String snap scenario

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  1. nivla76

    nivla76 Regular Member

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    Hi All,

    I've cut the string on purpose to illustrate a particular snapping point of the string. Would anyone want to share their thoughts on 1) how the string could have snapped based on the attached picture and also on 2) what could have caused the string to snap.

    Scenario:
    1) Grommets already rotated or changed
    2) string was freshly strung after a day
    3) the snap occurred after a smash
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  2. Mark A

    Mark A Regular Member

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    Most likely it's just a "one of those things" breakages - given the location of the starting knot, the string clamp wouldn't have been used on that side of the frame.
     
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    The actual racket was a 80 hole, the one attached is for illustration on where the string snap

    More info on scenario:
    1) stringing method - Haribito
    2) string - BG80
    3) tension: 25lbs
     
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    Mark A Regular Member

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    Then the clamps might have been responsible - the breakage was close enough to the frame that the clamps may have been used there.
     
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    nivla76 Regular Member

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    There were no signs of over clamp or under clamp were found after restring...snap happens after a smash
     
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    Was the smash a miss timed shot? Aside from possible damaged grommet despite rotation that seems like the only other answer I can think off aside from an unfortunate case of defective string.
     
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    Grommets were replaced if split ends after rotation, strings were also checked for bumps or defects.
     
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    Hmmm aside from a miss timed shot I'm sorry I can't help more aside from speculating that **** happened :/
     
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    Thanks Ch1k0 and Mark A for your precious inputs
     
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    BG 80 and BG 80 power snap around the top fairly fast for me anyways if you hit it wrong you're done. I'm guessing you mis hit a smash right near the top
     
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    Based on the scenario, everything is done perfectly by the stringer and just implying it's a smash that broke the string.
    Don't understand why the need to post this in the first place and ask for comments how the string snapped then since you are so certain that there is absolutely nothing wrong with the stringing wadsoeva...
    Duh....
     
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    nivla76 Regular Member

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    Mark A did suggest that it could be due to the clamps
    Ch1k0 oso suggested that it could be due to an defective string

    This scenario may be common in some countries as had seen a few cases in tw when I was there recently. Am just trying to find some answers so that we can shed some light.
     
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    Yes they did say that and you said that those weren't the case right?
    "There were no signs of over clamp or under clamp were found after restring...snap happens after a smash
    Grommets were replaced if split ends after rotation, strings were also checked for bumps or defects."
    So what are you trying to prove here?
     
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    The objective as mentioned is not to prove who's right and who's wrong but to find more answers using a different point of view.
     
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    Happened to a lady and 3 guys in tw on separate days...when checked with them all were strung with different stringers at different locations but so coincidentally that I happened to know the stringers and the players thus wanted to find out how such a coincidence can occur with the string snapping almost at the same spot.
     
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    The thread is on a question relating to stringing techniques.
    If you aren't an expert stringer, please stay out of the conversation (unless you have a valid point to raise).

    A few incendiary posts have been deleted.
    Flaming is neither necessary nor welcome.
     
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    This can and will happen from time to time unfortunately.

    Damage from the clamp is possible, but if you know the stringer or know he maintains his machine well, it could very well be due to a weakness in the string ("defective" string). This happens more than we'd think.

    Could also be caused by the string being burned while the stringer was pulling the string after weaving.
     
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    Temperature can be a factor too!
     
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    Hmm, only for expert stringer .........
     

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