High tension badminton racquet stringing includes all badminton racquets strung over 24 lbs. The maximum we allow is 42 lbs.
Who uses high tension badminton racquet stringing services?
High tension badminton racquet stringing is preferred by elite badminton athletes who are sponsored by a racquet company and who are getting their racquets for free.
Is high tension badminton racquet stringing recommended for recreational players?
High tension badminton racquet stringing is not recommended for recreational players because of the high risk of frame breakage during smashes. Without exception, recreational players using high quality graphite racquets should be stringing their racquets in the 20-24 lb range. Recreational players using frames with aluminum loops should be in the 16-19 lb range.
Where can I get high tension badminton racquet stringing services?
Racquet Network offers high tension badminton racquet stringing services at our southwest Calgary store. All of these frames are strung by members of the Yonex Stringing Team who are trained in high tension stringing.
All high tension badminton racquet stringing services are by appointment only. Depending on staff scheduling, one-hour and/or one-day stringing may not always be possible.
What method of high tension stringing do you use?
All of our high tension badminton racquet stringers are trained in a center-out stringing technique that utilizes one piece of string and two knots.
All high tension stringing occurs after hours when there are no distractions and the stringer cannot be rushed. Pull speeds are reduced to absolute minimums and several pauses are built into the stringing process in order to allow the frame to absorb all of the additional tension.
When performing high tension stringing, our stringers double back on the outside mains and then string the middle crosses first. This prevents the loop from becoming deformed at either the top or the bottom. Once the loop is stabilized by installation of the middle crosses, they complete the bottom crosses This ensures that loop is fully stabilized before starting the weakest part of the frame, which is the top of the loop furthest from the handle.
When stringing at tensions over 32 lbs., our stringers take additional steps to stabilize both the top and bottom of the loop order to prevent it from changing shape while we are stringing the mains.
In addition to the steps above, our stringing machine is precisely re-calibrated immediately prior to all high tension stringing jobs.
All of these extra steps and precautions increase the stringing time from about 20 minutes (standard stringing) to well over an hour. The higher the tension, the longer it takes.
If my badminton racquet breaks during high tension stringing, who is responsible?
Clients must sign a waiver indicating that they understand that stringing their racquet over maximum recommended tension:
- will void the warranty on the frame
- will result in shorter string life
- may result in frame breakage during stringing
- may result in frame breakage during play
The waiver further stipulates that Racquet Network provides no warranty on either the frame or the string when the customer chooses high tension stringing.
High tension stringing is available for CUSTOM RACQUET STRINGING SERVICES. It is not available for DISCOUNT RACQUET STRINGING SERVICES.
Can my racquet be strung at high tension?
Please read this article before ordering high tension stringing …
We are Racquet Stringing Experts
|Our Master Stringers are trained by the US Racquet Stringer’s Association.|
|Racquet Network is a member of the prestigious Yonex Stringing Team.|
|In 2017, members of the Racquet Network custom stringing team were invited to string at the Canadian Open Badminton Championships in Calgary.|
|In 2018, we strung racquets for professionals at the National Bank Challenger Event in Calgary.|
Yonex Stringing Team
Racquet Network is a member of the prestigious Yonex Stringing Team. We are invited to string at elite tennis and badminton events. While we cannot attend every event we are invited to, we do our best to help out when such events are in Alberta.
Installing Racquet Strings
Racquet Network offers both custom stringing and discount stringing options.