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DinkALot's Badminton String Review

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by DinkAlot, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. Dreamzz

    Dreamzz Regular Member

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    i personally have an overwhelming dislike bordering on complete hatred for bg66. no feel, no power and low durability, 2 hours of play with this and it's almost guaranteed to snap. might as well just donate my money to my stringer. bg80 and 85 on the other hand, pure heaven .... :)
     
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    I agree, bg 80 and 85 over 66 any day for me too, however no power from bg 66?! are you just not hitting the shuttle? (just jokin with you) bg66 are powerful strings!
     
  3. trying2play

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    The "Power" series are the ones with the visible black PFT coating, whereas the "Neon" series are the ones that have a color matched PFT coating.

    The Power has a grippier texture compared to the Neon. The actual construction of the string I believe is the same aside from the PFT layer.

    Hope that helps.
     
  4. azn_123

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    According to Dink's Review it states that PG66 Neon has better grip than PG66 Power. So....
     
  5. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    PG Neon has the most bite of any string I've tried. But it's a pain to string, it gets all twisted on many an occasion. :p
     
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    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    Have you been using fake BG66? :eek: BG66 is among the most responsive strings I've ever tried. It's almost Taneepak "effortless". :p...:D:D:D
     
  7. azn_123

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    Ahh I see, thanks for clearing things up!
     
  8. azn_123

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    I would have to agree, too bad it snaps too fast.:(
     
  9. Marlboro

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    Guess i have the "Neon". Thanks for the clarification.
     
  10. chris-ccc

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    Ashaway strings: PG66 Neon vs PG66 Power

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    This is confusing.
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  11. azn_123

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    That's what I said before. Hmm..someone must be wrong.:D
     
  12. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    Two different opinions. I guess you would have to try for yourself to see which is grippier.
     
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    yes, cooler is biting those birdies with the neon:D
     
  14. taneepak

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    The pg66 power feels rougher than the pg66neon. But in play the pg66neon has more precise grip, which I suspect is due to the pft being inside instead of outside the jacket of the pg66 power.
    Pg66neon is as easy to string as any other string. It is easy to avoid string from twisting : just remember to always keep them straight or round, never at an angle, just like nature with its natural law of least resistance.
     
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    Does anyone know how well Hi-Qua B696 holding tension is? How long does Hi-Qua B696 last for before it breaks?
     
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    Anyone heard of BG-9?

    It's abit like BG66 & is a string made in China if im not mistaken & i am using it on my MP99.

    Anyone know anything about this string??
     
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    I've only tried BG9 once with 2 knots instead of my usual 4. I was disappointed as it lost tension fairly quickly for me (1 week), but to be fair I am not sure if it was due to dying grommets (replaced some at the next round), string losing tension (ala Gosen Rx200) or stringing technique/# of knots as it was done quickly at the court shop one night. I prefer BG66 between the two.
    If it helps tell you what sort of feel I like, my current favourite is Ashaway MicroPower@28lbs.
     
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    I wanted to try the thinnest string from Yonex (so I can get lots of power!), so I'm considering getting the BG66. But I saw that the Nanogy 98 string is also a 0.66mm string. Dinkalot's string review showed that it had even more power than the BG66. However it costs about £7.75 from mybadmintonstore, while BG66 is £3.22 (more than half price.) So is the NBG98 worth the extra money and how do these strings compare, apart from power? Thanks.
     
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    Only way to be sure is to test it out for yourself.
     
  20. Silent_Ninja

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    But people still have their opinions and I'd like to consider them. :)
     

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