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    Default preservation of strings

    As above, are there any ways or step to make string last longer. My friends always mention : your string + rainwater = faster breakdown/broken
    i wonder if it is true

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    Keep the racket away from cold - cold strings shrink/contract, and are more likely to break when hitting a shuttle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    Keep the racket away from cold - cold strings shrink/contract, and are more likely to break when hitting a shuttle.
    thanks for the advice, but when it shrinks, does the tension increases? curious

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    i would not worry too much over temp since cycril lives in malaysia.
    fyi, water is bad for only natural gut string. since 99.8% of badminton strings now are synthetic, water on the string will not damage the string once it is dry.

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    First thing to do to increase the life-span and playablility of your strings - DON'T STENCIL THEM ... sorry to be such a spoilsport but if you look and feel the the strings where they have been stenciled, don't look that "healthy" after a few games ... as a result, I had cut-off all of my stenciled strings and restring. Now all of them are butt-naked BG80 !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxout View Post
    First thing to do to increase the life-span and playablility of your strings - DON'T STENCIL THEM ... sorry to be such a spoilsport but if you look and feel the the strings where they have been stenciled, don't look that "healthy" after a few games ... as a result, I had cut-off all of my stenciled strings and restring. Now all of them are butt-naked BG80 !!
    what you mean by stencil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycril View Post
    what you mean by stencil?
    Oh ... drawing logos and images on the racquet string face like what you see on the pros racquet - you know the YY in red etc ...

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    ya i know that, but why? does the ink spoils the quality of the string?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycril View Post
    ya i know that, but why? does the ink spoils the quality of the string?
    In my case, all the painted joints were like "glued" together by the ink instead of just resting on each other !! As a result, they wear out faster, how and why, well, I am not sure of string dynamics but that is what happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycril View Post
    thanks for the advice, but when it shrinks, does the tension increases? curious
    Yes, it will, but only very slightly.

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    it does make sense whenever i stenciled my string, it'll snap easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arfandy View Post
    it does make sense whenever i stenciled my string, it'll snap easily.
    so you mean..?stencil-ing the strings wrong bring any harm?

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    No, just don't use the racquet. The string will never break.
    Guys, be serious. By using proper stencil ink, the difference in string life is about 98%. To stencil or not to stencil, it is up to you.

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