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FAQ: Can I string outside of the recommended tension of 24lbs, 28lbs or above 30lbs?

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by Blitzzards, May 18, 2011.

  1. bigbadguy

    bigbadguy Regular Member

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    Hi, I read the part on the mis hitting the shuttercork which will stress the racket and may break/crack it,

    I'm actually using an old racket Carbonex 8SP and I've mis hit hundreds of times and now I'm worried that my racket will crack soon if I continue hitting the shutter with the frame,
    Is there a way to prolong the life of the Racket as i'm a beginner and often mis hit? Will lower tension helps to reduce stress on the frame work and hence prolonging the life of the racket?

    I'm currently stringing at 21lbs

    Thanks
     
  2. Blitzzards

    Blitzzards Regular Member

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    Sir, you do not even need to have any string on your racquet frame, and if you keep mishitting the shuttle and contact it on the frame, the frame will still crack eventually. No string tension can help with your problem at all.

    The only solution is to tidy up your technique and hit the shuttle properly contacting it at the stringbed sweetspot and not contact the shuttle at all at the frame.
     
  3. bigbadguy

    bigbadguy Regular Member

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    Thank you Sir for the infomation, I will brush up my techniques to prolong my racket life ;)
     
  4. ucantseeme

    ucantseeme Regular Member

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    Does anybody has experiences with Victor rackets strung above the 30lbs? Actually I use my MX80's at 28x30lbs with BG66UM. This tensions feels ok, but I want to increase next time. Does anybody know a limit of possible tension? Maybe the guys with a broken rackets? ;)
     
  5. doxdox13

    doxdox13 Regular Member

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    Some rackets lose their response at tensions over their recommended rating. If the frame contorts too much from its original shape, you wont get the ideal response from the racket. You can sense this if you hit with your racket and it has a drawn-out vibration (feels like a buzz in your hand, like cheap/imitation rackets) rather than a crisp hit.
     
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    doxdox13 Regular Member

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    Unless you are hitting with a force to split the cork of the shuttle, dont worry about it. Carbonex are fine at that tension, and if it is that old simply pick up a newer Yonex if it dies. You are more likely to break from a clash.
     
  7. extremenanopowe

    extremenanopowe Regular Member

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    Maybe you want to add what are the possible causes of breakage?

    1) Manufacturing defects (There's always a % of defects depending on the models).
    2) Grommet issues - Getting sharp. Exposure to heat
    3) string exposed to heat or expired possibly too long kept like after 1-2 years?
    4) Frame impact damage due to hitting the shuttles on the frame or a tiny clash.
    5) Machine tension callibration issue. Tension not accurate.
    6) Too many times high tension stringing and playing (aging racket). Eg. strung more than 5 times at tension more than the recommended or at near max tension.

    Do add on. So that most will be aware of it.

    Lastly ( I think most will not agree).
    Lousy player. lol
    Abusive player. lol
    ;)

    Also, can you guess how many rackets a person will break in their lifetime?
    Intermediate and advance level. 1, 2, 3, or 10? ;)
     
  8. pcll99

    pcll99 Regular Member

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    If a Yonex racket is strung with Zymax strings, can I make warranty claim with Yonex?
     
  9. steiven

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    What's the different badminton racquet hand stringing vs machine stringing?
     
  10. Natty Bumpo

    Natty Bumpo Regular Member

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    Man I just broke three 3 strings on 3 rackets in one game. It was like a span of 6 points. All were BG 65 at 22-23 tension. When string and tension lasts longer? Broke string on Voltric 70, then Nanospeed 9900, and an old Arcsaber 002 I had. It was so embrassing! How do I avoid this or which string should I get?
     
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    I see all Voltric 7,8 LD are almost same so is LCW's can I say they all can have same string tension if yes how much? and what string is recommended for V8LCD
     
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    Great thread, fantastic info here. Stumbled upon this thread while searching for a tension calculation formula.

    On that note is anyone aware of such? I have an old racquet with a beefy looking frame and shaft but I am unaware of its manufacturers rated tension, its also an uncommon model / make. I hope to have it strung at 30 ish but wish to improve my odds against frame break incidents.

    I first heard of the idea when I came accross several youtube stringing videos in which they were attempting tensions around 40lbs . Noticed one of the stringers lowering the tension by small increments as he moved further away from the middle mains and vice versa for the crosses. I
     
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    yes you can.
     
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    Just FYI to anyone interested,

    I am currently a new owner of two Voltric DG10's both of which are strung at 34 lbs. The DG10 has tungsten grommet strips similar to the ZF2 and are holding up for the most part. As for the single hole and shared hole grommets, their holding up somewhat....

    Hope this info is useful for everyone here.
     

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