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Best Badminton String for Children

Yonex Aerobite Badminton String

The tendency for most parents is to string their child’s badminton racquet with the cheapest, most durable string possible.

Bad idea!!

If the parent’s goal is to increase their child’s enjoyment of badminton, then the string should help them succeed.

Very few children are frequent string breakers. Once they become teenagers that may change for some — especially for some boys — but very few children ever break badminton strings. So there is no need to go for maximum durability.

Instead, children’s racquets should be strung for maximum enjoyment.

Stringing children’s badminton racquets for maximum enjoyment means stringing their racquets with the thinnest, most powerful string you can get your hands on.

All of the strings in the table below have been chosen by our coaches as suitable for children up to 10 years old. It does not matter if they are boys or girls or what kinds of shuttles they are using. Children at this age rarely smash, so these strings will work with both nylon and feather shuttlecocks.

Best Badminton String for Children

The badminton strings in this table are recommended by our coaches are the best options for most children. The reasons why they are recommended are discussed in this post.

The reason for stringing children’s racquets this way is simple. Thinner strings increase power. Increasing power allows them to hit the shuttle further. Hitting the shuttle further means longer rallies. Longer rallies equal more fun.

On the other hand …

When parents string children’s badminton racquets with durable string they end up generating less power. Less power means fewer shots make it over the net which leads to shorter rallies and less fun.

In fact, if this happens in a game situation, the result equals less success and more failure, which for many kids is no fun at all.

Stringing kids racquets with thinner more powerful strings means — in a game situation — that they will be able to hit the shuttle deeper.

If Child A strings for power and Child B strings for durability, then Child A has an advantage. Assuming they are equal, Child A will probably have more fun than Child B.

If Child A starts playing well enough that he or she is hitting the shuttle out the back of the court or if Child A starts to break strings more often than his or her parents can afford, then it’s time to choose something more durable.

But switching to a thicker string before that happens is not necessary and may be counterproductive to the whole point of enrolling a child in an athletic program.

In other words, if you want your child to have fun playing badminton, string their racquets with string that will offer them the most amount of fun.

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Best Badminton String for Nylon Shuttles


Nylon shuttles (sometimes called “plastic” shuttles) are much harder on badminton strings than feather shuttles. Therefore string breakage can be an issue for frequent players or hard hitters.

Each of the strings below have been selected by our experts as generally best for nylon shuttles. In this context, “best” means most durable.

Best Badminton String for Nylon Shuttles

For more information about each string, please click on the product and go to “Our Description” on the individual product page. The product page for each string gives you an idea of the type of player the string is most suitable for.

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Save $200 Stringing Yonex Badminton Racquets

Great news for Yonex fans in Calgary. Our Yonex badminton racquet program just got even better.

There is no point in buying your Yonex racquets anywhere else because nobody can beat this deal.

Starting today, every customized Yonex ™ badminton racquet purchased in-store now comes with $200 in free stringing upgrades.

But wait! There’s more …

Customers who purchase these racquets from us will save time as well as money because they will be able to automatically upgrade from basic labour (one week turnaround) to guaranteed one-hour stringing at no extra charge.

Yonex Astrox Series

Racquet Network’s new badminton program saves you $20 every time you string your racquet. It also cuts down on the number of trips you have to make to our store.

Here is how things normally work.

  1. Break a string.
  2. Bring racquet to the store.
  3. Go home and wait for email notification.
  4. Come back to the store a few days later to pick your racquet up.

In other words, you make two trips to the store.

Here is how things work now.

  1. Break a string.
  2. Book an appointment.
  3. Bring your racquet to the store.
  4. Wait 30 minutes and then take your racquet home with you.

In order words, you only come to the store once.

Yonex Duora Series

The new system also saves you money. Guaranteed one-hour racquet service normally costs $40.00 plus the cost of string. Under the new program, it costs the same as one-week service: $20 plus the cost of string.

So players who are participating in our new program save $200 and 10 trips to the store, which more than pays for the cost of a new racquet.

This is because when you purchase a new Yonex badminton racquet from us, we automatically include $200 worth of stringing upgrades.

Yonex Nanoray Series

While this is awesome deal for anybody who lives in southwest Calgary, this is an even better deal for badminton players who live far from our store because it saves them even more time and more money on racquet stringing services.

Program Details

Our new badminton program, therefore, continues to be the best overall program in Calgary for badminton players who want to save time, save money and play with the best badminton racquets in the world. In addition to those three things, our program is also best for the environment because it reduces car trips and keeps racquets out of the landfills for longer.

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How to Customize the Yonex Astrox 99

Yonex Astrox 88D Badminton Racquet Frame

About the Yonex Astrox 99

The Astrox 99 is a powerful badminton racquet created for advanced to elite level players who like to smash. The carbon fiber materials in this racquet are more advanced than in Yonex’ previous series of smashing racquets — the Voltric series.

With an extra stiff shaft, the Astrox 99 is not intended for recreational players. But many recreational players will buy one nonetheless. So when this happens, it will be important to string it correctly so that they can get the most out of this racquet.

The Steep Attack Challenge

Yonex’ initial marketing campaign for this frame was called the Steep Attack Challenge. It included a series of events at badminton clubs during which players tried to beat a standard set by Lee Chong Wei, the top player to endorse the Astrox 99. The event helped to cement the image of the putative benefits of the racquet’s technologies: steeper smash angle.

This campaign created expectations amongst players that they would be able to smash at a steeper angle with this racquet than with their old Yonex Voltric series racquets. As a result, stringers who want to meet these expectations are generally advised to string the Astrox 99 with thinner, more powerful strings and to avoid stringing strictly for maximum durability.

How to String the Astrox 99

If you are stringing for advanced to elite level men using feather shuttles, we recommend using one of these strings.

If you are stringing for rec level men using nylon shuttles, then we recommend selecting something from this group.

Nylon shuttles, of course, are much harder on strings than feather shuttles. So some men may break strings more often than they like using string from the group above. In that case, it may be advisable to switch to the following.

Of course, any racquet endorsed by Lee Chong Wei will be coveted by teens who are not strong enough to use it. So if your client is one of these players, you may want to go with Aerosensa or Aerobite strung at a low tension. This will help them counter the extra stiff shaft which may present a major challenge for these players.

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We Recycle Racquet String

Recycled Racquet String
We do our best to recycle tennis, squash, badminton and racquetball string.
Did you know that racquet string cannot be recycled? Most people don’t. They assume it can, but it can’t.

All synthetic string ends up in landfills. Tennis string, badminton string, squash string, racquetball string, speedminton string. Once we cut it out of your racquet, it’s garbage.

For that reason, we offer arts and crafty people an opportunity to use discarded string one more time before it moves on to the local dump.

All of the string we cut out of racquets is stored in a string-only bin. We hold onto those string pieces until the bin is full.

Anybody who wants it can have it — absolutely free!!

We never mix it with garbage. The only thing in the string bin is clean string. All colours. All gauges. All sports.

Use it for arts and crafts. Use it for whatever you like.

No charge. Just take it away. All we ask it that you put it to use in one way or another.