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not even 1 month and no tension?

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by CarrotLegs, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. CarrotLegs

    CarrotLegs Regular Member

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    Does any1 have my problem where the string tension goes poof in not even a month? around 2 weeks? I used a BG 85 strung at 25lb on a Woven 8 and i got it on March the 6th. Now its only March 23rd and when i pull apart the strings, the strings dont go back to its original place with even spacing... leaves a big gap =.= Especially the horizontal ones T ^ T now i gotta restring my AT700 and my Woven 8 T ^ T​
     
  2. K3vin

    K3vin Regular Member

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    Depends on how long you play for and how hard you hit.
     
  3. CarrotLegs

    CarrotLegs Regular Member

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    i dun hit THAT hard in my opinion...Im only 15 yrs old!Also I play defensively in singles... I mainly smash in doubles only! o.o and i only played around approx. 22 hours during spring break and around 7 hours for the other week! My friend says that its probably cause of crappy string job T ^ T
     
  4. coops241180

    coops241180 Regular Member

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    is there paint on the strings? i have mine strung at 28lbs.. and from the very beginning the strings do move - and stick apart because of paint on the strings.

    this doesn't necessarily mean that the strings have gone..

    what i do to check the tension is hit another racquet (usually my other identical racquet) against the strings of the restrung one. the sound is usually a high ping, and if my other racquet is strung similarly they make similar sounds.

    of course if the pitch is noticeably lower then i know the strings have gone and i'm due a restring.

    if your strings have gone in 2-4 weeks your either playing twice a day 7 days a week or it's a bad batch of string, or the stringer's done a bad job and a knots loosened or something..

    hope this helps

    Coops
     
  5. CarrotLegs

    CarrotLegs Regular Member

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    i didnt put any paint on the strings =/ but i dunno about the stringer =/ it was an electronic stringing machine
     
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    GTO-demon Regular Member

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    .... isnt that a normal.. it should even take a month for your tension go down, even a few days will do...i bet no stringinger can garantee you that your strings tension wont drop in a month. And is it really necessary for you to restring your racquet every time your tension goes down by alittle:confused:?? that's just a waste of money?? :rolleyes:
     
  7. Viper2005

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    If you don't want your string to move, do what I did, string it yourself at 30 lbs+:eek: . The tension is so tight that it has no where to move...hehehe:D .
    The sound of the shuttle hitting the string is so nice:cool: , like tapping a wine glass with a salad fork:D . Warning, don't miss hit....:eek: , because the string will pop very easily:eek: .
     
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    i used 2 play at lee's & had my racquet strung there 2! da string broke da nxt day & they won't fix it 4 me! :mad: then i start switching 2 yo's and it's fine!:p
     
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    When you pull the spring apart, it usually NOT bounce back by itself, especially if the tension is lowered to below 25lb. That's just normal. :cool:
     
  10. dianatruong

    dianatruong Regular Member

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    yeah. I think it depends on how long you have played for and how hard you hit, I'm more of a smasher than drop shotter so I get my racquet tightened every month.
     

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