if there are kinks on the racket (strings) does it affect play

TennisACE

Banned
my stringer strung my racket poorly. When i hit a ball one of the crosses move.
And the rest are inline. Its a poly
 

Eiffel59

Semi-Pro
Is it a center cross or one of the first/last crosses? If it's a center one, yes it can affect play due to the inconsistence of the stringbed, but if it is not. it's only (!) poor knotting and tension loss due to it (that's incidentally not all that good for your play if you need control...)
 
what you have is not called a kink; it is called a misweave on the upper crosses. doesn't make a difference on the stringbend if there is one misweave.
 

diredesire

Adjunct Moderator
what you have is not called a kink; it is called a misweave on the upper crosses. doesn't make a difference on the stringbend if there is one misweave.
Uh... I don't think that's what he means by "inline."



Take a closer look at your frame/string bed, are all the crosses woven correctly? If so, your string just moved, what did you expect? Yes, polys move much less than a syn gut or similar string, but just adjust it back, and you'll be good to go for the next point ;)

A kink is when a string gets bent at a very sharp angle, generally during the stringing process.
 

BurghKing

Rookie
A kink is when a string gets bent at a very sharp angle, generally during the stringing process.
^^^I agree. If it is a kink, then there is a chance that it could affect the durability. If it is a misweave, one missed will not affect the playability.
 
^^^I agree. If it is a kink, then there is a chance that it could affect the durability. If it is a misweave, one missed will not affect the playability.
i strung the racquet and when he showed me the racquet again i saw it. it was a misweave in the upper cross.
 

diredesire

Adjunct Moderator
i strung the racquet and when he showed me the racquet again i saw it. it was a misweave in the upper cross.
I retract my "uh" before :)

To the OP: If it's outside of the sweetspot, it shouldn't affect your play much, if at all. It's not tournament legal though.
 

eunjam

Rookie
umm....anyone who claims it can make a difference is the same person that say they can tell the difference between 30 frames/sec and 35 frames/sec.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
umm....anyone who claims it can make a difference is the same person that say they can tell the difference between 30 frames/sec and 35 frames/sec.
30 or 35 Frames a second makes a big difference. You need to go to Vegas and get in the fast stringer competition. I can't check a racket for cracks in one second. Let alone 30 to 35. Do you realize that's 108,000 to 126,000 frames per hour? At $1 per racket you would only have to work one hour a year.

Maybe on a tennis site you need to be a little more specific when you talk about frames. LOL

Irvin
 
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diredesire

Adjunct Moderator
30 or 35 Frames a second makes a big difference. You need to go to Vegas and get in the fast stringer competition. I can't check a racket for cracks in one second. Let alone 30 to 35. Do you realize that's 108,000 to 126,000 frames per hour? At $1 per hour you would only have to work one hour a year.

Maybe on a tennis site you need to be a little more specific when you talk about frames. LOL

Irvin
Yeah, it took me a few frames to figure out what he was talking about :)
 

diredesire

Adjunct Moderator
OK 'diredesire' let's not make any assumptions. Did you look at HIS (eunjam's) avatar? You know what happens when you ass-u-me don't you?

Irvin
whoops, I'm normally very good about not assuming poster gender. My bad :oops:.
 
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