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Take a look at this stringing job please

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by xofrevlis, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. xofrevlis

    xofrevlis Regular Member

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    Hey all. My friend did this stringing job for me with what little experience he has so I'd appreciate any opinions.

    This was his first time stringing with two-stings/four-knots, using some AM-200 machine with a couple of clamps of some sort. These are BG80s on my MP30.

    Cheers.

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    The pics seem not working. :rolleyes:
     
  3. xofrevlis

    xofrevlis Regular Member

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    Really? I'm looking at them right now in my post. Any ideas what I did wrong?
     
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    I can't see either.
     
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    Try to repost the pics.
     
  6. xofrevlis

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    Repost.
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    I hope that's a cheap muscle power racquet you gave him to practice on!

    Looks OK - must have taken some time(>1hr) because the strings are pretty neat down the side.
     
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    It looks like your friend did a good job.

    How is the tension?
     
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    done using yonex suggested 2 string method.
     
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    It took about 75 minutes from start to finish I think.
    I'm a little concerned because I thought there were supposed to be 22 main strings and 22 cross strings and he's given me 23 cross strings.
    Also, the tie offs are on the 7 position of both sides and 5 position of one side. I thought it was supposed to be 8 position on both sides and a 6 position on one side.
     
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    It feels like my requested 23x25lbs but I haven't played with it enough so that the tension has levelled out throughout the whole string yet. It's still getting somewhat displaced so I'll probably not get the best out of it until this Friday or Sunday.
     
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    I think these are minor details and would only have a psychological effect on your play. Effect on the racquet should be pretty minor. The only problam I can see if with a longer stringing time, the racquet head is subjected to uneven forces during the stringing process for longer. That might put some internal stresses on the frame. Cooler could probably say more on this matter.
     
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    The official yonex pattern is 22 cross. Since ur friend did 23 (as many others did), it will impact the tie off spot, as B8 is taken by the extra cross.

    Overall, as long as the racket main shape, it's not a bad job for the 1st few demo run. ;)
     
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    My MP99 also has an extra cross... Crazy stringers lol

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24502&page=2&pp=18

    Here's what they say on mine.

    Other than that, I think the stringer did a good job. Judging from the parts near the tjoint where the stringers weren't overlapping. Unlike mine...
     
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    I can see the shape is slightly distorted....spade like. Should check it with an unstrung racket.
     
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    Nah, his looks the same as mine.
     
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    Actually, the overlapping might be a good thing? I mean, personally I think it will provide the same impact as the "muscule power frame". :rolleyes:
     
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    Except for the 23 cross strings, this stringing job is typical of racquets strung in Hong Kong. However, I think this method of stringing will result in unnecessary tension loss and is the main reason why the two side main strings are so floppy. The starting knot also loses tension and is not done correctly. To be very blunt, this is not how a racquet should be strung. :cool:
     
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    i am trying to attempt badminton racket stringing. As i have no experience on this, i hope you could explain how a racket could be strung correctly preferably with some photos.
     
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    To learn the mechanics of stringing I suggest you go to a shop and just watch them string. Things mechanical such as mounting the frame, inserting the strings, pulling and tensioning are basics that can be observed at a stringer's shop.
    For sound stringing practices, do not blindly follow what the shops do. Ask them why, why, and more whys, and you will be surprised they cannot give you a sound answer.
    If you observe the photos of this stringing job, you will notice that the two main side strings, one left and the other right, exit at the bottom grommet #12, and then travel a very long distance of close to 80mm along the curve of the racquet on the outer side before entering grommet #5 for the tie-off knot. Two fundamental stringing 'sins' being commited here are the exiting of the side end main strings at grommets #12, and the extraordinary long loops these two exit strings have to travel before they are tied off.
    Another tension losing technique here is the improper use of the starting knot, which shows a bulge-a giveaway that a double hitch knot has been used.
    Granted, the stringer is a beginner, but where the dickens did he learn the wrong stringing practices? I have a hunch he must have learned it from the shops or from coaches who do stringing. :cool: :)
     

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