02-04-2007, 01:36 PM #18
right, right..so two different strings at the exact same tension perform equally ? same power?
02-04-2007, 01:48 PM #19Originally Posted by jerby
02-04-2007, 02:04 PM #20Originally Posted by CoolDoo6
I use a 0.70mm string, btw, (ashaway MP ..had to try it), so I'm not a bg66 fanboy..but if the abvoe is what you're saying..try bg66...
Last edited by jerby; 02-04-2007 at 02:12 PM.
02-04-2007, 04:24 PM #21Originally Posted by CoolDoo6
Originally Posted by CoolDoo6
I certainly don't want you to get banned, I want to help you get lai... errrr...improve you game, yeah, that's it. You need to try higher tension, you know that's why Pete LSD and Cooler get all the girls, their high tension string jobs.
02-04-2007, 04:25 PM #22Originally Posted by jerby
02-04-2007, 07:44 PM #23Originally Posted by jerby
I have all the power I need from my existing string, I don't see the point of using BG66.
02-04-2007, 08:03 PM #24Originally Posted by DinkAlot
Originally Posted by DinkAlot
02-04-2007, 08:08 PM #25Originally Posted by DinkAlot
02-04-2007, 08:22 PM #26Originally Posted by CoolDoo6
from the moment i read of ur posts about ur "clearing" and how u "clear the hell" out of ppl, i thought, "this guy hasn't played too high a level of badminton yet so he'll prolly eventually figure out that equipment isn't everything" but then u just keep going on and on with ur computer-like sensitivity of 0.25 lbs difference.
let me ask u a question, how exactly do u "clear the hell" out of ppl when the FURTHEST u can go is to the baseline, or do u play games without boundaries. and if u actually play against players that are skilled,u'll see what happens when u clear too often. and with a tension like 15 lbs, i would LOVE to see how ur dropshots go 3 feet past the service line. u DO know how to execute an overhead dropshot rite?
i wonder, are u really the master of optimum efficiency in tension as u claim to be, because if anyone took THAT kind of advice, who needs to train anymore? all u need to do is bring ur tension to 15 lbs, and for weaker players maybe 12 lbs. you are basically telling us that even a person who has NEVER touched a racket can clear from baseline to baseline with some equipment tweaking.
and u string for ppl too! hmm... that county level player, has he ever seen u play? and if he has, y not ask him whether or not he agrees with u or not. how many yrs of stringing experience have u had?
its too bad that im only 16 and cant afford my own plane ticket (like my parents would agree to such a rediculous idea ne way) cuz i would fly all the way to london just to play u and see what u are really made of. then Badminton Central would know if ur the real deal, or if ur just full of hot air. o well... maybe in 2 yrs.
well im jus gonna end my post here, and go have some dinner(which is most likely cold now), besides, i need to give u some time to try and pick apart my post so u can make a decent rebuttle(even though u'll probably end up picking apart the things that were the least important)
02-04-2007, 10:10 PM #27
Hmmm, different strings give a different feel in both control and power. I have tried standard BG65 and BG68Ti with the second one a better string for me with more power and control when both were strung at 25lbs. I'm about to give BG80 a go and you can bet it'll be different again. 0.25lb at such a low tension won't make any difference at all, even at high tensions the difference wouldn't mean squat. You just walk out onto the court and try to think about how to beat your aponent, if you are worried about your string tension being 0.25lbs out then you may as well collect rackets and give them to your mates to use.
02-04-2007, 10:45 PM #28
02-04-2007, 10:56 PM #29Originally Posted by drop_n_net
When I originally found an overnight ability to clear, it was an incredible experience . Because before that, for more than a year I could not clear and believed I would never be able to clear. So I used a lot of clears once I had the ability. Clears were and remains effective against social/casual/once-a-week/low-level-club players. Even aginst better players now, clearing isn't fatal as a rule. These days, I use less clears, although I still enjoy the power of cross court clears when I find my opponent and myself dueling in the corner boxes on the same side of the court.
My concept of clearing the hell out of people was simply to keep clearing until the opponent ran out of steam.
Of course playing style changes over time. Clearance is no longer novel to me as it once was. Now I just like to smash the hell out of people. Who knows, maybe next year I will do something completely different. One thing I am certain is that the raw power of my smash using 15lbs tension isn't less than some using 26lbs. My smashing technique isn't free flowing, or even correct - my body is mostly full on still. I can't imagine what my power will be like once I perfected the smash.
I accepted being a D player in another thread. By April I will promote myself to a C player because by then my league team would have wiped out the remaining opposition and we would be promoted to a higher division for next season. I aim to become a B player in a couple of years time, and that will be as far as I will go.
I consider myself a master of racket optimisation because I invested a great deal of time and materials in it. The optimisation is for my own benefit and to a lesser extent for those who use my string jobs. Precisely how it is done is a trade secret. Maybe I will offer the benefit to others if one day I decide to operate a racket optimisation business. There's no question in my mind that power does not necessarily need skill. But I don't dispute the fact that skill can bring power.
I have been misleading with the .25lb idea. It has nothing to do with adjusting the string tension by .25lbs in the conventional sense.
I do play with everyone I string for. I listen to what they have to say, adjust my play if I can manage it, and ignore them if I can't. I just do what come naturally, and don't bother to train because I just like playing.
I am not going to accept BC challenges until I am a B player.
Last edited by CoolDoo6; 02-04-2007 at 11:02 PM.
02-04-2007, 11:00 PM #30Originally Posted by cooler
02-04-2007, 11:31 PM #31Originally Posted by DinkAlot
02-05-2007, 04:59 AM #32Originally Posted by CoolDoo6
anyhow, you're on your own in this one...because it really is bullocks..
as for the second part..what the hell? you say every string can be powerfull enough..yet you have not tested anything?
and you expect to become a "B-player" without training? Or are you just going to convince yourself you're a B-player?
BTW, Drop&net...there might be a BC-player closer to Cooldoob...
Does Gollum have a camera?
02-05-2007, 10:22 AM #33Originally Posted by jerby
Originally Posted by jerby
Originally Posted by jerby
Originally Posted by jerby
02-05-2007, 01:04 PM #34Originally Posted by CoolDoo6
0.25lb difference. Ok, like master Dink pointed out, the string lose tension as time goes on. Sure, with a 15lb racket to begin with, the difference won't be as much as a 25lb one, but i seriously doubt it could be within 0.25lb range.
Never have to metion, every string machine has an "error" range. Many well made ones claim the range could be within +/- 0.5lb. So, if your request is 0.25lb, then, most of your "perfect" jobs can't be used to begin with. In additional, different head shape, pattern, knotting can well contribute to tension difference, which is surely more than 0.25lb.
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