natural gut advice

Discussion in 'Strings' started by acejace, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. acejace

    acejace New User

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    I have been stringing with natural gut on my sticks. I just broke a main on the upper right corner on a mis hit(and I never mis hit...haha).

    Is it possible that my clamps are to tight

    How do I figure out how tight to have my clamps with natural gut?

    Thanks
     
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  2. ledor

    ledor Professional

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    a mishit is a mishit and it's unfortunate that it broke. I don't think it's your clamps.
     
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  3. racquet_jedi

    racquet_jedi Professional

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    It's possible that you string very tight and hit very hard and that the force of your swing on the mishit was enough to break the string at that high tension...
     
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  4. scotus

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    Have you checked your grommet to see there's no broken or sharp edge where your string broke? If so, you need to either replace the grommet or place a plastic tubing there to protect the gut.

    Another possibility is that you are using a cheap, no-brand gut.
     
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  5. vndesu

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    i dont think so i think it was just the mishit
     
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  6. Lambsscroll

    Lambsscroll Professional

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    The clamps should be tight enough. No need to go beyond that. I'm guessing the string broke from either a grommet with a sharp angle or just a freak mishit.
     
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  7. Katlion

    Katlion Semi-Pro

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    It was just the mishit in my opinion!
     
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  8. Stan

    Stan Professional

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    Don't throw it away. Have you ever shredded and smoked natural gut? It's a trip!
     
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  9. saram

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    Another vote for the mishit being the cause.
     
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  10. Loco4Tennis

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    you can defenately damage strings by having the clamps too tight
    get in to the good havit of just clamping enought not to slip before you start, like someone menitoned above
    ive read that the clamps should not leave execive marks on the string,
    if the strings slip, you might need to clean the clamps, but over tightening to compensate will not be a good solution to slippage, because of a possible string message
    i know their are strings that have lots of residue on them from the manufacturer, these will dirty the clamps fast, i believe gut is one of the ones people have mentioned, in any case afer using these types of strings, cleaning of the clamps is needed so that the next racquet string job does not slip
     
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  11. sruckauf

    sruckauf Professional

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    LOL

    ten chars
     
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