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2011 Badminton Stringing Workshop

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by liamnolan, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. liamnolan

    liamnolan Regular Member

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    The UK Racket Stringing Association will be running their 2011 workshop at the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes on Sunday 17th April. This is for UKRSA members only (costs £36 a year) A lunch buffet and refreshments are included. Below is a first draft of what is planned. Anyone interested, please email liam@ukrsa.com. Cost is £15.00 for UKRSA members and £20 for non-members. This workshop is not designed to teach people how to string, but to enhance that knowledge.

    9.30 - Welcome and coffee
    9.45 - Brief Introduction to the timetable and the presenters. Role of the UKRSA.
    10.00 - Types of machines and how they differ
    10.30 - String types, why strings break, selecting the right string for the customer.
    11.00 - Refreshment break.
    11.30 - String tensions. Selecting the correct tension for the level of skill.
    12.00 - Fake rackets - what problems do they present for the coach?
    12.30 - When a racket comes in - what to check for, grommet replacement.
    1pm - Lunch
    1.45 - Stringing patterns and what to watch out for.
    2.15 - Practical stringing demo - top down or bottom up? Does it matter?
    3.00 - Badminton racket customising? What changes can be achieved and why.
    3.30 - Refreshment break.
    3.45 - Marketing your skills - running your own stringing business.
    4.30 - Finish and farewell
     
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    I wished it is in Malaysia or Indonesia .....
     
  3. Mark A

    Mark A Regular Member

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    Might as well be as far as i'm concerned:D - trains on a Sunday? Pull the other one!

    That day happens to be my birthday. Would have made a nice prezzie:(.
     
  4. liamnolan

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    The reason I have chosen a Sunday is because that is what most people want. Weekdays are out as most people have daytime jobs and Saturdays tend to be more family oriented or busy coaching days. The last workshop was really enjoyable so I hope we see a good turnout. I was not aware that Milton Keynes has a Sunday railway problem, Liam liam@ukrsa.com
     
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    ^Hehe - the "problem" is not with MK's rail, but the fact that I'd have to catch a train on the Saturday night to get there for 9 on Sunday:D.

    Still, it's possible I could play the birthday card (no pun intended) and get use of the car. *crosses fingers.
     
  6. liamnolan

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    We have some vacancies on this Workshop as a few UKRSA members have had to pull out, so anyone interested in attending, please email me at liam@ukrsa.com for more details. We should have some string freebies from Yonex and Ashaway, Liam
     

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