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  • less than 2 weeks.

    99 6.10%
  • 2 weeks - 1 month

    245 15.10%
  • 1-2 months

    309 19.05%
  • 2-3 months

    282 17.39%
  • 3-6 months

    280 17.26%
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    407 25.09%
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    Quote Originally Posted by taneepak
    Frequency of string breakage can be influenced by many factors. They could be one or a combination of the following : too-high tension, ultra thin strings, you are a hard-hitter, high usage, damaged grommets, bad stringing by allowing kinks in the string when stringing, abrasive string-tensioning gripper, and improper use of the awl on the grommets.
    Agree.

    Also, other issues might include type of shuttles, racket storage (dry, cold, hot, humidity, contact with chemical, etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambini
    i seldom experience that problem. i play 3hrs a day, 3 times a week. it breaks maybe three times a year.
    Your strings certainly last quite a long time. My wife and I play about the same total number of hours a week as you do, yet she breaks her strings about once every three months and I break mine about once every 2 months. We are not hard hitters and our total ages is close to 130. We have 6 racquets plus an occasional racquet given to me for testing, and we string our racquets at tensions ranging from 20lbs to 26lbs. I do not keep the strings on the racquets for more than 6 months, and that includes the less frequently used ones, as I will restring all my racquets as and when the strings break or at no more than 6 months even if they don't break. It is not too expensive for me as I string my own racquets.

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    woop, what strings are you using?

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    And what tension.

    It depends for me on how long they last. sometimes They are good, and last for a month or two, sometimes they last less than a week (however these are the ones which I have miss hit).

    Basically for me, it seems to be whether I mis-hit or not. I usually warm up with a racket strung at much less tension (22lbs) as this will be fine until I get the feel for the lights/my arm warms up, then once warm, I use my playing tension racket)

    I use tension of 26-28lbs, and SOTX strings (sometimes BG-65)

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    Nowadays my strings breaks at least once a month. I only play once or twice a week , maximum 3 times a week.

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    Looks to me like they are Yonex BG65 Titanium. These are supposed to have better endurance than the strings I had previously I think. Rough guess but I believe tension was probably 23lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woop.
    Looks to me like they are Yonex BG65 Titanium. These are supposed to have better endurance than the strings I had previously I think. Rough guess but I believe tension was probably 23lbs.
    I play roughly 10-15 hrs a week, and consider myself more on the "weak" side, but 65TI (23lb) could only last me for 2 months, compare to BG85 (22lb) for 1 month. One of my long time "customer" plays about 6-10 hrs per week, and BG65Ti (23-24lb, Red!!! ) only lasts him about 1 month. Therefore, I think ur case is fairly normal.

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    I play around 18 hours a week.

    I've only had my strings break twice. Once after 5-6 months. The other one after a year.

    Of course, another fact as to why strings probably don't seem to break so often is because I'm assuming most of us restring before it happens as some strings tend to lose tension fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalanthier
    I play around 18 hours a week.

    I've only had my strings break twice. Once after 5-6 months. The other one after a year.
    Wow... 18 * 52 = 900+ hrs The longest one I know is a friend using BG65 @ 21lb, 3-4 hrs a week, and it lasted him about 10 months.

    Which string is that??? tension???

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    !! You guys get short lifespans on your strings.. maybe im just weak ^_^

    Hmm.. depending on the week and my various outside environment, i get from 4-18 hours a week of badminton, i can't really gauge my average that well. I use bg65 at 26 or 27 lbs. My strings last until im fed up with them usually. I take about 3-4 months to cut them because of the tension, unless i buy a new racket with fresh strings I haven't popped any strings really lately, maybe im getting a bit better at hitting the sweet spot ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
    Wow... 18 * 52 = 900+ hrs The longest one I know is a friend using BG65 @ 21lb, 3-4 hrs a week, and it lasted him about 10 months.

    Which string is that??? tension???
    He did of course says he had never broken them, he may of course cut them and restring.

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    Woop, that tension and string should not snap that often, the only thing I can think of is do you scrape the string on the floor on one of the grommets when you pick up the shuttle off the floor? If so the string will be getting worn down off the floor especially if the surface is abraisive.

    I use gut and the problem is that the tension just goes without warning or the sweetspot goes fluffy and after a while your racket is your new pet. Some restrings last months and some just days depending on the batch of string.

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    If you play a lot of chops-fast sliced drop shots or cut half-smashes-your strings will also wear faster. You should change your strings when they start to show some wear, like the outer string shield/layer wearing off, instead of waiting for the strings to snap completely.

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    my string break at least once a week.

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    Yonex BG65 (0.70mm gauge) - about 2 months (three times a week, 3 hours each time)

    Proace New Imperial 0.67 (0.67mm gauge) - about 2 weeks (same intensity)

    Never tried any other strings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheongsa
    Yonex BG65 (0.70mm gauge) - about 2 months (three times a week, 3 hours each time)

    Proace New Imperial 0.67 (0.67mm gauge) - about 2 weeks (same intensity)

    Never tried any other strings.
    Where do the strings usually break?

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    BG-65 (HK) lasts me about 3 months on the Ti-10. The original tension was PT 28 lbs - spring tension machine. I did a lot of sliced fast drops and cut smashes, so the string's outer layer frayed 2 months. A mishit finally did it in the third month. I took a risk and got another BF member to utilize his drop weight machine. I asked for CT 28 lbs for the BG-65 Ti. It's been 1.5 months and the string and racquet are holding up so far.

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