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05-06-2013, 07:23 AM #1
is this string damage 'acceptable'?
There are several places where the string is 'cut' like this. Is this normal when stringing? Isn't this going shorten the lifetime of my strings quite a lot?
edit: pic is pretty big - resizing
bigger version: http://i.imgur.com/WdTD0r2.jpg
Last edited by amleto; 05-06-2013 at 07:27 AM.
05-06-2013, 08:33 AM #2
How did that happen?
What did the stringer say?
05-06-2013, 08:35 AM #3
I've only just seen it so I haven't posed any questions to the stringer. I haven't played with it yet. It can only have happened during stringing.
Last edited by amleto; 05-06-2013 at 08:38 AM.
05-06-2013, 08:50 AM #4
Back to the stringer it goes...
05-06-2013, 09:09 AM #5
this is not normal! he damaged the string with his awl in order to get into the shared holes.
05-06-2013, 11:58 AM #6
damnit! I supplied my own string (Ashaway) so that complicates things as well. Maybe be better to make him aware of it and then get a freebie when they snap.
05-06-2013, 02:17 PM #7
It is not acceptable! That is a poor stringing job
05-06-2013, 02:32 PM #8
How the hell did he manage to do that ? :\
05-06-2013, 04:14 PM #9
Im going to guess this is a victor racket with extra grommets (less shared grommets), once he strung up and tensioned part of the strings s/he found the string covered some of the grommet holes (as they are not offset), and he was not able to put the string in, and used an awl as some people have stated, damaging the string in the process.
This is the due to inexperienced stringer/ inexperience with racket make/ string pattern.
05-06-2013, 04:17 PM #10
05-06-2013, 04:27 PM #11
I suppose it could be a possibility of string burn. Where they pull the string through the grommet too fast/ without due care, it has damaged the string sitting perpendicular to the grommet.
05-06-2013, 04:28 PM #12
05-06-2013, 04:40 PM #13
Problem is, there's no way to prove that the string wasn't damaged before it went in the racket - I have seen strings come off the reel and out of packs with minor nicks. The stringer should probably have clocked it, but the fact that you supplied it yourself might give him an out.
O/T - is it an MX60?
05-06-2013, 05:22 PM #14
05-06-2013, 05:34 PM #15
Ok its not a shared hole but covered . This guy uses something really sharp to get into those holes. You can also see in the top-right corner of the picture, the string on another hole is also damaged.
If the string breaks at those points I would claim back my money.
05-06-2013, 05:35 PM #16
the hole alignment is too perfect for it to be pre-damaged strings. it looks to me he pulled the string too fast and burned the other string.
but it also begs the question: how often does this happen? i haven't seen similar cases in my own stringing. he must be pulling a lot of strings really fast for this to happen. but we should be aware of it just in case.
also, since such interlapping happens in the non-shared holes areas, there are lot of more string length to pull there while doing top-down vs. bottom-up. so ppl who do top-down should pay more care when pulling strings. esp on string with a rough texture like the Zymaxes.
05-06-2013, 11:39 PM #17
Perhaps he uses Yan.V method of putting a scrap string in there. But when he removes the scrap string he pulls it out too fast and burns it.