Breaking Strings Faster

nadalfan!

Professional
#1
Is there really anyway to break strings faster. I know Jolly can do it pretty fast especially with poly in 2 hours. WOW! My poly's haven't broken yet and they have been in for a couple of weeks now. So is there really anyway to break them fast. And no I am not a beginner either I play HS tennis and I play in USTA. So I am pretty experienced. I want to know why some people break strings so fast and why others don't even break them that much.....:evil:
 
#2
heres what I would do... I'd nail some thumb-tacks inside-out onto all of my tennis-balls and go for a hitting session. you'll break strings faster than jolly:twisted:
 
#4
Depends on how you hit, and how hard you hit, and your string tension. But, why do you want to break your strings so fast?.. Strings cost money.
 
#5
People who hit with heavier topspin break strings quicker. Simple as that. You may hit flatter and that's fine but if you do then poly may not be best for you. Most people don't have even half the bat speed of Jolly so don't even bother trying to break poly in an hour.
 

nadalfan!

Professional
#6
Well I'm not looking to break every set of strings faster but some just lose tension for some reason and don't break. It's so annoying. I'm just wondering why Jolly breaks poly so quickly but it takes me so long to break them. Someone off of my HS team who I have beat before breaks strings before me and faster than me. How come???? :cry:
 
#7
Well I'm not looking to break every set of strings faster but some just lose tension for some reason and don't break. It's so annoying. I'm just wondering why Jolly breaks poly so quickly but it takes me so long to break them. Someone off of my HS team who I have beat before breaks strings before me and faster than me. How come???? :cry:
being better doesnt necessarily mean you break strings faster. the amount of topspin you put on the ball and how hard you hit controls the factors of string breakage. also, how often you play.
 

nadalfan!

Professional
#8
being better doesnt necessarily mean you break strings faster. the amount of topspin you put on the ball and how hard you hit controls the factors of string breakage. also, how often you play.
Believe me when I say that I'm not playing only 2 hours a day. I aim for the most I can. In the summer I would do up to 7 hours minimum 2 hours. I loved it. But dang school now and I don't get as much but during the winter I plan to do P90X and I hope to get faster and stronger by spring. It will be good if I do! :D
 
#9
being better doesnt necessarily mean you break strings faster. the amount of topspin you put on the ball and how hard you hit controls the factors of string breakage. also, how often you play.
You’ll also break strings faster if the person across the net hits (1) hard/fast and (2) with topspin and (3) sustains long rallies
 
#12
Is there really anyway to break strings faster. I know Jolly can do it pretty fast especially with poly in 2 hours. WOW! My poly's haven't broken yet and they have been in for a couple of weeks now. So is there really anyway to break them fast. And no I am not a beginner either I play HS tennis and I play in USTA. So I am pretty experienced. I want to know why some people break strings so fast and why others don't even break them that much.....:evil:
Yeah, but keep in mind he strings poly at 70lbs, and with the low resiliency of poly I'm actually surprised the stuff doesn't break sooner. The tighter the string the sooner it'll break. Remember Sampras? He used to string gut at 70+ and it wasn't uncommon for him to break 3-4 times a match.
 

pow

Hall of Fame
#14
At first you'll feel cool like the Hulk... Hulk smash... strings break.
Then your wallet starts to become awfully thin and you realize maybe it's not the greatest thing ever.
Strings break mainly due to string pattern and mainly from the amount of top spin that you hit. Flat hitters allow their strings to distribute the load of impact more widely so strings have prolonged life for flatter hitters.
 

Sinner

Professional
#15
string breakers doesn't necessarily = better player

you can either try to hit with more topspin (switch to a full-western grip or something) OR change your string setup... maybe 18g synthetic gut on the mains and poly on the crosses?
 
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J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
#16
Yeah, but keep in mind he strings poly at 70lbs, and with the low resiliency of poly I'm actually surprised the stuff doesn't break sooner. The tighter the string the sooner it'll break. Remember Sampras? He used to string gut at 70+ and it wasn't uncommon for him to break 3-4 times a match.

No noticable difference to me no matter the tension, takes about as long.

I have strung from 56-70, and they break just the same. If anything the looser ones break sooner because I have to hit with heavier spin to keep the ball in.

Pete broke a lot because he used 18g gut.

J
 

pow

Hall of Fame
#17
Mis-hit the ball more. The strings will break faster. You won't play any better.
lol yeah this is so true! I know a guy in our JV team in high school who managed to break the strings on his own racquet and two of his friend's in one practice session. He doesn't hit any better than the rest of us (for starters, he's still in JV) he broke them from shanks around the edges or heavy irrational slices... meaning he chopped at the ball at a big angle without much thought about where it's going. He felt all cool and mighty having broken three sets of strings within one sitting. Is he a good player or does he hit harder than the rest of us? ... nah.

Unless you're breaking the string at the center of the stringbed, you're not getting your money's worth on the stringjob. I have a friend who used an i.Prestige mid, starting out, he used to shank and break strings all the time. As he's gotten better over the years, he hits much harder now than before yet his strings are not breaking as frequently as before.
 
#19
I have this friend of mine, who drives the same car as I do and has the same tires on, as I have - but while he has had several punctures and flat tires in the last year, I've have had none so far this year :cry:

Please help me, what can I do to get more punctures - preferably on a daily or weekly basis :confused:

I've considered cutting up my tires with a jackknife before I drive off to work in the morning, but there simply HAS to a better way of getting more flat tires - please help me with advice
:shock:
 

nadalfan!

Professional
#20
Well, I'm not saying that I nessasairly wanna break strings faster I'm just saying how would I do it if I wanted to. My sister has wilson enduro or something like that in her prince o3 speedport silver since November and that just doesn't wanna break. I mean I can't play with that racquet for long because I don't really like it. It's wayyyy too light and I like my APDC's better.
 
#21
I have this friend of mine, who drives the same car as I do and has the same tires on, as I have - but while he has had several punctures and flat tires in the last year, I've have had none so far this year :cry:

Please help me, what can I do to get more punctures - preferably on a daily or weekly basis :confused:

I've considered cutting up my tires with a jackknife before I drive off to work in the morning, but there simply HAS to a better way of getting more flat tires - please help me with advice
:shock:
i laughed at that :)
 
#25
Well, I'm not saying that I nessasairly wanna break strings faster I'm just saying how would I do it if I wanted to. My sister has wilson enduro or something like that in her prince o3 speedport silver since November and that just doesn't wanna break. I mean I can't play with that racquet for long because I don't really like it. It's wayyyy too light and I like my APDC's better.
Try some of the new multi's, they are soft, play well, fray up nicely, and will give 11 yr olds a reason to carry a backup. Poly the crosses if you can't stand the suspense. Did I mention a nail file?
 
#27
I think certain racquets break strings faster, I remember watching the Tennis Warehouse video on the Human Machine, the dude that breaks strings for Technifibre. One of the things I recall is they had some special frames made up that help him tear through strings. If you really like breaking strings but don't want to help the process with a pen knife, you could just switch to his racquets.:cool:
 
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