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Thread: breaking strings while stringing
04-17-2007, 11:18 PM #1
breaking strings while stringing
ah tonight i was restringing my cab 30ms, cuz in practise today the main string snapped......i started the mains, and when i was abt 4 strings in i released the tension(i have a drop weight) and the string snapped o.0, ah where the fly clamp was clamping............then i was like @#$%^&, so i use the other half to start i was pretty much done and prepared to tie the first end, then im "suppose" to tie it at 6b, but the way the grommet faces and the string goes its hard to put the string through, i had forgotten i broke the tip of the pointy thing that u use to help stretch the grommet a little in those situations, and the tip was flat and had a sharp rim....then i poke it in the 6b wiggle it around to get it through, then SNAP.........i was like !@#$%^&* again, and yah my stringing machines on the ground now in a couple of pieces, and i thot i'd share with everyone on bc.....
04-17-2007, 11:40 PM #2
yay glad to tell everyone i just broke the third set of string! i think somethings wrong with the fly clamps, cuz it broke their again.....
04-17-2007, 11:49 PM #3
Sounds like you used an.....AWL (pointy thing u described) to get your string through the grommet...The awl might have caused your 2nd breakage.
Things to check when your stringing:
1) take note where the string is breaking
-> your tensioner or machine have some sharp edges that are cutting your string
2) check your grommets.. sharp edges may scrape and possibly snap the strings.
3) check your clamps for sharp edges.
*tip* it is recommended by many forum members (Pete LSD) to use waxed tooth floss to thread strings through shared grommets.
Are you new to stringing or has this just recently happened?
Also, please state what type of machine you have and the tension you are trying to string your cab 30MS at.
04-18-2007, 12:53 AM #4
at least you haven't strung a racquet, with 1 piece string, string the entire racquet and right on the second last row of cross to tension, snap the string due to twisting & lazyness to uncoil it
edit: as mentioned by DH, check your grommets & clamps. Also be sure to work out those kinks in the string... also if you're using any ultra thin string like .66mm or thinner try to avoid pre-stretching/double & triple pulling...
Last edited by Kelvin; 04-18-2007 at 12:57 AM.
04-18-2007, 01:37 AM #5
oh ive been stringing around a year now, wiht the klipper mate, drop weight. i string my racket at 24x26 according to the machine, but im not shure if it is probperly calibrated. this just happened today o.0 i strung the same racket, same machine, same string, same fly clamps and tension. it was fine, but today it snapped 3 times while stringing , i think it is due to sharp edge on the fly clamp as that is where the string snaped. the second one was prob cuz i was pokin at it with a sharp awl, third time was the sharp edge fly clamp again, i just finished it this time i was SUPER careful and took me an hour......now i need to go to sleep and wake up in 6 hours then go to city conference and play lol. gad im gonna be tired....and dont u hate breaking ur strings the day before cities?
04-18-2007, 09:15 AM #6
Are you using Klippermate's origional fly clamp? If so, get HiQua or Yonex clamps. The Klippermate clamp nick the string some time. Try not to use awl, use dental floss method if you need to get through the share grommet. I posted some picture before on how to use dental floss (not on your teeth).
04-18-2007, 04:23 PM #7
oh okay ill look that up. how much are the hi qua/yonex ones?
04-18-2007, 04:49 PM #8Originally Posted by evolution-Fung
William Chan in the states http://www.hiquasports.com has each HQ clamp for about $20USD
Winston Chan (another HQ outlet in Hong Kong though), http://www.mybadmintonstore.com has the HQ clamps for about $20USD for each clamp as well... and Winston offers free shipping.
Mohamed of http://www.mjstrings.ca has HQ clamps for $30 Canadian.
Umm... there were more, but that's all i can think of off the top of my head... hope that helps with the clamps
edit: I used to use the gamma & eagnas flying clamps, but found that my strings slipped every so often (25lbs+) , so I ended up taking the recommendation of the veterans here, and have not been disappointed with HQ & YY flying clamps.
Last edited by Kelvin; 04-18-2007 at 04:53 PM.
04-18-2007, 06:18 PM #9
What about Alpha flying clamps? Are they okay for 30 + lbs?
04-18-2007, 06:35 PM #10
Oh yeah! Master Fish (156mphserve ) didn't get back to us on that did he?
04-18-2007, 10:24 PM #11
ah ic... thinkign bout the mybadmintonstore one....since its the cheapest XD, anyways um can u link the thread for the flossing instructions? lol.
04-19-2007, 12:33 AM #12
04-19-2007, 07:03 PM #13
It's coming... Pete requested it too but between badminton and school, I'm left exhausted and sleepy the rest of the time. Hoping to do it this weekend.
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