on these message boards are either :) or :-x

ag200boy
10-16-2008, 08:40 AM
looks like he tried to re-tie the mains around one of the crosses?

rj.laroza
10-16-2008, 08:54 AM
aha yeah very loosely

phucng_10
10-16-2008, 02:53 PM
dammmmmmittt!!!! if only i didn't cut out my strings i somehow broke the kevlar main in my ashway crossfire 18

How did that happen?

adams_1
10-16-2008, 03:43 PM
I just had my sole nBlade in the shop getting strung (RIP Control, waiting to see how it plays) so I had to take my old O3 to my Tuesday lesson. String broke within the first 10 minutes :P

I think it was Stamina 16. I have no idea how long it had been in there, but it hadn't been used for a long long time. The one main sort of snapped in two places - a clean break, then a small piece sticking out like ___/ ____ that. I guess it just had some nasty notches that I hadn't noticed.

ag200boy
10-16-2008, 04:09 PM
aha yeah very loosely

hahaha nice.


did you try playing with it?

rj.laroza
10-16-2008, 11:16 PM
hahaha nice.


did you try playing with it?

hahaha no, i cut it out right after i took the picture. i highly doubt its worth the effort trying it tho

zidane339
10-17-2008, 12:03 PM
haha thanks. its ok tho. ive already noticed that people on these message boards are either :) or :-x

No prob...hows the progression I working for you? I remember your thread back in the day when you were comtemplating it. I have the same machine.I love it, but my only complaint is that my clamps are getting old and the bases are a pain at times.

rj.laroza
10-17-2008, 05:47 PM
No prob...hows the progression I working for you? I remember your thread back in the day when you were comtemplating it. I have the same machine.I love it, but my only complaint is that my clamps are getting old and the bases are a pain at times.


its running good now. i took most of the rust away with steel wool... cleaned the clamps with a metal toothbrush and put alcohol on it every so often. the only problem i have with it is its calibration. the plastic screw is dull and i cant take it off to loosen or tighten it. so now, whenever i want to string @ 60 lbs i have to set it to 63... other than that its fine. once i hit a steady pace of 10-15 rackets a week id like to upgrade to a constant pull machine.. but as of now.. it does its job.

kelz
10-18-2008, 03:26 AM
you would be dumb to post in this as you should cut your strings out straight away!

did you cut your string?

1012007
10-18-2008, 09:29 AM
U havnt posted a pic in this thread, but yeah i do asap

crazy8tiger
11-01-2008, 11:04 AM
http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/6864/1011044xx6.th.jpg (http://img526.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1011044xx6.jpg)

My first broken string, broke the BB Ace in my hybrid.

Zach
12-16-2008, 12:20 PM
Isospeed Control (1.30mm) With about 8 hours of play.


http://i41.tinypic.com/t4w9yd.jpg

Zach
01-30-2009, 04:05 PM
Wilson Hollowcore 16. Glad this was free, played nice, but durability is terrible.http://i41.tinypic.com/vpw0vk.jpg

DennisK
02-04-2009, 10:31 AM
Did this a few days ago. Was hitting a forehand return of serve.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/dennisk/Tennis/Broken01.jpg

Prince Syn Gut 16G. This never lasts me long and the string job was pretty old and went pop after about 10mins.

P.S. The shoes are my girlfriends ;-)

_mats_
02-04-2009, 11:42 AM
^^ so you have a cat? a dog maybe?, those arent yours arent? :)

hah I was going to say that.. you can almost see the dustmites in there too

Power Player
03-09-2009, 11:30 AM
http://i39.tinypic.com/zmo29j.jpg


Interesting that the mains lasted and the crosses did not this time...but that is due to the hyrbid I am sure.

budkid
03-09-2009, 11:54 AM
this is a funny thread...

game set match 46 TIMES!!
03-09-2009, 12:42 PM
Guys i gotta question. I strung up some Topspin Poly Polar 17G and it snapped is 2 hours and i was even hitting that hard. What do you think happend? I dont snap polys this quick (1 week or so). Oh and it wasnt a shank one, it was right is the center :razz:

T1000
03-09-2009, 12:48 PM
Guys i gotta question. I strung up some Topspin Poly Polar 17G and it snapped is 2 hours and i was even hitting that hard. What do you think happend? I dont snap polys this quick (1 week or so). Oh and it wasnt a shank one, it was right is the center :razz:

you are just amazing at tennis

but seriously i used to use red code 16g and i would break that in 5 hours hitting the center hard without shanks. i guess that poly isn't that durable

game set match 46 TIMES!!
03-09-2009, 12:50 PM
you are just amazing at tennis

but seriously i used to use red code 16g and i would break that in 5 hours hitting the center hard without shanks. i guess that poly isn't that durable

Yeah i wasnt sure if it was a long lasting string because it was my first time string it but those 2 hours where prety good! Wnyways thats know strung with full big ace 17G :)

Il Mostro
03-09-2009, 01:08 PM
Guys i gotta question. I strung up some Topspin Poly Polar 17G and it snapped is 2 hours and i was even hitting that hard. What do you think happend? I dont snap polys this quick (1 week or so). Oh and it wasnt a shank one, it was right is the center :razz:

Maybe your racquet isn't used to on-center hits. :-)

Sup2Dresq
03-09-2009, 02:15 PM
nice break....^^^^^

tenis
03-09-2009, 07:48 PM
Let's see if you can guess the blue and the orange one... for all of you stringcoholics.

http://i30.tinypic.com/2bcjrn.jpg

You must be, hmmmm........Picasso!

J011yroger
04-19-2009, 07:26 PM
What do I win?

http://i39.tinypic.com/4lodxs.jpg

J

skraggle
04-19-2009, 07:56 PM
What do I win?

http://i39.tinypic.com/4lodxs.jpg

J

A free steroids test.

zidane339
04-19-2009, 07:59 PM
^^^^^^^^^

Or a large stringing bill. haha good breaks jolly, you're very consistent, right in the middle.

skraggle
04-19-2009, 08:01 PM
It isn't as hard on the string as it is on your wrist.

Pass the ice pack :)

J
Jolly, I am consistently impressed by your refusal to be baited by trolls.

J011yroger
04-19-2009, 08:11 PM
Jolly, I am consistently impressed by your refusal to be baited by trolls.

They are just using the wrong bait.

If the trolls offered up some frosty Miller Lite or cute girls, it might be another story. . .

J

skraggle
04-19-2009, 08:17 PM
They are just using the wrong bait.

If the trolls offered up some frosty Miller Lite or cute girls, it might be another story. . .

J

What about free reels of ALU?

lawlitssoo1n
04-19-2009, 08:19 PM
What do I win?

http://i39.tinypic.com/4lodxs.jpg

J

hey bro
no need to cut ur strings to show it off here
HAHAH jk

dayum
what strings are those?

J011yroger
04-19-2009, 08:49 PM
What about free reels of ALU?

Nah, would be the same as offering up gas for my car.

It isn't something to get excited over, just something that you use up.

J

J011yroger
04-19-2009, 08:49 PM
hey bro
no need to cut ur strings to show it off here
HAHAH jk

dayum
what strings are those?


ALU Rough, just like my sig says. ;)

J

aimr75
04-19-2009, 09:00 PM
ALU Rough, just like my sig says. ;)

J

Jolly, ever had a twinge in the arm stringing full poly at 70? i once strung a full set of blue gear at 55 and that even felt boardy.. but i am used to the feel of poly/multi hybrids

J011yroger
04-19-2009, 09:07 PM
Jolly, ever had a twinge in the arm stringing full poly at 70? i once strung a full set of blue gear at 55 and that even felt boardy.. but i am used to the feel of poly/multi hybrids

My arm has been pretty good to me. The only thing that really tweaks it is when the timing on my serve is off and I reach full extension before I hit the ball. That hurts like hell but that is obviously not the string's fault.

J

3lowdown
04-19-2009, 09:16 PM
My arm has been pretty good to me. The only thing that really tweaks it is when the timing on my serve is off and I reach full extension before I hit the ball. That hurts like hell but that is obviously not the string's fault.

J

i would love to see what happened to your forehand when you moved a little bit farther away from the ball on your flat shots. This has nothing to do with strings or whatever, but it bugs me. :arrow:

J011yroger
04-24-2009, 07:00 PM
A free steroids test.

Broke 3 more stringjobs yesterday.

Grand total of 12 broken ALU jobs.

J

skraggle
04-25-2009, 01:11 PM
Broke 3 more stringjobs yesterday.

Grand total of 12 broken ALU jobs.

J

That's it. I'm moving to Long Island and opening up a Luxilon store. I'll make hundreds!

J011yroger
04-25-2009, 05:20 PM
That's it. I'm moving to Long Island and opening up a Luxilon store. I'll make hundreds!

You are welcome to the airbed until you find a place to stay.

J

nadalfan!
04-26-2009, 05:05 AM
Jeez, Jo11y, think you broke enough strings? BTW, how many hours is that total?

SOY78
06-19-2009, 06:05 AM
C10 Pro Tour with CF 17L mains/Klipper syn gut 18 broken on a frame shank and BB11 mid with Eagnas Poly Nova Ti 17L mains/Klipper syn gut 18 broken on a flat shot right in the middle of the string bed.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e377/HOMEP666/TENNIS%20STUFF/BrokenStrings01.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e377/HOMEP666/TENNIS%20STUFF/BrokenStrings02.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e377/HOMEP666/TENNIS%20STUFF/BrokenStrings03.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e377/HOMEP666/TENNIS%20STUFF/BrokenStrings05.jpg

subaru3169
06-19-2009, 12:59 PM
no one breaks 'em on the cross huh

i just broke my nxt on the cross while practicing serving yesterday

J011yroger
06-19-2009, 01:45 PM
no one breaks 'em on the cross huh

i just broke my nxt on the cross while practicing serving yesterday

In non-hybrids, multis are the only thing that will break the crosses, regular synguts, gut, or poly will break the mains.

J

ROCKinCourier
06-30-2009, 04:25 PM
I'm still trying to figure out the point of this thread -- I mean, is this the online measuring stick of how good a player you are?

chris
06-30-2009, 05:35 PM
Are you sponsored by Pro Supex?

those pdr's look so sick with that lead and string

adams_1
06-30-2009, 05:47 PM
no one breaks 'em on the cross huh

i just broke my nxt on the cross while practicing serving yesterday

Ack, I broke a cross about a week back. I dislike breaking crosses, it doesn't look anywhere near as good as my usual break.

TsongaEatingAPineappleLol
06-30-2009, 05:58 PM
Unfortunately, I only have my last one. The racquet is a Wilson [K] Six.One Team 95 strung up as a Hybrid between Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 17 on the mains and Babolat Xcel 16 on the crosses. I broke a main Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 17 string returning a Heater serve at my clinic.

http://i42.tinypic.com/15yu36f.jpg

http://i39.tinypic.com/i2n5tl.jpg

http://i40.tinypic.com/bgz1wp.jpg

MarrratSafin
06-30-2009, 07:42 PM
In non-hybrids, multis are the only thing that will break the crosses, regular synguts, gut, or poly will break the mains.

J

Jolly, I broke a multi fullbed (Head FXP) in the mains and the crosses didn't even fray. Wonder why? Same thing with Dunlop Max Comfort. Both lasted about 4 or 5 hours.

Power Player
07-01-2009, 05:38 AM
I'm still trying to figure out the point of this thread -- I mean, is this the online measuring stick of how good a player you are?

It's a Tennis site where people talk about Tennis. I hope that helps you out.

ROCKinCourier
07-01-2009, 02:15 PM
It's a Tennis site where people talk about Tennis. I hope that helps you out.

Oh thanks -- I didn't notice that ... :-?

ANYWAYS -- I just find it odd -- posting pics of broken strings, I mean, really? How is that constructive? I mean -- if your opponent hits some heavy spin and pace -- it's going to wear on your string anyways -- regardless of how YOU hit the ball. I don't get peoples' fascination with string breaking ...

Cenc
07-01-2009, 11:07 PM
Lucky you.....

lol man, ud like to break strings a lot? because then u seem like pro or?
i dont get it really, i hate it when i break strings even though im not a big string breaker and i can play 20 hours with luxilon alu power
(i hit hard but i dont play with much top spin, i hit very flat so thats why my strings last quite long i guess)
and i rarely change strings until i break them

TsongaEatingAPineappleLol
07-02-2009, 12:47 PM
I feel so alone. I've only broken 3 strings in my life and I'm a great player :'(

nadalfan!
07-02-2009, 03:23 PM
I forgot to take a pic but I just broke 3 string in a row! They were all mains and the shot that broke em wasnt that hard. Weird...

J011yroger
07-02-2009, 05:44 PM
I feel so alone. I've only broken 3 strings in my life and I'm a great player :'(

Don't feel bad, I break them all the time, and I suck.

J

a-naik.1
07-02-2009, 05:49 PM
I broke 3 crosses this week already =\ It seems that I primarily break a main when I serve. (I know...weird!)

chiapants226
07-02-2009, 06:15 PM
this break was funny, i noticed it fraying pretty badly and about to break before i put it in my bag. then the next day, when i took it out to hit, the crosses had snapped! first time ive had a string snap in my bag haha.

sorry about the bad quality pictures, used my phone to take them haha.

http://i39.tinypic.com/2gy8wg7.jpg
http://i41.tinypic.com/27wx8ox.jpg
http://i41.tinypic.com/27y0q52.jpg

the strings i had in were tecnifibre redcode in mains, and x-one biphase in crosses.

3lowdown
07-02-2009, 06:52 PM
ohh thats no fun. :cry:

TsongaEatingAPineappleLol
07-03-2009, 02:44 PM
Don't feel bad, I break them all the time, and I suck.

J

Aw, man, you can't be bad at all, with the spot that your strings are breaking in and all. But I should be a little fortunate I suppose since I only have one racquet and spend my allowance every week on strings. Broken string, I'm screwed.

this break was funny, i noticed it fraying pretty badly and about to break before i put it in my bag. then the next day, when i took it out to hit, the crosses had snapped! first time ive had a string snap in my bag haha.

This happened to my friend once. Hey, it's very random.

Ucantplay2much
07-04-2009, 12:40 PM
this break was funny, i noticed it fraying pretty badly and about to break before i put it in my bag. then the next day, when i took it out to hit, the crosses had snapped! first time ive had a string snap in my bag haha.

I had a brand new set of Prince Topspin 15L break in my bag. It broke right near the frame and at the end of the string, so I'm guessing it was the string job. Overclamped it maybe?

Here is this mornings breakage. Ashaway Crossfire II Kevlar. I probably have 25 matches on this string though, so I'm not worried about the durability at all. I break strings but I'm no Jolly Roger :)

http://images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/60000-64999/61559/800/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_804315.jpg

http://images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/60000-64999/61559/800/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_804314.jpg

J011yroger
07-05-2009, 05:44 PM
Some test subjects from my search for a new string.

Ashaway Kevlar 16g M #70, Luxilon ALU Rough 16l X #70.

I really didn't expect the cross to go first, it still hit passably towards the end but after 2-3 shots there would be no mains in the sweetspot since they moved so much.

I would suspect that it lasts about twice as long as straight up ALU rough, maybe a bit more.

http://i42.tinypic.com/156g13l.jpg

http://i44.tinypic.com/108cpqb.jpg

http://i39.tinypic.com/10pvnk4.jpg

J

J

J011yroger
07-05-2009, 05:46 PM
Another.

Luxilon Big Banger Orig Smooth.

http://i44.tinypic.com/vq7hbk.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/dq1vzm.jpg

http://i44.tinypic.com/1z6wrah.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/2uz7a06.jpg

J

J

J011yroger
07-05-2009, 05:48 PM
The control string.

Hit with Dennis for 1.5 hours tonite and broke 2 ALU Rough stringjobs.

1 was pre used the other brand new that I used after I broke the first.

The brand new ALU job snapped almost at 1 hour on the nose.

On a medium speed indoor hard court, hitting mostly flat (because my FH isn't good enough to hit heavy top off of Dennis' topspin ball), and not trying to hit terribly hard.

These pictures will represent the control in the experiment. You can see that the overgrip didn't even get dirty on the one that broke in an hour. (But it was indoors, so they don't get as dirty as they do outdoors. It is really a 2hander thing, you one handed snobs wouldn't understand.)

http://i41.tinypic.com/2uyqb6r.jpg

J

J

ag200boy
07-05-2009, 05:48 PM
so J, is it lookin like Kevlar/ ALU will be your new string?

J011yroger
07-05-2009, 05:48 PM
More.

More. . .

http://i40.tinypic.com/ic7hit.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/tasugm.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/1imnom.jpg

http://i39.tinypic.com/149ni8j.jpg

J

J

samster
07-05-2009, 05:49 PM
You are a machine, J011y!