I broke a string...

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  1. vwfye

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    "So what?", you say???? Well, it was in my PK Micro Mid strung at a whopping 26lbs... that's what! I think in my history of these sticks, this is my first breakage below 32lbs.
    What sucks more than standing there restringing it today, is that I have no more 19g string. So, I'm stringing with an 18g and it is going to be a dramatic change to the feel of the stick. I'm also cheating a touch. Instead of stringing all 22 mains, I only did 20 and I'm shorting one cross so that a 40ft string will be enough.
    So... back to the stringing. I'm on the crosses and my eyes were going buggy.
     
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  2. joe sch

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    Nice job on breaking that birds nest.
    I bet your not restringing with natural gut
     
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  3. struggle

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    maybe some fishing line would work.
     
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  4. vwfye

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    I'm using Yonex ATG 850 Pro this time... we'll see if the thicker gauge equals hitting with a pizza board.
     
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  5. Autodidactic player

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    Ashaway makes a 19g squash string called "Powernick" that works well in these rackets. Technifibre also makes a squash version of X-One Biphase that has great feel and is a very thin 18 gauge.
     
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  6. OnyxZ28

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    Solinco and MSV both make 1.10 poly don't they?
     
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  7. vwfye

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    Then Yonex string is actually a badminton string... I took it with me to our match today to warm up a player and the coach from the other team just had to give it once over... twice!
     
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  8. coachrick

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    Back when the Micros were 'current', Kennex had a 'graphite' version of the Micro string...gray in color...much less elastic than the amber synthetic. I always liked that string since it allowed some measure of firmness at the low recommended tensions. As such, I would look for the least lively 19ga to restring my prototype Micro Mid IF I ever break a string ;) . This would be even more important in the OS, I believe. Just a thought.

    Also, the Micro series remained popular in the racquetball line much longer than tennis. Perhaps those with some old-time RB connections could find a stash of late '80s Micro RB string for current use.
     
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  9. vwfye

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    I found a very light 18 gauge poly string in my stash today... I'm labeling it for the micro for if I ever have to restring again. But, this badminton string worked well yesterday in my brief hitting.
     
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