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Tension getting loose too quickly?

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by IvanM, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. IvanM

    IvanM Regular Member

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    Ok, I am a noob at stringing.
    Yesterday, I Strung my NS9000X with BG80 @ 27/30lbs
    It went smooth as it can get, everything is fine, tension is normal
    but 5 hours later, when i took the racket out of my bag, the tension is GONE
    It felt like a 22lb string job:eek:
    I string with the stringing instructions beside me
    and no loose clamping and faults occured during i string
    Did anybody know or have any clue or experience of such events?:confused:

    (P.S. My other rackets are fine:rolleyes:)
     
  2. Neil Nicholls

    Neil Nicholls Regular Member

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    real NS9000X or fake?
     
  3. DinkAlot

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    Freak of nature?
     
  4. drowsysmurf

    drowsysmurf Regular Member

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    hahaha i like that explaination =P

    another explaination could be that ur racket got switched :eek: stolen? :confused:
     
  5. Kelvin

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    hmm...
    did it start to rain outside?

    I'm curious as to whether or not, humidity was a factor...
    or temperature for that matter...
    I think there were some discussions some time ago...
     
  6. jerby

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    errr, do you have 2 ns9X's?:rolleyes:

    you sure you tied off correctly? Strung every string? (some beginner forget to tension the last main before they tie off) doe you have a crank ro dropweight?

    just re-do and try again...chances are it's a freak occurence indeed
     
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    Maybe the knots were slipping??
     
  8. DinkAlot

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    That will only loosen the sides, not the whole racket, especially the center.
     
  9. Pete LSD

    Pete LSD Regular Member

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    If that is the case, we are talking about major slippage :D.

     
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    Pete LSD Regular Member

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    Yeap, that is correct.

     
  11. LazyBuddy

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    Wonder whether the racket remains in shape, or getting wider/narrower? If so, might be forgot to tension the last piece before knotting. :rolleyes:
     
  12. IvanM

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    Sir, I did everything written in the books:crying::crying::crying:

    BTW, i was getting sick of that tension, so i decided to restring the racket AGAIN!

    Pray that everything will be right
     
  13. utopia_imminent

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    ensure the knots are tight. people recommend double half-hitch but i do triple half-hitch to be safe. i remember my first knot took 15 mins.
     
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    Double pull

    Make sure the stringer is not making any double pulls on the strings (i.e. strings 2 lines and then tension). It may feel good at first, but after a couple hits, you will begin to notice a major loss in tension.
     
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    it is possible to double pull on the vertical strings with no loss at all.
     
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    I believe temperature and humidity both can be factors. Somehow, once both index going high, I feel my racket is losing tension. Of course, not like 5lbs, but surely noticeable. :rolleyes:
     
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    To be more accurate, provide us the sound pitch of what it is making - it will give us a better referece on how much tension actually dropped.
     

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