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    Holy cow! You must have one wicked smash. You, Euroasian and Vining go together very well .

    Quote Originally Posted by smash_master
    wow this was a fast one, my last strings on my new forza racquet lasted about 1 week they were well "forza" strings though then i got it restrung with Ashaway PowerGut 66 and well they lasted 2 days...well thats a large decrease in durability...oh well really liked the Ashaway strings though.

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    side question. how long does it take before a thin string like bg80 or 85 looses tention if you play it occasionally and dont hit as hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by smash_master
    wow this was a fast one, my last strings on my new forza racquet lasted about 1 week they were well "forza" strings though then i got it restrung with Ashaway PowerGut 66 and well they lasted 2 days...well thats a large decrease in durability...oh well really liked the Ashaway strings though.
    Same here but with PG65 (0.70mm). Though my friends love it and I do as well, it's just not durable for me. I busted 2 sets of PG65 in 2 and 3 days respectively, no mishits so I cannot use that string anymore. Looks like BG-80, and SOTX BS-964 (0.68mm) for me...and if I continue to break those in a week or less, BG-65.

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    For me, never changed strings once cause they havent broken yet. can i ask, how can you players change string so often? and how can you tell the strings need to be changed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okonomiyaki
    For me, never changed strings once cause they havent broken yet. can i ask, how can you players change string so often? and how can you tell the strings need to be changed?
    I change strings because I break them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinkAlot
    I change strings because I break them.
    you must smash a lot then, you change yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okonomiyaki
    you must smash a lot then, you change yourself?
    Me smash? Naw, but I do dink a lot. How do you mean I change myself?

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    i belive he was trying to ask if u did the string job yrself

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    Quote Originally Posted by chessymonkey
    i belive he was trying to ask if u did the string job yrself
    Oh yes, I've been stringing my own rackets for a little bit now.

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    I use to use BG65 but i changed to BG70 because i kept bringing BG65 every month or 2 and the tension gets loose really fast. BG70 takes me 1-4 months to break or longer just depends if i smash at 100% constantly.

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    What you guys mean about tension?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okonomiyaki
    What you guys mean about tension?
    How hard the strings have been strung.
    ex. a string tension on 13 kg, means the strings have been put in the racquet while it's been strechted with a 13 kg weight.

    But the tension is not forever as you play the tension loosens. Depending on how hard you've strung it it looses between ~ 1 kg within the first 4-5 times you play.

    ex. I play with 13 kg, so I have my racquet strung at 14 to keep the tension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okonomiyaki
    What you guys mean about tension?
    Basically saying how Tightly you tie the strings on your racket
    and Tension is the word for it.
    It goes by .lbs so you'll see ppl saying Tension at 20-30+ lbs
    Usually if u just started playing you should aim for a lower tension cos it will
    be less stressful to your arm.

    Imagine if a racket has a High tension like 25lb+ meaning the string are wired
    on the racket soooo tight.. when the bird hit the racket it'll be like hitting on
    a solid wood surface.. and it causes a big impact result in virbrations that r
    directly transferd through the racket head->shaft->handle-> your arm.
    that stress your arm alot plus if you mishit the bird off the sweet sport
    it will result in an even bigger virbrations and that can lead to injury.
    Lower tension can absorb some of the impact so you'r better protected this way plus you can picture it from giving a Trampoline effect that will bounch the bird off the racket and that gives you a bit extra kick

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    Oh ok, I dont string my rackets, I buy pre-string rackets, apart from asking the retailer, how will I know what tension my racket has been strung at?

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    on pre strung racket form factory, u can only take the retailer's word for it

    but if it is strung straght from the factory usually they tend to string them at a lower tension like 17 to 20lb, and depends how long it has been put on display.. sometimes they loses tension over time and feel very lose.
    So try to play with the facotry string first, if it doesn't feels right, most ppl would just cut them then find a string shop and restring the racket at a tension they like. Unless you play very competitively , usually 19-21 lb tension would be more then enough for regular play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chessymonkey
    on pre strung racket form factory, u can only take the retailer's word for it

    but if it is strung straght from the factory usually they tend to string them at a lower tension like 17 to 20lb, and depends how long it has been put on display.. sometimes they loses tension over time and feel very lose.
    So try to play with the facotry string first, if it doesn't feels right, most ppl would just cut them then find a string shop and restring the racket at a tension they like. Unless you play very competitively , usually 19-21 lb tension would be more then enough for regular play.
    Im using MP100 at the moment, havent used for long so the strings wont be that loose, what strings do you recommend?

    Also, I ve come across people that mention "knots" when it comes to stringing rackets, what do they mean by "knots"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okonomiyaki
    Oh ok, I dont string my rackets, I buy pre-string rackets, apart from asking the retailer, how will I know what tension my racket has been strung at?
    on the most racquets on just above the cone theres a bit of information; grip-size, weight and a string-tension. The string tension is on yonex is between 8 and 9 kg in DK, I assume the same goes for the rest of the world. One thing to be sure of is that a pre-strung racquet is never strung higher than 10kg unless you ask for it. At 10+ kg the guarantee is iff.

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