This is string burn right?

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  1. protege

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  2. mellofelow

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    Hard to tell, we need the handle position for reference. Is this the main string? Do you see other marks like this on strings right next to it? Check the other (under) side of the 2 strings next to the nicks. If they're burn marks, the adjacent strings will have similar. If not, it's probably clamp nicks.
     
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  3. TonyB

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    Could be.

    Why do you ask?
     
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  4. PBODY99

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    If this is on the cross string & it is raised dots on the string as it appears, it is not a sting burn which would show a depression on the string.
     
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  5. bladepdb

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    It doesn't look like friction burn to me. It looks more like someone mishandled that portion with their pliers or grippers (assuming they are serrated). Second possibility is clamp...perhaps they forced it too tight. Or it could be a result of the gripper for pulling tension.
     
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  6. tennisfreak15347

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    doesnt look like friction burn, as adjacent strings would have it too.
     
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  7. protege

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    It's actually on the main strings.

    Here's a better pic with a reference point.

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  8. [K]aotic

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    uh oh now you have to cut your strings out or its gonna play like crap!
    /jk

    honestly thats fine man. Its not going to affect your string life or playability that much.
     
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  9. tennisfreak15347

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    they would **** me off, but I'd just clip off the burnt coating and forget about it.
     
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  10. nadal for number1

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    its fine, might have been the stringers fault as said earlier
     
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  11. bladepdb

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    tennisfreak is right about the forgetting it part, wouldn't try to clip it off though. It looks pretty close to the playing area of the racquet so after a few hits you won't even notice it was there.
     
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  12. diredesire

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    What ever happened to "doing it right?" Yes, this is string burn. The stringer probably yanked the string through really fast without fanning. This can easily burn synthetic strings (in particular). For those of you that think the stringer didn't do that bad of a thing here, let me help you understand what kind of damage string burn can inflict:

    Grab a scrap piece of string, and pinch it between your fingers at what you think 60 lbs of pressure would be, and then have a friend yank the string out very quickly, you'll change your mind pretty quickly ;)

    responses:
    a) if you look closely, the adjacent strings sure do have marks
    b) depressions can indicate string burn, but raised portions could also suggest fraying. This looks like the raised portions are only headed in one direction, which would indicate something was pulled across the strings.

    Yes, in the big/grand scheme of things this isn't really a big deal, but this can indicate the care your stringer takes with your frames/strings. This should raise a red flag to you. If a stringer isn't even going to bother with fanning the string (which doesn't really slow you down at ALL, unless you are pulling like a maniac), then what makes you think he is going to bother mounting your frame right?

    It's all about the little things and the details, guys. I think this shouldn't be ignored.
     
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  13. protege

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    Thanks for the response fellas. I knew it. :( I'm never going back to that stringer again.

    I only went there because they offered a free string job for every racket purchase. I didn't know it came with free string burns.

    I'm relieved that playability won't be affected. Let's just hope my mind believes it when I play.

    I showed it to my regular stringer and he shook his head at the poor workmanship and said that the stringer was probably very junior.
     
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  14. benasp

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    I just posted a pics of my string

    enjoy for comparison

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  15. tennisfreak15347

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    wow, that is very bad....:shock:
     
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  16. [K]aotic

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    wow that IS pretty bad.
     
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  17. XxduckxX

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    That doesnt look like something the stringer did looks like something you did
     
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  18. ls206

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    yea, he posted in another thread...just severe notching!
     
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  19. protege

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    That's notching from playing, right? Once I get it that bad, I normally cut them out. Of course, I don't need to pull them apart to check.
     
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  20. almerickso

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    i think that's a result of the stringing using an awl instead of a setting off tool to align the strings after stringing.
     
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  21. Cup8489

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    holy cow..is this from play?
     
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