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Does a greater string size mean greater 'BOOM?'

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by kaiju, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. kaiju

    kaiju Regular Member

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    Playing with a MP100 and BG65Ti string @ 22lbs and it sounds nice and 'BOOMY', but I was wondering if there are any other strings that can create an even bigger 'BOOM?' and if tightening the string or loosening the string results in a greater 'BOOM?' :p

    The BG68Ti is .68mm compared to the BG65Ti (.70mm), so i'm guessing there is less 'BOOM' there due to being a thinner string. :D

    The BG80 is created for smashing also, but is .68mm and so i'm thinking less 'BOOM' too.

    Is the BG65Ti really the best racket for breaking the decibel table?



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    Then it is always thin string at very high tension, and this combination comes at a cost of more frequent string breakage.
     
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    i think at our intermediate level, it's more a case of our hitting technique which creates the sound more so than the strings we use.

    but having said that, at the tension i'm used to, which is about 25-26lbs, BG80 and 85 sounds much better than say BG66. though at taufilk;s tension of 31-32lbs, and with his power, the sounds his smashes generate are like music to my ears .... :)
     
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    nbg 95 has a very nice sound when you hit the bird
     
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    I think it's more about technique and the swinging speed.. when I was still a panhandler last year, I tried my friend's racquet and all my shots made the 'pong' sound, whilst his shots made the 'bang' sound.
     
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    So are you saying that every string can make a 'BOOM' sound if you have the right technique? I want sonic BOOM, not a sonic PING or PONG! ;)

    I would of thought the titanium coating of the BG65/68Ti is why i'm getting the 'BOOM' sound from my strings, regardless of the racket. Dinksalot's review is evidence of this.

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    hit it flat and square for a loud boom, I heard it with BG65 (22#, 23#), 66Ti (24#), 25# for 80, 85, NBG95, and NBG98.
     
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    Haha.. I prefer something with both feel and the 'boom' sound.
    But yeah.. correct technique + swing speed = better boom sound. The string just might enhance it. I said before, my friend's shots made the 'bang' sound, not the 'ping/pong' sound. I hate the 'pong' sound.. makes me feel like quitting badminton. The 'bang' sound has the opposite effect on me. ;)

    If you really want to make a huge 'boom' sound like a bomb, then just bang the racquet against your trousers.. really hard. I did it before.. scared a whole group of little kids. :D:D:D:D:D They looked really intimidated and scared..
     
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    imagine these two case
    1. you've got hit by a truck
    2. you've got hit by bicycle
    all the same speed, which one get you blow away??
     
  10. kaiju

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    The bicycle wouldn't blow me away. :D

    But yes of course; sound is irrelvant compared to your technique, swing, etc... I get what you people are saying. :p

    So how about this hypothetical scenario... you hit the same 'cock with the same force, speed, swing, technique, environment, basically, everything is the same.

    Now, which string will "enhance" the sound to give you the most, 'BOOM?'

    Answers on a postcard, please. :D
     
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    Well anyway.. answering the topic question:
    Q: Does a greater string size mean greater 'BOOM?'
    A: IMO, not really. The Ashaway Micropower/Microlegend XL (0.73) doesnt make a big 'boom' sound from my experience. However according to DinkALot's chart, the strings with the Titanium coaching makes a greater 'boom' sound.

    I might try it out.. but I need something with the right 'feel' and a good intimidating 'boom' sound.. How about the BG88Ti ?
     
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    now, blown away by truck doesn't always produce boom sound, even you've got hit by truck, the sound came from material, so any string (thin or thicker) could produce boom sound.
    BOOM sound doesnt produce from thin or thick string, it's from string MATERIAL
     
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    I am confused by your thought pattern.
    The chart did not measure the Boom sound factor.
    Are you equating sound with power ?
     
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    Haha, good one bro.:D:D
     
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    Hmm... I thought thinner string would sound louder cuz it vibrates at a higher frequency upon shuttle impact:confused:.
     
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    Thin strings have less air resistance, allowing a faster racquet head speed, and AOTBE will produce a faster, punchier, and more crispy shot. The sound would not be a boom-only low tensions produce a boom. Instead it will sound more like a gun shot in an enclosed room.
     
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    I use the BG65Ti and find the sound has a nice 'BOOM!" I presumed Dink's feels the same as he states, BG65/68Ti have a "good sound." Thus, we both shared the same thought of a good sound being a 'BOOM!'

    Simply, I find the BG65Ti has a BOOM sound and it's very nice... Dink's find the BG65/68Ti have a nice sound too and therefore some sort of correlation can be made. I am not equating or concluding sound with power at all.

    Okay, so we have now come to some sort of concensus that thicker strings don't equate to a bigger 'BOOM!' What matters is material foremost and the way I see it is the titanium used in the BG65/68Ti makes a "good sound," which from my own experience enduces a 'BOOM!' - whether Dink's actualy means this or not.

    So tell me again, which string will "enhance" the sound to give you the most, 'BOOM?' Titanium seems to enduce a 'BOOM' from my experience and as I have my MP100 strung at 22lbs, it's on a lower tension than most pro's and therefore fits the theory taneepak speaks of.

    On recap:

    1.) Lower tension enduces a 'BOOM'
    2.) Titanium found in string material enduces a 'BOOM'
    3.) Good technique and swing speed can helb enduce a 'BOOM'
    4.) String size has little effect
     
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    Nope!!! Also consider that thinner strings pull tighter, therefore there will be a tension difference comparing to thicker string strung at the same tension. If you use tension equivalency then, both strings can have the same note / frequency upon shuttle impact.
     
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    "Boom" without a decent speed n accuracy is useless...
     
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    Decent speed+accuracy + 'Boom' is more intimidating..
     

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