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Thread: Pulling two strings at a time
03-29-2013, 06:13 PM #18
Ok thanks for the video. What about the outer main when you have skilled two holes so the gap is too big for a flying clamp? Do you pull two at once then? Thanks
03-29-2013, 08:40 PM #19
03-30-2013, 04:14 AM #20
Also, if you have flying clamps and don't wan to clamp outside the frame, just get a piece of cardboard, cut a small slit in it for the string to fit, and put it between the clamp and frame. Works really well for me.
I've experimented with clamping outside the bottom of the frame where sometimes the grommet sticks out a little bit. Haven't had any issues with that either.
04-08-2013, 06:29 AM #21
I had a short discussion at the weekend with a stringer which string on some small tournaments around here. He pulls two strings at a time (with a Pro's Pro Pilot) and he says, that he has tested this and this would not be noticeable. I remember how Kwun measured this a year ago, so I have copied his technique (sorry Kwun ) and tested this yesterday evening, this is the result:
Pull on one string at the mains with prestretch (20%) enabled:
Pull on two strings at the mains with prestretch (20%) enabled:
Pull on two strings at the mains without prestretch but constantpull:
Pull on one string at the crosses with prestretch (20%) enabled:
Pull on one string at the crosses without prestretch but constantpull:
Pull on two strings at the crosses with prestretch (20%) enabled:
Pull on two strings at the crosses without prestretch but constantpull:
Every time I have pulled with 9kg (~19,84 lbs).
Also i measured two finished string jobs with the ERT 300 (this is a small tool to measure the "dynamic tension" of tennis rackets). Normally the ERT 300 works for badminton rackets too...
First i strung this racket with pull on every main with 9 kg (~20 lbs) and prestretch 20%. On the crosses I've pulled two strings at the same time with 9,6 kg (~21 lbs) and prestretch 20 %.
The result of the ERT300 is 38.
(My heard was bleeding while i strung this racket with pulling two strings at a time...)
Second i strung the same racket with the same string with pull on every main with 9 kg (~20 lbs) and prestretch 20%. On the crosses I've pulled every strings with 9,6 kg (~21 lbs) and prestretch 20 %.
The result of the ERT300 is 44.
The procedure with pull pulling two strings at a time is more than 15% lesser than the normal one.
The ERT300 is not optimal for badminton rackets, but i think its a good reference value...
04-08-2013, 08:23 AM #22
^It's more noticeable with crosses because a double pull doubles the cross friction, which is far higher than grommet-borne friction.
Losing 0.3 lb on a main isn't exactly the end of the world, but I wouldn't be satisfied with it.
P.S. I'd be very interested to see a hand prestretch vs. ECP prestretch result for a "normal" string job...
04-08-2013, 11:11 AM #23
awesome work Alex!!
15% loss is quite a bit. if we do a 20lbs job, instead of 20lbs we will end up with 17.
two more observation:
- the loss on cross and main is different. what it means then is that it will change the main/cross ratio. and as we know, main/cross ratio has a very big influence on the playability of the stringjob
- pre-stretching reduces the effect. which is interesting as it means it is forcefully overcoming the friction before settling down on the actual tension. make sense, but it also might mean we are not getting the pre-stretch'ing which is one of the factor contributing to the reduce ERT reading.
04-08-2013, 01:48 PM #24
However, a better way might be to just string the mains at the desired tension, and then the cross strings with pre-stretch on (not sure if 10% is enough or we really have to go all the way to 20%).
04-08-2013, 02:05 PM #25
04-08-2013, 02:11 PM #26
I myself have been doing uniform tension, but at the same time having the "centre cross strings" (i.e. between bottom 5 and top 4/5) pre-stretched to 10% when stringing. Thus far this new tensioning practice of mine is giving me a little different "spark" in string feel compared to strictly uniform tension and uniform tension with all strings pre-stretched to 10%.
Last edited by Blitzzards; 04-08-2013 at 02:13 PM.
04-08-2013, 02:29 PM #27
04-18-2013, 10:23 PM #28
Alex82 & @kwun
I noticed that when you measured the tension on your electronic calibrators you have what looks like a PVC tubing tied on one end. Is this acting as a substitute to clamping the other end of the calibration unit?
I'm also assuming that you just went to your local hardware store to buy the tube and hand cut it yourself? Can you give me the specific tube type if possible?
Thanks. I find it rather ingenious.
04-18-2013, 11:27 PM #29
Mine is a PVC tube from the hardware store. 2.5" outside diameter. 5" long. I used a hole saw to cut a hole as the string side opening.
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04-18-2013, 11:29 PM #30
The tape is for protecting the frame. I used a few a layer of masking tape.
04-19-2013, 01:08 PM #31
http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...chine-with-ECP, I was trying to find out if the actual pulling tension from prestretch function is actually higher than constant pull tension.