Equipment review / Strings

A guide to badminton strings

Many years ago badminton wooden racquet frames were strung with natural gut. Such strings were typically made from thin twisted strips of sheep or beef intestines. In modern times, synthetic materials have largely replaced natural gut. Natural gut string is still available from Babolat but it has become increasingly rare and costly. Its main disadvantages are that it … Continue reading

Badminton / Reviews / Strings

Badminton strings and tension

Badminton strings and tension are a great icebreaker topic among badminton folk. If you ask around, you’ll find everybody has a different opinion on the best string and tension combo. The major commercial badminton brands provide a guide to the range of strings available. Several blogs from the UK, USA and Malaysia offer a guide to strings for beginner, intermediate and advanced level. My experience has been one … Continue reading