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    Default Only 4 centre mains/crosses.

    Had anyone tried this as a training racket? In theory to make sure you hit the sweetspot or nothing. Assuming the sweetspot is dead centre of the crosses.

    Probably no point as it would snap on first mishit I think.

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    A lot of swishing noises, and at some point a loud CRACK.

    But it has crossed my mind...

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    An intriguing idea. But if you know the feel of hitting the sweetspot on a normally strung racket, why the need to remove other strings. A 'swish' of air or a 'kffthpphwank' of hitting off centre will give you the same information.

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    I don't think it would be an effective training method because you have a lot less air resistance hence your timing would be totally different.

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    I've done racket testing with people who seem to have no idea what the sweet spot feels or sounds like... loan them a racket 4lbs higher than theirs and all I hear is miss hit. They don't feel it or something.

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    4 is hard to string and tie off, i've done 10 by 12 and it's tricky, but doable (long tie offs) and the strings move a lot, but it's surprisingly playable.

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    Worth trying? For a stringer anyway.

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    Correct me if I'm wrong.I think the sweet spot is an inch something below twelve o'clock.Back in the old days,some like to skip one or two cross lines under the sweet spot in order to increase swing speed.That was the only thing unusual I've seen.Worth trying it tho.What kind of knots are you going to use.Sounds interesting.bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beermonstertw View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong.I think the sweet spot is an inch something below twelve o'clock.Back in the old days,some like to skip one or two cross lines under the sweet spot in order to increase swing speed.That was the only thing unusual I've seen.Worth trying it tho.What kind of knots are you going to use.Sounds interesting.bro.
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    Well this guy is a seller on Instagram strange...
    This is how he strings his racquet I don't get it...

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    saw tai tzu ying with this stringing pattern too. wonder why, anyone know?

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    I believe someone once posted on BC the origins of the pattern: the discovery of a very famous stringer who found it made rackets more playable.
    (Although one might suspect it was started by a stringer trying to save string.)

    An experienced stringer here told me that he used that pattern for a while. He thought it made a difference, but eventually he decided that it was all just a 'placebo effect'. So he went back to "normal" stringing.

    Certainly if TTY is using it, she must feel it helps. Look forward to hearing from 'the gurus' of the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuckFeet View Post
    Had anyone tried this as a training racket? In theory to make sure you hit the sweetspot or nothing. Assuming the sweetspot is dead centre of the crosses.

    Probably no point as it would snap on first mishit I think.
    And assuming the middle of the racquet is where people should be hitting the shuttle.

    If you are using an isometric racquet, switch to an oval frame. Then use a whiteboard marker pen to mark out your perceived sweet spot. Start hitting the shuttle and aim to get the dye on the cork of the base.

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    Yeah,good point there,Cheung.You feel the sweet pot precisely with oval heads.They're good for training...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by beermonstertw View Post
    Yeah,good point there,Cheung.You feel the sweet pot precisely with oval heads.They're good for training...........
    That may be one sure way to convert someone over to Ovals. Once you get that "feel" of hitting the sweet spot on Ovals, you may not go back to Isos.

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    My friend Sattawat Pongnairat from OCBC did it. was fun to hit with

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    my friend sattawat pongnairat from ocbc did it. Was fun to hit with
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    If you want to force you to hit the sweet spot consistently, you can try to string your training racket a few lbs higher. I would say min 2 max 4 lbs should force you too use the right technique and timing. But notice that it can hurt your arm and shoulder. It depends on your level of technique. Sometimes increasing tension or training rackets are a stupid idea.

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