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stretching or adding string tension that is already strung on a racquet

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by nutbad5981, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. nutbad5981

    nutbad5981 Regular Member

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    hello fellas. good day. I let my racquet (AT800DF) restrung with bg65 @ 23x24 but it seems like the actual tension is 21x22. my question is, can the string strung on my racquet be stretched to add more tension or i should change it and restrung with higher tension? i want 24x24 or 24x25 for my 4U racquet. if this question already asked by someone... kindly direct me to that link.

    thanks a lot...
     
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    cut and restring :)
     
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    Concur with Distanc3! Just cut and restring. The amount of effort that goes into re-tensioning the used string is not worth it. Remember to pre-stretch the string by 10%.
     
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    just did 30x33 on the mp100 with stretched frame, definitely need to go another lb or two higher next time but it seems decent for my own use :)
     
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    Did you compare the strung MP 100 frame to an unstrung one?

     
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    nope but i did remember that mp100 (this one ofcourse) looked shorter/rounder than other rackets =T
     
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    It does take some time to re tension a racket but it is not that hard to do if you have the stringing machine....
    Simply make yourself a (fish hook bought at the store) hook that
    is filed down to slip under the string on the outside of frame...
    Tie a piece of string to the other end that will attach to the tensioner and re tension your racket...
    At the end you will have enough string to re-tie the knot...
    To avoid damage to the racket you can use a toothpick to raise the string from the frame so that you can insert the hook...
     

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