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Hmm....special stringing for added power?

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by Shuttle_Slicer, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. Shuttle_Slicer

    Shuttle_Slicer Regular Member

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    Hi everyone....i was talking to one of my friends and he said that his stringer did his racket at 23 for mains and 24 for cross....I have been stringing for 6 months now and always thought that there was supposed to be a 10% difference between the two. The stringer told my friend that this is a different method that gives increased power and also needs to be done by a skilled stringer who knows how to do this properly. Is this real or was the stringer just saying this? If this is a real method then what difference do i have to make in my stringing to do this? Thanks for all of your help in advance.
     
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    nop, 24 for cross is just to keep the tension holding better
     
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    Why not ask ur fren how is the feeling of the string? whether it has more repulsion or less, guess that would be the answer but i think the stringer who string the racket might be saying that he's a "skilled" stringer. Well thats IMO. :D :D :D
     
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    the higher the difference between cross and mains would mean the string would hold the tension better. plus the strings dun run so easily.

    i have experimented to some extend with this. strung one racket 24/26 and another 24/24. the 24/24 one dropped tension tension and the strings kept on slipping. the 24/26 still feels tight after one month plus whereas the 24/24 had to be restrung after 3 weeks.

    however, the 24/26 one feels dead compared to the 24/24. tot it was the tension. i restrung the 24/24 to 26/26 and it still played better than the 24/26. guess that a higher cross would decrease the sweetspot or something like that.
     
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    so...correct me if i am wrong...the reason that my friends racket was strung at only 1 pound higher on cross is because it creates a larger sweetspot?? Is there any special way i would need to string in order to keep the racket in it's right shape? Thanks alot for your help so far guys.
     
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    can't be so. cos when u increase the cross by 1 more, the stringbed gets stiffer. thus, the sweetspot is smaller. however, i could be wrong cos this is just my feeling.
     
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