How To Repair Badminton Racket Strings At Home
A badminton racket can break after too much usage. Strings get damaged at regular intervals no matter how well you take care of the racket. Thus, here is a complete guide on how to repair badminton racket strings at home.
If you are a badminton player then you know that maintaining an optimal racket condition is as important as training hard and learning awesome badminton techniques. But, getting a brand-new racket from your local badminton shop would cost you hundreds of dollars, which not everyone can afford.
Besides, it’s more rewarding to DIY your own badminton rackets – fix broken strings, repair torn grip tape, fix a broken frame, etc. So, this article will cover how to repair your badminton racket.
There are a variety of different types of strings that you can use for your badminton racket and most likely, at one point during your life as a player, you will experience having to replace your badminton racket string. If this task is new to you and seems somewhat daunting, don’t worry as it’s far less complex than most people think.
How To Repair Badminton Racket Strings At Home
This article will show you how to repair the badminton racket strings at home.
To be a good badminton player, it is necessary to have a good racket and high quality string. Badminton strings can be damaged by several reasons such as hitting the frame or ground too hard, hitting the shuttlecock with a wrong impact point etc. As a result, racket string may break or crack.
If this happens, you should repair your racket immediately to avoid serious damages. There are two methods for repairing badminton strings: temporary repair method and permanent repair method.
Before doing any repair work on your racket, you should know what type of strings you are using on your racket and how tight the strings are strung in your racket. It’s highly important to pay attention to these details because different types of strings require different techniques for repairing them.
It’s recommended to use similar string when repairing your broken racket string in order to maintain the same properties as well as tension of the original string in your racket.
The first step that is necessary when repairing your broken badminton string is removing the damaged section of the string from your racket by cutting it out with scissors or thread cutter. It’s better if you can remove both strings simultaneously by cutting them
Inspect for damage
Strings don’t last forever. As they wear down, the surface tension in the string causes it to fray. This fraying, which is most noticeable at the tips of the strings, can cause splitting and breaking of the string. The best way to prevent this from happening is to clean your strings regularly and inspect them for damage
If you’re buying a new racket every few weeks, you might be tempted to throw away your old strings every time you buy a new one, especially if you’ve been playing with that racket for a while.
But suddenly throwing away your old strings for no reason can be wasteful and leave you wondering why your old racket suddenly didn’t play quite as well as it used to.
It’s better to reuse your old strings by having them cleaned and repaired. String cleaners are available in most sporting goods stores and are relatively inexpensive. (I got mine at Academy Sports + Outdoors.)
You can use string cleaners to clean and re-string racquets even if the strings haven’t worn down much**
Prepare to string your racket
You can get a badminton racket restringing done by an expert to ensure that your strings don’t break too often, but it is a quite costly affair. So, why not do it yourself? The good news is that stringing your badminton racket at home is not as complicated as it sounds. As long as you have the right tools and follow the instructions properly, you will be able to do it without any trouble.
What You Will Need:
- A badminton racket, of course!
- A stringing machine (you could use the two-point method with clamps instead)
- Badminton string
- Stringing tapes (optional)
- Tension meter (optional)
- Preparing Your Badminton Racket for Stringing
Measure and mark the length of string you need
How to Repair Badminton Racket Strings at Home
Measure and mark the length of string you need. Remember to add about 4 inches (10 cm) to the length for tying knots.
With a badminton racket stringing machine, you can easily repair your badminton racket strings at home.
Slide a string stopper on one end of the string and pull it up to the mark you made earlier. Apply lubricant or wax on the string. Tie a knot at the end of the string and cut off excess length.
Insert the other end of your string into an empty hole on your racket frame, making sure it is going against the direction of the head strings. Pull back gently on your string stopper until it reaches the center of the racket head. Repeat this process in reverse mode until you have pulled all strings through the holes in each section of your racket frame twice over.
Stringing a Badminton Racket Using a Stringing Machine
Weave the second end of the string through the head of your racket
If you have a badminton racket, it’s important to know how to string the racket. When you play badminton, you will be using your racket a lot, and it can get worn out. You should restring your badminton racket when the strings start to wear out. This could take less than a year if you play regularly. Here are some tips on how to restring your badminton racket:
Step 1: Place one end of the string through the grommet hole and then place it into the first hole of the head in an overhand motion.
Step 2: Weave the second end of the string through the head of your racket.
Step 3: After weaving, place it into the second hole of the head in an underhand motion.
Step 4: Go back and forth until you have gone through all of the holes on one side of your racket head.
Locate the middle 2 strings at the top of your racket, and insert one end of the string into them
The racket strings are the component that connects the frame to the shuttlecock and allows it to be hit. The strings are set at a specific tension, which can be changed by the user, but they will break over time and require replacement. This string tension is measured in pounds and should be adjusted according to your playing style and strength.
Servicing your badminton racket is an important part of preserving your equipment. It helps extend the life of your racket, as well as improve performance.
1) Locate the middle 2 strings at the top of your racket, and insert one end of the string into them.
2) Pull the strings through both sides of the racket head from top to bottom, leaving a little excess on both sides.
3) Use a tape measure or ruler to find where you want to start stringing from on each side of the racket head.
4) Place one end of your string into each opening in the racket head, starting from where you measured.
5) Pull the strings through until they reach just past where you started measuring from on each side of your racket’s head. If you do not leave enough excess, you may have difficulty knotting it later on
6) Knot each end together using a double knot
Weave the second end of the string through the bottom two strings in a similar manner
Weave In The String
Begin weaving in your new string by taking one end of it and threading it through two strings at once near the top of your racket. Weave it under one string and over another before leaving it to dangle loose between two strings on each side. Repeat this process with the other end of your string, starting at the bottom this time so that both ends are dangling between two strings on opposite sides of your racket.
Badminton is a self-contained recreational sport that requires no extra support. As long as you are in reasonably good health, you will play this game without much risk to your body. In fact, people of every age can engage in this sport and reap the benefits. The only proper equipment that you need to play this game is a racket and shuttlecocks.