String a badminton racket to improve your tennis stringing!

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Sweet-Spot, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. Sweet-Spot

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    I've strung quite a few badminton frames now and I found it has really sharpened up my tennis stringing, since you need extra attention to detail, and everything is so delicate.

    It's like playing golf and aiming for another ball instead of the cup - and when you actually aim for the cup it seems really big.

    Word of warning though - get an old frame to practise on if its your first time, you WILL inevitably hit some road bumps! :)
     
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  2. lwto

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    I"ve strung many a badminton racquets, racquetball racquets, squash racquets and ultimately, the only thing I get out of it is, damn I'm glad I'm done with that.

    Though you know, you get these pro badminton stringers and they string those things in like 10 minutes. Badminton racquets are easy to string in the sense that the weaves are easy to do, the most difficult part is with a new racquet threading these floss like strings in through shared holes around the racquet holders, a 2 pt racquet holder would be a lot nice I would think.
     
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  3. zapvor

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    my first time doing badminton was fine. just took longer. no bumps
     
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  4. Sweet-Spot

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    you guys did better than me.... I had several misweaves despite being extra cautious! But I agree, a pain in the butt but gave me a huge appreciation for how enjoyable it is to string tennis, and made weaving feel so much easier.

    10 mins for badminton is outrageous, those guys could probably smash a tennis racket in sub 8!
     
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  5. kkm

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    I wouldn't say that's necessarily the case, remember that badminton stringers practically never have monofilament polyester or natural gut strings to deal with.
     
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    If they worked stringing rackets 24 hours a day that's 14.4 minutes per frame. That's why you can buy them for $3.
     
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  8. lwto

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    Obviously I"ve been stringing them wrong..

    and, Now I know why they have this look of bewildering shock when I tell them it's $25.00 just for the labor cost.
     
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  9. zapvor

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    you charge 25 for labor?
     
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  10. lwto

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    yep, Not many badminton stringers around. I'd rather not do badminton racquets, but if they want me to, well..

    Most of the clients tend to be very well to do asian students that purchace the most expensive everything and are supported by their parents and have more money than they know what to do. I'm generalizing there, not all are like that and I have been known to make exceptions. Usually comes out to about $40.00 per racquet.
     
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  11. zapvor

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    ohh 25 for badminton. that makes more sense. its fair i would charge 25 too. where are you located?
     
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  12. lwto

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    Seattle, we have a big population of Asian students who.. well all play badminton.
     
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  13. zapvor

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    interesting. didnt think tennis was big in seattle. i know a girl that plays thats from there though hah
     
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  14. lwto

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    No tennis is not real big here, sadly.
     
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  15. Steve Huff

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    I did a couple of Yonex badminton rackets last year. A lady from out of town got my name, called and asked if I could string them. She even went to another town to pick up badminton string for me to use. They are definitely more time-consuming than a tennis racket.
     
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  16. lwto

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    For me, it was the unfamiliarity with the string pattern, once I knew, it was pretty easy. ..down to b9 skip 10 and 11 up 12 back down to 10.. etc etc..
     
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  17. zapvor

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    you can always order badminton string online
     
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  18. Steve Huff

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    This lady called me and needed it the next day. She drove 2 hours 1 way to get the string, then an hour to my house to have it strung. I couldn't get it that fast, and I don't do enough badminton rackets to carry it. I could have used some 18 g string I guess.
     
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  19. lwto

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    Try floss next time ;)
     
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  20. zapvor

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    wow. thats commitment
     
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