String untied...do I need to cut it out?

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  1. Claudius

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    I have a Babolat hurricane tour + VS 16 hybrid. One of the gut strings' knots got untied. Do I need to cut it out? It doesn't feel like any tension was lost nor does it feel different at all. But did it "actually" lose tension?

    Any help is appreciated.
     
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  2. dancraig

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    Did the knot come completely untied, or just one of the loops came undone?
     
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  3. Claudius

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    Uhhh...is there a difference? I guess one of the loops came undone.
     
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  4. dancraig

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    Big difference. That second loop is almost optional. You're fine until time to restring.
     
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  5. Mansewerz

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    Some knots use multiple loops.
     
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  6. Claudius

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    It's on the cross and the loop came undone, but it still feels like nothing happened. Are you sure it's fine?
     
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  7. dancraig

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    Well, you're there and can inspect it better than I can. But if it's still got a loop intack, the tension will keep it pulled tight. I think you should be fine. But you will have to make that decision. Since it's natural gut, I would use it if it seemed OK.
     
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  8. william7gr

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    Post a Pic
     
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  9. dancraig

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    Many years ago an old teaching pro/stringer commented to me about the same issue, "that last loop is just for the customer anyway".
     
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  10. dancraig

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    Many times, with a double half-hitch, you will notice that the last loop seems loose. It is obvious, in those cases, that it really isn't doing much but looking good.
     
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  11. Claudius

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    stupid question but how do you post a pic?
     
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  12. dancraig

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    :confused: Of course, this was the same guy that told me he doubled and tripled pulled string all the time. "Just add a few pounds to the tension, they'll never know the difference", he said. :confused:
     
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    Upload the image at a hosting site like photobucket or imageshack the copy+paste the img link here.
     
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    Imageshack would probably be better for you. It doesn't require membership.
     
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