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    Question Strings broke fast.... really damn fast.

    wish i have taken a picture, my newly strung at900 BG85 @ 24 broke during first use, and then another at700 BG65 @ 25 broke after a week, i think something is wrong here.

    usually i don't break strings that fast, but then again, i never strung tension this high before (i used 22/20 for a long time).
    both racket strings snapped at top corner near the A8-12 grommets, maybe i failed to tie off properly?

    after clamping last strings i do not use awls to station grommets, could this be the problem?

    thanks for any help.

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    nope, in fact by not using the awl to station the grommets for the tie-off, the chances of damaging the string is already greatly reduced.

    It could be due to the fact that your clamps are damaging the string, or (no offense), you've had multiple mishits. Because at high tension, strings are more susceptible to breakage due to mishits.

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    Could be several factors. I'm using BG-85 @ 25 x 27, didn't break.

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    I never use an awl~ I will assume that it was a main side string.

    1. Was it a miss hit?
    2. How fast do you pull the strings through your grommets when stringing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellojeffo View Post
    or (no offense), you've had multiple mishits. Because at high tension, strings are more susceptible to breakage due to mishits.
    non taken~ lol. i was playing single against centennial coach steven doing a non-forced clear. i do hope it was a miss hit tho, that at least shows i didnt fxxk up my stringing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optiblue View Post
    I never use an awl~ I will assume that it was a main side string.

    1. Was it a miss hit?
    2. How fast do you pull the strings through your grommets when stringing?
    75% sure not a miss hit.
    yes broke on main.
    most of the time i pull strings with left hand complete motion about 60 degree i can hear a bit of "ssshhuuuu" sound.

    thanks for the replies dudes, gonna string another bg65 at 20 to see how long it take to break. man... 3 strings a week... this is out of my budget :/
    Last edited by zeushi; 11-18-2008 at 08:12 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeushi View Post
    most of the time i pull strings with left hand complete motion about 60 degree i can hear a bit of "ssshhuuuu" sound.
    You might be pulling too fast. The mains are getting burned. There are way to avoid it. After you weave the cross, move string so it looks like a v (or upside down v depend on your view). Keep the V while you pull the cross. Also, pull slower.

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    would recommend you check / calibrate the tensiometer on your stringing machine first to make sure it's really 24/25 lbs.

    also, make sure the grommets are still in good shape so that string is not grinding against the frame. if the broken string is always on the same grommet, you got a problem there.

    since there isn't any shared grommet from A8 to A12, you shouldn't have to use awl, which should be avoided by any means.

    good luck.

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    thanks for all the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentheart View Post
    You might be pulling too fast. The mains are getting burned. There are way to avoid it. After you weave the cross, move string so it looks like a v (or upside down v depend on your view). Keep the V while you pull the cross. Also, pull slower.
    This was going to be my reply Try not to pull fast to the point you start hearing high pitch sounds as badminton strings can't take as much frictional stress as tennis or squash strings! Just remember that stringing is not a race

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    Are you saying it's not a drag race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Optiblue View Post
    This was going to be my reply Try not to pull fast to the point you start hearing high pitch sounds as badminton strings can't take as much frictional stress as tennis or squash strings! Just remember that stringing is not a race

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD View Post
    Are you saying it's not a drag race?
    If zeushi is a queen, what does that make? drag queen?

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    this is getting very very weird.... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD View Post
    Are you saying it's not a drag race?
    Drag race as in frictional drag? No one can beat the 12-min Nascar "Turbo Stringer". Give it up, its a race we can't win ... or even want to win for that matter.

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