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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. smash_master

    smash_master Regular Member

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    well tonight within the course of about 1 hour i snapped 2 set of strings Yonex BG 65 at 27lbs on 2 of my racquets so yeah that pretty much sucked and with a tournament this weekend means i only have 2 racquets left with one of them going to break oh well just hope they last me the weekend.
     
  2. Pete LSD

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    Do you string your own racquets? :( Yeah, it's a pain in the butt to pop two sets of strings in one night.

     
  3. Pete LSD

    Pete LSD Regular Member

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    Ignore . . . double post.

     
  4. smash_master

    smash_master Regular Member

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    nope i dont strign my own, an ex-national player/my coach string them so yeah there good stringers no question about that. both strings broke in the middle though which sucked.
     
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    smash_master Regular Member

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    just to add yeah i broke another set of strings today while playing in the alberta series tournament. that sucks so for this weekend bringing up 4 racquets at the end of the weekend i have 1 left. all the strings broke in the sweet spot however and were strung at 27lbs roughly.
     
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    is his initials B.M.?
     
  7. sifuyono

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    the last two, my string broke on the central cross, maybe due to i didn't apply 10% higher as i should do before.
    the main is still on good condition...
     
  8. jhirata

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    hm, two of the mains broke at the same time, right at the centre of the sweetspot.
     
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    hahahaha i broke my BG 85 today after a long day of badminton ... about 5 hours .... i broke it at the 12 of the frame .. i think it is a mis-hit ...... any way i was happy cos i can now string it at a tension i know as i forgot what tension i had the last time ..... and i can try new string ..... Any recomandation about which string ... i am going for 26 lbs ...
     
  10. kakinami

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    I have same problem!!!;)
     
  11. bluecraze07

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    My strings usually break at the centre main in the upper middle area. I use 25x27lbs.
     
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    My strings break abovecentre, cross.

    Why do some people break their mains? my mains show no sign of wear and tear. only the crosses, due to the mains cutting into them.
     
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    Normally, the sweet spot is where most people hit their shots and that's where the main is. This place is easy to break because of the frequent hard smashes given and the collision of strings after each hit. Wait.. did my statement even make sense? :rolleyes:
     
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    Right in the centre of the sweetspot.. Due to miss hit or too many smashes...
     
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    so a bit off topic but do you guys think that slippery strings are more durable since they slip more, there is less friction between the mains and the crosses??

    also, do you guys think that slicing or brushing the shuttle causes more damage to the strings? because if you think about it, when you slice the shuttle, the strings take in a lot of friction to put spin on the bird.

    any ideas??
     
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    From reading this thread it seems to me that there are two main breakage point. Slap bang in the middle or at 10 oclock.

    For the middle, well, you have a right arm like a tree trunk and hit huge smashes and there's nothing to be done about it, you just have to shell out for new string.

    But for the 10 oclock break. Would it not be possible to string with 3 pieces of string? For example string the mains at say 24lbs, string all the crosses cept the top two or three at 26 and then a third piece of string and drop back to 24lbs for the top two or three crosses? Maybe it would be cheaper to replace too?

    My problem is that I love BG85 at high tensions, but it's horribly fragile and one of the places I play is really icey in winter which doesn't help at all. BG85 seems to be a warm weather string, they don't even sell it here. I'm presently using BG80 at a much lower tension than I like, but now that the worst of winter is over I'm thinking of changing. There was no other solution, the BG85 in the cold was lasting like 20 points, I'm a mishitter, it usually breaks at the 10 oclock cross.
     
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  17. PapA_xlonG

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    Upper centre region, almost all of my strings broke at the same spot.
     
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    Where does your string normally break?

    My string usually breaks at the 10-12th position from the top (the 10th horizontal string).

    Does it mean anything?
     
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    well, if you look, there is a thread/ poll on this.

    However, i havent seen many cross strings break as compared to mains. maybe you slice a lot?
     
  20. Monster

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    I do slice, but not as much as the 'normal' shots. Or does it also matter how the string was strung?
     

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