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tension provided by manufacturer

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by digger, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. digger

    digger New Member

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    Hallo to everybody:)
    I'll start with the question: last months I've played with Carlton Airblade elite with tension limits 18-28lbs, now I want to restring it at tension it was prestrunged by manufacturer (it suits me) - question is which it was - 18? 28? something in the middle?
    Thanks for help!
     
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    It is a good question. Can you ask the shop you bought it from? If not, I will suggest 21X23lb because it is in the middle. A safe bet because you can adjust up or down next time when you restring.
     
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    My guess is that the tension is only about 20lbs. Usually factory strings are not tensioned high.
     
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    I agree with Sgbad. I think it should be 20lbs - 21lbs. Just try it.
     
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    My guess is 18lbs - 20lbs for factor strings.
     
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    I've asked stringer to string at 21/23lbs. We'll see. Racket should be ready in a week - I'll write if this tension is higher or lower than original.
     
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    most likely 22-24 pounds on a carlton. Not that tight, but comfy i guess for everyone.
     
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    I just played with restrunged racket (23lbs). It seems tension is a little bit higher than original (if I remember well how it was 6 months ago, when it was brand new). Original may be about 22.
    Other thing is I bought Carlton C-700 few days ago (tension like in Airblade - 18-28lbs) and here original tension is significantly lower. So... there's no rule...
    Thanks for advices!
     
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    You have to remember that the tension is reduced over time because racket has being sitting in the shop for a while. So if the factory tension is about 22lbs at the time of stringing, when you use it the tension may be around 20lbs.
     

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