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Ultra High Tension Stringing

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by Pete LSD, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. Pete LSD

    Pete LSD Regular Member

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    I attempted my first (non training racket) 35.0 lbs X 38.5 lbs string job tonight. The victim is the infamous RSL X2 Pro. I chose NGY-95. The frame survived but a bit short (1.5 mm) and fat at the bottom. I guess I have to really tighten the bottom shoulder supports. The racket is actually very playable. Will post more details later.
     
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    :eek::eek::eek::eek: WOW - that may just be a new record!

    Playable?????:eek: I would have thought it'll be more like a solid steel frying pan:p:p
     
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    Eugh, 35 by 38.5! I just can't imagine how that would be playable at all; I struggle at 34. I think 38.5 would destroy my shoulder. What sort of sound does it make when you strike the shuttle?
     
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    I'll bet it's not a big bang one xD... Or perhaps ... The beautiful sound of broken X2 xD...
     
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    I was thinking something like that. Perhaps a little ping, before a huge crack as the racket spectacularly gives up.

    You must be an awesome stringer to have pulled it off though.
     
  6. Pete LSD

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    It's still holding up. I guess the secret ingredient is the NGY-95. It's a relatively soft string.
     
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    can u try hitting some mavis for me, i like to know ur feedback:D
     
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    I played with Mavis at 33 lbs before. Everything else is fine except smashing. I guess I need to hit the gym again in order to hit harder with nylons.

     
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    I can't hit hard with nylons at any tension, and it's not my arm speed. I can smash a feather shuttle faster than anyone I know but I just can't make the nylons go. 38.5 is crazy though, I wouldn't have the nerve to string any of my rackets anywhere near that high. 34 is the highest I've gone. Right now, my rackets vary between 28 and 32.
     
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    make sure u take in some melamine enriched protein shake too:D hehe:D
     
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    38.5 lbs is only the cross reference tension :).

     
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    awesome~ the key to having a properly lengthened racquet after a higher tension string job is a little more stretch on the head and throat + even pressure on the shoulder supports. Remember last time @ string fest you moved one of the shoulder bracket supports on a different hole making the head and throat shoulder supports non symetrical? I'm thinking that plus a combination of not squishing the shoulder supports in enough contributed the weird effects!

    hmmm... My At900P survived the 33x36.3lbs on 10% prestretch with bg66... in theory, it could survive a 36x39.6lbs w/o prestretch function... do I dare to push it with the prestretch? I swear... you are harsh the Little Shoulder Devil that keeps tempting me to push my racquet's limits beyond what's possible! On the otherhand, nothing is possible unless you try... hmmmmm
     
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    Why go up bit by bit? Next time just go up to 40x44 at stringfest. You're responsible when the thing collapses on itself and creates a blackhole. Thanks to your stringing adventures, humankind will perish.
     
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    LOL

    40 Lbs? Are you guys all mad? Come on, 38.5 on the crosses is enough; more than enough! How do you get the nerves to string at 35 Lbs +? I get scared when I tell my stringer to go for 32 lbs with my Arc 10.
     
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    I get scared telling stringers to go 30lbs + too! :D
     
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    Other than proving a particular racket can handle extreme high tension, can you tell me what did you achieve in your badminton game? Does your smash becomes a lot more powerful? Just curious.
     
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    38 lbs will kill your shoulder, racket, and your money too...
    NBG 95 isn't cheap......

    hahaha.....
     
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    It's all in the name of experimentation :).

     
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    No effect so far.

     
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    Is that why you are DIY now? :confused::D

     

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