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    Default 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.

    PLEASE HELP!!

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    nylon shuttle or feather shuttle?
    are the grommets in good condition?

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drifit View Post
    nylon shuttle or feather shuttle?
    are the grommets in good condition?
    i use both but usually nylons (high school)
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by h4n5ip View Post
    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.
    okay. thanks for posting!!
    however, i had always thought that regular bg65 plus bg70 has much better durability than bg65ti. maybe im wrong heck

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    Quote Originally Posted by trickflick View Post
    i use both but usually nylons (high school)
    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
    nylon shuttle tends to wear more on the string.
    after using nylon, switch to feather, wear & tear already there, thus, you will break the string during feather shuttle play.

    mishit?
    maintain eye-contact everytime you hit the shuttle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trickflick View Post
    i use both but usually nylons (high school)
    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
    Try to be focus every time you hit the bird.
    And do not slice to much on the game.
    One more thing, keep practice

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    Have you tried another stinger?

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    haha
    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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