When to restring when notching appears

Discussion in 'Strings' started by lionel_101, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. lionel_101

    lionel_101 Rookie

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    I was wondering when it is time to restring a racquet due to notching. Also, what effects does notching (when the strings can't move) have on hitting the ball?

    I have seen racquets (mainly with syn gut) that has from none to almost 3/4 of the way through the string. The ones with deep notches, you can't even move the string.

    Should one have it restrung when more then a 1/4 notch or 1/2 notch or 3/4 notch is showing or just play with it until the string breaks?

    Hope this makes some since.
     
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  2. Valjean

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    The sometime recommendation is to restring when the notch depth reaches 40% of the string's diameter.
     
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  3. mikeler

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    Guess I'll be restringing tonight then :)
     
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  4. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo G.O.A.T.

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    When you notice the notching is that bad, could use a string-a-ling, then string a spare racquet that night.
     
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