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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. drew tze en

    drew tze en Regular Member

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    in the youth olympic finals with Pisit Poodchalat (Thailand) Vs HASEENA SUNIL KUMAR Prannoy (India)
    Poodchalat broke 2 badminton rackets strings and the same position the centre horizontal string
     
  2. kwun

    kwun Administrator

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    a friend racket, the strings broke simultaneously at the top of the frame, from mishit, as well as at the sweet spot, from wear. first time i have seen that happen. anyone can explain how?
     
  3. LD rules!

    LD rules! Regular Member

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    always seems to be the centre main for me.
     
  4. bazzaman

    bazzaman Regular Member

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    It always snaps where I cut them with my scissors!
     
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    cappy75 Regular Member

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    Most often centre cross string. Sometimes mishits at the top.
     
  6. thejym

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    I'm very surprised only 15% of people break the cross in the middle of the racket. This happens 100% of the time, for the last 10-15 strings I've broken. To me this makes sense since the cross is usually strung tighter than main (and in my case, ~2-3lbs tighter), so the extra tension stretches out the string and makes it a tiny bit thinner. On the other hand, I can also imagine that the more tightly strung cross eats into the main. Still, I can't explain why only one type of breakage ever happens to me.

    Any ideas?
     
  7. kingzzz

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    Always been the mains/centre for me, even with +2lb on the crosses
     
  8. AirStyles

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    Usually a bit off center... Imagine a 5x5 with the exact center of sweet spot as the middle.

    Anywhere around there.

    I only ever broke the string near the frame once...

    I once broke 2 strings, one horizontal and one diagonal at the same time. I donno how it happen
     
  9. drew tze en

    drew tze en Regular Member

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    I think all the times I have broken my strings it is usually near the sweet-spot and on the vertical string.
     
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    zombie0517 Regular Member

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    Not sure if this is the most correct explanation but usually the crosses cut into the mains. The strings on my racquets always broke in the centre on the mains. To me, an extra 2 lbs on the crosses did not make any difference in the string breakage location.
     
  11. Optiblue

    Optiblue Regular Member

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    I've never broken a cross in my life!
     
  12. drew tze en

    drew tze en Regular Member

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    On Saturday my strings broke.. It broke at the main, most of my strings break at the main
     
  13. HappySachs

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    I've had BG80 break in the centre mains after the coating separated and started to reveal the cord underneath, took a few games to finally go.

    I've had ZM62 (current gen) break at the 6 o'clock position. I'd finished my warm up for a match and was walking off court when my partner sent a shuttle my way, swung at it belatedly, caught it off centre and the string broke. Had to go straight into the match with a totally different racket...
     
  14. drew tze en

    drew tze en Regular Member

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    Ouch!! Bad situation.
     
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    Yes, the first break I mentioned was also in a match, but our league position was decided by that game so I didn't care :)
     
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    Me neither... I guess the strings are tougher than they look!
     
  17. drew tze en

    drew tze en Regular Member

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    Broke my strings again break near the sweetspot, the main string
     
  18. Mark A

    Mark A Regular Member

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    Most of the strings I see break do so at the top of the racket (exposed mains, usually #4 or 5).

    Mine personally? Just above the bin when I take big knife to them:) - being a high-tension "feel monger", mine get cut long before they break.
     
  19. CanucksDynasty

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    I'm so weak that I only broke one string in my entire lifetime...and that was the VS650 strung @ 27lbs. :eek:
     
  20. jjhlim

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    mishit just off the centre on the mains. normally at the top portion of the head.
    But regularly my strings burst in the centre (combination of cross & mains at once) after wear & tear.
     

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