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    Default Bad badminton stringer?

    Ok so I use BG-65 strings on my Wilson Recon and for some reason they always break within 3 weeks. They are strung to 22/24 lbs and i play for about 8 hours a week, so thats like 24 hours of play with the strings before they break. I'm thinking this is way too fast and the cause is that my stringer is really bad. any thoughts?

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    Post pictures and there are people in this forum who can probably tell if it's stringer or if it's you hitting it wrong. If I had to guess, I am going to say it's likely you or the conditions you keep your rackets in.

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    ? 1.) I'm like 99% sure that my technique for hitting the bird is correct 2.) how would me hitting the bird wrong cause the strings to break faster? Plus, I feel like even if I or someone hit the bird wrong there is no reason for BG-65 at 22/24 lbs of tension to last 3 weeks.

    btw I keep my rackets in a bag: WIlson Pro Staff 6. So I am taking care of my racket (only have one)

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    just giving the time isn't sufficient information. you need to tell us about under what circumstance it broke, how it broke, where it broke, photos of the breakage and location will be very helpful.

    also mentioning what your level of play and how hard you hit is also essential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footwork_816 View Post
    ? 1.) I'm like 99% sure that my technique for hitting the bird is correct 2.) how would me hitting the bird wrong cause the strings to break faster? Plus, I feel like even if I or someone hit the bird wrong there is no reason for BG-65 at 22/24 lbs of tension to last 3 weeks.

    btw I keep my rackets in a bag: WIlson Pro Staff 6. So I am taking care of my racket (only have one)
    1. while you are sure your technique is correct, you might not even notice you used a lot of sliced shot
    this will make the feather contact with the string and the feather (wood part or nylon part if you use nylon) will cut the string
    little by little and it would break

    2. bad technique, for example you hit upper part of the head, this means the shuttle will contact with upper string part which is an area that very prone to break

    at any tension and at any time the string could break even at 22/24

    did you cut the string?
    if the string snap, cut it straight away or it will makes your racket warped

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    breaking string is always frustrating, especially if you don't know why. please be more specific about the location of the breakage, and the condition of the racket, the condition of grommets, etc.

    as the above post, picture with broken string will be the best for anyone to help.

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    1. while you are sure your technique is correct, you might not even notice you used a lot of sliced shot
    this will make the feather contact with the string and the feather (wood part or nylon part if you use nylon) will cut the string
    little by little and it would break
    Well slicing is not hitting it wrong or wrong technique. It is an actual shot that players use. However that is not the cause of breakage because although I do slice it is not frequent at all, and yes I do cut the string when it snaps.

    ehh I can't really show pictures yet because my current strings haven't broken yet but they look like they will like next time i play because (i guess i would say they look like) threads are popping out of the string. I can say that usually those spots with threads poking out are usually around the sweetspot. Sometimes they are below the sweetspot and currently the biggest spot where threads are popping out is under the sweetspot...must've had a really bad mishit there...Usually though I would say the sweetspot or around there

    How do you classify how hard someone can hit a bird? i would say i hit it pretty hard...well thats what my stringer keeps saying every time i ask him for a restring

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    did you check your racket's grommet still can be use ? if grommet broken can cause the string break easily.

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    good thing about BG65 is it frays before breaking, giving you very good indication of whether you're hitting correctly.
    fraying should ONLY occur on the sweet spot, if it's happening anywhere else, it means your shots are incredibly inconsistent, or you're very consistently hitting from the wrong part of your racket (either case usually results in premature string breakage).
    As for slices, if your horizontal strings fray/snap before your main lines, then you're slicing too much /or/ you're not hitting the bird flat with the racket face.

    and most obviously, if your string is snapping right at the sweet spot, then consider yourself a pretty hard hitting player. anywhere else means you're mishitting a lot because it takes a LOT of mishits to snap BG65 at 22/24lb.

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    Well it always does snap at the sweet spot but there are frays below it.

    Yea thx for the information about grommets. None of them are broken but I never knew that so I'll look out for it.

    I'll just send a pic maybe sometime this weekend or before. Whenever it breaks

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