User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Minneaplois, MN, USA
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Old Yonex Carb 20 String Tension

    I am new to this forum, I have started badminton again after a 15 year absence and enjoying it.

    I have my old Carbonex 20 (from 1988) I would like to restring this racket but I don't know what tension I should use, can someone help me with this.

    I have attached a collage of the racket, I apologize for the bad photos from the cell phone.

    Please let me know if there is more information that is required.

    Thanks,
    Carlos
    Name:  Carbonex20.jpg
Views: 252
Size:  47.5 KBName:  Carbonex20.jpg
Views: 252
Size:  47.5 KB

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    ontario
    Posts
    114
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    i just strung mine at 20/22 bg 66 but mine are newer versions i think from 2003. i have heard some strung them higher but seems to work ok for me. alawys a risk of breaking the racket especially an old one anytime you restring especially above suggested specs.

    cory

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Minneaplois, MN, USA
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Thanks Cory, I am worried about how the old racket will hold up with a 22 lb tension.

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    ontario
    Posts
    114
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    if you are bringing it to a shop they may not want to risk going over 20 either, i would probably just do 19 or 20 at first to see how it plays, and if you think you need higher you might just need to find a new stick. you can get pretty good rackets these days for under 100$.

    cory

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Minneaplois, MN, USA
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Thanks Cory, I will do that, time for an upgrade anyway

  6. #6
    Administrator kwun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Santa Clara, California, United States
    Posts
    36,130
    Mentioned
    55 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    Those old cab20 are very solid. I have seen ppl string them up to 30 before. However those high tension are not advisable unless you can hit very hard. For someone coming back after so long, I sugges around 22-23 pounds.

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Minneaplois, MN, USA
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Thanks Kwun, I did ask the shop to string it at 22 lbs.

  8. #8
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Leeds, UK
    Posts
    5,436
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I think it should easily take 22lbs. as Kwun says it is solid & also 2U, so more durable too.

Similar Threads

  1. FS: Yonex Carb 35 to Let Go
    By khorchew in forum Buy & Sell - Read the rules sticky before you post
    Replies: 3
    : 05-18-2011, 10:18 PM
  2. The Max String Tension for Yonex Ti 8 Racket with BG 65 string ?
    By SeventhZense in forum Badminton String
    Replies: 5
    : 01-24-2010, 09:01 AM
  3. Used Carb 20 Power and Carb 8 for sale in Singapore
    By Tony Halim in forum Badminton Rackets / Equipment
    Replies: 4
    : 05-08-2001, 11:04 AM
  4. string tension on yonex SP 500 sr
    By the furor in forum Badminton String
    Replies: 13
    : 03-16-2001, 03:27 PM

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
  •