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Fishing line for badminton string

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by Jason123, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Jason123

    Jason123 Regular Member

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    Anyone tired this?

    30lb tension fishing line diameter is around 0.48mm

    Plus some fishing lines are woven and braided so there will be the grip there.

    I heard thin strings are better then thick for repulsion, anyone think this would work.

    Just a thought thats all
     
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    Pizza Fish Regular Member

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    there's a reason all these fishing line companies don't sell badminton string right?
    if this works really well you can run yonex out of business!
     
  3. Jason123

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    maybe no ones ever thought of it, i tried to find this idea on here...
     
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    Tell us how it goes if you decide to string with fishing line =]
     
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    try it.

    it also depends on how they make the rating of the fishing line. badminton string, even strings as thin as bg66 can take 40lbs tension, but once it goes over that, it will snap. imagine if you string a racket at 30lbs tension, when you smash, the actual tension on the string is way more than 30lbs because you are adding extra force on the string with that smash.

    so a 30lbs fishing line if it snaps at 30lbs, it means that it will hardly be able to bear a 20lbs string job as it will probably snap on the first big smash.
     
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    Isn't that how Ashaway started out? :D
     
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    I suggest Yonex go into fishing line business.
     
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    http://www.ashawayusa.com/history.php
    1824 Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co., was founded by Captain Lester Crandall who manufactured fishing line. He devised and perfected several line-making machines.Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co., was founded by Captain Lester Crandall who manufactured fishing line. He devised and perfected several line-making machines.
    1939 Ashaway produced the first commercial nylon product in the world - fishing line - when a then young company, DuPont, was looking for a use for its new filament.
    1949 Ashaway began making racket strings in its Rhode Island plants.
     
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    Strange Yonex also started out in the fishing business.- The company was founded in 1946 by Minoru Yoneyama as a producer of wooden floats for fishing nets
     
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    Something fishy going on here, you think?
     
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    Are you trying to bait me?
     
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    It was an innocent comment, you sea.
     
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    You're not going to lure me into this war of puns.
     
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    ...but you're stringing along...
     
  16. Mark A

    Mark A Regular Member

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    Can't help it - I'm hooked.
     
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    *cough* *cough*

    please stay on topic. you guys are treading in dangerous waters...
     
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    A mod puts his foot down while playing the game? DOES NOT COMPUTE!

    I might chuck a few quid out of my Paypal to get some 0.50 Spectra... my poor grommets. If I do, be assured of a review - just need to decide on a suitably bizarre colour.
     
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    *beep* you lose!

    why not go for 0.7mm? might as well try it at 45lbs. go for the big fish... ... ops...
     
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    The more I look at the multifilament lines, the less inclined I am to go for them - they don't seem to have a discrete coating the way racket string does; it's as though they're "all core". Sadly, the monofil lines are significantly weaker for a given gauge (as in 0.70 is rated to less than 50 lb).

    Still, it's only three quid from HK, and I can get some truly mental colours - might be worth a giggle for the last session of my season. Does anybody fancy doing a breaking pull on some BG80 to let me know which rated line to get?:)
     

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