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04-22-2012, 07:24 AM #18
05-01-2012, 08:35 PM #19
If I string above the tension I am comfortable with on paper, will my racquet snap?
No, your racquet will NOT just suddenly snap if you push the warranted tension by 1 or 2lbs above what is stated. The maximum tolerable tension for quality graphite racquets is usually a whopping 37-38lbs or even higher when mounted properly on a good stringing machine. This brings us to the next FAQ.
05-01-2012, 08:39 PM #20
How do I know if my stringer is competent?
Put it simply, actually spend sometime with the stringer you are looking forward to have your racquet strung by and observe his or her behaviour and attitude towards stringing other peoples' racquets. You will definitive find out a lot from spending the time to observe the stringer doing one or two racquets from start to finish.
Sometimes, if your stringer does use an old two point mount machine and has lacklustre technique (ask here if you notice something but you're not sure if the action is good), you can even observe him or her breaking a racquet and the subsequent "clean up". From here then you are able to judge yourself if your stringer is competent enough to string your racquet properly.
05-06-2012, 11:23 PM #21
Hi, I read the part on the mis hitting the shuttercork which will stress the racket and may break/crack it,
I'm actually using an old racket Carbonex 8SP and I've mis hit hundreds of times and now I'm worried that my racket will crack soon if I continue hitting the shutter with the frame,
Is there a way to prolong the life of the Racket as i'm a beginner and often mis hit? Will lower tension helps to reduce stress on the frame work and hence prolonging the life of the racket?
I'm currently stringing at 21lbs
05-07-2012, 09:12 AM #22
The only solution is to tidy up your technique and hit the shuttle properly contacting it at the stringbed sweetspot and not contact the shuttle at all at the frame.
05-07-2012, 11:38 AM #23
Thank you Sir for the infomation, I will brush up my techniques to prolong my racket life
08-28-2012, 10:46 AM #24
Does anybody has experiences with Victor rackets strung above the 30lbs? Actually I use my MX80's at 28x30lbs with BG66UM. This tensions feels ok, but I want to increase next time. Does anybody know a limit of possible tension? Maybe the guys with a broken rackets?
01-16-2013, 04:45 PM #25
Some rackets lose their response at tensions over their recommended rating. If the frame contorts too much from its original shape, you wont get the ideal response from the racket. You can sense this if you hit with your racket and it has a drawn-out vibration (feels like a buzz in your hand, like cheap/imitation rackets) rather than a crisp hit.
01-16-2013, 04:48 PM #26
06-14-2013, 09:51 AM #27
Maybe you want to add what are the possible causes of breakage?
1) Manufacturing defects (There's always a % of defects depending on the models).
2) Grommet issues - Getting sharp. Exposure to heat
3) string exposed to heat or expired possibly too long kept like after 1-2 years?
4) Frame impact damage due to hitting the shuttles on the frame or a tiny clash.
5) Machine tension callibration issue. Tension not accurate.
6) Too many times high tension stringing and playing (aging racket). Eg. strung more than 5 times at tension more than the recommended or at near max tension.
Do add on. So that most will be aware of it.
Lastly ( I think most will not agree).
Lousy player. lol
Abusive player. lol
Also, can you guess how many rackets a person will break in their lifetime?
Intermediate and advance level. 1, 2, 3, or 10?
06-14-2013, 10:42 AM #28
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