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02-15-2011, 03:37 PM #35
I was thinking about this last night. It may be that the supports are too close to the center. This allows the top of the racquet to be pulled inwards and the sides go outwards at the 10 & 2 o'clock points when pulling the main strings, then when you do the crosses, the racquet is being pushed back into shape by the cross tension, resulting in much higher tension in the mains because of racquet deformation. It could also mean that any strong hit in that area, not necessarily a mishit could result in string breakage. By moving the supports, you should be reducing this deformation and correction, hopefully resulting in a better or consistent string tension.
02-16-2011, 02:28 AM #36
Now, let me ask you this question. Have you had the same problem with rackets with the standard 22 cross string pattern and with the same breakage frequency? Try to align your 21-cross string racket with one that has a 2-cross pattern and you will clearly see the huge difference between the gap at the top. It is here that is the problem.
Supports and other improper tying of the knots do not cause any premature breakage. Blaming them is a wild goose chase, in my opinion.
02-16-2011, 02:29 AM #37
02-16-2011, 08:41 AM #38
Taneepak, while the strings may have snapped due to a mishit and I see what you're saying there, there has to be another variable as within two days, five different racquets that I strung for other people snapped the exact same way. While we could take say, yup, they were all mishit, but what is the possibility that all five players mishit at the exact same spot and snap the exact same string in the exact same way? Statistically speaking that is low, with the exception of one common variable, the way I string.
I will however see how I can introduce your 22-cross pattern after I do a few of my own racquets with the readjusted mounts.
12-01-2011, 11:06 PM #39
There's another factor that many stringers didn't think about, it's the age of the strings.
Combine that with mishits and the 21 cross pattern, thin string, high tension the chance of string snapping is very high.
I've have this exact problem before.
To correct this problem, I've dumped all my old brittle strings, switched to a thicker string and do the 22 cross pattern when ever possible, I've modified my T mounts to make this possible. This drastically reduced string breakage as I can't ask all the mishitters not to mishit. All of a sudden no more broken strings and I look good in front of my customers.
12-07-2011, 07:03 AM #40
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