Since the stringer broke one of my strings. Shoudl I pay him to string the other racket? I gave him both strings just asking him to string for me. This is a new guy for me.
2 days 3 strings expensive to me
if the stringer is the one who broke your string while stringing, he should replace the string. if he doesn't have this kind of guarantee, then go to a different stringer. 25lbs is nothing difficult even for me as a beginner stringer. i've strung up to 28lbs without any problems. if he/she is running into problems at 25lbs, then either he sucks, or he is not careful, which also means he suck. i suggest you go to someone else who is more experience and maybe drop by the stringer's place and watch him while he's working to see how much attention he/she pays to details.
I strung my vtzf with bg66um at 26lbs digital . played 3 1 hr sessions with it. so far no problem, even with my other rackets that uses same string, some on 27 lbs. i think you might need to try another stringer .
The 2 strings I broke while playing were strung in singapore by 2 different stringers. Both were U66 but bought from 2 different retailers
Both broke in similar places, like I said a little to the left of center line and below the midway line of the racket.
Both times it was the main string going head to base that broke. I actually wanted to string them with a higher tension as even 26lbs felt too springy for me. Like I felt the shuttle going in and a being a bit delayed before it went out. not like a direct bounce. I have a quick swing action.
Im in dubai and this stringer I took the rackets to be restrung obviously does suck. He told me it was the last step when he broke both my u66 and zmax.62. I'm not going to go to him again. I bought both strings from mybadmintonstore. now I only have one NBG98 left.
If I'm to go for anther string with high repulsion what should I go for? I liked the U66 and would hate to give it up. but I cant afford to replace the strings so often.
Anyway I think I will try again with the U66 at 26Lbs. If it breaks again in a day well I guess I'll have to change the string.
Based on what you have described where the strings broke which were strung by 2 different stringers, it might be due to the stringing method used: industrial weaving(which means the strings are weaved onto the racket first then placed onto machine to tension), the tensioning process begins from right to left then bottom up, a common sign of industrial weaving is a large knot at the B8 tie-off and also a long knotting line which starts from B12 to the tie-off at B8. As the thin strings had made at least several passes from the right to left, the string which is thin by nature will tend to "peel", therefore resulting in the string snapping at the mentioned spot. Besides, possible string snapping, industrial weaving would also result to tension loss due to the friction caused by the cross strings while tensioning the mains. Hope this helps.