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Badminton Racket Stringing

Yonex BG80
Yonex BG80 Badminton String

A good all round string with an ultra thin gauge, avalable in white, yellow or pink.

Material: Multifilament; Colour: White; Gauge: 0.68mm; Best for: Playability & Power

£20

Yonex BG65
Yonex BG65 Badminton String

Finished with a titanium coating ideal for hard hitters, available in pink, white or red.

Material: Multifilament; Colour: White; Gauge: 0.70mm; Best for: All-round & Durability

£22

Yonex BG66 Ultimax
Yonex BG66 Ultimax Badminton String

A premium string with ultimate repulsion & a clear hitting sound, available in four colours.

Material: Multifilament; Colour: White; Gauge: 0.65mm; Best for: Repulsion & Clear Hitting Sound

£24

Badminton String Guide

The vast majority of badminton strings are formed by multiple filaments of nylon, also known as multifilament string. Some badminton strings are also finished with a titanium coating, which can result in improved power and durability.

Multifilament Badminton Strings: A complex string made from thousands of thin fibres which are intertwined together, with the ability to still behave independently from one another, creating a string with great elasticity and resilience. Some multifilament strings are also finished with a titanium coating, which can improve the durability of the string. The choice of badminton string can be overwhelming, so we focus solely on Yonex badminton strings to ensure that our customers are playing with a reputable and reliable string of superior quality.

When discussing badminton string gauge, we are referring to the thickness of the badminton string, measured in millimetres. A thinner string will feel better to play with, as well as being softer on your arm. A thicker string will not feel quite as good but will be more durable than a thinner string.

It is important to find a string gauge which suits your game, as well as being cost effective so that you are not restringing your badminton racket after a few hours of play. Badminton string gauges are given a numerical value which have been outlined below.

Badminton string gauges and diameters in millimetres:

  • 20: 0.80 – 0.90mm (thickest)
  • 20 Micro: 0.78 – 0.82mm
  • 21: 0.70 – 0.80mm
  • 21 Micro: 0.68 – 0.72mm
  • 22: 0.60 – 0.70mm (thinnest)

The final variable when choosing a badminton string is the tension which you would like your badminton racket strung at, which can have a massive impact on your overall performance.

  • All badminton rackets will specify a recommended tension range, which can commonly be found on the inside of the racket frame above the handle
  • Typically, badminton rackets will be strung between 18lbs and 30lbs on tension, or between 8kgs and 14kgs if measuring in metrics
  • A low tension will be characterised by more power, whereas a high tension will demonstrate greater control on your shots
  • If you are unsure which tension to opt for, we would recommend having your racket strung in the middle on the recommended tension range, usually around 24 -26 lbs
  • A higher string tension will cause more strain in your arm. For this reason, we would recommend that junior and senior players use a lower string tension to minimise injury
  • Badminton rackets will lose tension relatively quickly so it is worth considering stringing a few pounds higher than what you actually want to play with to compensate for this loss of tension
  • As you might expect a racket with a higher string tension will lose tension more rapidly than a lower string tension

If you require any further assistance in choosing the correct string, gauge and tension please do not hesitate in contacting us. We would be more than happy to help answer any queries which you may have.

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