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04-15-2009, 10:17 PM #1
PLEASE, Need help with string problem
Having started badminton last summer, I recently used to play with low tensions but now I got a new (secondhand) racquet (Yonex Nanospeed 7000) strung at 24 lbs. I now enjoy more power and MUCH MORE precision in all of my shots but I break my strings really fast mostly, I think, due to mishits:
1st time: Secondhand bg-80 strung at 24 lbs (came with racquet)
Broke in two weeks
2nd time: bg-70 pro strung at 26 lbs
Broke after about fifteen minutes of drills
3rd time: bg-80 strung at 24 lbs (TODAY)
Broke after a week
Note: I play everyday
Even though my smashes with higher tension now attract a lot more attention with the sound (love the sound) and my net shots and back hand EVERYTHING has improved, I can't live with all this string breaking
Stringing where I live costs 20 dollars
Before when I used my Yonex Iso-067 w/ BG-65 at an unknown tension (20lb maybe?). I would always mishit but the string would never break.
Now I always look at my racquet string after every hit even during a game to make sure that the string did not snap. It's painful!!
I'm taking my racquet in for stringing tonight. What should I string it as?
Any advice? I would like to not have to worry about my string during every single game.
04-15-2009, 10:41 PM #2
nylon shuttle or feather shuttle?
are the grommets in good condition?
04-15-2009, 11:04 PM #3
where did the string break? if it is breaking right next to the frame, and you had a mishit there, then it is completely expected esp at higher tension. the best thing to do is to learn not to mishit.
04-16-2009, 12:05 AM #4
There is something wrong either with your frame/grommets, or your mishit thing.
Nevertheles, you can try nbg95 or bg65ti, they are two of the most durable string from yonex.
04-16-2009, 12:07 AM #5
i don't think this is a factor since i broke string using feather shuttles too
as for the condition of the grommets.. they should be okay. i'm pretty sure the strings break because i mishit
this might sound silly but do you have any advice for how i can train to not mishit? thanks
04-16-2009, 12:08 AM #6
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04-16-2009, 10:47 AM #9
Have you tried another stinger?
04-17-2009, 12:19 AM #10
i found the culprit
it's the stringer!!
i recently changed stringers when stringing and now I feel increased repulsion and an ineffable "better feeling" using the exact same string and tension. i don't think it is difference in tension since the string before and the string now with a different stringer at same settings exhibit the same pitch of sound when flicked against.
now that i've changed stringers, i will be able to enjoy the game more and save more money while i'm at it
in the past a single mishit would probably kill the racquet string. now i enjoy a mishit every now and then and NO PROBLEM
however, the strings i had in the past may not have broken as fast if i did not mishit so my technique is to be blamed as well
this just goes to show that some stringers are better than others. i switched from a private stringer to a commercial stringer (at a club) and the string feels much better
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