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AlmasK
02-02-2010, 07:40 AM
Is there any advantage for the racquet per-say to cut dead strings before you get them restrung. Like extending the life of the frame or anything to that effect? Someone told me this helped extend the life of the frame but I can't seem to find any information confirming or denying it. Thanks.

tennisdude083
02-02-2010, 08:40 AM
This is recommended mainly for the reason that when you break the strings, the tension on the frame is no longer balanced across the entire stringbed. (i.e. you break a main, now the tension is way lower than the tension in the crosses)

topanlego
02-02-2010, 08:51 AM
It only makes sense to cut out the strings if they're broken so that you don't have uneven pressure on the frame. If it's just dead strings, it doesn't really matter.

AlmasK
02-02-2010, 09:15 AM
Ya that makes more sense thanks for the help guys.

Bashi
02-02-2010, 01:01 PM
so you guys are saying if you break a main you should also cut the crosses, and vice versa?

goran_ace
02-02-2010, 01:05 PM
so you guys are saying if you break a main you should also cut the crosses, and vice versa?

Doesn't matter if its a main or a cross that breaks - you cut them all out to relieve residual tension.

mmaster
02-02-2010, 01:17 PM
i don't think it matters that much leaving on broken strings. i did that in the past and saw no difference in the frame.