Professionals and their strings

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  1. s_mair

    s_mair Regular Member

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    Pleeeease... read a bit in the linked thread. It depends on the stringer and his machine if he needs to add 1 or 2 lbs. on the crosses to maintain the correct shape of your racket.

    So you just tell your stringer, that you want 24 lbs. tension and he will know what to do.
    That's why it's important to have a stringer who you can trust and who delivers consistent stringjobs. If you switch stringers you will notice that 24 lbs. from one stringer will feel different than 24 lbs. from someone else.
     
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    Yup. I agree. Just tell the stringer what lbs you want and he will know what to do.
     
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    ok thanks you
     
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    FME 0,1 or 2 lbs difference or +10% on crosses effect the playability. After some experience with 30x30 or 29x31 or 29.5x30.5, I can say that this ratio don't effect the frame shape on my machine much. IMO 1lbs difference felt the worst of all 3 and less repulsive. I don't have any reason for this. Just my experience on my machine with my own rackets. Some racket models tend to deform more than others.

    If you take a look at some pros they also choose different ratios without knowing the machine or stringer.

    I think that the ratio gives the stringbed a different characteristic and with most better 6-point machines you won't deform a racket much. I think that the mounting process of the stringer plays also a tiny role. Even a frame which came right off the machine will deform slightly when the strings are settled. Not much, but possible to measure without high end devices.

    After all, I wouldn't mind about a 0.5-1mm shorter or longer frame, if the playability is much better.
    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    boon_keng Regular Member

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    I read on Victor Axelsen Facebook page saying his set up is

    Arcsaber 11 3U G4 - This is how I typically prepare my rackets! String: BG80 around 15kg (34lbs)
     
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    That's definitely correct. I took this picture at the 2015 Swiss Open where he requested BG80 @15.5 kg and 10% prestretch (that Arcsaber11 must be built like a tank!):

    IMG_0614.jpg
     
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    Boe and Mogensen run theirs at 36... 34 is the new 30, it would seem:).
     
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    are they able to choose other brand string if they are sponsored by lining?
     
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    Mark and I found that players tensions were slightly less at this years All Englands.

    Some players have square tensions and others split tensions. It is their choice and we string to their instructions. If a player asks for 31lbs then we string mains and crosses and 31lbs.

    I will be releasing a list of the players and tensions we strung at the All Englands very soon.

    Paul
    www.badminton-coach.co.uk
     
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    Hurry up, I visit your webpage every 2 days and wait for the report. ;)
     
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    I think that the europeans are used to the colder climate during training and practising. If all sporting halls are so well heated like the halls of the venues, something above 30 isn't unusual.
     
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    I would like to second that opinion
     
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    Paul's the one with the hardcopy;).
     
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    What a bummer. We know everything about your nutrition, sleep intervals, who used the washing machine and farts at which time etc. but the real interesting data is missing...
     
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    [​IMG]

    Ahsan : BG 65, 30lbs?

    credit to ckyew
     
  17. Mark A

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    My memory's pretty good... any requests?:D
     
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    Everyone you can remember too much to ask?
     
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    I would be awesome if you can state string and tension ratio as well. :D
     
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    Respectively,

    33/34 @ JS12
    32/33 @ HX800-C
    30/32 @ JS12
    didn't get any (but 33/33 @ BS12N last time)
    31 @ JS10
    went down from 33 to 30 over the week @ JS10
    went down from 33 to 32 over the week @ JS10
    32/33 @ you know what
    32/33 @ you know what
    32/33 @ MX80

    Paul will confirm at some point, but I think they're all right
     
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