Badminton can provide a great cardiovascular workout in addition to being a fun pastime. As with many sports, the quality of your equipment can make all the difference. A badminton racket needs regular care to fix broken or loose strings. With a stringing machine, you can restring a badminton racket in your home.
Decide what kind of string you want for your racket. Strings can be made from either natural gut or synthetic fibers. There are pluses and minuses to each type, but in general, gut strings are softer, synthetic more durable.
Determine what tension level you'll need for your new strings. The tighter the strings, the more control you'll have. Looser strings will have more bounce, allowing you to hit for greater distances.
Buy a stringing machine. Though these are expensive--you can easily spend more than $1,000 on one--if you are a regular player, it will pay for itself over the years of use you will get from one. Racket-stringing machines are available at any tennis supply store or on-line depots such as Tennis Warehouse.
Insert your badminton racket into the stringing machine. The head and neck should be tightly secured in the clamps. The racket should not be able to move at all during the restringing process.
Measure 40 feet of racket string and insert one end into the first vertical hole on the top of the racket's head. Move the string all the way down to the neck and then again up to the racket's head. Once you have completed this step, pull the string tight and clamp it in place.
Continue the above process until you have finished all the vertical lines. Clamp the final string and tie a knot to secure it. Remove the clamp and cut away any extra string.
String your horizontal line by inserting the string into the horizontal holes and moving across the racket. You'll need to weave the horizontal strings in and out of the vertical ones.
Give the line some tension and clamp it after you finish each row. At the final row, clamp the string off and tie it with a double knot. Release the clamp.