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01-27-2013, 04:15 PM #1
The right way to cut the string bed
I've got a fairly simple question, how does everyone cut their string bed after the string goes bad or breaks?
The thing I always worry about is that when I cut my strings that the racket will deform.
I usually cut it like a X or + as fast as I can and haven't had any problems with that so far.
01-27-2013, 05:47 PM #2
I was told (or read here I can't remember) to start from the middle and work outwards, cutting each string in turn, to try and even out the tension change across the frame as you cut.
01-27-2013, 06:25 PM #3
I just cut from the middle diagonally out wards, trying to snip a vertical and a horizontal string with the same snip (if that makes sense) works fine for me
01-27-2013, 10:40 PM #4
02-12-2013, 03:48 AM #5
Start from the middle, cut three crosses upward, then three mains to the right, then three crosses down, then three mains left, in a clockwise pattern.
The idea is to keep all the stresses balanced in both the E-W and N-S directions.
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02-12-2013, 04:07 AM #6
if the string is not breaked i cut in the middle of the racket a main and a cross string at the same time. after that the same way as Mark A...
02-12-2013, 04:33 AM #7
02-12-2013, 12:45 PM #8
If you are just cutting a stringbed which hasn't had a breakage in order to replace it, would the best idea to be to mount it on the machine first and then cut it?
Seems sensible to me but I might be missing something.
02-12-2013, 03:39 PM #9
02-12-2013, 04:43 PM #10
02-12-2013, 05:06 PM #11
get the biggest and sharpest pair of scissors you can find. start from 4 o'clock, and cut diagonally as fast as you can manage.
helps to keep your eyes closed during the process and keep your finger away from the blades.
02-12-2013, 06:14 PM #12
^^ biggest sharpest scissors...
going as fast as you can...
with your eyes closed?!
and you want him to avoid cutting his own fingers?!
Last edited by visor; 02-12-2013 at 06:18 PM.
02-12-2013, 06:17 PM #13
02-12-2013, 06:37 PM #14
02-13-2013, 05:10 AM #15
May I ask if that really matters that much how and where to start with cutting?
When I cut the strings, mostly when string is broken, I just start in the middle of the lowest cross. That must be completely wrong accordings all these posts here? :P
But on the other hands: Does it matter? I mean there are just a few seconds. If you don't string the racket with 20Kg or something like that, it shouldn't be a problem? I really can't imagine that the way of cutting strings matters in such a short moment. Or did someone here ever had a deformed racket head cause by cutting it wrong?
02-14-2013, 04:05 AM #16
a) keep the left-right situation symmetrical, and
b) not cut all the mains first or all the crosses first - if you're using, say, 32 lb, cutting all the mains first will leave seven hundred pounds of force trying to crush the racket.