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Thread: loose strings
04-04-2006, 11:47 PM #1
hey i was wondering if loose strings have any effect on the smash because my strings have gotten loose and my smash's lately been going into the net and i was wondering if this was a problem with the strings or my technique.
04-05-2006, 12:14 AM #2
Absolutely, the string is where the contact occur with the shuttles and thus the power will greatly affected if the string is over-loosen.
Restrung your racket regularly if possible.
04-05-2006, 01:41 AM #3
yes, you might want to get a restring.
04-05-2006, 01:58 AM #4
ya, try restring it at 27-29 lbs. Your smash will be really great.
04-05-2006, 05:04 AM #5Originally Posted by Viper2005
DO NOT restring at 27 lbs+ unless you are used to it. If you are going to increase your string tension, do it gradually: increments of no more than 2 lbs.
Just because 27-29lbs works for Viper2005 does not mean it will suit you. String tension is heavily dependent on the individual. Suddenly increasing your string tension can lead to injuries, and will also make you play much worse.
04-05-2006, 07:36 AM #6
16 Year old asks if a restring would help
35 Year old A level player says yeah restring at 27-29lbs
phew..at least be thankful Jens Eriksen hasn't posted recommending the tension he's using
if the original poster is bothered, reading the whole thread should give you an idea of the variation of string tensions for different players, at different levels and with different techniques.
04-05-2006, 08:03 AM #7
if your strings are now loose it suggests they have lost their elasticity and so your smashes are going to be effective. I agree with everyone else, get your racket restrung at the same tension, or possibly slightly higher.
04-05-2006, 08:32 AM #8
anybody going to address the actual question?
He didn't say he had a problem with power.
Why are the smashes going into the net?
a reduction in tension shouldn't be the cause of that. More likely technique or timing.
04-05-2006, 08:45 AM #9
A reduction in tension is more likely to reduce control than power. It is possible that his smash accuracy has decreased as a result of lower string tension.
You are right, of course, that technique is the first thing to look at. It could be either or both.
He may as well get a restring anyway, and see whether it affects the problem.
04-05-2006, 09:27 AM #10
thx for all your help evrbody i am going to get it restrung soon and hope fully it'll help
04-05-2006, 09:37 AM #11
i also have one more question i forgot to ask does cold loosen strings??? im pretty sure it does but im not 100% sure
04-05-2006, 12:10 PM #12
well i remeber reading up somewhere that its a large enough tempeture
difference that will have some impact on the string tension.
Rather Make sense to me although not knowing how Much of an impact it would be but as nature make things expand in high temp and strink in low temp.
Better believe it then feel sorry if shiit happen, so i normally
bring the racket indoor with me and try not to leave them in the trunk overnite.
04-05-2006, 05:55 PM #13Originally Posted by Viper2005
04-05-2006, 09:15 PM #14Originally Posted by DinkAlot
if he is asking a question like if loosen string effect power/accuracy, i doubt that he is pro enough to handle 35lbs, try 24 lbs instead, good all around.
04-05-2006, 09:27 PM #15
35 lbs is the cross tension.
Originally Posted by weirdperson
04-05-2006, 10:30 PM #16
I think 23lbs would be a good tention for him to start off with. It will eventually drop to low 20's or lower when the string stablizes so it wouldn't hurt.
04-06-2006, 12:08 AM #17
hey evry body thx for all your help with all my questions i really apreciate it
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