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Harder string than BG 80?

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by Rob3rt, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. Rob3rt

    Rob3rt Regular Member

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    Hi guys,

    I'm looking for a string that has a harder feel than BG 80.
    In the past few months I have been trying many different strings and still haven't found any I like more than BG 80.

    Here are my feelings about the strings I've tried:
    BG 65, BG 65 Ti, BG 80 Power: too soft feeling
    BG 66 UM, VS 850: nice feeling but too soft

    Is there any string that's similar to BG 80 but has a harder feel? Is BG 85 worth a try? Some say it's a better version of BG 80 with reduced durability.

    Some info:
    Racket: N90 III
    Tension: 29.7 lbs (13.5 kg)
    I don't really care much about durability or tension loss as long as I like the feeling.
     
  2. visor

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    Answer is... no.
     
  3. PinkDawg

    PinkDawg Regular Member

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    I haven't tried the string yet, but you might be able to find luck in the Gosen R4X 110 thread. BG80 might be harder but I don't know.
     
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    Mark A Regular Member

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    Unless you can find Kevlar badminton string, BG80 and BG85 are as hard as it gets.
     
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    you can find Kevlar badminton string, BG80 and BG85 are as hard as it gets. [​IMG]
     
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    IMHO, based on personal experience, in terms of feel the ZM65 is a tad harder than BG80 (if not as hard). In terms of performance, they play at the same level. Their only difference is in their hitting sound, wherein the ZM65's like a whip cracking while the BG80 has this deep metallic "ding".

    I have both strings strung on the same rackets at the same tension (currently trying out different strings to address BG66UM's performance issue due to tension loss). I don't have a powerful smash and tend to play a controlled rally/control-type game so I rely heavily on string feel and control to get points.
     
  8. Ferrerkiko

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    You want harder go for BG 65!
     
  9. visor

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    ZM65 and BG65 harder than BG80? No chance in the least.
     
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    I believe if you want harder and crispier than bg80 you have to choose a non yonex string.

    You can try RSL TN680 or 660. These are very stiff, you can get the desired feeling by finding the ideal tension.
    Hope it helps.
     
  11. GreenroomBS

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    in my opinion the feel of Li Ning NS 30 is harder than BG 8ß0. Li Ning says it is a high-rigidity string...
     
  12. Rob3rt

    Rob3rt Regular Member

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    How does the string perform apart from the hard feeling?
     
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    the power you get is insane, control is good, durability is bad
     
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    Sounds very promising, indeed. As long as the feeling and performance are good, I don't care about durability. ;)
     
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    NS30 is probably the only string I can break on a regular basis - that's how bad the durability is.

    But the feel is like IRON:).
     
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    I really didn't like NS30 - largely because I don't like hard strings but it also felt really dull imo. Although it had the solid-feel of BG80, I don't think it was harder as such.
     
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    With a diameter of 0.70 :eek:
    Why is that?
     
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    No idea - I can't break BG80 or BG85 at that tension for love nor money.
     
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    jep, mark is absolutely right. tension loss definitely no problem here:)

    i only tried the blue ones, but now i strung a set of white. hopefully this is a little bit better...
     
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    Where did you get your NS30? It's not available on MBS.
     

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