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    can a tennis stringer be a badminton stringer? is the technique the same? can they use the tennis stringing machine together with the badminton machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by minhmap9999 View Post
    can a tennis stringer be a badminton stringer? is the technique the same? can they use the tennis stringing machine together with the badminton machine
    Hi,
    1) I think this belong to stringing technique forum.
    2) I assume you are talking about stringing machine. If so, here is what you need to know.
    a) depend on what kind of machine you have. The tensioner or tension head have to be able to go down to 18 lb level. Some drop weight can not do that
    b) you will need badminton specific clamps. please read through stringing technique forum to figure if you have fix clamps and you want to invest in a set of fix clamps or you want to go with floating clamp.
    c) make sure the tension head is calibrated correctly. some time the tension head is calibrated for tennis and can be off by 2 lb even it is accurate at 60 lb.
    d) read through the stringing technique forum on the 2 lb or 10% rule.
    e) if you have a 6 pt mounting system. please read the same forum and figure how to mount the racquet properly.
    good luck...

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    thank you for your reply. the reason i post this thread is because in my area, not many people don't play badminton but tennis. so beside driving for 50 miles, i just have to walk for 5minutes to the tennis shop to restring, it's gonna save my gas bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minhmap9999 View Post
    thank you for your reply. the reason i post this thread is because in my area, not many people don't play badminton but tennis. so beside driving for 50 miles, i just have to walk for 5minutes to the tennis shop to restring, it's gonna save my gas bill.
    as long as they know what they are doing and has done it before, why not. My sad story is i took my beloved Emerik Boron Graphite to a sport shop to have it restung. Guess what, it was their first attempt and they broke the racquet and can not be replaced.

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    ouch!!! i think i'll think about another way to have my racket restringed

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    I went the other way: started in badminton stringing and expanded to tennis. All depends on the machine AND the stringer (and I would say much more on the stringer).

    The majority of machines will handle any racket, but badminton rackets require far more care and precision in those same machines with regard to mounting etc; stringers who just treat badminton rackets as miniature tennis rackets will end up causing problems like those SH experienced.

    I don't know how it is in other countries but badminton stringing is not treated as a separate discipline in our UKRSA (Racket Stringers' Assoc.), as I believe it should be.

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    I would trust a badminton stringer to do my tennis stringing, never other way around.

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    I worked in a tennis shop and those guts dont like to string badminton. I am a badminton stringer that also specializes in tennis but all the tennis guys I workked with hate doing badminton. As other people stated as long as they know what they are doing...
    If you think about badminton racket usually having a 22 main and 22 cross pattern and a tennis racket 16X18, badminton has a denser string pattern and tennis is more open...
    Is is easier from doing something a little more complex to go to something easier than doing something easier to something complex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim1456 View Post
    I would trust a badminton stringer to do my tennis stringing, never other way around.
    for sure!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    I went the other way: started in badminton stringing and expanded to tennis. All depends on the machine AND the stringer (and I would say much more on the stringer).

    The majority of machines will handle any racket, but badminton rackets require far more care and precision in those same machines with regard to mounting etc; stringers who just treat badminton rackets as miniature tennis rackets will end up causing problems like those SH experienced.

    I don't know how it is in other countries but badminton stringing is not treated as a separate discipline in our UKRSA (Racket Stringers' Assoc.), as I believe it should be.
    There is like almost nothing in the USRSA. I took the test to become a certified stringer, useless as a badminton stringer, almost all tennis technology. We do get a book for a list of rackets, tennis, racquetball, and badminton, that will give you string patterns and recommended tensions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim1456 View Post
    I would trust a badminton stringer to do my tennis stringing, never other way around.
    Panda nominates this for POTW (Post Of The Week).

    Simple, concise, straight to the point and right on the money!

    (relatively speaking of course)

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentheart View Post
    as long as they know what they are doing and has done it before
    IMO I think is the most relevant comment. Stringing experience counts for more when stringing a badminton racquet than for tennis, squash and racquetball. If you have doubts when considering a new stringer/shop don't be afraid to politely ask how much experience they have stringing badminton racquets. Don't be afraid to ask what stringing machine they have and how much experience the stringer(s) have. These are all valid questions.

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    i am a badminton and tennis stringer...i learnt from the start doing both tennis and badminton stringing so i find it easy to string both,,,but depending on how experienced they are at doing badminton they may not doing it to you preference...but to be honest you might as well go for it i would think they might have done some badminton rackets before

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    Arg, now I'm scared to go to store like SportChek to string lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by AurorAX View Post
    Arg, now I'm scared to go to store like SportChek to string lol
    Yeah, stay away from Sportcheck and National sports. The staff have limited training and even less experience with badminton. Stick with badminton specific shops if possible.

    That being said two SC locations have the new Wilson Baiardo machines (Eaton Center and Square One I think).

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    Quote Originally Posted by AurorAX View Post
    Arg, now I'm scared to go to store like SportChek to string lol
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...archid=1981417

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    wow.... alot of horror stories @@

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