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How long do your strings last?

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by ttktom, Oct 15, 2003.

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how long does your string last you?

  1. less than 2 weeks.

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    5.9%
  2. 2 weeks - 1 month

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  3. 1-2 months

    6 vote(s)
    35.3%
  4. 2-3 months

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  5. 3-6 months

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  6. more than 6 months

    4 vote(s)
    23.5%
  1. Ferrerkiko

    Ferrerkiko Regular Member

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    My favourite string is Yonex BG 65 string at around tension 25-26, can last for 6 months!
     
  2. GTAveteran

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    bg80 - less than 2 weeks
    bg65ti - 1 month
    bg65 - 4+ months
     
  3. oggarminn

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    string doesn't break but the tension changed overtime if you play on a regular basis, so I couldn't generate much power as I could with my newly strung racquet. So I just think that tension plays a big role in this case.
     
  4. Munch

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    1-2 months if I use BG-85. 3 months + for BG65

    Tension at 24
     
  5. xZhongCheng

    xZhongCheng Regular Member

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    My 65Ti is lasting more than 4 months ( still going ) on my Nano Speed 800
     
  6. badwing

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    I played 2x per week for 2-3 hours each session, I played with Ashaway Nano Superlight, VR Electro, Wilson K Blade all strung with BG66 at 26-27lbs.... it's already more than 6 mos and the string still looks fine. But it feels dead already... i guess i have to replace them...
     
  7. xZhongCheng

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    I hear the BG66 dont last long. But amazing power.
     
  8. badwing

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    Yes....I heard that too, even Yonex themself describe that they are less durable due to thinner string, but true ...better repulsion power. But somehow mine last more than 6 mos hahaha...
     
  9. xZhongCheng

    xZhongCheng Regular Member

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    I wish mine would last that long -_-. Which is why I only use BG65s.
     
  10. amfslash

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    ok so we now know how long the strings last before it breaks or u change them, but how long do these strings KEEP their tension? For me:

    rsl ti650 - initial 27 lbs, down to >24lbs in 3 games
    bg85 - 27lbs down to >25lbs in 6 games
    bg80 - 27lbs down to >26lbs in 3 games

    note - all within 2 hours of a playing session...

    anyone been thru the same or im having poor luck with string life here? its annoying as i've to change the way i play when i can feel that the initial tension has gone...
     
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  11. badwing

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    hi amfslash,...how did you measure the tensions post usage?...by bringing them to your stringer and ask them to measure or how?..thanks
     
  12. amfslash

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    we compared the string tension with freshly strung rackets at the shop. not super scientifically exact measurement i know, but good enough for me and my string guy...
     
  13. KOLLECTOR

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    I always wondered about how long the tension would hold on your racquet, or if it is even strung @ the proper tension that you ask for. Does anyone know if there is a proper way to test tensions on your racquet? Everyone I know just use their hands and I find that everyone has a different view on the feel of tensions. So it cannot be accurate!
     
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    Update: My NBG98 at 29lbs broke after 2 months.
     
  15. phamd124

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    Ranges anywhere from 2 weeks - 2 months. Just yesterday after restringing my AT700 (old), I mishit a smash and pop--goes the weasel. Wasted my precious NBG98. I think it was just bad luck or I screwed up the stringing job, I think I'm quite good at it. I stick with the bad luck theory. =)
     
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    how did you guys manage to break your strings?I've had a BG66 strung at 25lbs since october 2008 till now and its still strong.i wanna restring but i dont have the heart to cut the string.lol
     
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    I have only broken 3 strings in 15+ years. I usally get them restrung because the tension gets to low after x months. Saying this, I just broken my string in less 2 months. Maybe be bad grommets in the frame? BG80 at 24lbs on AS 7
     
  18. Areku????

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    i use bg66 sharp mainly..32 lbs.i have my 3 rackets strung at the same tension so i can tell whether the tension has dropped or not by compared with my other racket and listen to the sound it made after each session.surprisingly sometimes even after 6 or 7 games,it still has the same sound tune!!guess i have a good stringer.the longest was 15 games,2hr each.i always test the tension by this way.to me 32 lbs sounds like 'TINGggg',if it droped to 30 lbs,then i hear 'TENGgg'.28 lbs would soundlike 'tongg'..whenever i heard a 'tonggg' then i know its about time to say goodbye to the string.i hate it because i always right about it !!!
     
  19. Amin Khalili

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    Thx for telling me that ..
    My bg-66 sound always tong .. hehe
     
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    bg80 - 27-28lbs - 6-8wks
    bg65 - 31lbs - 6-8wks .... i felt that bg65 only starts showing its true potential at 28lbs above
     

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