How to remove a broken string

Discussion in 'Strings' started by blue03, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. blue03

    blue03 Rookie

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    Is there any spesific way to remove a broken string from a racquet? For example, if my string break in the middle of the racquet, (or in other cases left or maybe right) where should i cut the rest of the other strings? the mains or crossess first? left or right? top or bottom?

    Because i heard that if not done correctly, it will shorten the racquet lifespan.

    please guide me.
     
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  2. kicker75

    kicker75 Rookie

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    I just start cutting in the middle. Shouldn't warp the racquet if you do it quickly.
     
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  3. chrisplchs

    chrisplchs Professional

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    alternate between mains and crosses, cut only one string at a time and start from the middle and fan out
     
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  4. fishuuuuu

    fishuuuuu Hall of Fame

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    Real men do it with their teeth.
     
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  5. brucie

    brucie Professional

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    Ive heard you go diagonally from corner to corner, not that i do that i cant be bothered just whack all of cross/main out then all the other!
     
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  6. Gaines Hillix

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    Start in the middle and cut a main and a cross together. Then work diagonally alternating from top to bottom until you've run out of room. Then cut one cross and one main until you're finished. Depending on the pattern, there may be more crosses than mains left, but you can just go ahead and cut them once there are no more mains to do.
     
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  7. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

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    Yeah, the other correct way is to "spiral" outwards, cutting a main, cross, main, cross, alternating outwards from the center in a "spiral" of sorts. I prefer this over diagonal, maily because the string segments are more uniform, and they stay int he trash can more easily.
     
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