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10-14-2013, 08:26 PM #1
stringing racket at a higher tension because it's too flexible?
I have an Adidas precision tour racquet. At first I liked it but I feel it is too flexible (it's rated "flexible"). It is strung at 21lb BG66 for repulsion (while I learned clear technique) but I'm having horrible results on net play. It feels dead at the net.
Because it's so flexible (I can feel it) what do you think of compensating by increasing string tension to stiffen things up? Say BG65 24 lbs?
10-15-2013, 01:20 PM #2
Have you always played with BG66 string or is this the first time you are trying it out ? Its a very good string but its quite repulsive and @ 21 lbs i don't know if you will be able to exercise precise control.
10-16-2013, 06:06 PM #3
i will venture to say that you shouldn't worry too much about the increase in string tension and try 23lbs because if you need your power shots, your racket will provide that for you in the form of a flexible shaft. after you have readjust and find the right tension for your play, then you can think about stiffness of racket. always address one variable at a time (tho it takes a very long time because there are so many variables) so that you can pinpoint each problem you run into.
10-17-2013, 01:31 AM #4
do you bend the racket or what ? when when you're playing the net? the flex has nothing to do with it. you said yourself that you're learning. so learn how to play the net well.
your can increase tension to 23 if you want, not much significant difference.
10-17-2013, 04:18 AM #5
As the above post mentioned. Netting has nothing to do with racket's flexibility because the shaft DOES NOT FLEX when it impacts the shuttlecock. String tension n your own feeling/judgement are what matters
10-17-2013, 05:51 AM #6
11-08-2013, 05:39 AM #7
is it possible to mismatch such that the racket cannot unload fast enough to flex the string? and vice versa.
I think my MX60 is strung low enough that the string robs me of power - the string isn't responsive enough at the speed needed to flex the shaft.
happy to be corrected but I'm cutting them anyway.
11-08-2013, 06:10 AM #8