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Can someone please explain the "U" and "G" and racquet tension?

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by minijumbuk, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. minijumbuk

    minijumbuk Regular Member

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    I've been wondering for some time, but I never asked, and I searched the forum, but couldn't find anything.

    My racquet is a Muscle Power (Yonex) 21, it says it has:
    2U
    G3
    21-23 lb

    What does this mean?
     
  2. andrew chan

    andrew chan Regular Member

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    2U is most dense material, 3U is medium 4U is less
    G3 is the gripsize, its the biggest if im not mistaken, G4 is medium G5 is smallest
    21-23 if its written on the handle is the recommended string tension range, but you can go above or below that
     
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    U stands for the weight..the smaller the number,the heavier the racket.
    Range from U to 5U..but the most popular is between 2U to 5U.U is too heavy,hence rarely seen..

    U(95-100grams)2U(90-94grams)3U(85-89grams),4U(80-84grams)5U(75-79grams)
    [​IMG]

    G for gripsize.For most of the racket brands,including yonex,the bigger the number,the smaller the grip.But some of the brands applied it upside down.Range from G{1},G2,G3,G4,G5,G6..

    The common used are the G3,G4,G5..

    Tension numbers stated is just the suggested.For yonex,going above the suggested tension would make the warranty void.But actually a racket can go far above the tension range given.
     
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    jhirata Regular Member

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    What is this.. like the 4th time or something in 2weeks that somebody asked what the U's and G's mean.. Maybe Kwun or any other mod should make a pinned/stickied thread on what the U's and G's mean.. and lock it.
     
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    Signed!! it seems to get more redundant seeing the same question over and over.
     
  6. drifit

    drifit Moderator

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    sqdd
    same question different day.........:p
    is normal for newcomers.........;)

    minijumbuk,
    welcome to BC..........:)
     
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    A thread giving information about Badminton racket specifications

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    Hi minijumbuk... Welcome to Badminton Central !!! :):):)

    After what have been said, we will create a thread giving you information about Badminton racket specifications, located at:
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54471
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  8. minijumbuk

    minijumbuk Regular Member

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    Thanks guys! =)
     

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