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    Default Do you cut the strings after breaking?

    At 24 lbs, is it necessary to cut the strings after one of them snap?

    I know it is better, but is it necessary at this tension?

    What about at 23 x 25 lbs? Would that make a difference?

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    Not absolutely necessary but when the frame breaks on the next few restrings, you will wonder if.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    Not absolutely necessary but when the frame breaks on the next few restrings, you will wonder if.......

    I was told if you cut the strings Yonex might refuse the warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie-SWUK View Post
    I was told if you cut the strings Yonex might refuse the warranty.
    That's interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    That's interesting
    Yeah I was told that if you sent back a racket with cut strings they might suspect the stringer of exceeding their maximum, so if there's any frame damage they can refuse it.

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    And how does one restring a racquet without cutting the strings....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    And how does one restring a racquet without cutting the strings....?
    You don't, but getting it restrung just to increase tension/get a new string would be different from snapping one wouldn't it? From what I gather snapping a string often indicates an off centre hit, and that increases the probability of some frame damage.

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    I just snapped a string today. It broke on the cross right where the sweet spot was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    I just snapped a string today. It broke on the cross right where the sweet spot was.
    Ouch, but yeah, that's just what the Yonex dealer told me when I bought my racket. Because I got it strung straight out of the shop, he commented saying it felt very tight (@25lbs - it shouldn't have felt that tight for him) - so I asked the same question in this thread. Should I cut the strings if one snaps? That was just what he told me.

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    Always cut them - they're no good broke, and the load imbalance will only get worse the longer you leave them in the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie-SWUK View Post
    Ouch, but yeah, that's just what the Yonex dealer told me when I bought my racket. Because I got it strung straight out of the shop, he commented saying it felt very tight (@25lbs - it shouldn't have felt that tight for him) - so I asked the same question in this thread. Should I cut the strings if one snaps? That was just what he told me.
    One big problem with badminton stringers is that anyone who has strung just a couple of rackets on their 200$ Eagnas machine thinks they're professional stringers.

    I've been accused many times by basement stringers (or the guys at the general sports stores) of stringing rackets at a higher tension than the actual requested tension just so it feels tighter, which of course is entirely false. Those people allow themselves to judge other people's work without ever judging theirs.

    As for the warranty, nothing says explicitely that the rackets must be returned with strings uncut. But that's in Canada, it may be different in other countries. But if the racket breaks and it was strung properly, there is no reason to cut them anyways, so I just leave them on.

    In general though, you should cut the strings as soon as possible, no matter what the tension is.

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    Yep, what's worse is if a racket's string spontaneously snaps in the bag, and you only discover it a few days later..... toasted frame...

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    Yep, what's worse is if a racket's string spontaneously snaps in the bag, and you only discover it a few days later..... toasted frame...
    Yeah. That happened to me as well. As you said, toasted.

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    Perhaps we should as the complementary question: why leave them in?

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    Why risk it? I posted a while ago where a client didn't cut the string on a zf and it cracked. So it is possible for a racket to break that way.

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    I was under the impression that you should only leave strings in if your racket breaks. If your racket doesn't break, the procedure is to cut it right away (like Boe all throughout the SSF, lol). It's very easy to cut the strings and doing it makes taking the strings out so easy! you just have to pluck out the strings rather than unweave the entire thing.

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    here is the thread with the broken racket. the client left the broken string uncut for 3 weeks and the imbalanced force of the string cracked the racket.

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ngs-right-away

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