Cut out the crosses and replace ?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by jstasak, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. jstasak

    jstasak New User

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    Just had a full bed of Blue Gear Ultra strung and seems to be a bit too stiff for me. Wondering if I can have the crosses cut out and replaced with something softer (NXT Comfort) while keeping the mains intact ?
     
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  2. Radicalized

    Radicalized Semi-Pro

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    Nope...Not a good idea. Threads on this subject already.
     
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  3. Ambivalent

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    Depends on how much hitting you've got on it. I've done this before after 10 min of hitting, but tension loss after that may become a problem and you risk warping your racket.
     
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  4. jim e

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  5. Speed Kat

    Speed Kat Semi-Pro

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    In short - NO!
     
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  6. Lambsscroll

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    Totally! Its best to put the racket in a 6 point mounting machine to reduce torque. Once the racket is secure in the machine then you cut out the cross string and then restring.
     
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  7. kiteboard

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    I've done it many times over, esp. with vs as the main, as it keeps tens. better than other strings, almost like new after lock down, as long as the crosses aren't cut or broken before you lock the frame down, it's fine. I've restrung the crosses as many as four times with vs mains, with not one problem. Been stringing since 1981. I would venture a bet, that all the nay sayers, have never even once tried it themselves, and are just going on what others are basing comments: a broken cross, or a cut out cross, without a frame lock down.
     
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