Shuttlecock Moisture Levels

  • Critical to ensure durability and consistency of flight.
  • Paper: Proper Shuttlecock Moisture Levels
  • Background, steaming materials & procedure, and FAQ
  • Author: Stephen Weil, ABC

Badminton World Federation (BWF)

String Tension

  • Has a profound impact on shuttlecock velocity and control.
  • Scientific paper: The Effect of String Tension on Shuttlecock Velocity
  • Higher tension: less velocity, but more control.
  • Lower tension: more velocity, but less control.
  • Need to experiment, but good starting points are given below.
  • Male Tension (lbs): 19 – 21 / 22 – 24 / 25+ (Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced)
  • Female Tension (lbs): 17 – 19 / 20 – 22 / 23+ (Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced)

USA Badminton

  • Has the responsibility and rights to oversee and manage all types of badminton competition in the USA.
  • Actively involved in the preparation of the best players in the USA for the Olympic Games.

Alan Kakinami

  • Alan Kakinami of AK Badminton has strung for some of the best players in the world at some of the most prestigious tournaments.
  • Players: Lin Dan, Taufik Hidayat, Tony Gunawan
  • Tournaments: Olympic Games, BWF World Championships, All England Open, US Open, Pan American Games
  • Alan uses an $8,000 state-of-the-art Yonex PROTECH8 (a/k/a Toyozouki String System: Model 8stringing machine.