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I feel no diffrence between 22-28 tension

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by Talkingtaco2, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Talkingtaco2

    Talkingtaco2 Regular Member

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    I feel no diffrence between 22-28 tension is there a problem there? i would say that i am an intermediate player.
     
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    who's your stringer?
     
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    huh? my strings are NBG 98, tension 28 LBS Racquet, Arcsaber Z slash.
     
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    Thats funny. Did you compare 2 rackets or just 1??
     
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    I think he means who strung your racket??
     
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    and how did you compare?
     
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    Probably your stringer knows you too well (your playing strengths and weaknesses) therefore he/she decided to string it at the same tension though you ask for a higher or lower tension. Maybe, the stringer does all your stringjobs at 25/26 lbs?
     
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    Can't be, 1. 1st stringer i use was in balwyn, the tension set was 24, Second stringer was in Box Hill (stadium sports) strung at 26 lbs, 3d and current strings also at stadium, but i got my DAD to go get it strung it for me 28 lbs.
     
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    I have had the same racket strung at 24, 26, 28 also had an older racket strung at 22
     
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    next time use the same stringer. there are wide difference between different machines.
     
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    Make sure he doesn't do something like string all of them at a lower tension than that what you asked for.

    I've had some awful problems recently probably because the stringers didn't want to be blamed for a damaged racquet when strung at a high tension.
     
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    to get the tension you want on your racket, suggest to your stringer or rather fix an appointment

    so that you can wait for your racket while he is stringing it.:p

    that way you will get what you want ;)

    however, some stringers do not like it and one should know the reason :eek:

    as some already suggested some stringers are careful of their reputation breaking rackets :D
     
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    it is always good to use to the same reliable stringer.

    i once had a racket of mine strung in a local club. i asked for 24lbs. i swear it was so loose, it could be no more than 15lbs.
     
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    This is 1 experience I can share with you guys.

    Pro shop owners who are not involved in stringing themselves are facing this non-committed job.

    Unless the pay is there and training provided maybe the the quality servce is there.

    I can imagine how frustrating one can be if the string job is lousy.

    It will spoil the whole session!

    Thus when going to a new place for stringing do speak to the stringer and make your assessment.

    Add a few more pounds and expect the worst! Taking a look at the strung rackets helps your decision!
     
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    The stringing place in Box Hill that Talkingtaco2 mentioned is a very reliable place. I think they may have a ES5pro machine in one of their branch as well. Also, I think 2 out of 3 of the stringers did stringing job for the Australia GP event this year. I have experienced their stringing before and it's very close to ECP even when they strung using one of their crank machine.

    Hey Talkingtaco2, just out of curiosity,
    1) In your profile, you said you are playing with plastic shuttle. Why would you want to string your tension to 28lbs? IMO, 28lbs is way too high for plastic shuttle. If your level of play is close to state level, you should know that. Also, why do you play with plastic shuttle?????
    2) Also in your profile, you claimed to be nearly state level. Which state level, under-12?
     
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    yes to reliable stringer and stick with him/her.

    15lbs? can the cork pass through the string bed?
     
  17. pBmMalaysia

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    lol that's a good one!

    maybe he really hit the bird ..

    and it went through ..

    and caught by his partner at the back!
     
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    1. Under 17
    2. it is my level of play, not my knowledge.
     
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    I mainly play on Friday night (social badminton) where they provide plastics for 3 hours, i also do 1.5 hours on Sunday of coaching, then 1.5 hours of playing.
     
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    There are stringers in balwyn? since when!?
     

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