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bg66 or bg80 nylon birdies

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by FZ10000, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. FZ10000

    FZ10000 Regular Member

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    hey everyone,
    ive searched this and i didnt get many results,probobly because the mojority of the people here play with feathers, or maybe i suck at searching haha well anyways sorry if this is a repost.

    I play with nylon birdies, and im considering upgrading to a new string. I use bg65 at 23lbs on my at700, and i was thinking about either bg66(new logo) or bg80. Id apreciate your guy's input on these strings in terms of power, feel, controll. etc.. The reviews i read about these strings are on feather birdies, and i dont think the playability nylons are similar to feathers, thats why i need your help, thanks all!

    ohh by the way, im a doubles hard hitter, i play 3times a week 3hour periods, and price and durability is not an issue for me. tahnks agian!
     
  2. kwun

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    it is said that bg70 is the string to use for plastic.

    however, if your choice is limited between bg80 and bg66, then i suggest bg80 for the better durability. bg66 will die very quickly with plastics.
     
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    but he said "price and durability is not an issue". so would BG66 be the better choice? :confused:
     
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    I would have seconded Kwun's suggestion for BG70Pro had FZ10000 not limit his selection to the two strings. BG80 is actually better than BG70Pro performance-wise and should perform adequately at 21-23lbs. BG66 is too thin for plastics shuttles and will irritate you to no end when it breaks often enough. BG80 should last a little longer than BG66 but BG70Pro holds the tension longest. IMO, hard hitters should go for durability and consistency instead of repulsion/performance since they are hitting hard and fast most of the time:D.
     
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    Durability must be an issue of some sort.
    How many backup racquets have you got?
    If you broke a string every game would it cause a problem?
    If you broke a string every day would it cause a problem?
    If you broke a string every week would it cause a problem?

    there must be a limit somewhere.
    I expect BG66 would break too often for you. A hard hitter using AT700 and BG66 and plastic shuttles just cries out for broken strings.

    I mostly play with feathers (80%+) but my string of choice for plastics is BG70Pro. BG70Pro is better than BG65.
    I have used BG80, not a lot, but would say it is OK.

    If you only have 1 racquet I wouldn't recommend BG66, but whatever you do, remember to come back and tell us about it :)
     
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    Hmm... alright thanks for the responses you guys! i might go with bg80, becasue i realy dont like the dead feeling of bg70pro
     
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    what about BG6? never tried it but if it plays better then BG80 and BG66 i would rather use it and break a string every week and pay like 4$ then 7$ every week. i have my own stringing machine so labor is not a factor to me btw
     
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    BG6 is slightly thicker and has a more slippery surface than BG66. I've used the strung and used about 6 of the BG6. I use BG66 now but previously used BG80. BG6<BG80 IMO.

    Since you have your own stringing machine, why not just try them. You can come to your own conclusion.
     
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    i play nylon, and for my reference BG 80> BG 85> BG70 Pro> BG 65 tension is around 23-24lbs
    never tried BG 66 before.

    But if you want to try BG 66, it would be better to have 2 rackets minimum.
     
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    BG-37 or BG-33 is the most suitable yonex strings for molded plastic shuttles like Mavis... :p

    /Twobeer
     
  11. Pete LSD

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    What about BG-70 Pro at 30 lbs :D:p:cool:?

     
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    It depends, are we talking Mavis 300 or 350 ??? :D :p :D
     
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    you missed the nbg45...........:(

    this thread is back in 2005.
    however, bg80 shall be fine hitting the nylon shuttlecock.
     
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    haha, didn't know there was a Nanogy version of the 45 :eek:

    /Twobeer
     

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