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Li Ning Accupower 62 vs Bg 66 ultimax

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by Soul9999, May 22, 2011.

  1. Soul9999

    Soul9999 Regular Member

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    I'm currently using the bg66 ulitmax right now and i'm really enjoying the power and control that I get out of it at the moment. I'm going to be getting a Li-ning racket soon so my friend a Li-ning fan recommended to me to try the accupower 62. Does anyone have experience with the two?
     
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    LD rules! Regular Member

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    it's basically the same string as Ashaway Zymax 62.:)
     
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    I have experience with both. Putting them head-to-head, at the same tension:

    Power - AP62 > 66UM
    Control - AP62 > 66UM
    Feel - AP62 > 66UM
    Durability - 66UM > AP62

    I found 66UM to be identical to 66M, but definitely more powerful than "normal" 66, but AP62 is a different species entirely, which I reviewed here.

    What exactly are you suggesting, @LD?:D
     
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    I am suggesting that, Li Ning and Ashaway are/were working on a joint project when creating the AP/ZM62.:) hence they are pretty much the same string.:)
     
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    I tried the AP62+ I am so pleased with the performance. It is way better than the Ap62 regular or 1st generation. I find that it has better repulsion, control, feel to it compared with BG66UM. I usually string it at 1 or 2 lbs higher and let it sit for a week. The tension would be perfect and would have better durability. The only drawback I find with this string is the defense is not as good as BG66UM because the strings are harder. But love it though.
     
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    Have you thought of trying Victor VS650. Its similar to 66um but VS650 feels better?
     
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    My friend commented that AP62 is not durable... can see signs of wear and tear right after the first session
     
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    My AP62+ still looking good without signs of wear yet. Been through 3 sessions of 2 hours play.
    Personally felt is more durable than the first generation.
    Good option for ZM62 / BG66UM
     
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    a regular user of bg66 for the past decade.. recently i had 2 racquets on AP62 since the shop i was stringing at didnt have 66um in the colors i wanted..
    both strung at 24 and 25lbs respectively.. the feel's good!
    doesnt seem to stretch out too much too, tension's pretty good after a while.
    its worth a try :)
     
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    Guess this new AP62+ is better quality than AP62... might just give this a try after my BG80P or NBG98 broke... BG80P is a bit too hard for my liking... :)
     
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    I love the feeling of the AP62+ more than 66UM. AP 62+ has more repulsion and power. Slice shots are very accurate as well. Only drawback is the defense on smashes I need to put more wrist action to it because the string is a little harder compared to the 66UM. I usually string it at 27lbs and let it sit for 3 days and strings are perfect. They last me close to 2 mths.
     
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    I find the AP62+ good to use and better than 66UM and NBG98 as well...more repulsive and seems to hold tension well :)
     
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    now i really wanna try both ap62 and zymax 62!!!
     
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    I have my n90s strung with ap62+ and bg66um at 26lbs separately. Found out that the tension after a month is 24.5lbs for ap62+ while 23lbs for bg66um. I use racquet tune for the results. I mostly play singles for my school team.
     
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    How u know string tension drop to 24.5 and 23...what kind of mechine u use to check string tension...
     
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    He's just extrapolating from previous measured frequencies at certain tensions. You can measure it with a smartphone app, CarlTune for Android, or ClearTune for iOS.
     
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    Fyi. AP62+ at 24x26 on TI10 feel even more harder than BG80P at 26x28 on NS990.

    It not repulsive compare to BG66U at 23x25 on TI10.
    AP62+ good for control especially at net. May be due to hard feel and less repulsive.

    I would like to say BG80P and AP62+ like brothers.
     
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    Erm... not offense but what you are saying is contradictory to what all others are saying... They found AP62+ is more towards BG66UM rather than BG80P. Anyhow, that is your personal view on it. I will just have to try it out myself :p
     
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    No offence. I will let the string to loss some tension about 2 to 4 weeks. Hope will has better repulsive and clear. One thing for sure, this is hard string.
     
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    i haz 2 identical racquets strung with AP62+ and BG80P at the moment.... :) used them quite interchangeably...

    the bg80P lost tension faster and more significantly than the AP62+...
    feel wise, both has good repulsion, but the bg80P feels hard, and dull, whilst the AP62 is crisp, snappy and bright
     

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