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Does different colour strings effect the way you play?

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by KenD807x, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. KenD807x

    KenD807x Regular Member

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    I dont know what to say...
    I've never actually paid attention to the colour of my strings when I play. Have you guys?
     
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    Its normally a preference or to match the racquets i think.
     
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    My favorite sting colour is natural white. I feel very comfortable with it. I've never played with other colour in my badmintoncarrer beside neon which i hated the most.
    But i've seen red string on an ARCSABER 10 that's really looks very powerful.
     
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    yes it does but it's differently for different people.
     
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    Just like underwear. Guys usually prefer theirs white because it is simple and tell it is clean. For the girls, they pick the color that looks GOOD!
     
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    i use white but that's because they come cheaper (in reels). I personally prefer colorful strings.
     
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    cooler Regular Member

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    some wanted white only and some wanted neon color, and some wanted dark color. So i alway ask them, is this 'color-ok':confused::D:eek::cool:
    They give me the stare:p
     
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    Colour depends on personal preference. Also for NBG98 there is a difference between the feel of gold compared to yellow and red.
     
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    Would there be any psycological difference. In football for example players in red kits tend to win more often, scientists think it's because red is associated with blood and goes back to our hunter gatherer days. Just an idea from a non technical point of view.
     
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    Is it just me... but does Brazil or France or Italy or Germany ever wear red? :rolleyes:
     
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    lol! How about if someone was colorblind, color means nothing!!!
     
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    I once saw this girl playing with a yellow fluorescent racket with pink fluorescent string. Talk about colour choice.
     
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    Umm no... But some very successful UK football teams do :p The worst combination of stringing and racket I've seen was a very bright silver (which was also very reflective) Browning racket with flourescent green string!
    It wasn't very distracting to play against though despite this.
     
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    Why not, if they're colorblind?
     
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    i like bg-66 w/ black color, perform and give better feel than other bg-66 color, but so fragile....
     
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    In football, it's usually attributed to red being the easiest colour for being able to pick out a team-mate for a pass. That may work a little in reverse here with regard to what players are wearing, since it's more important in badminton to be able to track the movement of an opponent.

    But I can't see any benefit to changing string colour. I would guess that the natural colour of the string would be the most durable option. The colouring would just be an unnecessary additive.

    Yes yes I know ... I'm a man. :)
     
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    Definitely. I've always ordered strings in different colours to see what the difference is. For example, my current favourite string is BG66. I strung them on identical rackets at to see how they feel.

    These are all SP versions and I'll summarize what I've noticed.

    White - Nothing special but like an average of all the following colours attributes. Not the smoothest nor the most texture. Same with tension holding.
    Silver - Breaks fast and the shiny coat comes off easy during stringing --- especially when tying the knots.
    Gold - Has the roughest texture. Holds tension well. In fact it holds almost as well as BG80 white at 28lbs
    Yellow - Has a smooth, almost slick texture with something that comes off on the fingers that feels like waxy silicone spray. Tension drops the fastest.

    The thickness also varies. The yellow packs I got looked thicker than any of the other colours. In fact, it looks just slightly thinner than yellow BG6 which is thicker than BG66 despite being listed as 0.66mm.
     
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    The colour of the string will alter the thickness of the string because when applying the colour on the string there may be a certain amount of paint required to get a certain colour.
     
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    To answer this question in the most scientific way... Yes.

    Got your attention didn't I.Don't you see things in a different way?

    Just like if I use a bright neon pink racket with bright neon pink string. 4 Out Of 5 People in the world gets disturbed by bright colours/seizures. And bright coulours catch attention too. But the human's eye is a very sensitive thing, cone cells and rod cells capture and depict different colours. The retina is sensitive to bright lights and colours, so we can't stare into a lightbulb turned on can we.

    Long Story Short. I hate playing people with pink rackets and pink string.

    -Professor Shayde- lmao
     
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    i guess i wanna try the gold BG 66.........
    But it doesnt match with my arcsaber10..
    But lets see .....
     

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