User Tag List

Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 LastLast
Results 1 to 17 of 105
  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Malaysia Selangor
    Posts
    358
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Can a newly strung racket be untied and restrung again with the same string?

    I just got my racket strung by this "pro" who thought he knew better. He suggested that i go for lower tension (without even watching me play) and i said ok since he he looks and talks like a pro. So he gets it done and my once ultimate weapon feels like rubberband now.

    My question is, is it possible for one to untie and restring my racket using the same string? or do i have to get a brand new string? that would be a real waste.

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Mauritius
    Posts
    307
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    yes and no. If U r a pro, u wudnt want a 'used' string back onto yr racket. Once weaved and threaded into the grommets etc the string has been 'used' in a sense. But U can still do it.

    Then there is the case of length. If it is a 2 piece job even more so. Once U reach the end of the job U will not hv enough string to reach onto the tension head to pull and tie the knot. Unless again u stop short and add another piece ending with a racket with prob 8 knots.

    Think well, and I totally agree with u on the wasted string.

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Dallas,TX. (From India)
    Posts
    986
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    The simple is NO! it cannot be done

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    4,660
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Why bother? 1) String cost is not that much. 2) You are going to pay for the labor anyway.
    In theory, (and this is only in theory) you can tighten the string tension without undoing the entire string bed. However, if some one ask me to do that, I will charge $25 labor because I estimate it will take me 1.5 hr to do a job like that. So, I will charge a lot more for the labor alone. Is it really worth it to do so? NO! Do you want to be the first racquet for me to test my theory? I don't think so...

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Basement Boiler Room
    Posts
    22,118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    it depends on alot of things.

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    4,660
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cooler View Post
    it depends on alot of things.
    I know for sure that any bG-string works.

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Basement Boiler Room
    Posts
    22,118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by silentheart View Post
    I know for sure that any bG-string works.
    MAS labor is cheaper than US prices, those bG strings can come off very easily and do get restrung, frequently
    Last edited by cooler; 12-02-2009 at 11:45 AM.

  8. #8
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    4,660
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cooler View Post
    MAS labor is cheaper than US prices, those bG strings can come off very easily and do get restrung, frequently
    Man, you are good. I know you have master the 1 pull technique.

  9. #9
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Newark, CA
    Posts
    425
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cooler View Post
    it depends on alot of things.
    I believe the question was restrung with the same string. Sorry NO IT CANNOT be done.

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    4,660
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Hi Alan,
    In some case, yes. but not with exactly the same pattern. In case of the racquet is with AT800 or newer string pattern. Some stringer will use 1 piece with 22x22 (22 mains x 22 crosses) pattern. If you are good enough to only cut off the 2 tie off knot. You can take the entire string and strung the same racquet at 22x21 pattern and the racquet will be usable. Same idea for regular pattern.
    I do not recommend this method and this is just for demo to prove a point.

  11. #11
    Moderator drifit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Selangor, Malaysia
    Posts
    6,428
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by silentheart View Post
    I will charge $25 labor because I estimate it will take me 1.5 hr to do a job like that.
    i just came in and have a look.
    you are charging USD25 for labour? that is almost RM90.
    which is i can restring whatever string that i want in MAS. that is almost include bG string as you mentioned.

    to Phydhel,
    Malaysia is one of the best place for badminton. can say, most of badminton items are cheap. much cheaper in other countries. common BG-80 is price lower than USD12 which is cheaper than USA's stringing labour charge only. we can have it string + labour. i have no idea why cant just do a restring job with new string? go to other "pro" shop if you feel this "pro" no good.

  12. #12
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Newark, CA
    Posts
    425
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by silentheart View Post
    Hi Alan,
    In some case, yes. but not with exactly the same pattern. In case of the racquet is with AT800 or newer string pattern. Some stringer will use 1 piece with 22x22 (22 mains x 22 crosses) pattern. If you are good enough to only cut off the 2 tie off knot. You can take the entire string and strung the same racquet at 22x21 pattern and the racquet will be usable. Same idea for regular pattern.
    I do not recommend this method and this is just for demo to prove a point.
    I know where you are coming from but if you consider the question to be
    RESTRUNG= your same 22x22 pattern COMPLETE
    Technicaly it can be restrung, MISSING 1 or 2 CROSSES, which really is not COMPLETELY RESTRUNG. I do agree with where you are coming from.

  13. #13
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Malaysia Selangor
    Posts
    358
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Thanks everyone for the input. I'm using my secondary weapon for now. I'll use the 'rubberband' occasionally until it breaks haha. that will take some time though

  14. #14
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Basement Boiler Room
    Posts
    22,118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Sorry YES IT CAN be done

    Quote Originally Posted by cooler View Post
    it depends on alot of things.
    Quote Originally Posted by kakinami View Post
    I believe the question was restrung with the same string. Sorry NO IT CANNOT be done.
    i didn't debate further because only pics can prove my point since i know i have done it many times before.

    here is one i just finish few minutes ago.
    I was ask to string 2 J.C. Tag rackets, diamond X2(blue color) and diamond X3(lime color). I re-tensioned the X2 keeping the same old string

    the before case:

    i was 25% into de-tensioning when i remember about this post, so i took a snap shot of it. It's kinda blurry as i was using iso50 on my cheapo P&S camera. Note the knot on top and bottom. The user had felt pen (black) a funny face on the string bed. After de-tension, that funny face pattern turn to bunch of black markings on the string.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by cooler; 03-03-2010 at 12:27 AM.

  15. #15
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Basement Boiler Room
    Posts
    22,118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    the after case:

    i selected iso200 this time and used more lighting The tension was increased by 3.5 lbs. Note that one old knot is still bounded to the string. Note the curl on the bottom string end? that was the old knot. The black felt pen markings are even more fainted afterward as string rotates during re-tensioning.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by cooler; 03-03-2010 at 12:36 AM.

  16. #16
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Newark, CA
    Posts
    425
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cooler View Post
    i didn't debate further because only pics can prove my point since i know i have done it many times before.

    here is one i just finish few minutes ago.
    I was ask to string 2 J.C. Tag rackets, diamond X2(blue color) and diamond X3(lime color). I re-tensioned the X2 keeping the same old string

    the before case:

    i was 25% into de-tensioning when i remember about this post, so i took a snap shot of it. It's kinda blurry as i was using iso50 on my cheapo P&S camera. Note the knot on top and bottom. The user had felt pen (black) a funny face on the string bed. After de-tension, that funny face pattern turn to bunch of black markings on the string.
    Is there a knot at 6bottom and 5 top? the shared hole at the top is that an end string going through the shared hole? 2nd pic is really clear, hard to follow 1st pic. did you cut the string at the top and leave the knot? What was the 2nd tension? Thanks!! No hating just curious. Thanks again.
    Last edited by kakinami; 03-03-2010 at 01:16 AM. Reason: no reason

  17. #17
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Mauritius
    Posts
    307
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I have also done it for one guy whom I was ABSOLUTELY certain would NOT pay me for the job. (And he did not, difficult to explain here). So I used his same string. BUT Id say it is not a very professional job. Kinks can show up if the strings are well used, I guess.

Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Where can I get racket restrung in Edinburgh
    By DreamTeam78 in forum Market Place
    Replies: 1
    : 02-15-2012, 05:18 PM
  2. How to tell what string tension on newly puchased racket?
    By mttk1853 in forum Badminton String
    Replies: 6
    : 08-12-2010, 09:49 AM
  3. Newly restrung racket
    By billbobfrd in forum Badminton String
    Replies: 7
    : 04-08-2009, 09:34 PM
  4. Replies: 3
    : 02-24-2009, 12:33 AM
  5. dont smash hard after newly strung racket?
    By E.Cheng in forum Badminton String
    Replies: 12
    : 07-16-2008, 11:07 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •