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let's together answer : what is the ideal tension?

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by kwun, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. Joven

    Joven Regular Member

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    My NS9900 has 22lbs and has no power so I cut it,I want to restring it into 26lbs but im not sure if what type of string will I be using and also im afraid that it might broke,please give me some advice,tnx..more power
     
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    hmm.. if you cannot generate power from your NS9900
    there will be two reasons:

    1st, the string is too tight which is most likely not the case because it's only 22lbs

    second, what I'm afraid the most, NS9900 might be too stiff for you
    you cannot bend the shaft properly when doing a shot, thus less power generated
    NS9900 is one of the most stiffest racket around, it is not uncommon someone cannot use it properly

    if you say NS9900 cannot generate more power than your armortec, there is nothing wrong with it
    being stiffer and head lighter, NS9900 might not be able to hit harder than your AT70

    if you put tighter string such as 26lbs, it would destroy your arm
    higher tension means less power and more accuracy
    so if you have problem in power, then I would suggest lower tension
     
  3. joseph8581

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    string tension

    I am no expert but hopefully my answer could help.

    1) can I restring it into 26lbs even if its max tension is 24lbs?
    yes, although stated max 26lbs, there is always a tolerance +- 2lbs in racket tension. But your racket may be less durable after you exceed the max tension. when it gets knocked accidentally especially in doubles and also when your string breaks at the side, quickly cut the broken string or your racket frame could be broken. i experienced it my self.

    2) what is the ideal tension string tension for my NS9900?

    If u are a beginner you can always start at 22 or 23lbs. Increase it from time to time bcoz the longer u play, the stronger your arm and wrist becomes. or may b u can try your friends rackets who has tension range from 22 to 25lbs, then u can make a decision from there. choose a good repulsion string (normally smaller in diameter) example like yonex bg66 ultimax or nano g 98 and so forth.

    hope this would help.:)
     
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    My AT70 has a 24lbs and I feel the power,what am i going to do with my ns9900 now,i want to feel the power my ns9900,i feel sad
     
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    have you ever tried this racket before you buy it?
    you should know your preference before buying a high end racket..
    how about try to sell it? and go for head heavy racket such as Victor MX70? (MX70 is a medium stiff and head heavy racket like your armortec 70)
    or you can try stiff head heavy racket such as Yonex VT80, armortec 900 P, or Victor MX80
     
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    do you play with feather or plastic shuttles? i have a AT700 @25lbs and i fel its a bit high
     
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    I play feather, I'd like to play with a higher tension because im a smasher,thats why im asking if my ns9900 is suitable for me.if not ill buy arcsaber z slash..i thought my ns 9900 can give me powerfull smash because its head is very light,huhuh
     
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    I have'nt tried it yet before i bought it.. I just read the reviews of NS9900.. I do have also armortec900 but i broke it.. I restrung my NS9900 into 26lbs.. Tomorrow ill try to play using my NS9900 with a higher tension
     
  9. Hazza

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    I have my ArcSaber 7s strung at 28lbs (manually). I find its a nice balance between power and control. Recently I had one of them restrung on an electric machine. I was told it would done to 27 becasue electric's tighter than manual. However when i picked it up the guy said it was around 32 haha.
    Got to say, as much as the frame probably hates it, its awesome. Shots leave the strings with a crisp tone. Great control around the net, and rediculous power when you nail a shot on the sweetspot.
     
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    Most raquets can handle 14kg fairly easily (29-30 lbs), even the NS6000 Extra Flex head-light racquet (though tis is it's practical maximum). Even though Yonex states that they are only guaranteed till 11 kg (24lbs).. Most stiff high-end Yonex racquets (espcially the medium-balanced to head-heavy balanced) can handle way over 17 kg (36 lbs) whilst being (re)strung.

    For beginners I usually string around 9 kg (18-20 lbs), intermediate around 10-11 kg (23-24 lbs) and advanced/semi-pro 13+ kg (28 lbs+). More than 10 kg (22 lbs) for a beginner, well, only if you want a lot of buisiness because they'll be breaking it all the time. Beginners also usually play with synthetic shuttlecocks, which will be very hard to play with when you play with over 23-24 lbs stringforce. You will get injuries on your shoulder as well.

    Also you should note that not every 30 lbs. is the same 30 lbs. A lot depends on how capable the stringer is and what kind of machine he/she uses (arm-weight are usually way more accurate then coil-spring system or uncalibrated electric machine). I've seen players string raquets at 14 kilo which made about the same sound as 10.5 kg from my machine (using the same string and raquet). Usually, over 28 pounds breaks at the first misshit. Over 33/34 lbs (16 kg) the raquet might come along when your string snaps. Over 17 kg (36-37 lbs, the racket will come along (see Kenichi Hayakawa who plays at 17.5 kg)..
     
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    I actually have a post about this on my website, just go to http://www.apbstringers.co.uk and follow the link to my blog, hopefully it should answer any questions you have about string tension!
     
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    Hi, just sharing some experience though i'm just recently playing again after several years of not holding any rackets.. :)

    I have a Yonex MP 66 racket (and i have confirmed it in other thread that it's a fake, its okay) using BG 68 Ti with 26 lbs tension. Personally, before even stringing my own racket, i'd try different rackets owned by my friends and i'll just copy the tension that felt good on my arm and shoulder. But now i know that i have made mistakes, i tried my friend's racket (Nanoray 20, original one) with BG 66 string and pulled 26 lbs. When i string my own racket, i want to use BG 68 Ti because of it's soft feeling (at least that's what the package says). I ask the stringer to pull it to 26 lbs (because i love the feel on my friend's racket with 26 lbs tension). When it's done, i notice quite the difference between BG 66 and BG 68 Ti, even with the same tension level.

    Is this possible? I even strung the racket on the same shop as my friend's. But somewhat, i'll stick with 26 lbs, it felt great.
     
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    I'm an intermediate player who plays badminton about 10 hours a week, and I currently use Yonex Voltric 9 factory strung. My questions are these:1. What is the approximate "factory strung" tension in yonex? this is important because i want to affirm my first ever custom string job.2. I've heard that Victor Brave sword can take up to 30lbs. ButI've heard that if you increase the tension drastically, it would not be good. How much lbs increase would be 'drastic'?3. I live in Calgary, Canada. It's a cold(sometimes not), dry place.So does that mean the tension will actually get a little bit tighter, or it doesn't matter since I am playing indoors anyway?Thank you
     
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    It may be different on your continent - although I doubt it - but racquets leave the factory without strings . They leave the distributor / importer without strings . The shop puts the strings on. In Europe at anywhere around 16 to 22 lbs judging from the ones I've had to re-string when just purchased . An increase of two or three pounds from these starting points wouldn't deserve to be labelled drastic , but you will certainly feel the difference . Or at least most folk do. Others seem to be indifferent to changes in tension . Which will you be ?
     
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    well, Thank you for your info. I haven't requested any custom stringing but instead bought factory-strung rackets. I asked a stringer at that place whether it is possible to know the tension of the racket string. He said no. After some research, I found that yonex factory strung tension ranges from 18-20 lbs. However i want to know the exact tension so that when I buy my next racket (Brave sword 10), I can test which tension would suit me.
     
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    playing indoors anyway?Thank you
     
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    Hi.Can anyone tell me the differences between 2 knob and 4 knob of stringing style?

    Any info is very much appreciated. Thanks
     
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    yesterday i went to sport store...the owner of the store told me that the ideal tension is around 22-24lbs...he also says that racket with high tension capability such as Apacs Lurid 3ower 23 and Apacs Foray 300 is just a it just a marketing strategy...38lbs is way too high...he also said that professional players like Datuk Lee Chong Wei,Lin Dan just using around 25-28lbs....is that true??
     
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    Umm I would just like to ask , does that mean that Higher Tension = more force needed to deliver a full court lob shot and Lower Tension = Less force needed ?
     
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    This is definitely not true. I enjoy higher tensions, but there are steep drawbacks:
    - shoulder pain and other injuries if technique is incorrect (more stress on the arm)
    - much easier to break a string, means more money spent on average
    - having to worry about getting a reliable stringer, caring about small things like if cold weather will make the strings more likely to snap

    Yesterday, I played at the local YMCA and snapped one of my 28lb rackets. It was a mishit and I had only used it for maybe 5 hours maximum. At $20 a pop, that's a pretty steep price!
     

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