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01-31-2009, 06:19 AM #1
Prof Players have 35lb tension!?, why?
When you buy a racket, the max tension is normally is 24lb, but how come prof players usually have more than 30lb tension. This has been bothering me and wanted to ask you people.
Does that mean that prof players rackets are made to withstand far more tension than ameuter rackets?.
I thought all rackets can withstand the same tension, after paying huge amount of money for the rackets. Some Yonex Badminton rackets are even more expensive than equivalent Yonex Tennis rackets?!
01-31-2009, 07:00 AM #2
The max tension is so that if somebody strings over 24lbs and it breaks, they don't have to refund it. You have to buy another racket and they make more money. A pro doesn't care if there racket breaks because of too high tension stringing. They simply get another racket from there sponsor or from the overly large bags
01-31-2009, 08:57 AM #3
Professionals have sufficiently good technique to negate the bad effects of high tension (perceived lack of power, arm/shoulder pain etc) while enjoying the benefits (more control).
Swing is right: they don't need to worry about breaking frames because they get rackets thrown at them by sponsors (while the rest of us have to be careful). There's no documented difference between professionals' rackets and ours - in theory, the racket you use should be indistinguishable from one of its stablemates that a pro uses.
01-31-2009, 11:18 AM #4
only Yonex rackets makes special rackets for Chinese national teams. they are coded differently, and may have much better spec, ie higher max tension.
for the rest, it's a matter of warranty claim process.
01-31-2009, 02:21 PM #5
01-31-2009, 02:25 PM #6
Pete LSD strings normal racquets tighter than that; so it is possible to do on a regular model.
01-31-2009, 02:26 PM #7
01-31-2009, 02:56 PM #8
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01-31-2009, 05:03 PM #9
Many thanks lads. There is a huge diff of string tension between a pro and non-pro. You certainly have clarified the situation.
02-01-2009, 04:37 AM #10
02-01-2009, 05:42 AM #11
Although I'd like it to be otherwise, the truth is different. There are hundreds of players out there using lower string tensions who could beat the, er, points out of me
Some simply can't play with low string tensions.
Some simply can't play with high string tensions.
String tension is dictated largely by your racquet-arm's comfort zone.
The ideal tension is one that brings out the best in your arm, game and racquet without damaging any of the three
02-01-2009, 09:38 AM #12
i would like to agreewith Oldhand that string tension does not entirely depend on the skill level of the player. Me for instance, string at 27lbs and above, but i'm a terrible player. i have tried lower tensions, but it doesn't work for me, because i cannot feel the shuttle at all when contacting the string bed.
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