# Thread: Unusual Unit for Tension

1. Regular Member
Join Date
May 2004
Location
Perth, Australia
Posts
2,784
Post Thanks / Like
Mentioned
0 Post(s)
Tagged

## Unusual Unit for Tension

OK, I know you guys hate answering questions like these which are repeated, but I cannot find any post which is of the same nature with my question.

My question is the tension. When I restring my racquets, the guy just asks whether I want 60, 70 or something like that. Could someone explain what it translates into?

I found another guy to do my stringing who uses pounds but this current man I go to really often and I get good prices. So please anyone?

2. Regular Member
Join Date
May 2002
Location
New York, US
Posts
10,281
Post Thanks / Like
Mentioned
2 Post(s)
Tagged
Maybe another unit, besides kg and lb.

Tell him ur desired tension in kg or lb, and ask him to show ur the converstion chart and calculate the # with his unit in front of u.

3. Regular Member
Join Date
May 2004
Location
Perth, Australia
Posts
2,784
Post Thanks / Like
Mentioned
0 Post(s)
Tagged

## Thanks!

Thanks! Not A bad idea. I will do that when I go for restringing and check it out. But just curious has anyone come across such units being used? If so I wouldn't mind if anyone could explain! Thanks again!!

4. Regular Member
Join Date
Jan 2004
Location
Hong Kong
Posts
6,527
Post Thanks / Like
Mentioned
2 Post(s)
Tagged
I have never heard of tension at 60 or 70. Are you sure he was not talking about 60 lbs or 70 lbs tension for tennis racquets? Badminton racquet tension is expressed in lbs or kg and nothing else.

5. Regular Member
Join Date
Jan 2003
Location
TW
Posts
3,949
Post Thanks / Like
Mentioned
0 Post(s)
Tagged
Maybe the machine has it's own scaling unit. There must be a conversion chart there. 60 doesn't sound like kg nor pound.

6. Regular Member
Join Date
Apr 2003
Location
Singapore
Posts
513
Post Thanks / Like
Mentioned
0 Post(s)
Tagged
Sounds like newtons, although 60 N = 13.5 lbs is very low for badminton racket strings.

100 N = 22.5 lbs is close to what I have on my strings.

7. Regular Member
Join Date
Sep 2002
Location
T.O.
Posts
2,096
Post Thanks / Like
Mentioned
0 Post(s)
Tagged
Originally Posted by cheongsa
Sounds like newtons, although 60 N = 13.5 lbs is very low for badminton racket strings.

100 N = 22.5 lbs is close to what I have on my strings.
I'd like to see that unit become more popular

8. Regular Member
Join Date
May 2004
Location
Perth, Australia
Posts
2,784
Post Thanks / Like
Mentioned
0 Post(s)
Tagged

Well guys, I went to my racquet shop today 'cause my exams were over only today so mom brought me there and I asked the man what is my tension? He said it was around 70 and when I asked him to translate it into pounds he said it was 25 pounds!!

So I'm like lol right now, and I finally found out what string he gave me when I bought the racquet a BG 66 stringed at 25 pounds on my new muscle power 23. Just to let you guys know!!!

So its maybe 25lbs x 3 = 75 units of something?? Anyways I'm gonna test out the racquet in training further and see if I need a restring.

Thanks for the help!

9. Regular Member
Join Date
Sep 2002
Location
Posts
3,510
Post Thanks / Like
Mentioned
1 Post(s)
Tagged
Er... he still hasn't answered your question yet. 60 or 70 of what?!! What's the unit? Is he the only stringer who goes by this idiosyncratic measurement?

Originally Posted by FEND.
Well guys, I went to my racquet shop today 'cause my exams were over only today so mom brought me there and I asked the man what is my tension? He said it was around 70 and when I asked him to translate it into pounds he said it was 25 pounds!!

So I'm like lol right now, and I finally found out what string he gave me when I bought the racquet a BG 66 stringed at 25 pounds on my new muscle power 23. Just to let you guys know!!!

So its maybe 25lbs x 3 = 75 units of something?? Anyways I'm gonna test out the racquet in training further and see if I need a restring.

Thanks for the help!

10. Regular Member
Join Date
May 2004
Location
Perth, Australia
Posts
2,784
Post Thanks / Like
Mentioned
0 Post(s)
Tagged
mmm yea i noticed that . Anyways he said that his 'unit' was equivelent to 25 pounds? So I'm still searching for the answer. Any developments will be posted here

11. Regular Member
Join Date
Jan 2004
Location
Hong Kong
Posts
6,527
Post Thanks / Like
Mentioned
2 Post(s)
Tagged
Some badminton stringing machines come with a maximum tension of 36 lbs. That stringer has probably assigned a percentage scale of 0% to 100% to correspond with the tension scale of 0 lbs to 36 lbs. 70% of 36 gives you an approximate 25 lbs.

12. Moderator
Join Date
Feb 2003
Location
Leeds, UK
Posts
5,436
Post Thanks / Like
Mentioned
2 Post(s)
Tagged
Originally Posted by taneepak
Some badminton stringing machines come with a maximum tension of 36 lbs. That stringer has probably assigned a percentage scale of 0% to 100% to correspond with the tension scale of 0 lbs to 36 lbs. 70% of 36 gives you an approximate 25 lbs.

Genius Taneepak!!

13. Regular Member
Join Date
Oct 2002
Location
Lymm, United Kingdom
Posts
1,287
Post Thanks / Like
Mentioned
0 Post(s)
Tagged
Originally Posted by jamesd20
Genius Taneepak!!
sounds like a good answer - i'm still trying to convert between lbs/sq. in and kgs/sq cm.

thought that might have given the answer...

not got there yet tho.. :S

14. Regular Member
Join Date
May 2004
Location
Perth, Australia
Posts
2,784
Post Thanks / Like
Mentioned
0 Post(s)
Tagged
Taneepak you really are a genius. Your answer makes more sense than mine, a hellotaa sense. Thanks for it!

15. Regular Member
Join Date
Sep 2002
Location
Posts
3,510
Post Thanks / Like
Mentioned
1 Post(s)
Tagged
Now that would make more sense than saying 60 or 70 alone. Heck! He didn't even quote the figures in percentage. Still, I think the stringer should quote in the proper units. Not everybody would know what he's talking about... like FEND.'s situation.

Originally Posted by taneepak
Some badminton stringing machines come with a maximum tension of 36 lbs. That stringer has probably assigned a percentage scale of 0% to 100% to correspond with the tension scale of 0 lbs to 36 lbs. 70% of 36 gives you an approximate 25 lbs.

16. Regular Member
Join Date
May 2002
Location
New York, US
Posts
10,281
Post Thanks / Like
Mentioned
2 Post(s)
Tagged
Originally Posted by taneepak
Some badminton stringing machines come with a maximum tension of 36 lbs. That stringer has probably assigned a percentage scale of 0% to 100% to correspond with the tension scale of 0 lbs to 36 lbs. 70% of 36 gives you an approximate 25 lbs.
Sounds like a reasonable answer. This might especially useful for a drop weight type of machine. With different "weight" for different rackets (tennis, badminton, racket ball), it might be hard to remember all the "conversion chart". Therefore, percentage might be the easiest one for "unit".

17. Regular Member
Join Date
Apr 2002
Location
Basement Boiler Room
Posts
22,118
Post Thanks / Like
Mentioned
0 Post(s)
Tagged
that 'old' machine is prolly for badminton only. I doubt 36 lbs is good for tennis.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last

#### Posting Permissions

• You may not post new threads
• You may not post replies
• You may not post attachments
• You may not edit your posts
•