what does it take to break strings?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Mbautista, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Mbautista

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    I was wondering if takes extreme top spin to break string. To make a long story short, We were tryiing to hit home runs with our tennis balls/racquet but the strings wouldnt break!

    the strings were syn gut and already pretty much dead with lost tension that we were going to replace anyway.
     
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  2. TheRed

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    racquet head speed (spin and speed)
     
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    This great TW video rates a repost, Tecnifibre's Human Machine.
     
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    Cue the Dirty Harry monologue on the .44 Magnum!
     
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  5. Mbautista

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    so its a lot easier to break strings with top spin than flat bombs into left field right?
     
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  6. Lefty5

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    a $25 string made by Gamma should break for you in about 5 minutes. Give it a try.
     
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    let me guess you dont like gamma
     
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  8. Satch

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    hey it's simple, string will break because of friction, and there is much higher friction in topspin shot than flat... because you brush the ball.
     
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  9. duketennisgal

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    Yep, I have a friend who hit's the ball tons harder than I do and really flat but I hit with a lot of topspin. My strings break after only a couple of uses while hers will last 3 or 4 times longer adn we use the exact same string.
     
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  10. PROTENNIS63

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    Nail clippers or scissors are usually what a man chooses.
     
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  11. Penguin Slapper

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    i would say, the final match deciding first and second place, with a lead of 3-1, a forehand on fire that day, and no extra racquet...

    yeah, thats probably the way to break strings.
     
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