There are various types of badminton rackets, each with different stringing patterns. This depends on the models of the rackets. If the strings in your badminton rackets are broken after a match or practice, you do not have to throw the rackets away or bring them to a sports repair shop to have them restrung. Follow the simple step-by-step instructions below to restring badminton rackets.
Tools and Materials Needed
- Badminton String
- Stringing Machine
- Digital Camera
- Tension Tester
Step 1 – Observe the Current Stringing Pattern of Your Badminton Racket
Take a look at the current stringing pattern of your racket. Have a close-up picture of the current stringing pattern taken with a digital camera to serve as a reference in case you forget how the string patterns look like.
Step 2 – Remove Old Strings
Proceed to remove the old strings. Cut the strings with a pair of scissors and pull them out.
Step 3 – Place the Badminton Racket onto Stringing Machine
Have the badminton racket secured firmly onto the badminton stringing machine. Securing the racket properly distributes the pressure evenly to all the sides of the racket and allows you to work with tools, such as scissors and pliers, safely.
Step 4 – Install New Strings into the Badminton Racket
Start threading using the grommets as a starting point. Tie knots to the strings on the racket’s edges and tighten it with pliers. Trim the edges of any excess string with scissors. After you have finished stringing the first layer, start stringing the cross strings. String the cross strings up and down onto the racket. Follow the picture you have taken of the old stringing pattern, making sure that there is enough tension to the new strings. Then, repeat the process of tying the knots and trimming them.
Step 5 – Check the Tension
Have the tension tester threaded onto the racket strings. Have the adjustment knob tightened until the tension reading appears. The recommended tension for most strings is a maximum of 30lbs. Therefore, a tension of around 28lbs would be appropriate.