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Pls reply ASAP///( should i cut the string off)??

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by george@chongwei, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. george@chongwei

    george@chongwei Regular Member

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    well, my racket string just broken last few hours...
    the question is , should i cut it off? because the broken part is just on top of the racket..shud i cut it to avoid the shape of the racket becomes out of shape?:confused::confused:;)
    here are some pic tures..
     

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    Matt Regular Member

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    The string shoudl be cut off right away after it breaks to relief the stress of the racket because the distribution of forces is uneven.
     
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    Definitely cut the strings right away. The series of blurry images zooming in looks almost like a horror show. :eek:
     
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    When your string snaps you should cut it off the frame ASAP
     
  5. george@chongwei

    george@chongwei Regular Member

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    ok, i had just cut it off..
    btw, the racket will have some damage or not now??:(:(
    i mean the racket frame
     
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    Matt Regular Member

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    It depends on where the string broke. The frame should be fine, unless it was like for a long time, yes that would eventually damage the racket.
     
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    CUT !!!! else ur frame will be bent
     
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    Cut it now....Or you frame will suffer....End the pain please.....
     
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    I never cut the strings unless the racket is clamped on a stringing machine

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    Contrary to all the posts here ... I never cut the strings unless the racket is mounted and clamped on a stringing machine.

    Imagine how much stress the racket frame is subject to as certain parts of the string bed are being cut.
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    Well, usually a pair of scissors is more easily and more quickly found than a stringing machine. Also, cutting radially outwards should not put anymore stress on the frame than it was subjected to when the string first broke.
     
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    This is what happend when one majorly only hangs out in the tournaments forum..:p.Well,whether to cut or not,it depends on how high do u strung ur racket at?If u strung it at 36..n u left it in less than one minute in that position,it'll break.But if u strung it at less than 18lbs,..it's cool,especially if urs r a genuine.I used to have a friend who left his racket with a broken string..n he just cut it off few days later when he went to restringing.Nothing happend.:p
     
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    When you cut the strings, do you have to cut every row/line? Also, do you have to pull them out as well? I'd just like to know, as I've never broken my strings before and I can see that they are on the verge of snapping.
     
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    cut by how also can...:D:D
     
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    How'd you snap it all the way up there...?
     
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    a few thoughts:

    - from the broken string, looks like the tension is about 20 lbs. Also, since the broken spot is OUTSIDE the frame, it's caused by either a bad string job, or you scratched the floor really hard. you should find out how that happen, so that it won't happen again.

    - as for cutting. YES, you should cut it right away! BUT, the point is that you should but ALL of the strings, not just that broken one.

    - to do the cutting, you should cut it in a diagonal fashion, say from lower left to upper right, and cut both the main and cross strings.

    Have fun palying.
     
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    Should you pull the strings after cutting them as well?
     
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    you dont have to but it will save your stringer a couple minutes to pull them all out
     
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    I guess u dont need to worry. Judging by the Yonex logo...the tension should be at most 20? That wont deframe the racket...
     
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    20-25 lbs there stated...
     
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    ok, thanks for all your advices:)
    cheers.
     

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