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ionutzakis 04-18-2006 05:09 AM

mains/crosses breaks, can I keep the other?
 
If either the mains or crosses break, can I keep the other and install only the one that snaped?

Is it advisable or not?

Thanks

theace21 04-18-2006 06:05 AM

It is possible, but it should not be done. It would be more stress on a racket. It is not worth the risk...Cut the strings out and start fresh.

EMestizo 04-18-2006 06:22 AM

Don't do it!!! Buy new strings!!!

Dunlopkid 04-18-2006 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EMestizo
Don't do it!!! Buy new strings!!!


Right on.

moosryan 04-18-2006 07:07 PM

someone please sticky this or something!!! this thread has been done a bazillion times. it should just be there for everyone to see.

snoflewis 04-18-2006 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moosryan
someone please sticky this or something!!! this thread has been done a bazillion times. it should just be there for everyone to see.

seriously...people, do a search

diredesire 04-18-2006 08:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moosryan
someone please sticky this or something!!! this thread has been done a bazillion times. it should just be there for everyone to see.

Stickied for now, Hopefully we can get a few other "FAQ" items and build up a FAQ. Anyone interested in compiling one? I'll edit it and sticky! :)

snoflewis 04-19-2006 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by diredesire
Stickied for now, Hopefully we can get a few other "FAQ" items and build up a FAQ. Anyone interested in compiling one? I'll edit it and sticky! :)

there was another thread a couple months back that had more info on this topic...i think that might be a little more helpful than this one.

diredesire 04-20-2006 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by snoflewis
there was another thread a couple months back that had more info on this topic...i think that might be a little more helpful than this one.

Just leave me a link, and I'll swap 'em ;)

ionutzakis 04-20-2006 10:30 AM

I found a link from 2 years ago
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=18901

it says:

1) NEVER cut the mains and leave the crosses on 'cause it can easily break the racquet head

2) You can try putting the racquet on the stringing machine BEFORE the croses break, then cut the crosses and replace them. But it's risky.

3) If you break crosses/mains you must immediately cut all the strings so that you not put your racquet to uneven stres

NoBadMojo 04-20-2006 10:38 AM

another topic that should def be a sticky is how/why to prestretch, or at least point to the info in the TW Learning Ctr if it is there..this is a CONSTANTLY asked about thing around here

snoflewis 04-22-2006 05:46 PM

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=86995

here's one of the threads i was referring to

tlm 04-25-2006 06:05 PM

I am not saying it is right but i have put my racquets in the str.+ cut out only the crosses+replaced them numerous times without a problem.

dandy2fast 05-04-2006 07:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ionutzakis
If either the mains or crosses break, can I keep the other and install only the one that snaped?

Is it advisable or not?

Thanks

NO WAY!!!

dandy2fast 05-04-2006 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tlm
I am not saying it is right but i have put my racquets in the str.+ cut out only the crosses+replaced them numerous times without a problem.

You can also cross a road numerous time without looking if a car is going to stunt you without a problem... untill the one time a car will blast you... That is basically how risky is the life of your racquet, with your way to string.

tlm 05-04-2006 01:45 PM

To dandy2fast,You may be correct but do you have any proof of this?I have done my own racquet at least 15 time like this+my wifes which is different 6 times with no problem.

I am not saying you are wrong,i really dont know.I do have a 6 point mount system which may help.But after so many time of doing this with no problem,it just makes me wonder if it is okay.

michaellashan 05-04-2006 01:52 PM

Last time I checked, strings were way cheaper than racquets. Why take the risk?

If you are going through the process of stringing your racquet, why not string it with a full fresh set of strings?

;)

Masamusou 05-04-2006 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tlm
To dandy2fast,You may be correct but do you have any proof of this?I have done my own racquet at least 15 time like this+my wifes which is different 6 times with no problem.

I am not saying you are wrong,i really dont know.I do have a 6 point mount system which may help.But after so many time of doing this with no problem,it just makes me wonder if it is okay.

I think another thing you might want to look at is the tension of the mains. Say for instance you use a standard 16g poly in the mains and a synthetic in the crosses that breaks after 2 weeks. Is it possible to restring just the crosses and leave the mains? Yes, it's definitely possible, but is it possible to get the same feel using the mains for a 2nd or even 3rd stringjob? That answer is a resounding no. If a string were able to hold 100% of its tension, then it would be theoretically possible, but no string holds tension that well. When you go to string it that second or third time, your mains could be down to 30-40 pounds of tension (which by the way, you would have almost no possibility of determining). While it may be perfectly possible to restring just the crosses a number of times, it's not really recommended because it lacks anything that would be reproduceable. I suppose if it doesn't bother you, you can't tell the difference, and you aren't stringing for other people that pay you, then it's fine, it's just not suggested.

As far as frame safety goes, that's another topic that I don't feel needs to be covered. I suppose you could always bring that topic up at GSS or with the people at the USRSA and see if they agree with you, but I'm pretty sure they will all say that it just isn't worth it and it is not good practice. Honestly, how much money do you save by reusing mains per stringjob? To me it just seems dumb to potentially damage a frame and certainly end up with a completely different feel from the last string job over a couple of dollars.

dandy2fast 05-04-2006 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tlm
To dandy2fast,You may be correct but do you have any proof of this?I have done my own racquet at least 15 time like this+my wifes which is different 6 times with no problem.

Hard to prove it without showing you a live frame breakage, like it is hard to prove to the guy who crossed the road blindly 15 times that it is a risky way to do, because he may cross the rods event 50, 100, 200 times or more before the bad day...


Quote:

Originally Posted by tlm
I am not saying you are wrong,i really dont know.I do have a 6 point mount system which may help.But after so many time of doing this with no problem,it just makes me wonder if it is okay.

You wonder if it is okay? Well it is not, even on a 6 point mount system.

You know, during a professionnal stringer's formation, they wont actually break frames to prove to the students what is wrong to do, they will only tell you what to do and what not to do, and will at best take the time to explain you why. Knowledge is often transmitted from mouth to mouth, and the best way to do is to trust the peoples who earns the knowledge when explain you somethin ;, and the knowledge about the subject of this thread is typically what pro stringers do transmit from mouth to mouth.

tlm 05-04-2006 06:30 PM

So are you saying pro stringers told you this or what,have you seen a frame break.I dont need to hear about the crossing the road again.


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