the quickest time u broke strings?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by legolas, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. legolas

    legolas Banned

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    mine was 20 minutes, but i think its cuz the guy screwed the installment of the strings
     
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  2. ffrpg

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    Around 15 minutes. I shanked the ball and broke the string at the grommet. Pretty lame way to break strings :(
     
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  3. theace21

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    I snapped a couple of strings while still in the stringer. The old Prince Pro, sometimes the metal got thru the gromments. When you pulled the string, BANG...
     
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  4. Richie Rich

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    i did that on the second shot i hit. luckily i string myself so wasn't too pi$$ed.
     
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  5. equinox

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    I once broke a newly strung racket in the warmup of first tournament match.

    I was really pissed off that day since i'd made it past a couple of rounds and was playing a seeded player with my last strung racket. I hated this racket and its strings..kevlar hybrid 65 lbs. ;)

    3 strings poped that day. :(
     
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  6. doriancito

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    i broke in around 30 minutes
     
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  7. joe1987

    joe1987 Semi-Pro

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    me too 30 min. max was 5 rackets in a day. cost a bomb to restring them all together.
     
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  8. matchpoint54

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    i broke a string in 45 minutes.
     
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  9. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

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    10. I wanted to hit something so i decided to hit a rock ;)
     
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  10. goosala

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    I had a set of Wilson Sensation 16 and broke them after 6 minutes during the warm up hitting serves with my Tour 90. Of course it was strung at 70 lbs.
     
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  11. srv vlly

    srv vlly Rookie

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    about a week. i just dont pop strings..........
     
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  12. Virgilio

    Virgilio Semi-Pro

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    Believe it or not...I never broke a string since I play tennis...it might be due to my flat strokes...to the fact that they aren't strung too high (max I did was 61-57) or just a matter of luck...but I just never never broke them. I know it's weird...
     
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  13. ZhangM58

    ZhangM58 Rookie

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    haha, I broke some brand new Syn. gut strings in less than 5 min. strung at 63 on a PD+, broke it with a clean forehand.
     
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  14. Jon Hampton

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    I broke a string in less than two minutes. But, this was a shear break, so I don't think it should count ;)

    Other than that, at around the 45 minute mark I broke a string from trying to return a fast serve a little too hard.
     
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  15. SteveI

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    Hi,

    Same here.. I think I have have nicked the string while stringing.. 5 min..hit one close to the frame and pop. It was at a shared hole. I was not happy!

    Regards,
    Steve
     
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  16. thejackal

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    5 or 6 hours with 17g multi. I'm not a huge string breaker.
     
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  17. ace of spades

    ace of spades Semi-Pro

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    One time i walked on the court, accidently dropped my racket and the ground hit the frame at 12" and the middle main popped.
     
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  18. stc9357

    stc9357 Semi-Pro

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    I broke the strings after hitting 3 balls but that was because of a messed up string job before I got my stringer.
     
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  19. xmoustc

    xmoustc New User

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    is this real?
     
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  20. Backcourt Pickup

    Backcourt Pickup New User

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    I remember I strung one of my racquets with Prince Syn Gut at 62 lbs, and hit with it during a team practice session in March. It lasted about 15 minutes, and my coach got mad at me for snapping it so fast.
     
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  21. SteveI

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    Hi,

    If you were outside for that practice in March.. and you live in CT.. the cold helped pop that one. I coach boys HS tennis in a northern city.. happens all the time here in March and April.

    Steve
     
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  22. s_andrean

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    35mins for me, on a serve. I don't mind doing that now, as i've got a stringing machine, but when you pay £17 (about $28 I think) to get a racquet restrung, and it breaks fast, its bloody annoying.
     
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  23. Steve Huff

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    1st pull on the machine. String was crap.
     
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  24. Jeff488

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    Popped a main in the middle of the racquet face when stringing Babolat. Don't recall which Bab it was. Most annoying, especially when I didn't have any more of it.
     
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