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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.

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  2. 2 weeks - 1 month

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  3. 1-2 months

    4 vote(s)
    30.8%
  4. 2-3 months

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  5. 3-6 months

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  6. more than 6 months

    4 vote(s)
    30.8%
  1. RazerCutter

    RazerCutter Regular Member

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    newly strung bg66um on 27lbs 4knots last me 3weeks, max a month
    playtime is 3 times a week. sometimes 4
     
  2. fatrabbit

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    there was one time, broke bg66 ultimax in 2hrs of intense playing!
     
  3. R20190

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    The current results are:

    less than 2 weeks. = 91 (6.18%)

    2 weeks - 1 month = 214 (14.54%)

    1-2 months = 278 (18.89%)

    2-3 months = 258 (17.53%)

    3-6 months = 257 (17.46%)

    more than 6 months = 374 (25.41%)

    Talking to a friend about these results, she thought that with clearly the highest number of votes for the category "more than 6 months" it must be the most common lifespan for strings. And on the face of it, some may be led to think that at first glance.

    However in correcting her I said, if we read it another way, it means that for every 100 people surveyed, only 25 said their strings lasted >6months and 75 said their strings lasted <6months!
     
  4. |_Footwork_|

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    there's no such thing as a "common lifespan".

    lifespan of strings heavily depends on 3 things:
    type of string, tension, level/style of play.
     
  5. R20190

    R20190 Regular Member

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    Yes, we know that!

    But refering to this poll, when I said "common" I was alluding to the category that had the most votes.
     
  6. ant01

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    Since I switched to BG80 and VS850 I can't actually remember breaking a string so far. I just end up cutting them once they fray too much. Other strings like BG66UM and ZM65 lasted a few months for me.

    Funny thing is that my coach used one of my VS850 and broke it in 4 days, although 3-4 days is standard for him. I've seen him break strings during training and it's always around the sweet spot. He did string my racquets at the same tension as his...so I guess he just hits harder a lot more consistently :confused:

    Edit: just remembered that he showed me his broken BS09 recently, snapped at the top of the handle from a smash :eek:
     
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    i use BG80, too. and they break very often...
     
  8. brisac

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    i use bg66 ultimax on 26.5 lbs and last me for couple of weeks. i play 9hrs a week
     
  9. vincedba

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    BG80 Power gone in 3 weeks @24 lbs... play 2-3 hours a week
     
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    same here!
     
  11. johnlowe88

    johnlowe88 Regular Member

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    I have been playing almost exclusively with NBG-98 - my string life is around 2 months or so, and play 5 times a week or so, sometimes more. String is strung at 22/24 lbs. My son hits a lot harder and he will get about 6 weeks but plays only 2-3 times a week. My wife plays 1-2 times a week and her racquet lasts about 11 months or so, although I sometimes use her racquet for doubles. The strings will start to fray, but still lasts a few weeks before snapping.
     
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    just started to use li ning ap62. string it at 27lbs on my T200

    broke it after 2 games and i wasn't even smashing a lot
     
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    I play badminton 5 times a week, 2 hours per session. My Arc Z Slash was strung with BG66U and only lasted for 2 weeks. After that, I changed to Nanogy 95 and it lasted for 7 weeks- yesterday it snapped. Now I change to Nanogy 99, and we'll see how long it will last.
     
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    I'm pretty surprised that so many people play their strings for over 2 months, I mean this is almost 60%...:eek:
     
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    Three to six months for me by and large.
     
  16. gundamzaku

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    BG65 @26x27...one month and still going strong
    PowerGut65 @24x25...two weeks and still going
    NBG98 @24x25...1.5mo and still going

    i play 3-4x a week @ 3-4hrs per session

    weak smasher
     
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    BG80, 31lbs.
    3 weeks up to today, a lot of fraying. (probably won't survive the week.)

    6-8 hours a week.

    weak smasher (fwiw).
     
  18. drew tze en

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    Lately, I've managed to break my strings within 2 weeks
    Ashaway Zymax 67 at 25lbs
    breaking from off-centered smashes :(
     
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    BG 66 ultimax @ 30lbs...
    Avg plays 3 times 3 hrs session per week
    String breaks very accurately within 2 weeks...longest 3 weeks...fastest was on the 1st game after stringing
     
  20. gundamzaku

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    i've since replaced the bg65 because tension lost is too great and didn't stop at all, now i've been playing with Ashaway PowerGut65 on my nanoray300, BLX Recon, and BLX Vertex.

    i also have bg70 on a dunlop biometics and it still crisp :)
     

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