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4 knots on the string ????

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by pussiii999, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. pussiii999

    pussiii999 Regular Member

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    Ermmmm i new to this but is 4 knots on the string normal .... this is a new guy that is doing it..... i still thinking should i go back to him for my AMP 95 .....
    My current racket string at 26lbs with 4 knots ... sometimes hit hard the string runs a bit out .....
     
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    Four knots = two-piece stringing, it's better for performance.
    Two knots = one-piece stringing, it's just for cosmetic purposes and also to save some time for the stringer.
     
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    Basically, 2 knots = cheap, 4 knots = pro!
     
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    Brand new string will always move. Once string breaks in it will reduce string movement.
     
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    pussiii999 Regular Member

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    thanks a lot ........ cheers ... i am going back to him for my AMP 95 ..... By the way phandrew it has been quite some time i restring my racket .... how long does it normally take ...... i play about 12 hours per week ....
     
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    depends on which string you use. Some will break in faster than others but it shouldn't take too long. A few hours should do.
     
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    a few hours??? i think it has been like 36 hrs of playing since it got re-string..... it is a BG85 ....
     
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    If you smash a lot then it will be much faster.
     
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    You will notice the string moves because you will see it, very apparent. When I get my fresh NBG95, one of the main moved after about the tenth smash during a game.
     
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    whaaa for you is tenth smash but for my is the 2nd and 3 rd smash ...... every time i win or lose a point i have to touch the string .....
     
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    Why is that ?? Matt don't be subjective.
     
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    jhirata already answered it already. Not like it needs to be explained. 2 knot is cheap since it is cutting corners to get the same job done and sacraficing performance by doing this without spending time to get the extra two knots.

    One piece for cosmetics... Mickey Mouse.

    Also the shape of the racket would be slightly is different on the one piece compared to two piece if I recall correctly.
     
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    2 knots tends to lose tension faster.....
    where 4 knots hold tension better than 2 knots
     
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    6 knots = super pro :eek: :D :p
     
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    Lol!!! 6 knots is "FAIL", as in it is a "patched" string job, as the stringer broke the string during stringing and instead of getting a new pack of strings to start over, he patches it. Therefore it's another cheap, which is essentially fail!
     
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    Hahaha, too good to be true :D
     
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    Lol!! Yeah, I have literally seen some of these 6 knots too.

    When people asked what's wrong with it, I told them this racket isn't even stringed properly and your stringer doesn't know how to string.

    In cases where they have the same racket as mine and show them mine so they can see what the proper string job should look like.
     
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    Well, my strings move every time I smash if they are freshly strung. It's just that the displacement isn't very concerning and I don't wanna touch them.:D
     
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    Just got my new racket string today with BG 80 at 27lbs and try it out ...... i think for the first time the feel is always good .... And the string run all over the place like Gemcat said ... will do more testing .....
     
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    It also depends on the quality of the stringer too. If the strings move around too much, then it would likely be an error.

    I've experienced a bad string job such that, the pretty much the center strings moved when I hit hard, even when they were broken in. I got the string job re-done because of it. This was like years ago.
     

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