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Cutting Strings after Pop?

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by XKazeCloudX, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. XKazeCloudX

    XKazeCloudX Regular Member

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    Hi i need a quick answer fast...my string broke and my friend is saying that if I dont cut all the strings out fast my racket may start breaking. Is this true? Im a begginer and dont know. When you restring do you restring the WHOLE racquet?:confused:
     
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    yes cut it asap if u break ur string during a game.
    there is a possibility that the frame might be twisted/deformed or whatever
    just cut it to be safe.
     
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    and yes u do restring the whole racquet.
     
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    you can also patch it, which means replacing just that 1 string but i think thats stupid
     
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    Hi, Your racket is not likely to break but it might deform the shape of your racket. i always carry a pair of cutters with me.
     
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    Hello, my name is DinkALot and I approve this post. :D
     
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    Patch works in old days, as the tension was lower than now days. With 23+lb or so, it's dangerous to leave string un-cut.
     
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    I second what LB said. 1 additional point. If a racquet is strung at recommended tension, it is not going to break if you don't cut it right away. You can wait till you get beck home or the next day to cut it. IMHO, if a racquet deform from just 1 string break, it is going to die very soon anyway.
    If you think restringing cost too much, you should consider getting a cheap stringing machine to save you money in the long run and maybe make some money by stringing for your friends or other people.
     
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    I am not sure if we should support the idea or not. Yes, if a person is dedicated to learn the skill, and get enough practice under belt, getting own string machine should be a saving in a long run.

    However, I don't want to create an impression that, "everyone can do it in 2 min". It requires some skill, time and practice to get a decent job done. If one does not have the chance to practice, or not patient enough during the progress, s/he will end up with a poor quality job or even break the racket.

    So, think twice before purchase a string machine. It takes time and effort to make it a positive impact. ;)
     
  10. XKazeCloudX

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    lol this may sound stupid but uh...how would i start cutting away my strings? do i just cut and hack away and pull out the string until the racket is stringless? where can i start?
     
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    Dontn't know if this is the best way,:confused: but i do it.

    I start a cut from one of the bottome corners with a large pair of 'good' scissors and cut diaganolly across to the top opposite diaganal corner.

    The reason: going from top to bottom will cut all your cross strings and not the mains.......vice versa with cutting from left to right.

    Cutting diagonal across the strings cuts them all in 1 or 2 quick cuts.


    Am I doing this wrong?:confused: I never use tensions over 24lbs and never had a racket break or deform from cutting them like this.
     
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    hi, i'm no expert but i do the same thing when cutting my broken string/s, i guess it's the best way to do it?!;)
     
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    cut them all round the frame?
     
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    wow thanks everybody ive got it :)
     
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    Yeah, it cuts mains and cross in one quick 'snip snip' hehe lol:D

    I hope a restringer makes a post to say whether it is ok or not..........It hasn't cause any breakages of rackets for me in 15 years stringing from 20-24lbs so...........I just kept doing it that way.:confused:


    Where's Taneepak when you need him, lol
     
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    It's fun isn't it! Just don't get too crazy with those scissors!

    Oh yeah don't run whilst holding scissors either.:p
     
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    Well if you cut them you should see the shape of your racket change from the total loss of tension back into its original shape, rackets are sold like this most places so it must be ok, but in the place i get mine restrung the majority of the rackets are still strung with the breakage in the string they do not cut the strings off until they come to restring it.
     
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    Actually it is simple if you follow the logic of releasing pent-up energy slowly. The best way to release this energy is to release it a little at a time with the minimal impact on the frame and strings. You do this by placing a pair of scissors somewhere in the middle of the stringbed, then cut one main/cross intersection, in a diagonal pattern, on the lower end followed by another cut at the top end, also diagonally. You then go down diagonally, then up again, alternating between up and down, until you reach the one corner at the top and the other corner at the bottom. You start from the middle because the cut strings here will release the energy very slowly to have any adverse effect on the frame, which is still a long way away from the initial cutting of the strings. All cuts are on the main/cross intersection. If you cut the string first near the frame the frame will suffer a shock.
    It also depends on the tension of your racquet. Modern racquets with very low tension can withstand any possible deformation without cutting the strings. However, with high tensions, you must cut the strings immediately, unless your racquet is an E-1000.:D
     
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    There ya go boyz!

    I will do it like that from now on......just to be on the safer side....it makes sense.


    I think Taneepak has got a 'sixth sense' to add to his list of credentials!:D

    Now you guys know how to summon the master, just write what is quoted above and .........shaa bam! he will appear!:)
     

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