Before you choose a string, some basic facts and terminology you should familiarize: Every racket has a “sweet spot.” This is an area on the string bed which will give you the most power. Beginners lack the technique and is more likely to mis-hit the shuttle on the wrong part of the string bed, therefore it is recommended that they use a lower tension because the lower the tension, the bigger the sweet spot A higher tension will provide more power and control only if you can consistently hit the sweet spot The downside is that the strings will break more easily if a mis-hit occurs because of how tight the strings are being stretched. As a player becomes more consistent and has good technique, they will benefit more from a higher tension because the shuttle will travel off the string bed faster, giving them control of the shuttle Much of the power shot comes from the string so it is very important to know how string tension can affect your game adjusting the string tension, you can adjust the amount of power or control that you get from any string, thick or thin a softer (looser) string bed and thus less feeling of the shuttle which results in less control and placement Lower tensions are more suited for beginners who do not have good hitting technique and require more power in their game a harder (tighter) string bed and thus more feeling of the shuttle which allows for more control and placement player will need to be more accurate and consistent with their strokes in order to generate power due to the smaller sweet spot Higher tensions are more suited for advanced players who have good hitting technique and require more control in their game. A common mistake most people make is to string at too high of a tension because of their ego. Since it is harder to generate power at high tensions the player will often use excessive force in order to generate power and may result in an injury to the shoulder or they may develop tennis elbow. It is recommended for beginners to use thicker strings since thinner strings are easier to break from mis-hits. To choose a badminton string, you should take note of your playing style as different strings will help with certain aspects of the game. Top of the list being most popular: Strings for Power: BG80, BG66 Ultimax, BG80 Power, NBG98, BG Aerosonic Strings for Durability: BG65 (Great for beginners), BG65 Titanium, NBG95 Strings for Control: NBG99, BG Aerobite For those that play with plastic shuttles, it is recommended to lower your tension by 1-2lbs. A plastic shuttle generally requires more effort to clear to the baseline because they are heavier and fly differently compared to feather shuttles Lowering the string tension will give you the extra power that you need to help you with clears. Here is a suggestion for string tension for different levels of players: Beginner : 17lbs-20lbs, Intermediate: 20lbs-24lbs, advanced: 24lbs-27lbs Professional/International: 27lbs – 30lbs+ Watch How to bind badminton racket in perfect strength within 5 minutes. To get best performance from your Racket binding perfectly is too important so watch how to bind racket perfectly with binding machine.