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    Default Racket Stencil Art- do u like or dislike it?

    Racket Stencil Art - do u like or dislike it?

    as per topic...

    i personnally dont like it...... why?

    1) cos it doesnt help me play better
    2) more time needed for me to prepare stencil n draw
    3) marker color from string tend to stain the white shuttlecocks i play with and in the end my opponents who play on the same shuttlecocks get stained oso
    4) lastly if i mark with the certain racket brand, i am promoting the brand foc, why should i since i am not paid so...or given any foc rackets or stringing.... for those pro....player...i can understand.... for novice and lousy player like.... who cares?

    maybe i am just plain lazy.... or...i just like it simple........whichever u wan to say so..

    any1 agree or disagree with me?

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    I agree with you, Not a great fan of stencil ink, when you cut the string after your strings break red dye usually goes everywhere and seems to turn up everywhere in your racket bag for the next few days. As a stringer it also means my flat ends up covered in red dye as well, which then mysteriously ends up everywhere.

    Personally I don't have any design on my racket, I'm not sponsored and I prefer having a nice clean string bed. Although I don't have anything against various designs, I just wish stencil ink wasn't so messy when restringing!

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    I dislike it...
    An inexperienced player at my school completely coloured his string bed black and red. It stained the shuttle and of course.. I was partnered up with him to rally and it stained my perfect string bed >

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    Quote Originally Posted by 729927852 View Post
    I dislike it...
    An inexperienced player at my school completely coloured his string bed black and red. It stained the shuttle and of course.. I was partnered up with him to rally and it stained my perfect string bed >
    oh.... did u tell him off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by a|extan View Post
    oh.... did u tell him off?
    err.. no.. There was no point in wasting my breathe, he looked like the kid who knew nothing of the sport so I just switched partners..

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    I kinda like stencil Ink. Maybe it's based on personal preference? I do agree that the stencil ink will stain the shuttle, but if you apply it correctly and use the correct ink, it should not stain other people's string. Based on my experience, none of the people i play with got stains on their rackets.

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    One simple reason I stencil some of my more recogniseable and "attention catchy" racquets (you know what that means) is because about 99% of the other players at where I play do not do it. Thus, if a stenciled racquet resembling mine ends up near the others' un-stenciled racquets I can immediately differentiate it and prevent a plausible theft

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    i dislike it for the same reason. it stains the shuttle and stain other people's racket. i have found stencil ink on my racket from playing with other who has stenciled their racket. so the ink went from their strings to the shuttle and then from the shuttle to my racket.

    but then at the same time, Blitzzards has a good point about identity. perhaps the way to do it is to stencil the string near the frame, away from the sweetspot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    it stains the shuttle
    That's exactly why our lot uses it as a shuttle wear indicator.

    I've vascillated between preferring blank beds and stamped beds - I'm on Li Ning skunktails atm, and it doesn't take up too much acrage on the bed (c.f. with Kason - it would be quicker to stencil the areas around the "K":P).

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    Perhaps stenciling one's strings on the sweetspot, allows one to practice consistently hitting the sweetspot? Kinda like hitting the bullseye...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badmintan View Post
    Perhaps stenciling one's strings on the sweetspot, allows one to practice consistently hitting the sweetspot? Kinda like hitting the bullseye...
    yah...idea leh.....

    so if after a few strokes of play...your shuttle heads is still clean of any markings.. means u....didnt play onto the sweet spot?

    if its full of markings.... it means..u can always hit the sweetspot..

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    Quote Originally Posted by a|extan View Post
    yah...idea leh.....

    so if after a few strokes of play...your shuttle heads is still clean of any markings.. means u....didnt play onto the sweet spot?

    if its full of markings.... it means..u can always hit the sweetspot..
    actually, it should be the other way around.

    if you stencil the middle, and then hit 50% sweet 50% not sweet. the shuttle will still be stained. you cannot tell between 100% and 50%.

    but if you stencil the outside, then the goal is to have zero stain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    actually, it should be the other way around.

    if you stencil the middle, and then hit 50% sweet 50% not sweet. the shuttle will still be stained. you cannot tell between 100% and 50%.

    but if you stencil the outside, then the goal is to have zero stain.
    thats even beta....
    any1 got sample har?

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    Perhaps one can use different colors as well. Black for most outer ring. Blue for middle ring. Red for inner ring. No colors for sweet spot. That way...you can roughly tell where you are hitting the shuttle according to the stains on the shuttle. Or hopefully no stains at all.

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    I agree to dislike...

    the ink also will affect the repulsion of your string tension...
    like DEAD string..... due to low tension I am using....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanucksDynasty View Post
    Perhaps one can use different colors as well. Black for most outer ring. Blue for middle ring. Red for inner ring. No colors for sweet spot. That way...you can roughly tell where you are hitting the shuttle according to the stains on the shuttle. Or hopefully no stains at all.
    great idea!

    good thinking everybody.

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    ^At my tension, off-centre hits are signalled by a helpful snapping of the string - no ink needed.

    The "bullseye" system is, in all seriousness, a pretty nice idea, especially for beginners; I'd have four colours to denote NSEW and a blank bullseye.

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