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What makes a good stringer?

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by Jason123, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Jason123

    Jason123 Regular Member

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    I dont know if he is good at stringing or is crap at it

    I know F all about stringing, Is there anything I can ask my stringer to see if he knows his stuff?
     
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    1. Do you use top-down or bottom up?
    2. Do you prestretch?
    3. Do you add 10% for the crosses?

    There is something to be said for checking that your stringer isn't just a tennis cowboy who thinks he can do badminton because it's "all the same". If you get an answer AND a reason in response to the above, you'll be fine.
     
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    Hi Mark A

    Suppose answer is

    1. Top Down
    2. Yes
    3. Yes

    What is your opinion?
     
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    if you are dealing with tennis stringers, ask them how many mains they string. if they string 20, run away.
     
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    Mark A Regular Member

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    You should be fine:).

    The third is probably the most important when it comes to badminton because in tennis it's the norm (ish) to go 10% looser on the crosses.

    The direction (TD/BU) is less important, but most tennis stringers I know - at least the ones to whom I give the time of day - will always go top-down. The prestretch might be a non-issue if their machine is electric: no extra effort.
     
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    my answer would be BU, machine pre-stretch and no.

    does that make me a bad stringer? ;)
     
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    I tried TD and BU and I cant explain y i seems to enjoy playing in TD more :) Can someone help? Placebo? :p
     
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    in terms of playability, you really need to have a double blind test with a few different players in order to establish which one is better.
     
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    Nah - the questions are only to find out whether or not the stringer understood the questions;).

    With regard to TD vs BU, the debate rages on, but I will go on the record and say I also prefer TD.
     
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    What's TD and BU? Where you start your crosses?
     
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    yes

    TD: top-down
    BU: bottom-up
     
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    TD for getting undressed at night, BU for stringing rackets :p
     
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    I always do bottom up as I pull the first cross string... and yes, 10% extra on crosses as well as pre-stretches...
     
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    Is there any advantages in TD?

    Yonex recommends BU, if we do TD what will be the effect on the FRAME?
     

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