broken string pics

Discussion in 'Strings' started by jprez, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. jprez

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    Post your pics of broken strings, and give us a little info on it, frame type, string type, tension, how long it took to break. I've got a few pics, I'll post them as soon as I can find them.
     
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  2. doublefault2008

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    And the reason for this is?
     
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  3. 1012007

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    you would be dumb to post in this as you should cut your strings out straight away!
     
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  4. dakels

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    Is that really necessary? As in line bringing scissors on the court? I assume it is to prevent frame warping. I break strings a lot so I see a stringer very often. I never cut my strings out usually right away. I have never had any noticeable problem with this. I used to string PS 85's around 67-70lbs. I never thought about it but maybe I will bring scissors in my bag for my new K90s.

    Who here cuts strings right after they break?
     
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  5. Bubba

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    In general, it's good practice. However, with today's frames it's not really a big deal. Unless you break half the mains or crosses the frame can easily withstand the tension and not 'warp'

    With aluminum and wood frames this was a real issue... not so today.
     
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  6. bsandy

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    Gee . . . I was hoping to see a pic or two.

    . . . Bud
     
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  7. diredesire

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    This one was pretty interesting for me. It was Wilson Sensation Supreme, IIRC. This was struck on a backhand return, clean in the center of the string bed. It seems like three strings broke right at the tip, which was very unusual for me. Frame is a precision michael chang mid, 95 si w/ 14x18 string pattern. Tension was approx 63, i don't remember (it was a long time ago). This one probably took about 6 days of play to break, and it was at a tournament.
     
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  8. Stannie

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    Looks like you shanked it really hard...

    -Stan
     
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  9. nickb

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    From todays hit...vid in the tennis instruction sec!

    PHT (broke at 8 hours):

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    Big Ace Micro (1.5 hours):

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  10. jmverdugo

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    I have some pics:

    The first one from a friend:

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    The second one is mine, dead on center:

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    And Another:

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  11. todd03blown

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    wow very interesting pictures!!
     
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  12. bsandy

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    I agree

    . . . Bud
     
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  13. Mansewerz

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    I'm about to string the exact same racquet, except mine has some white on the 7:30-8:00 and 3:30-4:00 positions.
     
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  14. 10nisDude~

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    ...thats really something...most of these pics have people breaking the strings in the center so far...nice...
     
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  15. 1012007

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    LOL generally most people hit the ball a lot in the middle causing knotching
     
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  16. diredesire

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    Yep, I agree. I do hit relatively high in the string bed (approx 2/3 up the string bed), but I am positive that the strike was clean. It was a backhand return on a hard, but linear flat serve. Even if it WAS a mishit (which it wasn't), I don't think that explains 3 pairs of strings breaking at the tip. One or two, I can buy it, but 6?
     
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  17. fastswingVD

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    you're a monster
     
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  18. LanEvo

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    i wish i could break a string
     
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  19. bsandy

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    Sounds like someone's in denial.

    . . . Bud
     
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  20. jmverdugo

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    And another one, fresh from about half an hour...

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  21. fastswingVD

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    what are you? monster? lol
    you play for high school tennis?
    i see the "jv" word
     
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  22. jmverdugo

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    Well i dont hit particulary hard, but my friend does, my topspin against his shots are a bad combo, oddly enough he doesnt break string as much as I, sadly, do.

    Another thing that may contribute is my serve, most of the time I put a lot of topspin in both.

    I left hs a long time ago , those words are just my initials. :)
     
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  23. fastswingVD

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    ohh haha initials
     
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  24. Bubba

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    Its an older frame... check your grommet wear, could have a sharp edge(s) rubbing. Have you replaced the grommets?
     
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  25. toughshot

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    you're using kevlar... if you're not a string breaker i'd recommend something different :p
     
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  26. counter_puncher

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    cut them. ;)
     
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  27. iplaybetter

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    its good to cut them in a reasonable amount of time but you dont need to be freekish like some people
     
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  28. jmsx521

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    What is "reasonable amount of time?" Can I leave the broken strings on my Pure Drive Andy Roddick for a few days before cutting them? It's the stiffest frame on the market.... Can the tenssion warp the frame? 58lbs... and after breaking I'd say down to low 50s. The main always breaks first on the top of the bed.
     
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  29. YULitle

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    If you INSIST to leave them in, then the second best thing to cutting them all out is to be sure and have at least one cross cut as well (assuming your mains break, as you stated.) When cutting out strings, most of the distortion happens when the first main and first cross is cut, as visible in this video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vablJWPV9jU
     
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  30. jmsx521

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    Ok, cool. Good to know. Thanks.
     
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  31. jmsx521

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    Let's see if you can guess the blue and the orange one... for all of you stringcoholics.

    [​IMG]
     
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  32. lilxjohnyy

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    not sure but orange... sppp or premier ace... blue BB ALU ice colored
     
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  33. diredesire

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    Could also be Topspin Cyber Power

    Not at all, I'll be the first to admit when I shank a ball, but this was a solid backhand return right in my strike zone. I tend to break most of my string(s) on service returns, and right in the middle (shift upwards by about 2 cross strings) ;)

    I'm sure it's wasn't a stringing error, and not an equipment failure (racquet and grommets, at least). I've broken quite a few sets of sensation supreme very quickly, This one lasted a similar length of time, but the break was very weird to me.

    This was at least 4 years ago, either way. I should also mention, I kept my grommets fresh, i had several spare sets. Also, if it were grommet wear (exposing the frame), I would expect the break(s) to be more asymmetrical, as it'd have the length of string wrapping around the frame.
     
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  34. hellojeffo

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    Ouch, i watched that video a few times, but never noticed how much the racquet distorted when you cut the first main and first cross... but subsequently, there was no visible distortion...
     
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  35. jmsx521

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    The white is Pro Supex Poly Power Soft 19 and the Blue one is Blue gear 16 or 15L probably.
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    The white is Pro Supex Poly Power Soft 19 and the Red one is Pro Supex Big Ace 16 probably.
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  36. supermario343

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    I hvnt broken a string since I got my stringing machine in March lol...I dont get it, its like im cursed so I just cut out my strings now when they feel dead or when the time is right
     
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  39. YULitle

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    Anger management?
     
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  40. supermario343

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    ouch^! not on the N90! geez Jolly..how many do u have of them lol
     
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  41. Stan

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    Orange = Poly Plasma
    Blue = Poly Polar
     
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    cyberflash and poly polar
     
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  43. Cup8489

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    how in the world did it break like this.

    did he never straighten his strings?
     
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  44. PBODY99

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    How

    Let me hazard a guess. The string pops, he slices the next ball goes to the net to hit an volley for the 3rd and deciding shot.
     
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  45. PROTENNIS63

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    Orange is Poly Plasma and the blue is Cyber Power.
     
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  46. jmsx521

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    Yes, SPPP and ALU power. You see spider webs on them too... so it's been quite a while. I had them hanging from my light-bulb as a decoration as you see. Notice the spider webs: What gauge are they in comparison to the strings?
     
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  47. jmverdugo

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    It was just one stroke, returning a serve, he went for all and the ball actually went back but was long. When that happens we say that he "exploited" the strings.
     
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  48. J011yroger

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    Yea, that was when I was just able to hit forehands again and I changed my swing to accomodate the injury and didn't realize what was wrong.

    Very very frustrating.

    J
     
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  49. hoodjem

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    That's what low-powered poly is for: "anger management."
     
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  50. J011yroger

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    Oh I have that covered. Making my sacrifices to the ALU gods regularly.

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