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where does your string break most often?

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by kwun, Oct 7, 2003.

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where does your string break most often?

  1. Near the frame.

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  2. Near the center / main

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  3. Near the center / cross

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  4. Off center / main or cross

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  5. I've never broken any strings.

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  6. Outside the frame

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  1. kwun

    kwun Administrator

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    as a regular badminton player, we see broken string very often, may be once every few weeks, but do you notice where they break usually? do you mishit and break it near the frame? or does it broke in the middle? mains or cross?

    (main is the vertical strings, cross is the horizontal)
     
  2. valourarc

    valourarc Regular Member

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    Kwun,

    I've never thought of this question before but now that I do, I don't think I've ever broken a cross (horizontal) string before! That's wierd...
     
  3. Dill

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    I find my string usually breaks on the outside of the frame because when I pick up the shuttle it rubs the strings on the outside of the frame against the floor surface. Because I seem to spend a lot of time picking the shuttle up off the floor on my side of the court it makes a significant difference in the longevity of the strings.

    Kwun can you please add this option to the poll, I can't be the only one who never breaks a string inside the frame!
     
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    whereever i cut if with the sicssors... :confused:
     
  5. chub2003

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    I notice that after I play with my strings for a while, the mains seem to cut into the crosses near the center, like cutting the cross strings almost in half. The strings would still work fine, but eventually will just snap when the mains finally cut the whole cross string
     
  6. Neil Nicholls

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    In the old days it almost always was a central main near the top of the racquet.
    Nowadays, I get a restring before they break, when I notice the strings have cut into each other in the centre.
     
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    What happens when the cross strings cut in to the main ones? Less power?
     
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    chub2003 Regular Member

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    actually for me the power stayed the same, it just made a wierd sound when a strong shot was hit
     
  9. Pecheur

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    Just about dead centre, always one of the two main strings in the middle, touch higher than the centre of the head vertically.

    However interestingly I've never had a sudden breakage of a string and I like a little fray in my strings (I'm actually the only person I know who frays BG 66 severely ;P).

    One of my coaches on the other hand always breaks his string in one hard hit, and it's always the middle cross, weird.
     
  10. mindfields

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    I always tend to break mine dead center on the main, once a month during the season.

    I do tend to notice that the strings get pushed outwards & I have to "straighten" them all the time. The friction/rubbing as they move sideways causing the string to wear down quite quickly.

    Hmm, Maybe I need to try "slippery" strings which will not cut into each other or go for "stickier" string which is less prone to slippage.
     
  11. kwun

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    mindfields. that's actually a good point. due to the sideways cut motion, the main strings moves around more often than the cross. and the movement does causes the main to be "cut" by the cross and thus we see more ppl breaking the mains.
     
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    Not sure.

    I think "slippery" string (Ti strings) tend to move even more often during the "break in" period. Therefore, they are even easier to be "cut"? :rolleyes:
     
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    Which snaps first, Mains or Crosses

    In your experience, which string snaps first? Main or Cross? In my case cross ALWAYS snaps first.
     
  14. Quasimodo

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    Mains, especially the 2 center ones. Occasionally, one of the central crosses. Rarely, both a main and a cross.
     
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    for me, always the centre horizontal one. unless if mishit, usually snap at 10 o'clock
     
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    Actually, I have the habit of breaking (cutting) the strings before it breaks my racket. After each session, I will examine my racket strings to check its conditions. Normally, before it breaks, it has signs.

    I strongly believe that it is healthier to the racket if one were to cut the strings instead of allowing it to snap...

    Thanks.
     
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    I still haven't manage to break my BG80 yet... I must be crappy and weak :rolleyes:
     
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    Pretty much near the centre of the main/cross.

    So lame, it's about to break again, the strings are showing tear and wear. :crying: Noo.. not again.
     
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    well lets see my first racquet the string broke near the frame..how it happened i dont know. my second racquet the 1st time it broke it was near the frame and the 2nd time it broke it was outside the frame, when it broke outside i coudl tell it was going to break i actually sat down and watched it break it just pulled itself apart...rather entertaining cause quite a few people gathered around...weird but still, well i wonder where it will break this time...well i hope it does not break anytime soon.
     
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    It's always the mains here..
    Usualy just slighty above the centre..
     

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