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Importance of Cutting The Strings After Breakage

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by david07, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. david07

    david07 New Member

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    I know that after a while if you don't cut your strings after they snap, your racket head will deform and maybe even crack. But I was wondering, on average, how long do you have to cut all the strings before your racket may potentialy be in danger? I know this also depends on the racket and the string tension you strung at, but I'm looking at it in a general perspective. If your wondering why I'm asking this, it's because whenever I break my strings, my dad wants to see where it broke, in other words, make sure I didn't cut them and waste money:D.
     
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    It greatly depends on the racket condition, string tension, and weather. If with high string tension (25+lb) and cold weather, you should cut it right away. Save the broke piece to should you dad, that the string snaps by itself, not you cut it. If strung with low tension, weather is warm and racket in decent condition, I don't think several hours can do the damage.

    However, do it asap is the best solution.
     
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    Cut them asap ! Just tell your Dad it will be cheaper to replace the strings rather than the racquet :cool:
     
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    I'd just cut the strings then show him the parts where it broke; broken strings look different than cut strings.
     
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    yeap, just do that. unless you want to show the broken string and racquet too...:D
    do bring along small scissor to games..:eek:
     
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    ASAP means cut the broken string in between games if you any thing to cut them. (your teeth does not count) If not, cut them when you get back home. However, leave the string on if you are taking it to big sporting store because they do not know the pattern. Also help when you give it to a good shop owner, he know what string you have been using. 1 last thing is knowing where the string break and wear pattern also help you to know if you are hitting the shuttle right.
     
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    I cut the string immediately.

    If the string breaks during practice: I stop, go to my racket bag, pull out my titanium scissors and cut the string right away.

    If the string breaks during a game: after the point is over, I go and cut the string.

    I've had one instance where the string broke during a game, I continued to play, did a smash and the frame actually collapsed. Safe to say, I'll never do that again; OK, probably never do that again. :p
     
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    alrite, thanks a lot for the information guys:)
     
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    If your phone has a camera, just take a picture with the camera and then cut the strings.
     
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    Well, it took my racquet around 40 seconds to deform into a circle than break eventually (I need to get a titanium scissors, mine couldnt cut the string fast enough)

    Racquet was strung at 30lbs Gosen Pro 66
     
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    Cut the strings right away but don't leave the cutting to a disgruntled GF or Wifey :cool::p:D.
     
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    now i put a string cutting in my bag instead of a normal scissors.
     
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    A $3 scissor from office depotwill be fine.
     
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    Not for me. A $5 scissor from Office Depot went dull after 4 months.
     
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    Yes, those last a long time but take too long to cut the string bed, for me. :p
     
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    Sorry I'm not very familar with the practice of cutting strings, the few times I have had strings break I have just taken my racket to the shop a few days later and it has been fine.

    I just wanted to know: do you need to cut all the strings? or just one vertical and one horizontal? I don't do my own stringing so would I need to leave the strings in so that the people in the shop know the right pattern?
     
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    Cut all of them. To eliminate the unequal stress in the frame.
     
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    There was a post on how to cut the strings. Some people like to cut them all. Some cut every other string. I usually cut them all from center out in the order of up, down, right, left until every string is cut. Some cut diagnally 2 at a time. It depend on your practice. Just don't cut all mains or all corss at 1 time.
     
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    I cut them in a cross shape just like silentheart as well~ I always carry a swiss army knife around for cutting
     

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