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kimbahpnam
07-14-2008, 05:21 PM
I played 2 hours of tennis with Technifibre NRG2 [18] and Babolat Hurricane Tour [18] 58 x 56 + string savers. After playing I noticed significant wear on the NRGs even w/ the string savers. Fast forward 2 days where my racquet was unused and hung on my wall, the string breaks by itself on one of the center mains where I saw wear before. I've never experienced anything like this in my life.

Mansewerz
07-14-2008, 05:27 PM
Ha ha, ask the Human Machine.

ak47m
07-14-2008, 05:34 PM
Wow, I was just watching a video of him, pretty insane.

Fastest string breakage I've had was 2 days with poly although I think it was due to poor stringing technique since it didn't feel right :/

str33t
07-14-2008, 05:39 PM
I had a string break in my bag... I strung my racquet the day before and I went out for a hit the next day. To my dismay, when I went to take my racquet out of my bag the string was already broken... :( I have no idea how it happened.

babolat15
07-14-2008, 05:53 PM
I had a string break in my bag... I strung my racquet the day before and I went out for a hit the next day. To my dismay, when I went to take my racquet out of my bag the string was already broken... :( I have no idea how it happened.

thats happened to me before

socrates2007
07-14-2008, 06:02 PM
I had a string break in my bag... I strung my racquet the day before and I went out for a hit the next day. To my dismay, when I went to take my racquet out of my bag the string was already broken... :( I have no idea how it happened.
It has happened to me as well. My only explanation was that something was probably in the grommet when I stringing and it weakened the strings that they eventually broke as the racquet was sitting in my bag.
I have broken a string once after an hour of play, I think that it was Babolat Fiberace. It was kind of annoying to have to string the same racquet twice in one day.

2nd_Serve
07-14-2008, 06:09 PM
4 hours. Full synthetic gut. And you guys have some weird string breaking incidents...Maybe throwing the bag around? I've seen that a lot nowadays.

nCode747
07-14-2008, 06:47 PM
i broke a string while stringing for the first time. luckly it was cheap nylon

tennisfever8181
07-14-2008, 06:49 PM
I broke Prince syn. gut duraflex in 15 minutes one time. I think it was poor stringing though.

TheRed
07-14-2008, 06:50 PM
45 min, rip control 17 mains, fat core 16 crosses. I hope 16g mains will last me 2 hours

Cup8489
07-14-2008, 06:53 PM
52 minutes, Duraflex 18 gauge in my o3 tour mids...

that was just mostly because i was practicing serve the whole time. it eats the strings up that way.

dancraig
07-14-2008, 07:45 PM
I was using some cheap gut from the auction site. One broke on the machine and one broke while I was putting the racquet in my bag, a few minutes after stringing.

J011yroger
07-14-2008, 07:52 PM
VS 16g, 25 minutes. And I promise, I wasn't even hitting hard.

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

J

djokster
07-14-2008, 07:52 PM
I was going to practice, and picked my racquet up from a shop on the way. Stringing job looked fine. I put the racquet in the bag which was in my car and drove to practice. When I got there and took out my racquet, the strings were cracked right next to a flanged grommet.

Gmedlo
07-14-2008, 08:01 PM
Prince Premier w/ softflex, sub-15 minutes. It was in a ps85, broke on one the first serves of the day.

FH2FH
07-14-2008, 08:44 PM
Prince synth gut duraflex

Infl8edEg0
07-14-2008, 08:50 PM
idk how it even happened, but I strung my racket with a brand new set of Kevlar/Syn gut 57/59, took it out the next day, hit 3 shots and it broke. Smack in the center. I have no idea why it happened, it just did.

FH2FH
07-14-2008, 09:06 PM
idk how it even happened, but I strung my racket with a brand new set of Kevlar/Syn gut 57/59, took it out the next day, hit 3 shots and it broke. Smack in the center. I have no idea why it happened, it just did.

because you are awesome? ;) j/k

Doc Hollidae
07-14-2008, 09:58 PM
Had a freshly strung stick for a 5.0 singles final with 17g Maxim Touch mains and 17g Big Ace crosses. 30 minutes and 5 games later the two center mains snapped.

origmarm
07-14-2008, 11:43 PM
Worst one for me was on the second groundstroke in a warmup, fed the ball, got hit back to me and on the second hit the string broke, not even a shank or anything. PSGD16. Must have been a duff string job though as usually I get about 15hrs of that setup.

Vermillion
07-14-2008, 11:50 PM
45 min, rip control 17 mains, fat core 16 crosses. I hope 16g mains will last me 2 hours

Hahaha My rip control 17 mains x lux ace 18 broke around 40 mins. rip control is doo doo durability though.

DarthCow
07-15-2008, 12:02 AM
I broke Ashaway Kevlar in 20 minutes.

jks jks jks.

I think it was Prince Recoil last year, which broke in an hour and a half.
I never break them that quick.

duffman
07-15-2008, 01:52 PM
I broke a freshly strung set of 18g PSGD warming up for a match, so it probably lasted around 8-10 minutes. So much for that experiment...

nickb
07-15-2008, 01:56 PM
Natural gut: VS Team - 1 hr
Synthetic Gut:Duraflex 18 - 15mins
Poly: Luxilon Ace 18 - 30 mins
Multi: X-One Biphase 17 - 45 mins

I use a 1.30 poly which lasts around 6hrs before breaking.

Nick

Cenc
07-15-2008, 01:58 PM
my best one was 3 serves :)
hit 3rd one accidentally with ram of the racket and guess what happened :D

ThA_Azn_DeViL
07-15-2008, 02:02 PM
my best one was 3 serves :)
hit 3rd one accidentally with ram of the racket and guess what happened :D

OO OO PICK ME!!! the string broke!

wilsonsir12
07-15-2008, 02:15 PM
fastest i had was during high school season strung my pure drive up with psgd at 60 and it broke in a week only using it once in a match never using it again in a full set

Bud
07-15-2008, 02:27 PM
VS 16g, 25 minutes. And I promise, I wasn't even hitting hard.

J

You must hit with a large amount of topspin. Your crosses sawed right through your mains.

Have you tried the Babolat elastocross string savers?

Bud
07-15-2008, 02:29 PM
idk how it even happened, but I strung my racket with a brand new set of Kevlar/Syn gut 57/59, took it out the next day, hit 3 shots and it broke. Smack in the center. I have no idea why it happened, it just did.

Rough synthetic gut crosses will saw right through thin kevlar mains if you hit with large amounts of topspin. I strung a friends racquet with 18g kevlar mains and Forten Sweet 17 crosses (which have a slight texture). His lasted about 6-8 hours. I was very surprised... but you could actually see the sawing that was occurring on the strings surrounding the break.

Steve Huff
07-15-2008, 07:50 PM
Tried Global Gut once. Broke on the 1st pull at 57#.

Nuke
07-16-2008, 03:48 AM
Rip Control, after 2 hours of play. Was nice while it lasted, though.

Bud
07-16-2008, 04:20 AM
Tried Global Gut once. Broke on the 1st pull at 57#.

I had this experience with some inexpensive gut I bought off fleabay. It would break at any tension above 56-57 lbs. on a drop weight. I ended up using it as a cross with poly mains... and not tensioning it above 50 lbs. Actually worked out pretty good.

iLose
07-16-2008, 09:53 AM
I would like to know how long it would last if some of the big hitters here like jolly played consistently with a POG. I purchased a midsize to demo and see if I liked it and I got about an hour of play out of 16g spiral flex. I am not a big hitter at all so anyone hit ball ball consistently hard play with a POG?

J011yroger
07-16-2008, 01:31 PM
I would like to know how long it would last if some of the big hitters here like jolly played consistently with a POG. I purchased a midsize to demo and see if I liked it and I got about an hour of play out of 16g spiral flex. I am not a big hitter at all so anyone hit ball ball consistently hard play with a POG?

I have a POG mid. I used to play with them when I was younger, and bought one for old times sake.

Then I hit flatter and wasnt a power player, so no worries.

Now I doubt there is a string on the planet that would last me an hour.

J

tbini87
07-16-2008, 03:07 PM
i am not a string breaker, but i once strung up two racquets for a match with cyberflash mains and gosen og crosses. i broke the middle main during warmups... so less than 5 minutes.

babolat15
07-16-2008, 04:33 PM
In a Southern Level 2 Bullfrog,I was playing a guy with a huge serve and I was playing with a fresh nrg2 job and it broke in his first service game which was after my service game, so less than two full games

jiericji
07-16-2008, 06:38 PM
wilson sensation 16g at 60 on my flexpoint radical tour. broke in under 5h of play. too bad:cry::cry:

fgzhu88
07-16-2008, 06:54 PM
SPPP 18g. Never try it for durability. I'm a touchy-feely player and it broke in the warmup of 2nd match. Feel wasn't that great either.

DonBot
07-16-2008, 07:37 PM
Worst one for me was on the second groundstroke in a warmup, fed the ball, got hit back to me and on the second hit the string broke, not even a shank or anything. PSGD16. Must have been a duff string job though as usually I get about 15hrs of that setup.

I had the same experience with pht in my pdr. I hit two ground strokes with a fresh set of strings and shanked the third. It sheered the string a l cross at 3' what a phenomenal waste of $ that was.-- but it has never happened since.

Babb
07-16-2008, 07:40 PM
2 hours and 30 minutes to break a stringing of Big Ace 17 mains and Spiral Flex 16 crosses at 65.

Not very impressive to a lot of people here, but I couldn't believe it.

Pro Staff Pete
07-17-2008, 06:44 AM
Match warm-up.. 3rd shot I believe...

:(

jaketb193
07-18-2008, 03:48 AM
Klip k boom 16, 1 hour hasnt happened again

ajs72us
07-18-2008, 03:59 AM
I strung with 17g gamma syn gut.

c_hari_c
07-18-2008, 08:30 AM
played 3 sets for about 2.5 hours and broke my Wilson Reaction 18G strings 6 months ago.

Serve_Ace
08-02-2008, 06:50 AM
Gamma Livewire pro 17 broke it in 2 hours

LazyAzN
08-02-2008, 04:35 PM
I broke a 17g synthetic gut (possibly PSGD) in less than two minutes. Of course, the string job wasn't fresh though since I was borrowing a friend's racquet after breaking the strings on my K90.

Bubba
08-02-2008, 04:41 PM
2 forehands & 1 overhead on VS Gut... expensive point!

Satch
08-02-2008, 04:54 PM
I broke Prince syn. gut duraflex in 15 minutes one time. I think it was poor stringing though.

maybe the string was bad.

Weedcutter
08-03-2008, 03:01 PM
I watched a man named ross duncan break 4 strings and a frame within a 25 minute warmup before an exhibition match, all on new Prince 03 speedports, luckily prince pays him big bucks, otherwise it would be quite spendy.

tennisfreak15347
08-03-2008, 03:02 PM
Wilson sensation, 60 hours of play ;]. you will all fear my 2nd serve. 5mph of tap-in fear.

Voltron
08-03-2008, 03:07 PM
VS Team 17, two serves.