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    Default SIMPLE 101 "basics" on badminton strings & racquets for Newbies & "Oldies"

    I am sharing this here because I find this information to be GREAT and answer almost all the newbies and "blur" oldies (like me ) questions.

    BTW, I don't use Ashaway strings or affiliated with them, I prefer Yonex strings but Ashaway provides great information and education for new players (see below).

    TQ Ashaway !!

    The website link:

    http://www.ashawayusa.com/BadmintonTips.php



    Key points/tables:

    Stringing Choices
    Power
    Control
    Durability
    Thin gauge/Loose Tension
    High
    Low
    Medium
    Thin gauge/Tight Tension
    Medium
    Medium
    Low
    Thick gauge/Loose Tension
    Medium
    Medium
    High

    Thick gauge/Tight Tension

    Low

    High

    Medium



    Racket And String Choices - Based On Skill Level
    SKILL LEVEL
    EQUIPMENTREQUIREMENT
    RACKET TYPE
    STRING GAUGE
    STRING CONSTRUCTION
    STRING TENSION
    Novice
    Power and Durability
    Flexible

    20–21
    multifilament
    12–18 lb.
    Intermediate
    Power and Control
    Stiffer
    21–21 micro
    multifilament
    18–20 lb.
    Advanced
    Control
    Very Stiff
    21 micro
    microfilament
    20–25 lb.

    Note: The mods may have to help tidy up this post as I don't know how to make the tables smaller and neater !!
    Last edited by maxout; 11-19-2012 at 08:01 PM. Reason: Trying to make the tables neater !!

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    That's an excellent website I've come across in the past too.
    This one in partcular mentions string tension relative to environment/temperature and shuttle type.

    http://www.ashawayusa.com/BadmintonTip4.php

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    ashaway strings are awesome as well, just saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gundamzaku View Post
    ashaway strings are awesome as well, just saying.
    I heard so too BUT finding them in the area I live in is like looking for a needle in a haystack .... Yonex strings flood the market here ...

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    BTW, looking at those tables and cross referencing against other threads, I just noticed that Lin Dan who prefers SOFT-FEELING BG65 (thick gauge) or nowadays the Li-Ning equivalent of BG-65 but strung at high tension - around 33 lbs (from some threads I have read), will theoretically give him HIGH CONTROL ... well, he doesn't have to worry about power since he is a brute force player anyway ... interesting to note ....

    This is in contrast to other players who are aiming for thinner gauge strings (MEDIUM & HARD FEELING) that gives CONTROL or REPLUSION ... seems like LD has a different approach towards achieving control, or is there something that he knows that we don't ?


    I also noticed from reading a number of threads in the forum that Lin Dan is quite a creature of habit .... in his playing career ... only used 2 (or "3") racquets ... (MP99, AT700 (1st gen) and now N90 (AT700 1st gen in "different colours" ) and BG65 at 32-33 lbs for years ....

    Contrast this with LCW or TH, who changes racquets and strings almost each time when Yonex releases a new type .... hmmmmm .... "CONSISTENCY" factor ?????
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    one tells the company what he wants to do

    the other two has the company telling them what to do

    quite the difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxout View Post
    BTW, looking at those tables and cross referencing against other threads, I just noticed that Lin Dan who prefers SOFT-FEELING BG65 (thick gauge) or nowadays the Li-Ning equivalent of BG-65 but strung at high tension - around 33 lbs (from some threads I have read), will theoretically give him HIGH CONTROL ... well, he doesn't have to worry about power since he is a brute force player anyway ... interesting to note ....

    This is in contrast to other players who are aiming for thinner gauge strings (MEDIUM & HARD FEELING) that gives CONTROL or REPLUSION ... seems like LD has a different approach towards achieving control, or is there something that he knows that we don't ?


    I also noticed from reading a number of threads in the forum that Lin Dan is quite a creature of habit .... in his playing career ... only used 2 (or "3") racquets ... (MP99, AT700 (1st gen) and now N90 (AT700 1st gen in "different colours" ) and BG65 at 32-33 lbs for years ....

    Contrast this with LCW or TH, who changes racquets and strings almost each time when Yonex releases a new type .... hmmmmm .... "CONSISTENCY" factor ?????
    i guess LD feels the setup right now is working for him, so if it ain't broke, don't fix it?

    thank you for sharing of the string setup of LD, it's a logical concept and maybe that's the way to gain control without sacrificing too much of power?
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    So what setup would people suggest for my Arc8DX? I have no issues with physical strength and generating power being an ex powerlifter. I'd like more control and durability. I'm currently using BG80 at 25lb

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    Seem like you have the right setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinichi View Post
    Seem like you have the right setup.
    Good news

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