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Prestretching video

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by shot3gun, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. shot3gun

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    This is exactly how I do it, so I have to give +1:).
     
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    Do you know if professional players pre-stretch strings that go on their racket? For example, official Yonex stringers at badminton events - do they pre-stretch the strings before stringing the player's racket?

    Also, is the above the only way to pre-stretch string? Are there other ways such as tensioning the string then releasing it and the tensioning again?
     
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    tournament stringers in official events have to string 20, 30 rackets a day. there is no way they can do pre-stretch.

    even professional stringer who works at shops, time is money for them. pre-stretching is not an option.
     
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    There are other ways to pre-stretch. Electronic machine will usually pre-stretch your string when tensionning. It's also possible to do it with a crank machine by just waiting ~1 minute while the string is tensionned and then retension it, same thing for a drop weight.

    As far as I know, this video is the only well known efficient method to remove the coil before stringing a racket (I'm sure there are other less known methods).

    I use it for every racket I string. If you don't, I think you'd have to string the racket 1 or 2 lbs higher overall to have the equivalent tension after 24-48 hours.

    Also, thanks for the link. I will add it to the sticky.
     
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    whats the pros n cons of pre stretch?
     
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    all strings naturally stretches over time and usually in the first day and first game, will lose around 2 lbs due to stretching.

    pre-stretch gets rid of the slack before stringing and the string maintain tension better.

    the downside is that it is a time consuming process to take away the slack. you need to pull it pretty hard and not on the machine. it need space too.
     
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    ok
    does it mean that it is always recommended to string slightly higher by around 2 lbs... to anticipate the lost of strenght?
     
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    I would guess so if you would like to retain a higher tension (according to the above).

    I think I will try to pre-stretch one time and see if it's better :p
     

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