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10-26-2011, 01:48 PM #1
So, yr friend broke yr string.....
I am sure this happens a lot. You lend a racket to a friend and the string snapped after a smash. do you request him to restring the racket or you restring out of yr own expense.This has happened twice in my experience but I never demanded my mates to pay for it. Then a few days ago, an incident happened in my club and this guy wanted his friend to pay for it, is this fair?
10-26-2011, 02:45 PM #2
except it's a new string (few times used), I don't think it is ethical to ask for that person pay for the string
any strings would snap, that's the way it is, so I don't see any reason to say "it's your fault the string broke and I demand you to pay the string"
it's like saying: I have 10 years old cheap DVD player and I lend it to you
when you use it, it broke for unknown reason
there is no way I would say: you broke it, you need to buy a new one for me
unless it is something really valuable, I see no reason to fight over it..
P.S: I would be really happy if someone could snap my racket's string. I want to restring it but the string didn't snap (so I have no reason to restring it even though I really want to try another string, lol)
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10-26-2011, 05:14 PM #3
I've had my friends snap my strings and I've never asked them to pay for it. Partly because I string my own racquets now so the cost is pretty much nothing.
But when I lent people racquets in the past if a string broke I used to pay for it because it happens all the time, if they offered to pay I would go halves with them.
I think the other guy should offer to pay, but if the strings were worn when he started then it's the owners responsibility.
10-27-2011, 01:47 AM #4
If you have ever thought of asking your friend to pay when the string snaps, don't bother lending your racket.
10-27-2011, 08:36 AM #5
As a matter of fact, the said racket was only restrung 2 weeks ago. (luckily not mine). The string snapped at the top n he wasn't a consistent player. Personally, I think it was a mishit tht broke the string.However I think it's a good gesture to offer to bear half the cost since the friend was kind enough to lend his racket in the first place. What if a friend broke yr racket after a clash?
10-27-2011, 09:07 AM #6
10-27-2011, 09:10 AM #7
10-28-2011, 04:51 AM #8
10-28-2011, 04:55 AM #9
Or even a few years if strung loosely at < 20lbs and no mishit outside the sweetspot of the racket. Somehow strings lose some of their playability/performance after a certain length of usage. How long? Up to you n your skills to determine that it is time to restring or not.
10-28-2011, 06:14 AM #10
i trust that my frd will pay me the cost of the re-string.
if not, he wont b touching my racket anymore for the rest of my life.
i see it as a matter of trust rather than money.
since i lent him, i trust him.
same as yr car, if u dun trust yr frd, will u lent him?
10-29-2011, 03:20 AM #11
The question here is not abt trust. It's abt cost and intend. Noon would intentionally crash a car or break the string. Because restring is inexpensive, you normally would let him off. No friends should let a couple of "big mac" to come between them, right?However, if he breaks my racket, intentionally or not, he will have to pay for it. The same goes for carS.
10-30-2011, 11:14 AM #12
11-02-2011, 05:07 AM #13
This happen once to my racket.. And i asked my friend to restring it for me.. of course, he has to pay all the expenses..
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