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Graphene strings (pure theory)

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by diverdan, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. diverdan

    diverdan Regular Member

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    Hello BC,

    I was thinking about inventing a new string incorporating the new wonder material, graphene. I would call them Dan's Graphene Strings!

    The pro's are you probably would never break a string ever again and tension loss will be next to nothing. :D

    The cons are I wouldn't get much repeat business :crying:

    I wonder if you could coat feather shuttles with it?

    What do you think?
     
  2. Mark A

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    Given the current prices of graphene, you wouldn't need any repeat business:).
     
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    Hehe funny idea, but i dont think a graphene string would make much sense.It might be unbreakable but because of its high tensile strength there would be nearly no repulsion.
     
  4. kwun

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    high tensile strength is very different from elasticity. something that never break can still be elastic.

    but back to the idea of graphene string. i don't like it. what the fun of having a string that never breaks and cost a fortune. that means i will never get to try out different strings!!
     
  5. Mark A

    Mark A Regular Member

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    And we would be out of a job;).
     
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    And the string will live unbreakbaly ever after..
     
  7. diverdan

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    This is true but how much could you charge for a graphene string job?
     
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    I like the idea of never replacing strings for only one racket. I'd prefer to leave others to variety.
     
  9. vajrasattva

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    strong, doesnt mean not flexible, so if it flexes, there is some potential to stretch too.. :p

    plus technology for making large graphene sheets is still rather pre-mature, most research labs are still trying to produce large pieces of graphene than the usual millimetre sized pieces they create... some koreans have successfully made big sheets, but still i dont think anyone has seriously considered putting it into badminton strings yet..

    btw i've seen some racquets that specify that they use graphene in its structure.. i wonder how?.. tiny flakes of graphene in an epoxy matrix? or real large sheets of graphene rolled?
     
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    Well, Graphene is pretty much a one atom thick layer of graphite and some rackets have been advertised as "Multilayer Graphene". Wouldn't that become graphite ? :p
     

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