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!

tension for plastic shuttle

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by Benasp, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. Benasp

    Benasp Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2003
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    canada
    hi, Lot of people here play with feather but for the one who still play with plastic , what tension do you use. A pro told me that high tension is good for feather but it doesn't give good result with plastic,

    i'm corrently at 22 Lbs (with my homemade machine ,that seem more high than the shop 22 Lbs) and i can't generate power, So i will come back to 20 soon. Cause i can't get habit to it, that bad cause i am precise like hell with this tension but can't smash.

    Do someone play high tension with plastic and can have decent smash.
     
  2. cappy75

    cappy75 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2002
    Messages:
    3,508
    Likes Received:
    11
    Occupation:
    Depot Support Representative
    Location:
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Don't waste your time playing nylon shuttles with high tension strings. Anything over 23lbs will bring diminishing returns.
     
  3. SWC_Ant

    SWC_Ant Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2004
    Messages:
    552
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Richmond, BC; Hamilton, ON
    i dunno why but at 24/25lb i dont feel that big of a difference between nylon and feather.. the nylon ones i use are the Yonex Mavis 300 (which is supposed to be kind of like feather) and the feather ones i believe are mostly victor champion... am i doin something wrong? :p
     
  4. Benasp

    Benasp Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2003
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    canada
    i play Yonex 300/350 and nothing else.

    yeah i strung at 22 and i like the precision but my partner are hangry cause i didn't smash like before. and drop in mixed arn't the weapon of predilection
     
  5. I like to smash

    I like to smash Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2004
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    A+ Student
    Location:
    Canada
    Ya, same here, my armortec was string at a tension of 22, but when I play with plastic shuttles, I can't even hit far...
    Before, I use a iso 56 with factory strings, I can even hit harder and further than my armortec.
     
  6. Brave_Turtle

    Brave_Turtle Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2003
    Messages:
    1,230
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Montreal (514)
    I'm using 24-25lbs with Bg85/Bg66 with both Nylons and feather.
     
  7. SWC_Ant

    SWC_Ant Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2004
    Messages:
    552
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Richmond, BC; Hamilton, ON
    really? i strung at 24/25lb (diff rackets) BG 65.. play with both nylon (Mavis 300) and feather (victor champion) and dont feel a big diff.. maybe its just me... i find at 25lb i'm having to readjust my netshots... but the two rackets still smash about the same... i'd even go as far as saying smash with 25lb is a little more powerful (probably because diff racket) 25lb is a different, tighter stringer with AT800DE, 24lb is MP 55, if that makes a difference
     
  8. TheGr8Two

    TheGr8Two Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Messages:
    411
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    I'm using BG65 Ti @ 24 lbs to play with both nylon and feather shuttles. I feel that this tension, I can smash hard as well as play netshots. I feel that hitting a shuttle with higher tension gives me more precise feeling to my shots.
     
  9. BobbyGeneric

    BobbyGeneric Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2003
    Messages:
    193
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    IT professional
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    I avoid plastic like the plague, but I usually play 25x27lbs and my only problem is too much power and the shuttle always flying out the back of the court even on a relatively steep shot - the nylon birdies tend to fold in the air on a hard shot.
     

Share This Page