What strings and tension do current professionals use?

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  1. Tango97

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    anyone have an idea on the tension Momota uses on the Aerobite?
     
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    I'm gonna assume he kept the 31x33 after the transition from 66 and DZS. Surely sounds like it.
     
  3. esppy

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    I can now answer that.

    @swsh he went up some more.... yikes 34 on .61 AS.....


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    Having experienced that first hand (and higher...for as), I'm jealous..

    But hey I ain't complaining. I'll hear him live in January plus the guy hit 416kmph against CTC. Boy would I have loved to hear and see that live from front seats.
     
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    Guess it's 35 on the Aerosonic part... :)

    (Label says Aerobite)

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  7. mokomima

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    Yes, right. Main = Aerobite (in this case red) and cross = Aerosonic (white)
     
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    Did Momota break strings in any of his matches at the German Open? I have only seen the final highlights so far...
     
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    Not that I can recall. But then he outplayed and outclassed Nishimoto so much that I don't think he needed to really hit full strength most of the time.

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    Maybe I am used to seeing mens doubles players breaking a string at some point in a tournament whilst using lower tensions but Momota seems to go through multiple tournaments without breaking a single string - but it does seem to be rare in singles despite the ever higher tensions they use.
     
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    Probably has to do more with the pace of the game and the resultant hitting accuracy being lower due to the pressure. I'd say there's a much higher rate of mishits in doubles than there are in singles. But that being said I do vaguely recall a couple of tournaments last year where Momota was regularly breaking strings throughout the tournament. I think it was around the period he switched to Aerobite on the AX99.

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    Men's doubles players typically have higher tensions, I'd say around ~2lbs more on average. Momota is an outlier in MS, he'd probably be most comparable to Carsten Mogensen, who used up to 34/36 iirc.
    The most important factor is that you rarely go for all-out smashes in singles, and if you do, you're almost never off balance, whereas in doubles you often try to hit a fast coming shuttle very hard in the flat game, and that's where lots of strings break when there's a slight mishit.
     
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    Agreed. Boe and Mogensen were serial string breakers :D:D:D I think they could get through more rackets in a tournament than I could in a season.
     
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    Back to his 2014 setup I see. :p

    Granted, with a new string.
     
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    If I'm correct, he gave us only 3 rackets during the whole tournament, so not much. Other players did 3 rackets in 1 match:D
     
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    Does anybody know what Yuta Watanabe run in his Duo ZS?
     
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    BG66UM @ 31lbs.

    Take my word for it, not in a position to upload..
    Pics in a bit...
     
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    @ucantseeme

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