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What does string feeling dead mean?

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by SSSSNT, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. SSSSNT

    SSSSNT Regular Member

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    I have heard "string feeling dead" for a long time but I have never understood it. Does it mean "Losing too much tension so that the tension now is below what is acceptable for the user"? Or does it mean something else?
     
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    It means the string lost so much tension that the user no longer gets acceptable feedback. Can also be used to describe a string that has little feedback by design (e.g. NBG95).
     
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    So does it mean a string feeling dead for one person might be a very alive string for somebody else? i.e one person used to 30 lbs tension vs another who is used to much lower tension.
     
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    It's lost a large component of it's elasticity
     
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    "Dead" can mean either

    a) lacking feel (the sense in which I'd use the term), or
    b) performance has fallen below acceptability through sheer age.
     

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