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  • Near the frame.

    172 18.51%
  • Near the center / main

    393 42.30%
  • Near the center / cross

    133 14.32%
  • Off center / main or cross

    88 9.47%
  • I've never broken any strings.

    114 12.27%
  • Outside the frame

    29 3.12%
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    My cross string on the sweet spot broke and then i got it restrung and the same thing happened again, maybe i hit with that string alot cuz it shows alot of wear and tear

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    i use my strings to destruction... they normally break at the mains, approximately the upper corner (approx 11 or 1 o'clock, depends on how u flip the racket when u look at it) of the sweet spot.

    I always use bg65 @ 22lbs. I know when its about to break because at that point, the weakest point is pretty obvious... its that spot where a main and cross string have rubbed into each other, making one (usually the main) so thin and worn out.

    I play 2x a week/ 2hrs per session. I replace strings maybe 2-3x/yr.

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    So far, I have broken 4 strings and everyone of them broke just slightly above the center and it is always the main string that breaks. My racquets were strung at 22 main and 24 cross.

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    i break strings when i lob the ball high up(long rally).. i guess by doing so , the strings gets moved and the friction between horizontal and vertical strings makes them snap.
    strings always ti68 @26lbs.

    oh yea, and does haveing 2 different tension gives a better feel? whats the difference ?
    i was adviced by a friend to string my rac's at 28/30
    Last edited by lex1437; 12-29-2005 at 01:32 AM.

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    Normally my string break after a hitting the shuttle hard on the frame or after do a lob/smash
    Normal near the central with main string breaking.
    I string my racquets at 25lbs
    You can tell the string is breaking when there are a tear mark appear

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    are anyone as sad as me and put black insulating tape around the head of their rackets just to stop strings breaking from scooping the shuttle off the ground?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindanfan
    are anyone as sad as me and put black insulating tape around the head of their rackets just to stop strings breaking from scooping the shuttle off the ground?
    You can break strings by doing that?

    I've broken a couple:
    1. sweet spot area, main string x 1
    2. AT800OFF, 22lbs, some unknown string, base (near the T). Looks like it unravelled
    3. NS8000k, sweet spot area, main string x 1 (Vectran coating wore off, BG85, 28lbs)
    4. NS8000k, BG85, 28lbs, around the head of racquet, cross string x 1, bad mishit during forced clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neosakai
    I still haven't manage to break my BG80 yet... I must be crappy and weak
    no, its not that. those strings are too durable. they could last for years, especially if the tension is low. i had to cut mine in favor of more powerful strings (bg66). Maybe you should too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by r0adk1ll
    no, its not that. those strings are too durable. they could last for years, especially if the tension is low.
    Really? My BG80 breaks in two weeks

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    After reading this thread I notice that on my racquet the mains seem to cut into the crosses near the center. The racquet functions fine but not sure how long this will servive, specially when i'm laying against a agressive player..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindanfan
    are anyone as sad as me and put black insulating tape around the head of their rackets just to stop strings breaking from scooping the shuttle off the ground?
    not sure about sad but u just have given us an idea, how to protect your racquet strings

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandm
    not sure about sad but u just have given us an idea, how to protect your racquet strings
    thanks. lots of people i play with have started doing it now, not only does it stop your strings from breaking but it stops the head from becoming scratched.

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    Good day, I have broken 4 racket strings so far after a year of intensive playing. 3 of myself's and one of my friend's and all of them are of the centre on the main string. either one of them in the middle, all of the 4 rackets. And suppose thats where the sweet point is?? Does that mean i always hit in the right spot?? I really hope so. haha but i do hit on the frame sometimes with a really "great" Ping sound haha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eguitarcoolboy
    Good day, I have broken 4 racket strings so far after a year of intensive playing. 3 of myself's and one of my friend's and all of them are of the centre on the main string. either one of them in the middle, all of the 4 rackets. And suppose thats where the sweet point is?? Does that mean i always hit in the right spot?? I really hope so. haha but i do hit on the frame sometimes with a really "great" Ping sound haha...
    You should share your "great Ping story" with Sir DinkAlot......

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    Default Oh haha.

    Ng, you must be joking Sir DinkALot is way too good for me. haha i have that Ping sound due to mishit haha... But i really hope i can improve more though. Coz i have an interclub competition coming soon and i think i am not good enough for the team at the moment. Hopefully, i will improve more within the next 2 weeks... Thank you by the way. haha...

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    My string almost always damages first outside the frame due to picking up shuttles .. It could snap any time now. I think the reason is because it an AT and the string is less protected. After next stringing I will/must use some tape to cover it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infernus
    My string almost always damages first outside the frame due to picking up shuttles .. It could snap any time now. I think the reason is because it an AT and the string is less protected. After next stringing I will/must use some tape to cover it
    Woah, what racquet are you using? The Yonex ones have these grooves at the upper string area. You can pick all you want!

    Keith

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