Badminton Strings (Structure): Are tri-layer strings, in which the inner and outer core are made from Nylon and, the outer covering can range from Carbon Nanotube (Nanogy 95), Elastic Resin (Li Ning Boost No. 1),Titanium Hydride (BG 65 Ti) and more. A standard string pack contains string of 33 feet or 10mtr in length, in an average it takes about 24 to 25 feet (8mtr) of string length to string a racquet, the remaining can be used for covering minor damages. String thickness may range from 0.61mm (Aerosonic) to 0.70mm
Stringing Tension: Is the overall pressure on string and is supposed to be constant throughout the racquet periphery. The amount of tension which is reliable depends on the material the racquet frame is made of and the material, thickness of the string. A thin, but more stretched string will break much sooner than a thick one, but the thin one has better shots.
String Life: A string's life totally depends on the gameplay, clashes or ground/wall hits that can weaken the string. A regular safe play in a tenure will for sure result in loosening and strength of the strings. This effect can be easily felt in the gameplay and should be timely managed to avoid any quality drops in the game.
If your racquet is strung above 24lbs and you are going to stop the play for more than 45 days, then its better to cut the string so to prevent the racquet from loosing its shape, also a string may cut during the game if it has not been used from a long time.
Also if a string is cut from one side, then it's better to remove all the strings and should not be stored as it is, because the racquet's tension will move towards the lower side, compromising the head shape.
String Stencil: A string stencil is just a graphical appeal to the racquet, that is only visible from a farther distance. It was initiated by the brands to let people know over their TV screens what racquets the players are using, a marketing move.
- All strings stretch, like elastic, and therefore your strings will begin to lose tension (known as "tension creep") starting from the day it is strung.
- Every racket has a “sweet spot.” This is an area on the string bed which will give you the most power.
- Beginners lack the technique and is more likely to mis-hit the shuttle on the wrong part of the string bed, therefore it is recommended that they use a lower tension because the lower the tension, the bigger the sweet spot.
- A higher tension will provide more power and control only if you can consistently hit the sweet spot. The downside is that the strings will break more easily if a mis-hit occurs because of how tight the strings are being stretched.
- As a player becomes more consistent and has good technique, they will benefit more from a higher tension because the shuttle will travel off the string bed faster, giving them control of the shuttle.
String tension relating to power and control
Much of the power in a badminton shot comes from the string. Thus, it is very important to know how string tension can affect your game. By adjusting the string tension, you can adjust the amount of power or control that you get from any string, thick or thin.
Playing with a lower tension (18-23lb)
A lower tension means:
-a softer (looser) string bed and thus less feeling of the shuttle which results in less control and placement
-the racket will have a softer string bed which means that there is more "bounce/repulsion" from the strings and therefore the player can easily get power from the racket without using much strength
-a larger sweet spot that is more forgiving and requires less accurate strokes to generate power
-the strings are more durable and less prone to breakage from off-center miss hits at the sides of the string bed
Conclusion: Lower tensions are more suited for beginners who do not have good hitting technique and require more power in their game.
Playing with a higher tension (24-30lb)
A higher tension means:
-a harder (tighter) string bed and thus more feeling of the shuttle which allows for more control and placement
-the player will need to be more accurate and consistent with their strokes in order to generate power due to the smaller sweet spot
-the racket will also have a harder (tighter) string bed which means that there is less "bounce/repulsion" from the strings and therefore the player will need to input more strength to generate power
-the strings are less durable and more prone to breakage from off-center miss-hits at the sides of the string bed
Conclusion: Higher tensions are more suited for advanced players who have good hitting technique and require more control in their game.
Here is a table that summarizes the main points:
Your string will experience wear and tear with time but it is the high-quality strings with top class raw material and design that stand the test of time. Also, the string’s thickness or the ‘gauge’ contribute to the durability of the string and the thickness is directly proportional to the durability. For an analogy, just picture it, which string would be hard to cut with a blade, a thick one, or a thin one? However, this does not mean that thin strings are not durable, in fact, thin strings are bouncier and give more repulsion power. The case for thicker strings is that they have a comparative advantage in durability.
The Badminton strings are elastic and they stretch and restore their original position while hitting a shuttle and this is how they generate power. The idea is similar to that of a bow and arrow, where the strings move from their original position and blast off the arrow with the help of repulsion. Similarly, in the case of a badminton string, the shuttle bounces off the surface of the string and it repulses the shuttle in the direction of swing.
Different texture and design of the string and different tension levels can produce different sounds. However, most of the players desire that crisp sound one hears when you hit the shuttle with force. It is a very important psychological component of the sport and is aesthetically pleasing.
"Strings are subject to wear and tear. It is very common that strings break while playing. No Warranty on string damages"
Note: We String your racquet with the digital Li-Ning E-4000 Stringing machine.
We Provide a special Thermocol packaging for the racquet which are strung above 25 lbs, to avoid the damages during transit.