View Full Version : When you break a cross..

05-01-2010, 06:34 PM
...do you ever just re-weave another set of crosses, or do you cut-out the whole stringjob? Thanks -

05-01-2010, 06:44 PM
I always cut out all, and restring

jim e
05-01-2010, 06:48 PM
You asked opinion on this.
Mine is don't do it.
Here is the link to this beatened to death topic.


05-01-2010, 07:27 PM
NOOO!!! NEVER replace just the crosses or the mains. Here's why: You string a racket @ say 60 lbs. After the first 24 hrs, the strings will settle in and will have an actual tension of around 50-55 lbs. and will continue stretching. So when you eventually do break a string you don't truly know the tension of the mains and/or crosses. because the strings you hit with the most get stretched more than the ones near them. So the tension is not consistent. So you can try to string it again, but the tension balance will be so off, you can truly damage the racket. It may not be obvious at first. There is a high percentage of the racket collapsing in on itself.

05-01-2010, 09:45 PM
Agreed. Don't do it dont be cheap.