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Sticky strings?

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by tonyw85, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. tonyw85

    tonyw85 Regular Member

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    So... here's a random idea that popped into my head while trying to sleep last night: Would it be advantageous to have strings that are a little sticky? Like how pingpong paddles have that sticky rubbery surface so that they can put spins on the ball, maybe sticky/rubbery strings can allow for better tumblers and slice drops. What do you guys think?
     
  2. martin8768

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    warning dont try this at home:
    haha thats such a good idea, i tryed it, i put a extra rubber sheet i hade from my table tennis paddle(i allways keep extras) and i stuck it on the end of my old racket, i didnt stay on, so i taped it, lol its head heavy now, and wen u cache birdies they just stick, and its really bounchy at the net, but it dosent make it over alot of the time, meh worth trying, i was halarious thow, i was the only one in the gym except my brother who had to see this, and a janitor, she gave me a funny look:D lol
    warning dont try this at home
     
  3. mettayogi

    mettayogi Regular Member

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    Some strings have textured surface for better grip/friction. Ashaway Micro Legend XL (or is it Micro Power?) is an example.
     
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    dont strings last longer if the friction is minimal? i wouldnt want to increas the friction
     
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    Yonex BG88Ti is a very "sticky" string.
    The life of the BG88Ti is even lesser than BG66.
     
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    No, it's PG 65 and 66:p

    These are great strings, great feel, grip unlike to none:)
     
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    I agree. When string with 88Ti (especially working on crosses), it feels like there are "glue" on the string surface. ;)
     
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    yup, bg88ti was designed to be sticky.
     
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    Sticky=more friction. More friction=outer coat wear out. Outer coat wear out=less string life.
     
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    hmmm... guess my idea wasn't so original after all, haha. Thanks guys, I think I'll give bg88ti a try.
     
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    Yep, but PG Neon has significantly more grip than the Power version of the strings. The Power version is more durable.
     
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    give us more detail? :)
     
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    What do you want me to say? There's not much more to say. Please state if you are looking for something specific.
     
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    A slight texture of the string would impart some spin on the feather when struck in a specific way, I am sure experiments have been done that show the net effects.
     

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