View Full Version : how should I cut my strings out?

06-28-2004, 08:59 AM
Is there a proper way to cut your strings out once they break?

06-28-2004, 09:40 AM
Start in the middle and cut diagonally both ways

06-28-2004, 01:24 PM
That is the way generally accepted as proper. However, I don't have a set of real cutters, I use scissors. So I cut every-other string alternating between mains and crosses. The alternation (and diagonal cutting otherwise) helps prevent racket damage and distortion. I like that the way I do it produces no little tiny pieces and it is easier to get the string out.

a verrry large duck
06-28-2004, 03:50 PM
Yeah I do it like tennsdog, but I use nail clippers.

06-28-2004, 03:57 PM
I do it diagonally starting from the middle. I got a pair of heavy-duty Cutco scissors that can thru two strings easily.

06-28-2004, 06:35 PM
Nail clippers are the way to go. I take a small one in my bag, as soon as I break a string I cut them out.

a verrry large duck
06-29-2004, 09:34 AM
Yeah plus you can manicure your cuticles while doing your strings.

06-30-2004, 02:39 PM
I cut in a diagonal line starting from the middle