After selecting a badminton racket, players often ask whether they should choose a string upgrade or stick to factory strings. Before choosing a string and a tension, there are a few key points to understand:
Low tension (20-23 lbs)
Increases the sweetspot
Mid tension (24-25 lbs)
Provides a reliable sweetspot
High tension (26+ lbs)
More powerful sweetspot
Choosing a lower tension results in the following changes to your performance:
Therefore, lower tensions are more suitable for players that want more power, and for players that do not yet consistently hit the sweet-spot on the string-bed.
Choosing a higher tension results in the following changes to your performance:
Therefore, higher tensions are suitable for players with advanced technique that can already generate their own power consistently.