Okay, not really but I've been wondering why is there such a gap between recommended string tension and what people actually string at. I understand string tension isn't that big a deal but can we perhaps ponder a little bit about it. If you see here, ashaway recommend 12-18 lbs for beginner, 18-20 lbs for intermediate (which I assume most casual players are at) and 20-25 lbs for advanced. http://www.ashawayusa.com/BadmintonTip8.php If you see here, Coach Paul Stewart recommend: Beginner – 17lbs-19lbs Intermediate – 18lbs -20lbs Advanced – 20lbs-22lbs County/International – 23lbs – 25lbs http://badminton-coach.co.uk/272/wh...badminton-could-be-doing-more-harm-than-good/ In my area, the normal stringing tension (using machine) is 27 lbs!!! That's the tension they will do if you don't specifically ask for a different tension. What the holy cow is that? In Badmintoncentral, I've seen absolutely no one recommend/use less than 20. Maybe there's some but it's very rare. 24 lbs seems to be more or less the norm here. That's international player level according to the website above. Are those sites extremely outdated or not accounting for tension loss or something cause I must be missing something.