Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

When do I change my strings?

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by Steve the noob, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Steve the noob

    Steve the noob Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2012
    Messages:
    497
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    I got my frame and had it strung back in July of 2012. I since then, I average about 2 hour sessions, 2 times a week. The racket doesn't feel the same as it did back in July, however it doesn't feel bad either. Are the any signs I should look out for that I need to change my strings? Details: Strings are BG80P strung at 23lbs.
     
  2. visor

    visor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    13,668
    Likes Received:
    292
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    If it doesn't feel right, it's time to change. :p

    You can also look closely at the intersections between crosses and mains at the sweet spot. Any minor cuttings would mean the string is weakened already.
     
  3. Steve the noob

    Steve the noob Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2012
    Messages:
    497
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Thanks. After close inspection, I start to noticed that the 'sweet spot' part of the string bed feels different from the rest. It's kind of rough, so I think that means it worn out. This is, of course, compared to the out edge of the strings which is still smooth. Would changing my strings make much of a difference at this point?
     
  4. visor

    visor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    13,668
    Likes Received:
    292
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    I'd still go by feel. If your shots are not crispy and have no feel to them, then it's time
     
  5. dbswansea

    dbswansea Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    Messages:
    2,017
    Likes Received:
    23
    Occupation:
    IT
    Location:
    Swansea
    With my BG80, there's a sudden dead feeling. In the past I've played on with it but the strings go in the next session.
     
  6. ucantseeme

    ucantseeme Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Messages:
    2,402
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    Location
    I would change it if it feels dull and dead, the tension dropped to much and I feel uncomfortable with it.
     

Share This Page