08-08-2005, 12:23 AM #137
There's something I've noticed concerning string tensions. If you check www.blackknight.ca, most rackets have a recommended string tension of around 17-21lbs. I find this pretty strange, considering the ideal tensions everyone is posting.
08-08-2005, 08:37 AM #138Originally Posted by Squirter
You can think of a high tensioned racket as a flat cement wall. There's better angle accuracy but waaay less power.
You can think of a really loosely strung racket as a soccer goal net. If it's too loose, it wouldn't bounce back. So my conclusion is that a racquet has a specific tension which gives maximum power, which is 17-21lbs.
08-08-2005, 08:25 PM #139
Just like others have mentioned before, you could grow with it or just stay comfortable with one tension. Upping the tension will force you to adapt and change your timing... to an extent. For ultra high tensions (30lbs and above), nothing short of perfect timing, strength and skill will do. You will eventually hit harder with high tension setting using better timing and technique, not just strength. If arm strength is the only main factor for you to hit harder, you'll eventually development joint problems.
Majority of racquet demise are from clashes, so mis-hits with high tensioned racquets wouldn't compromise the frame as much as the shot and perhaps the string too. With a trusted experienced stringer, today's racquet models can take 25lbs and over easily.
Originally Posted by ting03
08-13-2005, 11:48 PM #140
my AT500 is strung at 23 lbs, i think the tension range is 20-25 lbs, so u c its in the middle. Really, the ideal tension really depends on your raquet as some raquets can support 30 lbs and some can't, so:
20-25 lbs tension range raquet: 23 lbs is ideal
15-20 lbs tension range raquet: 19 lbs is ideal
25-30 lbs tension range raquet: 28 lbs is ideal
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09-18-2005, 05:10 AM #141
I thought about this question long and hard too..... Whatever the racket is strung at from manufacturers... normally 18-20 lbs is perfect for beginners.
I have just had all my rackets strung at 23lbs cause it seems to be perfect tension for an advanced player with alot of strength (not saying I have alot of strength !... but my brother who is county player has his rackets at 22lbs to 23lbs too).
I never knew rackets can be strung at 28lb or even 30 or 40lbs !! doesn't that make the frame weaker and more prone to break ? i.e. for example NS8000.
What are the advantages, if any of having rackets strung at 30lbs+ ? and what is the tension of rackets strung by professional players ? i.e. DL, taufik and co.
09-18-2005, 05:05 PM #142
Taufik Hidayat usually has his rackets strung at 32 lbs with bg-66.
Peter Gade has his strung to 35 lbs with bg-65.
A lot of these players like the very high tension because of the control they feel from higher tension, not power.
Originally Posted by monkeymagic
09-19-2005, 06:11 AM #143Originally Posted by monkeymagic
09-29-2005, 09:52 PM #144I never knew rackets can be strung at 28lb or even 30 or 40lbs !! doesn't that make the frame weaker and more prone to break ? i.e. for example NS8000.
The NS8000 tends to break more easily, mainly because of its thinner frame, compared to Armortecs.
10-06-2005, 04:53 AM #145Originally Posted by wing-hong
Other factors to consider: (1) brand and weight of the string you are going to use. For example, Gosen Pro-70 is heavier than GS-80; the balance point may move up by an inch. (2) Temperature and humidity of the location where you play. In Vancouver, Canada, I string Gosen GS-80 at #24/26 in summer and #20/22 in Winter; otherwise you will not get the loud popping sound as advertised. When the tension is over stung, you will not get the feel when you hit. In Hong Kong, I'd put it to #27/29. (3) Level of players. High level players are harder hitters and you need to use higher tension to reduce the residing time so as to get better control. (4) Size of the hall in which you play. You need more power in a larger hall (8 courts hall), that means lesser tension in bigger hall.
10-06-2005, 04:57 AM #146Originally Posted by quintessence
10-06-2005, 06:23 AM #147Originally Posted by HKChua
Last edited by quintessence; 10-06-2005 at 06:26 AM.
10-06-2005, 06:40 AM #148Originally Posted by quintessence
Large halls may or may not have an air current that affects the shuttle. Well designed halls should not have such a current.
If there is an air current, then it may or may not be directed towards your side of the court. If it is directed away from your side, then the air current will actually increase the speed of your strokes. This was a problem in the Athens Olympics, where the air conditioning "drift" caused many players to hit the shuttle long.
10-06-2005, 06:55 AM #149Originally Posted by Gollum
10-06-2005, 07:47 AM #150Originally Posted by quintessence
Suppose that a large hall has air currents that consistently slow down the shuttle. These air currents must, therefore, be travelling (mostly) in a direction opposed to the shuttle flight.
So if you play from the other end of the court, the air currents will be travelling (mostly) in the same direction as the shuttle flight. Therefore they will make the shuttle travel faster/further.
There is no environment in which the air currents will consistently make the shuttle slower for players at both ends of the court.
10-06-2005, 08:44 AM #151Originally Posted by Gollum
Actually I don't want to argue with you because I'm not an architect and we are not talking badminton anymore. If you have doubt about this topic, please experiment it yourself or find a better person who can answer your question.
To the best of my knowledge, most air conditioning ducts are on the floor. Air moves upward and hovering in the ceiling. Hot air moves upwards as well. It will hover in the ceiling too. When you are performing high clear, these currents (or better to call them layers of thicker air) will block the flight of the shuttle, making it harder to tavel 44 feet from rear court to rear court.
Last edited by quintessence; 10-06-2005 at 08:56 AM.
10-06-2005, 05:20 PM #152Originally Posted by quintessence
10-06-2005, 06:00 PM #153Originally Posted by other
What goes up, must comes down. The cumulating layers of air in the ceiling will form a downward flow and there will be a constant pressure acting downward as well. Go for a 16 court tournament to experience yourself, then you'll know.
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