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  • Near the frame.

    173 18.48%
  • Near the center / main

    395 42.20%
  • Near the center / cross

    135 14.42%
  • Off center / main or cross

    90 9.62%
  • I've never broken any strings.

    114 12.18%
  • Outside the frame

    29 3.10%
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    always seems to be the centre main for me.

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    It always snaps where I cut them with my scissors!

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

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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?

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

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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

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by thejym View Post
    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?
    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.

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    I've never broken a cross in my life!

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

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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...

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Neosakai View Post
    I still haven't manage to break my BG80 yet... I must be crappy and weak
    Me neither... I guess the strings are tougher than they look!

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    Broke my strings again break near the sweetspot, the main string

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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.

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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.

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