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Tensions

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by sraoo, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. sraoo

    sraoo Regular Member

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    The comparison was made, in relation to 23 lbs, after I restrung at 22 lbs, not before my tension dropped significantly. Additionally, I only used 23 lbs for a few sessions after I decided I didn't enjoy it. Anyways, this topic is rather subjective; I'm only providing my experience :cool:
     
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    Good suggestions, but can't help but think the saying "teaching your granny to suck eggs" comes to mind. :)
     
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    You lost me. :)
     
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    Have you read the stringing technique forum at all? :p
     
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    Yes, but what does my grandmother sucking eggs have to do with this. 0_o
     
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    i was just going to ask the same thing today, but i was hoping to leave it overnight and see if someone else would do that job for me, hahaha :)
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teaching_grandmother_to_suck_eggs
     
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    I am familiar with the phrase, I just dont understand the application in this instance. :p
     
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    Hi all,

    Are there any relation to the thickness of the string to tension?
    For example,

    I use to play with 0.66mm string at 24lbs. Now i am switching to use 0.62mm string, do i increase or decrease the tension so that it plays like the 0.66mm string at 24lbs? Or do i stick to the 24lbs in any string that i use?

    or if i use to play with 0.62mm string at 24 lbs, if i switch to a thicker string say 0.7, do i increase the tension so that it plays like the 0.62? Since the 0.7 will stretch during stringing?
     
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    Any Help on this?
     
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    Normally you would want to lower your tension slightly as you switch to thinner strings to maintain the same feel and power which also helps with durability. However again, you're the best person to tell what is right for you. Each string is different and some may prefer to play with high tensions on some thin strings but low tensions for some thick strings.

    The amount of "stretch" during and after stringing is a function of many things such as stringer technique, equipment, string type, racquet properties etc... not just the gauge.
     
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    I would require 26lbs or more usually. Can hit harder and accurately. Easier to control the shuttle
     

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