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    Default stringing-two or four???

    anyone here knows why some stringers choose to string the rackets with four knots or two knots,is there any differnce in its play and performance..?anyone has tried to string their racket with two different types of strings example main with bg65 and cross with bg68ti....comment please

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    Default That is called...........

    This is called single string pattern and double string pattern. In the world of racquets, Yonex recommends that their racquets, both badminton and tennis be strung with different tensions in the mains and crosses, usually a 2lb difference.

    Most other brands use a single string pattern.


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    Default Re: stringing-two or four???

    A racket strung with one piece string has two knots tied, and a racket strung with two piece string has four knots tied. It's a typical format and not a personal preference. There should not be any difference in the play and performance but the two piece method is likely to hold the tension for a longer period of time.

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    Default Important

    It is essential to have four knots (i.e. two pieces of string) if you want to maintain a 2 lb difference between the cross and main strings. No matter which brand of racket you have, the sides of the racket head will always be stronger than the top. The 2 lb difference ensures more pressure is placed on the sides, which relieves pressure from the the weakest part of the head, the top.

    At very high tensions, above about 28 lbs, you will notice a big difference in the shape of the head if you use one piece of string. The head will be rounder and wider, because too much pressure is placed on the head as the strings try to pull the head into a perfect circle. If you have the 2 lb difference, the sides pull harder, so the head maintains a nice oval shape, with less pressure on the weak top. A lot of rackets crack at the top corners (on isometric rackets especially) because of this fault.

    Yonex rackets are designed to perform with this difference in mind. They don't actually say "2 lb difference". They recommend something like a 10 to 15% difference between cross and main string tensions, which, at their recommended tensions of 16-20 lbs for most of their rackets, equates to about 2 lbs.

    Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Important

    It does, I didn't understand what they were talking abt b4 this.

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    Default Re: stringing-two or four???

    Does anyone know if it makes a difference if you string the main and cross with two different tensions?

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    Default Re: stringing-two or four???

    ur just supposed to string it with the different tensions because the top part of the head is the weakest part, therefore, the sides need to be tighter than the top to maintain the proper racquet shape. but if u strung the racquet the same tension all around at a lower tension(say about 20lb), i have no idea what that does haha sorry, BUT it will not deform the racquet head even tho its same tension all around because the tension is low.

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    Default Re: stringing-two or four???

    what affect does it have when you string a racket with two different strings for cross and main?

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