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iplaybetter
04-14-2008, 06:07 AM
i know a guy who has a bunch of badminton sticks that need to be strung, can i do it like tennis or must i free string and then tension

YULitle
04-14-2008, 06:08 AM
I've only ever seen it done by pre-weaving. I don't see the advantage in it. You may want to ask him how he had it done. If he doesn't know, I'd say go ahead and do it normally.

I'm jealous... :( I wish I had a badminton racquet to string.

iplaybetter
04-14-2008, 06:12 AM
why, they look like hell

nickb
04-14-2008, 06:40 AM
I HATE stringing badminton frames...I wont do them!

Nick

iplaybetter
04-14-2008, 07:42 AM
but do i try to do it normally or pre-string crap

downey stringing master
04-14-2008, 07:58 AM
i'd do it normally just manually write down the patters like M M M M M M C C M S C M etc as in main... cross .. shared hole
and need clamps and stuff.

iplaybetter
04-14-2008, 08:00 AM
i have the flying clamps for badminton

downey stringing master
04-14-2008, 08:02 AM
i think you might need some smaller centre "L" shape supports well i did when i did a bmington.

iplaybetter
04-14-2008, 08:03 AM
where can i get some of them

downey stringing master
04-14-2008, 08:06 AM
Search Badminton Places.

uk_skippy
04-14-2008, 08:13 AM
Badminton rqts aren't that bad, just a bit more fiddly. You also have to be careful with any awls, and you must check the grommets as the slightest nick will snap the string.

The normal stringing pattern is 22m by 23x, although you can sometimes do from the 7thhole at the top and the 8th hole at the bottom for the crosses.

Easiest way to string the rqts is 2 piece. You'll need about 16.5ft for each length. String the mains as you'd do any rqt, alternating the mains as appropriate, but best not to do more than 3 on each side especially if you string tight. The crosses are the same except that you'll share a fair few holes, so take you time and keep the end of the string pointed. Try not to use an awl to aid you with shared holes as the other string in the hole will snap.

Tensions can go from 16lbs to 26 or even 28lbs. If unsure stick to around the 18lbs mark.

Hope that helps

Regards

Paul

iplaybetter
04-14-2008, 08:32 AM
thanks, and do i need the little suports or not

YULitle
04-14-2008, 08:39 AM
thanks, and do i need the little suports or not

I think you can just turn the typical side supports around and put them on the innermost slot.

iplaybetter
04-14-2008, 08:49 AM
no the little white plastic ones for the H and T

uk_skippy
04-14-2008, 08:55 AM
no the little white plastic ones for the H and T

Possibly not. I can use the same ones I use on tennis rqts for badminton rqts, but sometimes the gap at the throat & head is a little narrower so I have to use slightly round ones. Best to try and see how you get on.

Regard

Paul

iplaybetter
04-14-2008, 09:00 AM
ok thanks guys