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Tension for juniors

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by Silent_Ninja, Nov 5, 2008.

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    Hi, I'm 13 years old and I need to tell the shop what tension i want my racquet to be strung at. I'm a intermediate player, played for over 2 years. I have an AT900T and strings are BG80. Quick reply would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    what was your last tension?
     
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    It was factory strung.
     
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    hmmmm not useful ummmm sadly i think it will have to be a trial and error thing, id say 20-22lbs but i dont know how strong your game is. do you play for a local club or your county? but yeh id say 20-22lbs and then if you find it too easy or too hard to play with adjust accordingly as people say adjust 2 lbs at a time
     
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    I play for a club locally around my area. I can beat most non-county players.
     
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    did u like your tension on factory strung ? (did they break or are they just rubbish?)
     
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    it was BG65ti and they broke after fraying.
     
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    I liked the tension though, but lacked power, so I changed the string. :D
     
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    In the end, I decided 21lbs, but thanks for your help. If I don't like the tension, is there any way I can loosen it without restring my racquet?
     
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    well from my experience from factory strung rackets (THEY SUCK) to put it bluntly they never have a good feel and though they say strung at like 22 -24lbs yes probably were months ago when they were made, usually like 18-20lbs . so there could be two causes for lack in power either like i said the string are dead, or they were strung at correct tension as its an expensive racket and theyre too tight for you

    more power= loser strings
    less power more control = tighter strings

    i would probably say 21lbs thats what all of the girls at county u17's have and what peoples racket at county n like under15's are strung at.
    il just see how well bg80 holds tension on dinkalots review
     
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    hahahh aint i good guessing right :p
     
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    in his review he put it as good at holding tension but when you string a racket say at 21lbs after a few weeks it will usually drop and pound or 2 and stay there
     
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    But i thought you had to string lower for BG80......
     
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    string lower? what do u mean by that?
     
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    i think it was string 2lbs less than other strings.
     
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    oh i was just reading reviews on bg80 and people seem to say that it takes a good 10-15hours for the string to settle before it has settled they say it feels dead and wooden but after settling it feels responsive and powerful, but a few ppl said they strung at 20lbs and it felt horrible so they strung it at 22lbs and it felt completely different better in all aspects
     
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    Ah, but I am only 13, so 21lbs should suit me. Anyway, anything should be better then a factory strung BG65ti! :D
     
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    yup 21 shud be good for u factory strings suck. report back with how you find it
     
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    Will get racquet back friday or saturday. How long does it usually take for a racquet to be restrung......?
     
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    depends a shop will probably have and constant pull and if they know what there doing roughly 30mins but if its another type of machine maybe a bit longer, but i expect u will have to go the day after to pick it up, also depends on if they are lazy
     

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