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want to know tension of top players

Discussion in 'Professional Players' started by Xaviman, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. Xaviman

    Xaviman Regular Member

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    i was wondering how many tension use the top players like Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Fu/Cai, clark/Clair, Emms/Roberson etc.

    regards in badminton
    Xaviman
     
  2. sifuyono

    sifuyono Regular Member

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    Interesting...mmhh...
    The information is top secret and not that easy to get
    I just know:
    1. Taufik Hidayat (ina): bg-66 at 31lbs
    2. Mia Audina (hol): bg-80 at 27lbs
    3. Jens Eriksen (den): bg-80 at 35lbs
    4. Lindan (chin): bg-65 at 29lbs ...maybe:p
    5. Ong ewe hock (mal): ashaway rally micro-21 at 23lbs
    6. Tony Gunawan (ina): bg-65 at ??? i don't know:confused: :confused:
    I dont know the other, any BC people could give the information please...:D :D
     
  3. Neil Nicholls

    Neil Nicholls Regular Member

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    ( lurking waiting for taneepak to ask how he can play at such low tension :D )
     
  4. Pete LSD

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    Or waiting for CD to ask how he himself can play with such low tension :D

     
  5. Neil Nicholls

    Neil Nicholls Regular Member

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    I think that's a bit harsh. He's experimented with different tensions and setups and found one he likes. He plays league matches and wins. Why change it.
    I think footwork, stroke technique, consistency and fitness are each more important than tension.

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    and we're going off topic, my fault - sorry.
     
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    Hmm, are we only going by...

    ...the current batch of professional "top players" or also of those from the 90s, 80s & 70s??..aren't those players "top players" as well??...:confused: :rolleyes: ;)
     
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    hard to compare since equipments are different now: frame, shaft, string...
     
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    wow, makes pete look like just one of us!
    :D
     
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    My DY Regular Member

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    <Applause>:) </Applause> well said!

    Dunno why all the secrecy really, it's not like that info can really be used against someone to win a match. And it's going to be different for everyone. What works for one wont for the other.
     
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    7. MArtin Lundgaard (den): bg-80 at 33lbs
     
  11. tjl_vanguard

    tjl_vanguard Regular Member

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    hey sifuyono, how did u get da info?? mind sharing more??? :D
     
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    taneepak Regular Member

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    Let us look at it from this way-you will be hard pressed to find any of today's top men or women players playing with the Ong Ewe Hock tension of old. In the days of 150g wooden Dunlop Maxply racquets and natural gut, 18lbs tension was plenty. Today we have much higher tech racquets. Adapt or be left behind.
     
  13. sifuyono

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    it was 10 years ago, and i played w/ bg-66 at 28lbs on carbonex 20 tour sp, do my racket have higher tech? i don't think so:D It's about preference, each player has it's own playing style and preference:)
     
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    he.hehe.. asking the stringer or the player..:p :D :D
    but not all the stringer and player want to share, that's all:D
    now i'm curious to know about bao chunlai tension when he used bg-65ti last year:confused: :confused:
     
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    Why not start using the eminent search tool in this forum??

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=392779&postcount=14

    /Twobeer
     
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    wow!, thank you for your interesting info
     
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    35lbs :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    That must be like hitting to a wooden board.
     
  19. Pete LSD

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    That's crank tension. Peter Gade uses 32 lbs from constant-pull machine.

     
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    Well, I think it's an unwritten (maybe written, who knows) agreement between the pros and their racket sponsors for the tensions to not be shared with the public. Most Yonex rackets are only guaranteed to support tensions in the low to mid 20s. Granted, most will stand higher tensions, but if every amateur knew the numbers the pros used, they'd be sure to emulate. Yonex would suddenly have many more broken rackets and unsatissfied customers.
     

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