by Abdul Rauf Liaqat
Most of the sport games that are playing nowadays in the world doesn't involve racquet in them. There are very few games which requires a racquet and a string in them. These games include squash, tennis & badminton. Though table tennis is a racquet game but it plays without strings.
Whereas strings plays a vital role while playing a game. Players have to be very aware & careful while choosing a string and the string tension must be according to them.
If we talk about badminton, then according to one report most of the badminton professional players have one thing in common and that is very high string tension in their racquet. This report also tells us that every medal winner player must have racquet string at 30lbs to 36lbs tension. Also Yonex racquets played such a magic on the players that this becomes the trend, with the Armotec series being the most popular among the players.
These racquets are perfectly balanced and make them high work racquet. Most of players go for high tension in strings because it gives more control while some disagree with this concept. Some professional players of late 70’s & 80’s argue that low tension strings gives more control because shuttle stays in contact for a longer time as compared to high tension string.
Top professional players of today have high tension in their string because they have sound techniques and they can generate power, they just need extra control to harness this power and this is where string plays its role. 78% Yonex badminton
strings are used by the top 10 professionals which shows that Yonex badminton strings are the top performance badminton strings in the world.
Stringing your racquets with Yonex badminton strings optimizes feel, repulsion power and durability. As the choice of the tournament professionals, Yonex Titanium, multi filament, mono filament and Vectran strings have designed-in performance that let players choose strings that best meet individual play techniques.
A heavy head balanced racquet like Yonex Armotec series which is then convert into light head balance by adding some weight to the handle gives us the best possible combination of power, control and ease of use. And professionals players do this.
According to another report, based on the information from Yonex, Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia (World Rank # 1 since September 2008) has also strung between 30 to 33 lbs and uses the racquet Armotec 900P. So this shows that he chooses a racquet with heavy head weight.
So from here we can conclude that “Weight is good because it helps you to generate power”. Light weight racquet just consumes a lot of your power and destroys your arm and energy. At the end the result is to cue the arm and shoulder injuries as you try your best to generate the power.
However we know that, Heavy head badminton racquets are worst for shoulder injuries. But this condition is only applies for beginners because the difference comes in the playing techniques and strategies they adopt. Day by day and after a year of practice, professionals acquire tactics to play it gently and perfectly.