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04-28-2008, 02:44 PM #1
tension provided by manufacturer
Hallo to everybody
I'll start with the question: last months I've played with Carlton Airblade elite with tension limits 18-28lbs, now I want to restring it at tension it was prestrunged by manufacturer (it suits me) - question is which it was - 18? 28? something in the middle?
Thanks for help!
04-28-2008, 02:52 PM #2
It is a good question. Can you ask the shop you bought it from? If not, I will suggest 21X23lb because it is in the middle. A safe bet because you can adjust up or down next time when you restring.
04-28-2008, 03:04 PM #3
[quote=silentheart;858214] Can you ask the shop you bought it from?
Not a chance In Poland badminton is not so popular, it's a problem to buy a string (few internet shops), to string I have to post my racket to another city, although I live in almost 1 million people city. It's good that sellers in shops see the difference between squash and badminton, but every questions... answer is: its expensive equipment so its very very good
04-28-2008, 10:06 PM #4
My guess is that the tension is only about 20lbs. Usually factory strings are not tensioned high.
04-29-2008, 02:01 AM #5
I agree with Sgbad. I think it should be 20lbs - 21lbs. Just try it.
04-29-2008, 06:01 AM #6
My guess is 18lbs - 20lbs for factor strings.
04-30-2008, 05:10 PM #7
I've asked stringer to string at 21/23lbs. We'll see. Racket should be ready in a week - I'll write if this tension is higher or lower than original.
04-30-2008, 07:34 PM #8
most likely 22-24 pounds on a carlton. Not that tight, but comfy i guess for everyone.
05-03-2008, 02:54 PM #9
I just played with restrunged racket (23lbs). It seems tension is a little bit higher than original (if I remember well how it was 6 months ago, when it was brand new). Original may be about 22.
Other thing is I bought Carlton C-700 few days ago (tension like in Airblade - 18-28lbs) and here original tension is significantly lower. So... there's no rule...
Thanks for advices!
05-03-2008, 06:13 PM #10
You have to remember that the tension is reduced over time because racket has being sitting in the shop for a while. So if the factory tension is about 22lbs at the time of stringing, when you use it the tension may be around 20lbs.
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