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07-08-2006, 04:26 PM #52Originally Posted by BananaOfDoom
07-08-2006, 04:31 PM #53
I'm sure he wasn't always that consistent. It must comes from years and years of stringing that way.
He taught one of the people who used to play how to string. You have to be really patient, and either be rich or have a lot of old, crappy raquets, 'cause it's guaranteed that you'll break quite a few before you learn how not to.
07-08-2006, 04:33 PM #54Originally Posted by DinkAlot
07-08-2006, 04:34 PM #55Originally Posted by cooler
07-30-2006, 12:02 AM #56
There is a simple way to learn how to play with high tension. I used this method quite successfully with ladies who are beginners and boys who are intermediates who initially couldn't handle high tension of more than 25lbs. They now play with 27lbs to 31lbs tensions, very different from the 20lbs they were playing with. The method is a combination of timing and a change to a "swatting-a-fly" action when hitting the bird. This increases the speed the shuttle is struck, which actually increases the speed of the shuttle and changes the feel and sound to one that is crispy instead of soft and soggy. Try it and you will be surprised.
07-30-2006, 01:05 AM #57Originally Posted by taneepak
However, the problem was that an agitated fly would never be stationary long enough to swat with this technique. Instead, it would be buzzing around, generally annoying me much more. What I ended up getting was a piece of cardboard from the recycling bin. THis would be the equivalent of a racquet with higher tension, because of the higher levels of stiffness. However, I couldn't hit the wall with this tool because of risk of damage and/or the risk of smearing bug guts all over. So instead, I was taking longer, more powerful strokes through the trajectories through which the fly was flying. It was a bit like swinging a baseball bat, except using only 1 arm. With this method, the fly would be dead at impact.
07-30-2006, 05:51 AM #58Originally Posted by stumblingfeet
Though I don't really agree on should 'learn' to play with high tensions...
in december-january when it started I was playing 21lbs or soemthing. now I'm up two 24-25lbs, and I don't feel this is the max.... why should I train to play 30lbs just because it's 30 lbs?
as I advance my tension also increases..it's not the other way around...
08-13-2006, 03:13 PM #59Originally Posted by taneepak
But since when is high-tension playing a goal to train for?
I (accidentally) strung a racket at (what I guess is about) 26lbs..I didn't like it..feel is great, and power when in position is good. but a forehand drive/clear when out of position is hard, nevermind a backhand...
learnign things just to play with high tensions sounds reversed. you string tension increase when you advance. but increasing your tension doesn't make you a better player...
08-13-2006, 03:44 PM #60Originally Posted by taneepak
All this talk about advocating high tension is overrated. High tension does more bad than good. It puts too much stress on the racket frame and the string will break much faster too. Not to mention more stress on your arm.
Though I prefer 28-30lbs., I've recently dropped to 26lbs. and I now don't break strings on the first mishit, there's less stress on the racket and most of all, the world is a better place. OK, maybe not the last part.
08-13-2006, 04:42 PM #61Originally Posted by DinkAlot
08-13-2006, 05:04 PM #62
Sir Dink always go for the high repulsion strings hence the poppings .
Originally Posted by cooler
08-13-2006, 05:43 PM #63
I've read here in bcf that tony gunawan plays only with 25 lbs...
08-13-2006, 08:32 PM #64Originally Posted by cooler
08-13-2006, 08:33 PM #65Originally Posted by Pete LSD
08-14-2006, 12:02 AM #66
you need squash strings .
Originally Posted by DinkAlot
09-06-2006, 09:43 PM #67Originally Posted by taneepak
In taneepak's opinion, it seems that every shortcoming of equipment is attributable to the racket not being "on-spec", perhaps because the player has "misaligned" the balance point by adding (shock! horror!) extra grips.
Similarly, it now seems that any shortcoming of the player (even a beginner) in attempting to use high string tensions is attributable to this vaunted balance point.
Woe betide the player who adds a few grips to his racket; for he shall bring ruin upon his equipment, and never shall he be granted the effortless power that is bestowed upon those with perfect, on-spec equipment.
And whosoever shall not abide high tensions, yea, even 30 lbs and above, I say unto you: it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for an off-spec racket to accommodate high tensions. Cast aside your replacement grips and your overgrips; yea, cast aside these harbingers of sin and wield your naked racket as God (Yonex) intended!
(Alternatively, don't be a gullible sap and let yourself be fooled into endlessly pursuing non-existent perfection in rackets. It really doesn't make that much difference. Use the equipment you are comfortable with, and get on with your training without a second thought for the balance point of your racket.)
Last edited by Gollum; 09-06-2006 at 09:47 PM.
09-06-2006, 10:30 PM #68Originally Posted by Gollum
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