strings notching/breaking in upper part of stringbed

Discussion in 'Strings' started by IwishIwasbetter, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. IwishIwasbetter

    IwishIwasbetter Rookie

    Jun 15, 2008
    My strings are notching the most/breaking really high up in the stringbed, like on the 4th and 5th crosses on my youtek radical pro, not even close to the center. I typically use full poly. This means I am hitting too high in the stringbed doesn't it? How should I go about stopping this? Thanks
  2. dadozen

    dadozen Hall of Fame

    May 5, 2009
    Well, this is kinda normal. I've always broken the strings close to this point. This is typical mainly for players who use SW forehand grips.

    Don't worry, this is normal. If you were breaking strings really close to the grommets, than you should worry because of mishits.
  3. Toad

    Toad Rookie

    Jun 11, 2009
    This is where I always break strings as well...somewhere in the 3rd to 5th cross, nothing wrong with it. The further up in your stringbed you hit a ball, the faster you will hit it since the further away from the center of rotation you are, the higher the velocity you hit the ball at (v=r*w where v is linear velocity, r is distance from center of rotation, and w is angular velocity).

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