Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

Help me choose a less demanding racket

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by orangenetic, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. junclot

    junclot Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2013
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Chinese Garden
    second this...

    don't throw ur money around as ur 1st instinct lol

    fiddle with the string tension and stringing 1st before splashing cash, restrain the impulse yea

    27lbs on VT80 is obviously too demanding for most players lol
     
  2. orangenetic

    orangenetic Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2013
    Messages:
    250
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    korea
    Thanks for the comments (Although it sort of turned into a lining racket discussion thread ._.)

    Well it's not that i'm going to change rackets. I'm still going to use VT80 as my main racket. I just need a spare racket that feels like the VT80 but generates more whip? and easier to play with. RIP my old spare rackets...i've been lending people my spare rackets and they come back to me in pieces...


    Also for the strings,
    I thought losing a few lbs after a bit of playtime was a normal thing?
    and 27lbs is a tension that i've been using for 1 year after a year of fiddling around with different tensions.
    One thing about my string is that this is my first time using VS890 (I usually use BG80) and I did a 4knot stringjob this time (I usually use 2knot). But yes, when I go back to BG80 I will try changing up the tensions. Maybe it will have a different feel from when I was testing out tensions two years ago.

    Oh and one quick question. Do 4knot string jobs lose less tension over time than 2knot string jobs?
     
  3. ucantseeme

    ucantseeme Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Messages:
    4,125
    Likes Received:
    1,245
    Location:
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Don't believe these guys who blame stringers for tension loss. Strings loose tension after some time. Even right off the machine until the customer hit the first birdy, the tension drops. When you start playing the string also drop tension but FME the first 24 hours are the biggest drop and then it will just drop just a tiny bit and will fade into nearly nothing until the string breaks. You can minimize the drop with the PS function, but IMO the strings don't perform as good as without it, so I don't use it on regular base.

    I don't have experiences with the VS890, but VS800 and VS850 drops pretty much at the beginning and don't perform as good as Yonex or Zymax strings IMO.

    Normally 4 knots loose a bit more tension compared to 2 knots, because you have 3 (1 starting knot) or 4 (method with starting clamp) tie offs. I highly recommend to use 4 knots on YY rackets due warranty issues.
     
  4. junclot

    junclot Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2013
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Chinese Garden
    there are definitely "gd" stringers and "bad" stringers out there...

    not so much of losing tension "fast" or "slow", but rather the initial tension that is strung

    some 26lbs feel solid and up to mark, some 26lbs felt like 23/24lbs

    my personal experience with trying out diff stringers
     
  5. orangenetic

    orangenetic Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2013
    Messages:
    250
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    korea
    I also noticed that most victor stings (At least the ones i've tried) felt more oily? slippery? than my normal BG80 when I touched them with my hands. Is there a specific reason for this?
     
  6. ucantseeme

    ucantseeme Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Messages:
    4,125
    Likes Received:
    1,245
    Location:
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Did I doubt it? Please don't apply to something what I never said.

    I just applied to the last sentence of [MENTION=168]Xuser[/MENTION].

    As a stringer and through measurements of other members of BC, a freshly stringing job drops tension. Depending if the switched PS on or not and depending on which string used, the pings drops after 3 days (without playing) around 40-60hz which means around 1.33 to 2 lbs tension loss. This isn't a bad stringing job, that is just the natural run. 2lbs loss is pretty normal after a few days and hits, so I don't see a reason to blame a stringer for that natural loss.
     
    #26 ucantseeme, Dec 2, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2015

Share This Page