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preservation of strings

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by Cycril, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Cycril

    Cycril Regular Member

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    As above, are there any ways or step to make string last longer. My friends always mention : your string + rainwater = faster breakdown/broken
    i wonder if it is true:confused:
     
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    Keep the racket away from cold - cold strings shrink/contract, and are more likely to break when hitting a shuttle.
     
  3. Cycril

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    thanks for the advice, but when it shrinks, does the tension increases? curious
     
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    i would not worry too much over temp since cycril lives in malaysia.
    fyi, water is bad for only natural gut string. since 99.8% of badminton strings now are synthetic, water on the string will not damage the string once it is dry.
     
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    First thing to do to increase the life-span and playablility of your strings - DON'T STENCIL THEM ... sorry to be such a spoilsport :( but if you look and feel the the strings where they have been stenciled, don't look that "healthy" after a few games ... as a result, I had cut-off all of my stenciled strings and restring. Now all of them are butt-naked BG80 !! :p
     
  6. Cycril

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    what you mean by stencil?
     
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    Oh ... drawing logos and images on the racquet string face like what you see on the pros racquet - you know the YY in red etc ...
     
  8. Cycril

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    ya i know that, but why? does the ink spoils the quality of the string?
     
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    In my case, all the painted joints were like "glued" together by the ink instead of just resting on each other !! As a result, they wear out faster, how and why, well, I am not sure of string dynamics but that is what happened.
     
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    Yes, it will, but only very slightly:).
     
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    it does make sense whenever i stenciled my string, it'll snap easily.
     
  12. Cycril

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    so you mean..?stencil-ing the strings wrong bring any harm?
     
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    No, just don't use the racquet. The string will never break.
    Guys, be serious. By using proper stencil ink, the difference in string life is about 98%. To stencil or not to stencil, it is up to you.
     

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