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BG80, BG66ultimax

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by Polaroid, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Petah

    Petah Regular Member

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    I am weak! =) The tension is around 24-25 lbs done on a drop weight machine.
     
  2. drew tze en

    drew tze en Regular Member

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    I know it is personal preference
    I found that the BG66UM is powerful and very responsive.
     
  3. Petah

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    So far, i think the NBG98 is more powerful as i have another racket (same make and model) that is was strung at 25lbs using the same machine. However, that racket was strung over a month ago and the tension is a lower than the fresh BG66UM. I will give it another review in a couple weeks.

    On another note, I am not sure if it's the crack i am smoking but i find rackets that are done with a drop weight machine retains tension for a longer period of time, or i should say tension drops slower when compared to a crank. Any truth to this?
     
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    drew tze en Regular Member

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    I don't string my own rackets, but I understand what you are saying.
     
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    Yeah, drop weight machines are constant pull whereas crank machines lock out once the required tension is reached
     
  6. Naim.F.C

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    So far I've tried BG80, VS-850, ZY67 and BG85 but today used BG66UM for the first time. Definitely my fave of the bunch. Will be sticking with it for a while now. Got a sharper spring to it with added speed, and imo bags of repulsion.
     
  7. drew tze en

    drew tze en Regular Member

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    I have just bought several strings that are good for repulsion
    I got
    - BG66UM x3
    - BG66 x1
    - BG80 x1
    - NBG 98 x2
    - BG65 x1 (I didn't buy it someone bought it for me)

    I have only tried the BG66UM and there are really good !!
     
  8. Polaroid

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    Thanks for all the advice guys :D. My final decison is the BG66UM
     
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    drew tze en Regular Member

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    haha !
    Hopefully you will feel the difference.
     
  10. Polaroid

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    Apprently I went to the badminton club and they didn't have BG 66 UM sadly but I just went with BG80 cuz why not xD. So after stringing at 24lbs. I can say its really amazing. I can do more powerful smashes more drop returns and the clears and other shots are so easy to perform. But definitly in the future when I get break my string or perhaps in summer when im getting a new racket then I'll it BG66 UM by then.
     
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    Well that sucks, a little surprising they don't have it.
     
  12. Polaroid

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    But the BG80 is not bad though XD
     
  13. drew tze en

    drew tze en Regular Member

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    I bought the BG66UM the All England 2011
    I got it for £8.70
     
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    BG66UM has a thickness of 0.65mm, if i'm not mistaken. While BG66 Medium Feeling has 0.66mm thickness. & i heard BG66UM is quite rare subject to availability.
     
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    I wonder there no ppl try bg85
    Nvm I enjoy all by myself
     
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    LOL I'm going to try NBG 98 with the new VT80 I will get this month.
     
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    drew tze en Regular Member

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    has anyone heard of BG55?
     
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    Yes it's a super thick (.73mm) durable string. Not sure how it plays, but probably not as well as thinner strings.
     
  19. drew tze en

    drew tze en Regular Member

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    OHHH! I'm going to bother and buy it then
     
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    Currently I'm using BG66UM on ARCZ at 24lbs. But I would like to replace it for the reason the tension is already loose just so quickly. And to try others as well.

    Is the BG80 is a good replacement? Do I have to retain at 24lbs or increase it like maybe 26lbs? I'm not really sure about it because BG80 is thicker compared to BG66UM.
     

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