Stringing Service

We offer fast, consistent, professional stringing service for badminton rackets on-site. There are several string types to choose from (click here for details) or you may provide your own strings for service at $20/racket.

For your convenience, you may drop off your racket for stringing 7 days a week during our business hours. We guarantee your racket will be ready for pick up within 7 days.

Rush service is also available with extra $5 service fee.

Please arrive with the following information ready when you turn in your racket:

  • Your first and last name

  • String type

  • String tension in lbs

  • Contact information (phone number and/or email)

  • Payment: cash, check, all major credit cards are accepted (a 3% surcharged will be applied)

Recommended string tension for different levels of players:

  • Beginner : 17lbs-20lbs

  • Intermediate: 20lbs-24lbs 

  • Advanced: 24lbs-27lbs

  • Professional/International: 27lbs – 30lbs+

 

For plastic shuttles, it is recommended to lower your tension by 1-2lbs. 

Before you choose a badminton string, here are some basic facts and terminology you should familiarize yourself with:

  • 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 Thickness

Thin strings are more elastic and hence have more power. But they have less durability and break quicker than thick strings. Thick strings are not as flexible, hence the power generated by the string will be lesser but it lasts much longer than thin string as well as offering better control.

String Tension

 
  • At low tension (18lb-23lb), the sweet spot is bigger, which means that a player can generate power even if the shot was slightly mishit. This is due to a trampoline like effect generated by the loose string and its elasticity. Moreover, the low tension ensures that the strings last longer because it can take more load than tight strings that may snap due to a bad shot. From the above info, we can infer that the low tension strings are suited to entry level players who are learning to play each shot, cannot generate power and are likely to make plenty of mistakes. Hence, power and durability are important features for their racquets strings

  • At high tension (24lb-30lb), the sweet spot is smaller and the power generated is lesser because the strings are too tight for the trampoline effect to take place. However, control over the shuttle increases because the strings are flatter. Hence, this type of stringing is done by really good players who can generate enough power, have excellent basic techniques and need accuracy in all shots. This is not recommended for beginners because mishits, especially near the frame, can cause the string or racquet to break because of the high tension.

  • As you may have noticed, there is a recommended string tension on every racket.  They usually have a few different ranges depending on the racket itself, 17-22, 20-27, etc...  This recommendation is there to ensure that the racket does not break when stringing.  People who choose to go over the limit may subject their racket to damage under the immense pressure from the high tension of the strings.  Professional players often string way outside the recommendation at 30lbs+ .  These players are sponsored and do not have to pay for their rackets if it breaks so unless you are sponsored, we would not recommend stringing outside the recommended tension and to do so at your own discretion.  The recommended tension is also there for warranty purposes.  Stringing outside the range will void the warranty.

  • A common mistake most people make is to string at too high of a tension because of their ego.  Since it is harder to generate power at high tensions, the player will often use excessive force in order to generate power and may result in an injury to the shoulder or they may develop tennis elbow.

 

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