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Can I regut my string tension to 35 even my max string tension is 26?

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by mat21, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. mat21

    mat21 Regular Member

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    Can I regut my string tension to 35ibs. even my max string tension is 26ibs.?
    Im asking cause my string just broke and im scared that my racket frame is going to get wrecked if it's maximum string tension is 26 and i will regut it at 35....
    can anyone show me a chart... or something.... what if the max gut is 22 can you gut it at 26? if you have 24 can you gut it at 28?..... examples like that... help!
     
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    what is your current racket... higher end model would be able to withstand 30lbs ECP (of course without clashing with your partner/floor/net post).. why you want it at 35?.. from 26 to 35 its too much jump at once its would hurt your wrist and shoulder if your hand not strong enough to handle the vibration during impact.. you need to consider which string to use too..not many string's able to withstand 35lbs..
     
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    With most of my area's stringers, don't try!
     
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    it depends on the model of the racket.

    imho, almost all racket in the market cannot take a proper 35lbs stringjob. while they probably will come out alive, it will dramatically increase the chance of racket breakage.

    also, 35lbs isn't for everyone, most professional don't even go that high. it will be inappropriate for us mortal aside from just bragging rights.

    and there is also the case of stringers as concretemad mentioned, most aren't able to string such high tension.

    so unless if you have tons of money to buy new rackets, wants to play like crap, and be able to tell people your racket is 35lbs, most of us won't suggest you go so high.
     
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    sure can..

    its a matter u break the frame or not only..

    same as car tyre.... u can inflat as high as u want....

    if it burst...? u b responsible for it..
     
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    I like this answer.

    Mat21 - I find it interesting that you use the term "regut". Gut strings are almost never used now.
     
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    Have you ever tried 35lbs?
    35lbs is too high for most players and even the professionals that can hit the sweetspot 99/100 shots don't play that high.

    Apart from that, If the max is 26lbs there is no 26lbs +/- xlbs. The max is the max that the manufacturer recommends, they may choose to give a lower value to stop people sending loads of rackets back when they break them. So yes you probably can go up a few lbs, but 9lbs is excessive.
     
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    There is no need for anyone to play with 35lbs, you will struggle to find any pro who is using such a tension (I think Thomas Laybourn uses/used 36lbs BG80)

    Also depends if we are talking ECP, or else, ECP will be far too tight for 99.5% of all players.

    The frame might be able to take it, but your body won't be able to, and your stringer may not be capable of doing the job, also you may struggle to find a stringer who is willing to take up such a job!

    I suggest you increase your tension, but not too much and see how you get on, then you can decide:)
     
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    thanks guys.. I currently have arcsaber 7.. I'm asking u guys cause my friend got his racket at 35 ibs. And when i was practicing with him for Bicol Badminton Open, I saw the power with his smashes... I can hear that thunderous sound and it's very hard for me to even dive for it... he's a baseball player so i think he can handle the power... he has armortec 900. I'm just thin and short but I smash hard... So i guess 28 ibs. is good?
     
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    I'm playing singles by the way...
     
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    my opinion is tat your 'friend' is pulling your leg..ask him where his stringer is, then verify, i'm sure the stringer will remember a 35 lbs job:eek:. If its strung by himself, then do take it with a pinch of salt..
     
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    you know.. sometimes stringer aren't that stupid
    they know you guys also mortal, even for professional
    what they do they will say yes and then they will adjust it to your level
    35 lbs is too high

    ask your friend, how long does it takes until his string breaks? at 35lbs it should be quite easy to break the string, even with 1 miss hit.

    arcsaber 7 is an all around racket
    while armortec 900 is more of racket focusing on producing power

    I don't know your level of play, professionals also differ one and another
    some professional go as far as 30-33 lbs
    26-28 lbs usually a very logical tension

    P.S: again like people said before
    "max tension: 26 lbs" is only for warranty purpose
    if you go higher and break your racket you cannot claim your warranty
     

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