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The "U", the "G" and the "tension" specifications of a Badminton racket

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by chris-ccc, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. quik_silver

    quik_silver Regular Member

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    and yeah i checked the balance the pt for my 3u5 and 3u4, they are identical. neat stuff :p
     
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    Hi everyone, my friend brought up the topic of Yonex racquets that are made in or distributed to Taiwan, the grip for categorizing(G1 begin smallest and G6 is biggest) is different from their own distribution is this true?
     
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    Nope, it should not be.
     
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    if someone can summarize and put the info into matrix form will be good for others to refer. this will eliminate lots of general question like which is the best grip size.
     
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    Some with larger hands might still prefer smaller handle/grip size

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    It's not that simple. Some with larger hands might still prefer smaller handle/grip size.

    It might be better to advise a new player to buy his/her first racket with the smallest grip size. Then later, add on overgrip(s) to increase the handle size.

    By the way, when adding an overgrip, it is better to choose the thinner ones, IMHO. We do not want the handle to lose its defined shape. We need to know where the racket head is facing when holding the racket with our eyes closed.
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    Well, it depends on your playing style. If you need to smash better then the grip cannot be too small. If you wat better control then the grip cannot be too big. So that's just my experienced and hope that help.:)
     
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    Hey guys...anyone knows what the 'Euro Grip size' means? It is used on Head rackets and I'm quite confused. :(
     
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    Hi Pablo, on the Head site, I found the following;

    From this, we can see that G0, unlike on the "normal" scale, is the smallest and G3, the largest. With this, you'll be able to convert the normal scale to the Head Euro scale and vice versa. Hope I've helped.
     
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    Perhaps HEAD is warning customers that their grips are not the Japanese grip sizes

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    From what Danstevens has posted, HEAD is not following the 'G' sizes/scales used by YONEX.

    Perhaps HEAD is just warning customers that their grips are based on 'Euro Grip Size', not on the Japanese grip size.

    If you read earlier posts, you will find that some Chinese grip sizes are also different from the Japanese grip sizes.
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    I got this answer from sweatband.com:

     
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    I just got the racket and I found out that the mysterious Euro Grip is just another name for a G1 grip size...no idea why they didn't give that info in the online shop...
     
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    Yonex G1 grip size is the largest, G5 the smallest

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    Are you referring to the Yonex G1 grip size? If so, then it's the larger grip size. Is that what you are trying to tell us about this 'Euro Grip'?
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    Nope, sorry. :) I studied the Head site a little bit and found out that Head numbers their grips from G0 to G3, G0 being the smallest. The difference between the grip sizes is 1/8 of an inch.

    Head grip sizing:
    G0 (3 1/8)
    G1 (3 2/8) - the 'Euro Grip size' (no idea why :D)
    G2 (3 3/8)
    G3 (3 4/8)
     
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    Ahmeh to reply to your question:

    1. A 3U is heavier than a 4U, hence deriving more power for smashes but less maneuverability.

    2. A 3U has a longer life span than a 4U due to its weight, its not so delicate.

    3. This is the most important, it depends on how u feel about the racket, remember its all about personal feel, whats good for one may not be good for another.

    Hope this info helps

    PS: I have 2 Armortec 900Ps, 3U G4, BG 80 strings strung @ 23lbs, original grip replaced.
     
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    tension

    [The racket tension is denoted by "x lb to y lb"; the minimum to the maximum stringing tension recommended.]


    so if i string it. MORE than the tension recommended, what will happen?

    like the Ti5 limit is 16-20.
    if i put it up to 25? will the frame crack?:confused:
     
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    If i string it MORE than the tension recommended, what will happen?

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    Some will crack, and some won't. But, it is some risk you are taking.
    Do let us know the results if you are game enough to try it. ;););)
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    chris-ccc Regular Member

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    Will be surprised if there is a "World Standardized Measurement" set up for us

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    Currently, there isn't a "World Standardized Measurement" set up for us, I believe.
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    How to remember the different specifications by Yonex.

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    I posted these comments in another thread. Thought that it could be good to post it here too.

    How to remember the different specifications by Yonex:
    The grip size is denoted by "G"; the smaller the number, the larger the handle size.
    The weight is denoted by "U"; the smaller the number, the heavier the weight.

    For Yonex grip size, I could only guess that G1 was their starting size. When players found that smaller grips are better for them, Yonex started G2 to bring down their grip size. Then came G3, G4, etc......

    And for Yonex racket weight, again
    I could only guess that 1U was their starting weight. When players found that lighter weights are better for them, Yonex started 2U to bring down their racket weight. Then came 3U, 4U, etc......

    This is a way to remember the
    specifications given by Yonex. :):):)
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