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04-14-2008, 04:19 AM #1
The "U", the "G" and the "tension" specifications of a Badminton racket
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What does it mean?... The "U", the "G" and the "tension" specifications of a Badminton racket.
Each brand of manufacturers make different series of rackets. Within each series manufactured, there are different models. And within each model manufactured, there are different specifications: weight, grip size and racket tension.
Badminton racket specifications:
The weight is denoted by "U"; the smaller the number, the heavier the weight.
The grip size is denoted by "G"; the smaller the number, the larger the handle size.
The racket tension is denoted by "x lb to y lb"; the minimum to the maximum stringing tension recommended.
Perhaps in the future, we will get another specification to denote the stiffness of the racket shaft.
04-14-2008, 04:20 AM #2
Get this thread pinned/stickied !!!
04-14-2008, 04:48 AM #3
04-14-2008, 04:53 AM #4
Oh, you should also state that the racquet specifications can differ from brand to brand.. the one you've stated in this thread is the most commonly used specifications, the Yonex version. Some other brands such as Prince and Ashaway have opposite gradings, such as.. G2 = G4, etc.
04-14-2008, 05:08 AM #5
04-14-2008, 07:45 AM #6
by the way, not all manufacturer standardize the weight and especially the grip size.
in Yonex, G3 bigger than G4 bigger than G5. some manufacturers are in the other way round, G5 > G4 > G3. just be careful if you are order online and cant have the hand-on grip test.
04-14-2008, 01:19 PM #7
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04-14-2008, 10:42 PM #10
We hope to be informative to our new members to Badminton Central
Last edited by chris-ccc; 04-14-2008 at 10:56 PM.
04-15-2008, 01:52 AM #11
taneepak... What brands are having different specifications as quoted in previous posts, other than Prince and Ashaway?
Ashaway and even perhaps Prince are just OEM brands made in China. There are perhaps thousands of OEM brands made in China, and they would all have a different handle specs from Yonex. I learned this the hard way when I gave the manufacturer Yonex specs to make a batch for me. Now I know better.
We hope to be informative to our new members@Badminton Central.
Good idea and highly commendable, but it would be better if you can qualify your title with Yonex specs only.
04-16-2008, 12:24 AM #12
Winex does the Grip sizes differently than Yonex with G1<G2<...<G5 with G1 being the smallest and G5 being the largest. Winex measured its grip size in one-eighth of an inch with G1 being 3 1/8; G2 = 3 1/4; G3 = 3 3/8 and G5 = 3 5/8.
The weights are differentiated by U with 2U, 3U, 4U and 5U being the lightest. Prior to carbon being utilized by the racquet manufacturers, the weight were measured differently than using the U designation. In general, Winex designates its weight categories as follows: 2U = 90-95g; 3U = 85-89g; 4U = 81-84g; and 5U = 75-80g.
I would add that racquet tension are measured by the mains followed by the cross so a specification of 22lbs x 24lbs meant that the mains are strung at 22lbs and the cross at 24lbs.
04-16-2008, 01:31 AM #13
06-17-2008, 08:10 AM #14
Question on 'U' and 'G'.
i got a bit confused with 3U and 4U......G4 and G5....i m currently using a mp44 and ti-7light which is 3U G5....but now i wanna purchase an AT700..so should i go for 4U or should go back for the same wan.......(3U G5).... i m not really good at this...so i hope u guys here could help me...
i wanna know tht different weight n grip size could make any different o not....i wanna for for AT700 so which wan should get...? and is it all measurement also available in malaysia market?
thanks in advance for the member who give their opinion here....
06-17-2008, 08:23 AM #15
Please search .......
06-17-2008, 10:03 AM #16
dont know which grip size suits u? just go into the shop and pick up 2 rackets with G4 and G5 grips separately, and swing them about. give or take a little, depending on whether u plan to wrap an overgrip directly over the original or tear off the factory grip first. whichever feels more comfortable is the one u should go with.
weight wise, u really have to look at your own playing style and strength
06-17-2008, 10:54 AM #17
i wanna know that is less for yonex AT700.......a 3u version will be better or 4u will be better?
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