how should I cut my strings out?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by raven5288, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. raven5288

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    Is there a proper way to cut your strings out once they break?
     
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  2. Anonymous

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    Start in the middle and cut diagonally both ways
     
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  3. TennsDog

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    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.
     
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  4. a verrry large duck

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    Yeah I do it like tennsdog, but I use nail clippers.
     
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  5. tetsuo10

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    I do it diagonally starting from the middle. I got a pair of heavy-duty Cutco scissors that can thru two strings easily.
     
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  6. Simbah2004

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    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.
     
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  7. a verrry large duck

    a verrry large duck Rookie

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    Yeah plus you can manicure your cuticles while doing your strings.
     
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  8. scott5

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    I cut in a diagonal line starting from the middle
     
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