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Favourite / least favourite string

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by TechKXL, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. TechKXL

    TechKXL Regular Member

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    Hi all,

    Just wondering if people have favourite and least favourite strings? Of course this will soely be opinion based.
    I don't recall anyone doing this before, if they have, please tell me (or give me a ticking off, haha). Thanks!

    Eg:

    Favourite String(s):
    Ashaway Micropower, BG80, BG66

    Satisfactory String(s):
    BG65TI, Wilson Sensation Braid (.68)

    Unsatisfactory String(s):
    BG68TI (for some odd reason), Wilson DynaSmash (.72)

    Sadly I have only used/experienced the above.

    String(s) that I want to try:
    BG85, Nanogy 98, Ashaway MicroLegend
     
  2. meteoflare

    meteoflare Regular Member

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    Favorite: bg70pro

    least favorite: bg80

    tension 26
     
  3. ryim_

    ryim_ Regular Member

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    Love: BG80
    Hate: BG65-Ti

    Tension: 25lbs
     
  4. drifit

    drifit Moderator

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    1st choice: yonex bg85 - power & control string. not so durable as complained by others. for me, at USD10 for string & labour, not that big deal to change every 2 months.

    2nd choice: yonex bg80 - good playability string, value for money

    3rd choice: yonex nbg98 - almost perfect string. so sad, it is expensive.

    some of dislike strings;
    1. bg66 - good playability string but in the 1st few sessions only. not durable.
    2. rsl ti630 - cheap but slippery string and i feel that ti strings are not nice to play.
    3. bg66 sharp - slippery string and expensive.
     
  5. Gemcat

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    Canada, BC, GVA
    Favorite Strings:
    BG80 (21X23), BG85(22X24), NBG95(24X26)

    Satisfactory Strings:
    BG65(22X24)

    Unsatisfied Strings:
    BG65-Ti(23X25) (Slippery, provides little control when hitting hard. Drops tension to 20X22 in about 5-6 months)

    Wanted to try strings:
    BG66, BG70-Pro, NBG98
     
    #5 Gemcat, Dec 19, 2008
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2008
  6. Smichz

    Smichz Regular Member

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    Love:BG68ti,NBG98 (28x29)
    Hate:BG65..lacks of repulsion.
     
  7. chongkiatz

    chongkiatz Regular Member

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    Love: BG66 (Shape feeling)
    Hate: BG66 (only last for me 6~10 session)
     
  8. Stein_r

    Stein_r Regular Member

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    Love: BG80, BG66 and all Yonex strings
    Hate: Other Brands
     
  9. righthander

    righthander Regular Member

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    love: BG80, 66, 65, 65ti, ashaway rally 22
    hate:all ashaway micropower series, all fukuda
    tension:27lbs :p
     
  10. Danstevens

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    Love: Yonex CBG 100 and BG-65Ti

    Hate: Carlton factory strings

    Want to try: Yonex SemeTitan and TobiTitan (will be a job for when I come back from Belgium)

    Tension: 28Lbs (other than Carlton factory strings, obviously)
     
  11. Mark A

    Mark A Regular Member

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    Love: BG66, SOTX 1040Ti-65, Auspic A-66, Ashaway MP (Far East spec, 0.66)

    Acceptable: BG85, BG80

    Hate: BG-65Ti, BG-68Ti, NBG95

    Tension: 27/29 to 29/31 (non-Vectrans), 26/28 (Vectrans) - with plastic shuttles, I should add.
     
  12. gumpy_999

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    I like/love the BG80, NGB95 and BG65

    I don't like this orange with cris-cross black string from Ashaway... not sure what it's called...
     
  13. modious

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    Favourite Strings
    1. Yonex NBG98
    2. Yonex BG66
    3. Yonex BG88Ti
    4. Yonex BG85
    5. SOTX 1040Ti-65

    Unsatisfactory Strings
    Ashaway MicroLegend XL, Yonex BG68TI, Yonex CBG100, Yonex NBG95
     
  14. Terraglow

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    favourite : BG 66 , BG 85, ashaway ( don't know which type. has 4 colors on its pattern )

    dislike : BG65 Ti, BG 68, Wilson factory string .70 mm
     
  15. dunmaster

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    favorite: BG80.

    OK: BG65, 65P.

    hate: 65Ti. way too slippery, and have no control on the net.

    24 to 26 lbs for BG80, and 2lb + for 65s.
     
  16. trickyx2

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    Like: BG 70 pro, BG 65
    Satisfactory: NBG95
    HATE: BG 65 TI (how could you not) BG 68 TI (lol)
     
  17. Maxphi5

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    Favourite: BG 80
    OK: BG 65
    Dislike: NBG 95, it's too slippery for me, has good power but what good is power when your shots go everywhere (including outside the court >_<)
     
  18. findecano1

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    Favourite : BG85 (but sadly not durable), BG80
    OK : BG66, Gosen Bio Roots
    HATE! : 65Ti and 68Ti

    Would like to try : NBG98, Ashaway Micropower
     
  19. bluecraze07

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    Favourite: BG-80
    Least Favourite: BG-65
     
  20. b0urg301s13

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    Have only tried YY strings..

    Like: NBG98 (30x32), BG85(30x32), BG80(28x30), BG88TI
    OK: NBG95, BG66, BG65, CBG100
    Dislike: BG65TI, BG68TI, BG70PRO
     

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