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Retiring from BG-65, What next?

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by Loafers, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Loafers

    Loafers Regular Member

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    I'm prefer singles. I use a Carbonex 30 M. I string @ 24/25 lbs. since strings lose tension.

    Why I'm retiring from BG-65.
    1. Good durability. Sure I'll save money, but not performance...
    2. I tend to notice I lose tension too quickly.
    What string should I go with next? BG-80 and Ashaway Micro Power are in my mind, but I'd like to hear hear some comments from people who own these.
     
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    bg-80, bg-85 or ashaway micro power are good choices.
    string, for me, prefer not to last long. 2-3 months is enough.
     
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    BG80 is very good. I'm trying the NBG95 right now, and I have yet to try BG85 or Ashaway MP.
     
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    NBG98 or BG80 are good choices if you dont mind the slightly higher prices of these strings, the performances gained is worth it imho...
     
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    I prefer the BG80s over the NBG95. I think BG80 is the best tradeoff between performance and durability.
     
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    I use a Cab30 too and BG80 @ 25lbs on it. It's been about 3 months so far (average 4 hours per week) and the string is still holding strong. I think you will be well served by the BG80 on the Cab30. The BG80 string pack recommends to lower the tension by 2 lbs but I am using a good 2lbs higher than my previous string/racket combo. As with all new strings, you will have to experiment for yourself to find the best balance for you.

    I have tried the Ashaway MicroLegend but never the MP and prefers the BG80 to the ML. Of course, the MP and ML are different strings and personal preferences may vary. I think either will serve you better than BG65 :p.
     
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    Appreciate the feedback. Looks like BG-80 for me.
     
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    BG80 will break easily. you should try NBG95 or NBG98.
     
  9. dunmaster

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    tried BG80 before, but didn't last more than 1.5 months at 24 lbs. also tried BG65P, which gave very nice power. but, it didn't last more than 2 months at 24 lbs. went back to BG65 for now, and no breakage yet for the last 3 months at 26 lbs.

    from other forum and recommendation, looks like NBG95 might be my next try.
     
  10. drifit

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    i wonder something.....
    many do said bg-80 and bg-85 dont last long.
    may i know, what shuttlecock is used? plastic or feather?
     
  11. dunmaster

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    people use plastic shuttle in this forum?

    I assumed everyone use feather ones.:D
     
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    drifit Moderator

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    err......
    many still do. and, please dont bring up the plastic vs feather. is sensitive ;)
     
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    no no no no. It's was so sensitive that many threads have being locked to control uncontrollable BC members:D
     
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    Most people use feather but there are some that use plastic. Plastic shuttlecocks will break the string faster than feather.
     
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    guess might be just me, since I use feather shuttle from day one I play badminton.
     

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