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HIGH string tensions

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by shaun, May 20, 2001.

  1. shaun

    shaun Regular Member

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    Has anyone out here in the vast plains of badminton central tried tensions at 30lbs?
    If so, how did you find it's performance and what kind of shuttles were u using? I might want to try 30lbs just for fun since the racquet can take it.
    thanks for replies.
     
  2. Don

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    Have fun :)
     
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    I have tried 30lbs tension with BG65. For my bad quality play, it didn't make any difference.
     
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    Cheung, which racket did you use 30lbs on? I'm assuming it was the Ti-10 or the MP100?
     
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    Cab20. I don't have the skill to use such tensions.
     
  6. Don

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    Yes I have tried 30 lbs and 40 lbs on a Ti-10. It takes quite a bit of skill to play at those tensions, not for the average casual player. You can give it a run, but strings become very costly when you wear them out time over time.
     
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    What?!
    40 lbs?
     
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    hows the 30lb perform?
     
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    I generate a lot of power and have nice feel. When you 30+ lbs tension, it doesn't affect feel or power anymore, you've pretty much meet a plateau.
     
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    40lbs? i don't mean to insult your intelligence or anything but are you sure 40lbs?
     
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    yes, it can be done. Some carlton rackets even warrantied by the manufacturer to take 40 lbs (unlike yonex which can't make such claim officially)
     
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    carlton can do it cos its a widebody frame....
    the Ti10 is a thin frame....like the slim10. I dont mean to offend Don, but i believe that the ti10 cannot take 40lb tension.....I can understand the carlton taking 40lb since its an oval frame.....but the ti10 is isometric-isometric isnt as strong because of its angles/edges.
     
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    To my knowledge, the only widebody model that Carlton produced is the Airblade Boron Hi-T.

    And I don't find it strange that the Ti10 would take 40 lbs. If it's strung by a really good stringer and played without mishaps then why not? But my guess is you'd be stretching the limits... and most likely it would reduce the life span of the racquet.

    Peter Gade strings his (supposedly fragile) Slim-10 at 33 lbs. I've seen him break strings, but I have never seen him break a racquet during match play, so there must still be some headroom left.
     
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    32 lbs on a Ti-10 2U SP

    I understand this thread is very old but bear with me. Has anyone had experience with stringing a Ti-10 SP 2U to 32 lbs?
     
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    That woudl kill the Ti-10, I dont think Ti-10 SP will last long with such a high tension.

    I had my lesson when I saw my friend broke his Ti-10 at 26lbs after a mi****. :eek:
     
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    I try the coach's racket with 32 lbs once. The bounce feeling at high tension is very good when doing push and net block. But it is very hard to generating power. After a couple of hard smashing, I feel pain on my wrist.
     
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    that sounds like the edge to me.
    You will either make it or break it.

    However, with very careful stringing....it might be possible to be done.

    But I won't believe if a Ti-10 can take 40; I won't believe it unless I see it myself.
     
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    How did your coach string his Ti-10? What was the cross tension?

     
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    An oval-shaped racquet helps if you are stringing at high tension. No problem stringing at 30lbs/32lbs if you use a 6-point machine, with either 8 side supports and a screw/clamp-down system or 8 side supports and two simple posts at the head and throat. For added security, start stringing the crosses from the middle just like you do for the mains. The only thing you have to watch out for is to ensure your racquet is well secured before you start stringing, and to check and tighten the supports all the time. If you are a seasoned stringer, you can even get away with a simple 2-point, 4 supports (at the head and throat) clamp/screw-down machine. But make sure the clamps are long enough, not less than 1.5" long for the plastic inserts that contour the inside of the head and throat, that the racquet is seated and secured true, and properly and tightly clamped. Tighten the clamps if they become loose, as you string along. Again, it would be even more desirable with 2-point machines to start the crosses from the middle after you have strung the mains in a similar pattern.
     
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    I strung 3 of mine at 29... not 30.. but i still consider them high tensions... however... i am considering lowering all of them to 25 the next time i string coz i feel that i am performing better with my MP100 strung at 25..

    calvin
     

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