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Re-Stringing SOTX Woven 8

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by david07, May 6, 2007.

  1. david07

    david07 New Member

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    So today I popped my strings on a smash, broke around the very top of the frame, middle. it was the strings going up and down, mains i believe. It was BG-80 at 24 lbs. I'm looking for a new string, not that I don't like BG-80, but I'm just looking for something new to try. could you guys recommend me something with good repulsion for a hard hitter, but also really good durability, cost is not a factor as I'd rather have a long lasting string than rather getting string jobs often. btw, don't recommend me BG-65, I tried a friends racket with it and I don't like it
     
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    Might want to check the Nanogy's?
     
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    Only Nanogy 95 is at my local badminton shop, maybe I'll try it
     
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    How about Ashaway Micropower (.70mm) or Micropower XL (.73mm)? It should be a little more durable than the .68mm BG-80 and should play just as good. Also comes in orange to match the Woven-8.
     
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    I would like to try, but no stores here in toronto carry those and I don't have a stringing machine nor know how so I'm pretty sure Yonex strings are the only ones I can use
     
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    Yo's doesnt have NBG-98? they might have it. NBG are very expensive!
     
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    ya, Winning Badminton has NBG-95 for 28 bucks, but I'm willing to pay the extra two bucks (BG-80= 26 bucks) if the durability is there.
     
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    Man, those prices are seriously overpriced. I can get a BG-80 string job here for around $20, and around $17 only if I bring my own BG-80.
     
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    Personally I think Yo's has a better stringer than Winning. Im using NBG-95 myself and it doesnt seem to be dieing yet, had them for about a month
     
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    Is it only the price that is a bit cheaper? Why do u think it's better?
     
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    Just Personal Preference

     
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    Seems the breakage is due to mis-hit, and I doubt any string can survive is the stroke is hard enough. If you need to stay with Yonex, Nanogy95 is the one you might want to take a shot at.
     
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    I have talk to the owner of Yo's he said he will have NG98 in stock very soon.
     
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    What's the difference between BG-80, BG-85, and NBG-95? I've narrowed it down to these three
     
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    They are all great strings, which fit for different ppl's needs. However, if durability is you major concern (and you are a hard hitter and/or using high tension), then, N95 might be the one to go, as it's 0.69mm. BG80 is 0.68 and BG85 is only 0.67mm.
     
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    Have you considered trying other brands such as Ashaway or Gosen?
    Ashaway MicroPower XL is a very durable string at 0.73mm and the feel and power is same if not better than BG-80 or BG-85. The string can go up to 30lbs easily.
    Gosen R4X200 and 300 seems to be pretty good too.
    Dink (Panda) should have posted some reviews already. Do a search.
     
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    Viper2005, thanks for opinion, but if you read earlier, I'm only able to get yonex strings
     
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    You can get any string from online stores cheaper than at your local shop.

     
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    i know, but the point is, I don't own a stringing machine and I don't know how to
     
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    You can buy the string online and give it to your regular stringer to put on your racket. Your stringer will charge you for labor only.

     

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