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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)
    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. Helios

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    NBG99 26lbs => 1-2months
    BG66um 28x26lbs => 2 weeks

    It would be nice to v a graph (like google doc) to resume all infos/stats on strings per month per tension per racket infos... imo
     
  2. yeahehehehe

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    Believe it or not

    My Prince Powerline strung w/ factory string at 22lbs is nearly 3 years old.

    I've been using it EVERYDAY ............ and it's still not breaking
     
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    First time with a bg66 lasted 1 month
    Bg65 seems to last indefinitely at lower tensions
    Just tried bg66ti for about a month, but will be cutting it as i dont like the feel of it
     
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    BG66UM @ 26x29 lasts me around 3 weeks, playing around 20 hours a week recreational level and 10 hours a week at a higher level (much more smashing, less trick shots)

    Ashaway zymax 65 lasts usually just a few days less.

    Zymax 62 broke as soon as they would put the cross at 29 lbs lol. They tried it 3 times, then called me and I told them to just put bg66um instead. Good thing I didn't have to pay for the 3 broken zymax 62 lol.
     
  5. gundamzaku

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    zymax67 @ 24x26lbs yellow, going 1 month. after following this thread since i responded the first time i am led to believe that either i am so good that i don't ever mishit, or that i don't hit anywhere hard enough to actually break the strings, i think it's the latter that's more reasonable :)
     
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    Bg65ti @24lbs on arc z-slash - forever. Had to cut as it became loose.

    Bg66um @24lbs on z-force: three months.
    Not a heavy smasher, play three times a week approx 2 hours.
     
  7. Yellowfish

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    My Li NIng AP 62 + last me 2.5 mths to 3 mths b4 it snap.
     
  8. slair76116

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    Z-Speed & UM66U @ 25Lbs less than 2 weeks 1.5 hours a day 3 days a week
    Z-Force & UM66U and NBG98 @ 25Lbs Less than 3 weeks 1.5 hours a day 3 days a week

    I am Thor and My racket is my hammer :mad:
     
  9. Exert

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    Nanospeed 9900 & BG 80 Power @ 25 lbs less then three weeks , 14 hours per week.

    Z-force & BG 65 @ 26 lbs still going strong for three weeks.

    Heavy smasher.
     
  10. JohnnyZeng

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    BG65 30lb=2month
    BG70 28lb=1~2month
    BG80 28lb=2week
    BG80Power 29lb= 2 games
    NBG95 28lb= 3 week
    NBG98 28lb= 4 days
    victor 850 28lb= 1 game
    and i only play like twice per week.... FML?
    im a heavy smasher... racket: VT80, VT80PG and victor MX80
     
    #610 JohnnyZeng, Mar 15, 2014
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  11. Ferrerkiko

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    Currently using NS 95 Li ning , this my 3rd month tension 30, now drop to 25.
    End of the month not burst will still change. As I want to try BG 80 or 65 TI
     
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    BG66UM: 2-3 weeks max before I cut
    ZM65: 3-4 weeks max before I cut
    ZM62: 1-2 weeks before it snaps
    Adipower Pro: 2-4 weeks before I cut
    VS850: 2-4 weeks before I cut

    I'm more of a control/counter attack player so how the stringbed feels to me is very important. I lose my touch when the strings lose their liveliness/crispness. All tensions are ~24lbs, not higher than 25lbs, not lower than 23lbs.
     
  13. visor

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    Very interesting, my play style is also similar and feel is most important to me.
    I've played with all those strings except for Adipower, and liked them all. And those figures have been my experience as well.

    BG66UM and VS850 nice feel and repulsive, but loose tension noticeably after 2 weeks.

    ZM62 is great at 23 lbs or less, otherwise it'll break at the first mishit.

    ZM65 I'm trying again at 26 lbs... not as crispy as 62, but surely more durable.
    [MENTION=15627]llpjlau[/MENTION]
    How's BG80 compare? In terms of feel, repulsion, tension retention, durability?
     
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    I used to only play with BG80 but that was before I discovered the ZM series. Now BG80 just feels like it lacks power. Maybe it's just too thick for my liking (0.68mm). Even ZM67 cannot compare to ZM65.
     
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    I disagree with you, with BG 80 the power is there.
     
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    Very happy with the performance of ZM65.

    Ive found my ideal tension at 23x24 lbs and it's been lasting me a long time lol.

    So far it's lasted around 5 months of 2 games @ 3 hrs each per week.

    String tension have dropped a bit but it doesn't bother me much. It has even frayed everywhere and haven't snapped yet. I'm no slouch when it comes to smashing too ( I think )


    What's everyone's opinion on ZM65 @ 23x24 lbs? Would it translate to 26-27 lbs on a thicker gauge string, ex: .68mm?
     
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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1404779571.396866.jpg

    Hmmm how long will this last on my z slash anyone want to guess? :3, bg 80 @ 25 lbs and the fray is in the SWeetspot
     
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    The good thing about playing plastics is that string fraying like that has little to no impact on the feel... what feel? ;)

    If playing feathers, I'd cut that without any hesitation... :p
     
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    Yeah, 1-2 lbs tighter feel, but not 3 lb.
     
  20. PinkDawg

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    If you're playing with the cursed Z-slash, then another month, because it's impossible to hit the sweet spot :p joking
    recently i've found BG66UM to last me longer and longer even though I smash harder and harder.
    o_O
    my strings tend to last a month are so, but when one breaks, the others break on the same night ALWAYS :(
     

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