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Can I use 26 AWG copper wire to repair a broken badminton racket strings? Answered

The title says it all.
Thanks in advance. :)

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rickharris

4 years ago

No it will not have the tensile strength required

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Downunder35m

4 years ago

You can get replacement strings in good sporting shops.
The cheap ones are around 10 bucks per pack.
Fishing line (mono filament) is useless as it will stretch over time.
If you want to go cheap get some braided fishing line in the 80LBS range, below that the line will just be too thin for a racket.
If you never done any repair on those strings you are better off buying a new racket or to have it fixed in a shop.

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Vyger

4 years ago

It will stretch but not go back so it will get all loose.

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Kiteman

4 years ago

Nope.

Copper wire is quite malleable and ductile - it will not hold significant tension for a useful time.

If you have no access to proper strings, try fishing line, kite lines or guitar strings instead - they are designed to take the tension.