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09-02-2006, 09:41 AM #222Originally Posted by taneepak
If I go by this idea, I would be at around 24x26lb, after settling.
Maybe I should suggest an ideal tension of 23 lb. for most people?
09-02-2006, 09:54 AM #223Originally Posted by Ranmira
09-02-2006, 04:36 PM #224
Use whatever tension you are comfy with .
Originally Posted by Ranmira
09-02-2006, 04:49 PM #225Originally Posted by CoolDoo6
I disagree, however, with the idea that you can have too much power. You can never have too much power in badminton.
I would rather that my clears went out the back than hit the line. If they travel 1.5 court lengths, that's great. If they travel 2 court lengths, that's fantastic (not very likely...).
Of course, this means I would be losing many rallies because I hit out the back. But that's a short term problem. It's easy to reduce the power you use; it's harder to get the power.
Players who have extra power can use a shorter, more controlled swing, and they can become more deceptive. They can play powerful strokes even when under pressure.
So if you have "too much" power, don't try to dispose of it by adjusting your equipment. Use it!
09-03-2006, 03:19 AM #226Originally Posted by Gollum
Sadly, that wasn't the case. The 'control' part, I found out, was to get a very predictable replusion from the stringbed -- perfect for those net shots and drops.
My lifts still went out by a consistent 2 inches. >_<
Are we in agreement that after playing a few games, a good/ideal tension would still be easy to use, still allows for some delicate placement and netting even if you're tired?
09-03-2006, 04:58 AM #227
In my experience, power is the limiting factor.
As I string at higher tensions, I get both better control and more power, up to a point.
After this, when the tension is too high, my power rapidly decreases and I get a sore arm. I'm not able to hit the sweet spot accurately enough or generate enough racket head speed to work with the tight strings.
I notice this especially on clears and smashes.
So my advice is this: try increasing your tension by 1 lb at a time. When you start to lose power or find your arm tiring more, then decrease the tension by 1 lb again.
09-04-2006, 07:28 AM #228Originally Posted by Gollum
Maybe it would be because of the racket head speed and string tension combining to provide better 'timing' to the shot? Am I making sense?
I'll try going back to a tension I liked before I started by experiment with high tensions. Sadly, I need more money.
09-04-2006, 07:34 AM #229Originally Posted by Gollum
09-04-2006, 08:02 AM #230
I agree with Gollum, there's never too much power...I personally can adjust to a tighter stringbed in +-20hits if I have a bad day a lot longer.
some people keep looking for a certain tension so that if they hit their hardest the shuttle lands 'exactly' in (is that your goal Cooldoob?) I however, like gollum, like to have more than that. first off: harder smashes, and second: if you're in a difficult situation to still be able to clear to the backline (backhandclear/ emergency drives when you're not behind the shuttle)
09-04-2006, 08:19 AM #231Originally Posted by jerby
09-04-2006, 01:13 PM #232
ever tried 'holding back'? If I hit full power on all my clears they'd land a feet out, 3 if it was a bad lift
however, all that "extra power" (yeah right) makes me smash harder and allows me to keep hitting hard in a 'bad' position.
09-04-2006, 02:40 PM #233
I can't understand what's so difficult about hitting a clear with half or two-thirds of your power.
Whatever your power, you are always going to have to adjust it to hit a good length. If you can't adjust your power to make the shuttle land in the back tramlines, then you have a big weakness that will lose you many points.
Still, as long as it works for you But to me, it doesn't make any sense.
10-12-2006, 11:06 PM #234
I'm a high school player, i find that tension 23 is the most suitable for me. Having tried 21,22 and 24, i finally settled into 23. Maybe when I get stronger ill give 24 another try.
10-12-2006, 11:32 PM #235
ive gone back to a lower tension as I can play 8-10 games and still have good power.--There are those of us who after a few games start smashing into the net and lobbing up short clears. It seems the longer we play the better I get. Last night we defeated good opponents 15-0-and that was coming off a 15-4 win against a team I thought we would lose to. When I try someones high tension racket seems like I often miss the sweet spot resulting in very weak shots.
to each his own
10-13-2006, 12:23 AM #236
I read a previous thread on BC by someone who actually strung Kim Dong Moon's racquet that Kim Dong Moon found 30lbs too high, went down to 27lb and then settled on 25lb.
I'm sure if KDM used his full strength on 25lbs tension to clear, the shuttle would fly into the spectators seats So he obviously 'controlled' his strength.
12-09-2006, 11:53 PM #237
i'd say 21-23.For beginners to intermediate.23-25,intermediate to advanced.
12-09-2006, 11:58 PM #238
i had said it before, it is quite meaningless to give out 'ideal tension' since no stringers no have similar machine and calibrated similarly, nor use their machine the same way. Difference between stringers with electronic machines is smaller tho but their techniques still determine the racket shape
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