Babolat Addiction - Troll string.

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Andyroo10567, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Andyroo10567

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    First tone I've ever broken a string while stringing. My story begins here.
    I was stringing an Exo3 tour 18x20 with the request of tubing on the 3/9 portions of the exo3 ports. i did as told. After finishing mains, on my final cross string, i ran into a slight problem. The grommet was blocked! Oh no! what will i ever do! i lost my guide awl so i use other tools to move the string out of the way so i can insert the cross string in. Just as it was moving, i heard the sound of the devils laughter. The sonic boom. The sound of the Gods roaring ; the string has snapped. After 2 hours of working on the racquet, the time was thrown away ; put into the depths of time and space, forever to be forgotten. I sat on my knees, looking up, gazing into the white painted ceiling. Thinking to myself, did i really deserve this? Is this how i am punished for eating the last bits of my brothers Tapatio Doritos that i devoured and took the time to savour the flavor? ; to Taste the intensity? Why God? I insist on myself to take the time to repent of my sins I have committed to prevent this from happening again. ; Karma is a pita. Or perhaps the secret to Babolat addiction is the key word, Addiction. Also rearranged as A-Dick-String.


    Actually I'm probably over reacting. long story short, I broke a string and wasted time. I should have mentioned this before I told the story. o.... whatever..

    /EndOfRant. Peace.

    UPDATE GUIS :
    I have won the battle. Used the " Putting a scrap string inside the loop for mains and using that to pull down so it creates a opening for the final cross " method. Finished in 37 minutes. Not too shabby?
     
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  2. Irvin

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    Did you tie off your mains at 7T or 9T?
     
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  3. Andyroo10567

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    9T. for mains.
     
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  4. MAX PLY

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    Not sure it was karma--sounds like your use of "other tools" resulted in self-inflicted breakage. In the future, either place a piece of scrap string to keep your hole unblocked or failing that, you might try to use a "string awl" to create a space for your to-be-weaved string to travel. I find a stiff string, waxed and cut to a sharp point inserted from the other direction of the insertion of your to-be-weaved string is effective to open up the blocked hole without risking any string damage. Better luck next time.
     
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    I was kidding about the karma thing lol. I guess ill try the scrap string method when i run into this problem again. It was a pretty big disappointment though when i noticed the string break.
     
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  6. beernutz

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    What machine are you stringing with that it takes you 2 hours to string? Even including the time for adding the tubing that seems excessive.
     
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  7. mad dog1

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    hopefully you've learned a valuable lesson - don't nick the string
     
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    should read...don't eat all of the doritos
     
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    I don't mean to hijack the rant, but what is tubing on the 3 & 9?
     
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    I believe it is in regards to teflon/nylon tubing. When grommets are damaged, the string wear is advanced. A small piece of tubing is used to protect the string from the worn grommet.

    3 & 9 could be in reference to the holes but in this case it appears to be in terms of a clock.
     
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  11. Irvin

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    On Prince racket sometimes the string digs into the frame and the strings break so Teflon tubing is put on the string where it contacts the racket to protect the frame from the string because there are no grommets.

    EDIT: Here you can see the tubing being placed on John Isner's racket. On his racket he wants the tubing all around the racket.

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Andyroo10567

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    String wasn't knicked at all. I was using a Winn Pro, similar to the Gamma 4000. I string in 15-30 minutes casually. I spent too much time trying to figure out ways of getting the string out of the way and i tried too much ideas and i guess the string couldn't handle it so it snapped.
     
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  13. mad dog1

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    yeah, the string wasn't nicked until you nicked it using other tools to move the string. it doesn't take much to nick a multi causing it to snap under tension.
     
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  14. Andyroo10567

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    Yeah it wasn't nicked until i used the other tools.... -_-
     
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