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the tension dilemma

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by ucantseeme, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. ucantseeme

    ucantseeme Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    actually I use Bg66UM at 28 X 30 lbs and I get more power from it than from the same spare racket at 25lbs. My smash were harder. What's the reason for this? Can anybody explain? Can it be true?
     
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    IME, the shorter a player's "zip zone" (the arc where his swing accelerates to full speed), the higher the tension required for optimum power, and vice-versa for slow swings and low tension, so what you describe seems completely reasonable.

    My two pence.
     
  3. ucantseeme

    ucantseeme Regular Member

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    Thanks Mark for your post.
    I was not sure, because most people say higher tension increase control but not power. But lower tension feels for me not as powerful, very spongy and not comfortable. Now I have explaination for this.
     
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    after reading what Mark mentioned, i believe that it's still a general concept with other racket sports. unfortunately with badminton, the swing speed is so fast/quick, it applies differently, like what mark mentioned.
     

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