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lower or strunger tension

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by badger40, May 15, 2005.

  1. badger40

    badger40 Regular Member

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    hi guys... u guys can tell me the difference between lower or strunger tension....???

    for information i have an AR-500 strung at 20 lbs...

    if i strung it at 25, my smashes will be more powerfull yes or no?


    thx for the replies... :)
     
  2. Neosakai

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    Higher tension only benifits you if you can handle it. To handle it, you must have a stronger arm.
     
  3. badger40

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    oh is see ok then... thx!
     
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    not just a strong arm... you have to have technique.
    higher technique, and better timing will allow you to hit the sweetspot more consistently. this is more important than a stronger arm.
    but yes, a stronger arm is also required to take the punishment of more vibrations and jolts of high tension.
    but these are minimized by hitting the sweetspot.
     
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    Yes or no, depends on urself. It's the player generates the strokes, but not the racket itself. If just boost up higher tension can make a champion in no time, I guess no badminton coach can ever get a job any more. :D
     
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    I am adamant that higher tension will generate more power. The power limits of high tension only show at around 27-28lbs for some and at around 30lbs for most players. Having strong arms certainly help, but players with weaker arms can also benefit from high tension. I have done enough field tests with different types of players to be convinced of what I am saying. :D
     
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    Hi taneepak,

    What is your recommendation for NS7000 and NS8000 for the followings?

    1. Cross tension
    2. Main tension
    3. String brand
    4. String thickness

    Thanks.
     
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    For me, the tension is always 27 1/3 lbs mains 30 lbs crosses. At these high tensions string brand is not as important as string gauge. Do not go higher than 0.68mm diameter strings. I have done some experiments with BG66, Gosen Tecgut Tour, and some other very cheapy strings of similar gauge, and my findings have left me dumbfounded. :)
    Contrary to popular belief, high tensions do not wear out your strings significantly faster than low tensions. However, with very high tensions a mishit at the top of the frame will shatter the string with a pop. This is because at this location there are not many strings save a skimpy few to take the load of your mistimed hits. Very powerful hitters who frequently mistimed their shots will break high tension string with the very first mishit at the top. I have such customers, but they always come back for more. I have no complaints. :D
     
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    where can you find a good stringer?
     
  10. taneepak

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    With higher tension your shots will be faster, because the stiffer stringbed doesn't idle around to have a cup of afternoon tea before it sends the shuttle away. In badminton, a split micro second can spell the difference between victory or defeat. :D
     
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    But higher tension is like hitting a shuttle with a wooden board :p
     
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    If only the birdie is not hit with the sweet spot....
     
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    True. But say, what kind of tension is considered high? I wanna try BG66 at 25x27...
     
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    That is my current tension, normally 26Main x 28Cross. This week I dropped to 25Main x 27Cross, very forgiving tension, you will like the power you have in hand. But... don't forget your scissors, just in case the string breaks. If it breaks at the Cross, cut one of the main at the centre and vice versa on the spot. And subsequently cut and remove all strings, before keeping the racket...

    Thanks.
     

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