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03-29-2006, 10:23 AM #1
ok, story time.
I have a dropweight-stringing machine, 6 point. I string for me, my dad and friends(13 euro whatever tension/string) I play ~22lbs, so does my dad(both BG80), the rest fot he club have about 20lbs.
problem is: eveyrbody on my club is mis-hitting (or at least, I think it is) because after some time, so two weeks, some a day. they come back with their strings broken between 11'o clock, and 2 'o clock. I use BG65 for them. and some people point the finger at me...because somehow it should be my fault..to they don't know how/why. I used to replace soem of them free of charge if it happened quickly. but my string-supplier says they're all mishits and not my fault.
So what do I do? shoudl I tell people they Mis-hit..they'll not like it...
PS: not everybody I string for have this...one guy also plays 22lbsBG65 and never breaks it wiht a mishit. most people don't. just this small group of 10 people who hit hard but probably don't sweet-spot it...weird situation, long story
03-29-2006, 10:27 AM #2
If their string breaks near the sweet-spot, then it will be hard to be devoit of any liability. But if a club member confront you with the string broken in obscure places (and not near grommets) then you have a case.
To convince them, why don't you show them where your string breaks next time.
03-29-2006, 10:30 AM #3
that's exactly the deal..the all break near the frame..
if someone breaks it at teh sweetspot nobody's complaining then the string just had it's life..
but mostly it's 11 'o clock at the shared grommets.
As an Add-on: I DO NOT use an AWL, only dental-floss and some pliers to oull it through..is also pull threw at an angle...never rushing
EDIT: not sure I get your post *then it will be hard to be devoit of any liability* ???
EDIT EDIT: I play at two places, so luck mostly demands it I break It somewhere else. mostly 3-4 weeks
Last edited by jerby; 03-29-2006 at 10:36 AM.
03-29-2006, 10:43 AM #4
I meant that you are not responsible, if it keeps breaking near the middle. But it seems your club members don't accept this.
Maybe you can ask them to play with something like the model below:
03-29-2006, 11:02 AM #5
wow, were can I buy that? that is seriously sweet....
but you're sayign I should lighten up? so it's not my fault 9for most cases) but what cna I do about it? lower tension? thicker string (thicker than .7 yuck)
Last edited by jerby; 03-29-2006 at 11:05 AM.
03-29-2006, 11:13 AM #6
Erm, I don't think it is for retail purposes; it is a display model.
If they are such hard hitters, maybe you could suggest >70 micron. But a more applicable solution could be to do free re-stringing within 1 week, not more.
After reading your original post again it seems like your club members are ganging up on you when you said "everybody on my club is mis-hitting". Are you sure you want to keep offering this stringing service under such pressures?
Last edited by jcl49; 03-29-2006 at 11:18 AM.
03-29-2006, 11:18 AM #7
well, no...if it become too much hassle..then it's just over...plain and simple...but there not really ganging up on me...just some individual cases.adding it up i think there are about 40-50 rackets with a 'strung by me' sign...and thinkign about it...only 4 people have the problem...but two are still a satisfied 'customers'
PS: sorry for overstating on the "everybody" part
03-29-2006, 12:26 PM #8
I assume you're using the two string method when stringing? I guess it would be the player's fault for mis-hitting, considering they would break at <20 pounds (stablized).
You could try and give them another string like Gosen Pro 66 or 70 and see if manage to break them.
03-29-2006, 12:28 PM #9
The 1st thing comes to business is trust. If the customer comes in, demanding a re-service / refund, due to their OWN fault, then, they are not honest people. And they are NOT your friends to start with. Try to explain to them next time, and if they refuse to listen, no more business with them.
Also, if such thing happend to 1 or 2 particular individual, check the gromments. A broken/split gromment can cut any string in no time.
03-29-2006, 12:28 PM #10
yeah, I'm plannign to get a rell of ashaway microlegend XL, or soemthing....0.75 thick..shoudl do the trick...
and yes, 2-piece stringing.
anyway guys, thnaks for the advice and support!
the grommets checking is standard..and should always be done! just need to track down some fo those armortec-grommets, the ones with a flat head. none have cracked so far. but soem on my at500 show signs of cracking. btw, how do you define a cracked-grommet? split? or split all the way threw to the frame?
Last edited by jerby; 03-29-2006 at 12:31 PM.
03-29-2006, 12:55 PM #11
Interesting to read your story. May I ask what made and model of your stringing machine? Do you use fix clamp or fly clamp? Do you use strating clamp? This is just my experience. I have a Klip electric machine (I also have a Klippermat dropweight machhine also). Since I use BG85 exclusively and BG80 for some some friends who is hard hitter, my fix clamp has always set on min to hold BG85 @ 25lb. One time, a friend asked me to string with his BG65, I knicked the string because I did not adjust the fix clamps. I know, the fix clamp should not need adjustment. However, it happened. Also, if you use starting clamp, is it clamping to hard? It is just my guess.
03-29-2006, 01:07 PM #12
it's a ferry force, dropweight. 2 yy flyclamps. no starting clamp...no obvious signs when I'm done doing the mains..I often run my fingers over teh sring (1 by one) to check for faults..
But I was already underway of determinign it's not really my fault...but fault or not...what can I do about it. except thicker string and lower tension? any wondefull tricks or somehting?
Last edited by jerby; 03-29-2006 at 01:10 PM.
03-29-2006, 01:41 PM #13
03-29-2006, 01:44 PM #14
oh of coruse, sorry for the confusion..I mean these
from 11 o clock to 2 o clock..top part..
03-29-2006, 02:05 PM #15
03-29-2006, 02:28 PM #16
Originally Posted by jerby
03-30-2006, 12:31 AM #17
so i should add a cross?
nyhoo, thanks for the help!
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