Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

tennis stringer = badmiton stringer

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by minhmap9999, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. minhmap9999

    minhmap9999 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2009
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    auburn, wa
    can a tennis stringer be a badminton stringer? is the technique the same? can they use the tennis stringing machine together with the badminton machine
     
  2. silentheart

    silentheart Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2004
    Messages:
    4,214
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    USA
    Hi,
    1) I think this belong to stringing technique forum.
    2) I assume you are talking about stringing machine. If so, here is what you need to know.
    a) depend on what kind of machine you have. The tensioner or tension head have to be able to go down to 18 lb level. Some drop weight can not do that
    b) you will need badminton specific clamps. please read through stringing technique forum to figure if you have fix clamps and you want to invest in a set of fix clamps or you want to go with floating clamp.
    c) make sure the tension head is calibrated correctly. some time the tension head is calibrated for tennis and can be off by 2 lb even it is accurate at 60 lb.
    d) read through the stringing technique forum on the 2 lb or 10% rule.
    e) if you have a 6 pt mounting system. please read the same forum and figure how to mount the racquet properly.
    good luck...
     
  3. minhmap9999

    minhmap9999 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2009
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    auburn, wa
    thank you for your reply. the reason i post this thread is because in my area, not many people don't play badminton but tennis. so beside driving for 50 miles, i just have to walk for 5minutes to the tennis shop to restring, it's gonna save my gas bill.
     
  4. silentheart

    silentheart Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2004
    Messages:
    4,214
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    USA
    as long as they know what they are doing and has done it before, why not. My sad story is i took my beloved Emerik Boron Graphite to a sport shop to have it restung. Guess what, it was their first attempt and they broke the racquet and can not be replaced.
     
  5. minhmap9999

    minhmap9999 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2009
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    auburn, wa
    ouch!!! i think i'll think about another way to have my racket restringed
     
  6. Mark A

    Mark A Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    6,253
    Likes Received:
    131
    Occupation:
    Warehouse dogsbody, Stringer, Panda reseller,
    Location:
    St Helens, UK
    I went the other way: started in badminton stringing and expanded to tennis. All depends on the machine AND the stringer (and I would say much more on the stringer).

    The majority of machines will handle any racket, but badminton rackets require far more care and precision in those same machines with regard to mounting etc; stringers who just treat badminton rackets as miniature tennis rackets will end up causing problems like those SH experienced.

    I don't know how it is in other countries but badminton stringing is not treated as a separate discipline in our UKRSA (Racket Stringers' Assoc.), as I believe it should be.
     
  7. Tim1456

    Tim1456 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Clerk
    Location:
    Canada
    I would trust a badminton stringer to do my tennis stringing, never other way around.
     
  8. kakinami

    kakinami Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Messages:
    491
    Likes Received:
    7
    Occupation:
    Professional Stringer SAP Open and Bank of the Wes
    Location:
    Newark, CA
    I worked in a tennis shop and those guts dont like to string badminton. I am a badminton stringer that also specializes in tennis but all the tennis guys I workked with hate doing badminton. As other people stated as long as they know what they are doing...
    If you think about badminton racket usually having a 22 main and 22 cross pattern and a tennis racket 16X18, badminton has a denser string pattern and tennis is more open...
    Is is easier from doing something a little more complex to go to something easier than doing something easier to something complex.
     
  9. kakinami

    kakinami Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Messages:
    491
    Likes Received:
    7
    Occupation:
    Professional Stringer SAP Open and Bank of the Wes
    Location:
    Newark, CA
    for sure!!!!!!!!! :D
     
  10. kakinami

    kakinami Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Messages:
    491
    Likes Received:
    7
    Occupation:
    Professional Stringer SAP Open and Bank of the Wes
    Location:
    Newark, CA
    There is like almost nothing in the USRSA. I took the test to become a certified stringer, useless as a badminton stringer, almost all tennis technology. We do get a book for a list of rackets, tennis, racquetball, and badminton, that will give you string patterns and recommended tensions.
     
  11. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
    Brand Representative

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2005
    Messages:
    12,457
    Likes Received:
    68
    Occupation:
    www.dcbadminton.net
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Panda nominates this for POTW (Post Of The Week).

    Simple, concise, straight to the point and right on the money!

    (relatively speaking of course)
     
  12. adidascanada

    adidascanada Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Toronto
    IMO I think is the most relevant comment. Stringing experience counts for more when stringing a badminton racquet than for tennis, squash and racquetball. If you have doubts when considering a new stringer/shop don't be afraid to politely ask how much experience they have stringing badminton racquets. Don't be afraid to ask what stringing machine they have and how much experience the stringer(s) have. These are all valid questions.
     
  13. pro1992

    pro1992 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2009
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student and Coach
    Location:
    England
    i am a badminton and tennis stringer...i learnt from the start doing both tennis and badminton stringing so i find it easy to string both,,,but depending on how experienced they are at doing badminton they may not doing it to you preference...but to be honest you might as well go for it i would think they might have done some badminton rackets before
     
  14. AurorAX

    AurorAX Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Biotech Sales / Marketing
    Location:
    Oakville, ON
    Arg, now I'm scared to go to store like SportChek to string lol
     
  15. adidascanada

    adidascanada Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Toronto
    Yeah, stay away from Sportcheck and National sports. The staff have limited training and even less experience with badminton. Stick with badminton specific shops if possible.

    That being said two SC locations have the new Wilson Baiardo machines (Eaton Center and Square One I think).
     
  16. cooler

    cooler Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    22,016
    Likes Received:
    13
    Occupation:
    Surfing, reading fan mails:D, Dilithium Crystal hu
    Location:
    Basement Boiler Room
  17. AurorAX

    AurorAX Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Biotech Sales / Marketing
    Location:
    Oakville, ON
    wow.... alot of horror stories @@
     
  18. druss

    druss Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1,581
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Edmonton, AB
    Sometimes... you can find a decent stringer at sport check. I worked there for 2 years in sales and got to know the tech guys pretty well (they let me string my own rackets there at no cost). There was 1 guy that knew what he was doing, the other two did not. In any given large sports shop there are going to be 2-3 stringers, one of them may have the experience to do a good job.
     
  19. AurorAX

    AurorAX Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Biotech Sales / Marketing
    Location:
    Oakville, ON
    you don't really wanna take $200 rackets to have a 66% chance of someone screw it over, would you?
     

Share This Page