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    Default what is the string tension used by profesionals ?

    just wondering..i am using 27lbs tension on my racket..is that normal ?

    thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by djkenishii View Post
    just wondering..i am using 27lbs tension on my racket..is that normal ?

    thanks guys!
    It's doesn't really matter what string tension they use... & focus on yourself... Don't mimic their string tension or you will just end up hurting yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exert View Post
    It's doesn't really matter what string tension they use... & focus on yourself... Don't mimic their string tension or you will just end up hurting yourself.
    i know..but would just like to know for comparison..

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    usually 31-36 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceananas View Post
    usually 31-36 lbs
    Ok. thanks.

    is there a relation of reaction speed with the tension of the strings? eg. high reaction speed players to string higher tension ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djkenishii View Post
    just wondering..i am using 27lbs tension on my racket..is that normal ?

    thanks guys!
    on the high side.

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    Lots of other factors in relation to reaction speed. Racquet weight and shaft tension, racquet balance etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by djkenishii View Post
    Ok. thanks.

    is there a relation of reaction speed with the tension of the strings? eg. high reaction speed players to string higher tension ?
    mostly it is related to power and precision. lower tension means it can provide more power with cost of precision. higher tension mean you need to spend more power, but you know exactly where it will gonna fall. (imagine playing badminton with a plank of wood, it will not gonna bounce and causing a random unknown factor). the pros have the power, what they need is precision, but for us, we need to compensate the precision for power because really, can you play with a plank of wood?

    usually people go from 21-28, so 27 is actually already on a high side, my string tension is around 23-24lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by djkenishii View Post
    just wondering..i am using 27lbs tension on my racket..is that normal ?

    thanks guys!

    Its a matter of personal preference. Choice of racket also affects how one feel bout the string tension.

    As a general rule of thumb, if u could clear effortlessly frm ur back line to the other side's back line with less than 90% strength, then that tension shouldnt pose a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenger View Post
    mostly it is related to power and precision. lower tension means it can provide more power with cost of precision. higher tension mean you need to spend more power, but you know exactly where it will gonna fall. (imagine playing badminton with a plank of wood, it will not gonna bounce and causing a random unknown factor). the pros have the power, what they need is precision, but for us, we need to compensate the precision for power because really, can you play with a plank of wood?

    usually people go from 21-28, so 27 is actually already on a high side, my string tension is around 23-24lbs
    good explanation there..i always thought higher tension will require less strength. in fact its the opposite..no wonder when i hit it require more strength to clear the shuttles..but i do feel my shuttle is more precise when i smash or drop shot..

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    also think Asia or warmer countries have their rackets string higher in general. In canada especially in winter, lower tension just to prevent frequent string snap when racket transition from cold to warm. Actually most of the clubs here turn their heat at minimum even when its -20 outside...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wongmb View Post
    also think Asia or warmer countries have their rackets string higher in general. In canada especially in winter, lower tension just to prevent frequent string snap when racket transition from cold to warm. Actually most of the clubs here turn their heat at minimum even when its -20 outside...
    i see..im living in tropical climate..25-35c all year long..thanks for the info.

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