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Strings and Tensions for Carbonex 8000 and Armortec 50?

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by Slushiefied, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. Slushiefied

    Slushiefied Regular Member

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    Now, i don't know whether i'm a beginner or an intermediate player, but i've been playing badminton for quite some time, but never actually bothered about grips, strings, tensions, and such. I suppose i'm a beginner in equipment though.

    I'm looking to change my strings and tension for the models i've stated in the title, but unsure of what to change to. I'm looking for a durable yet high-performance string, as i do not want to keep changing. I'm not much of an offensive player, i mostly play the front man in doubles, and i try to return smashes as much as i can, and play net shots. I'm a bit of both. I smash seldomly when i see the opportunity/need to. For the string tension, i'm quite small, (14 years old, but still small.) and weak (sigh), i play golf, and tennis, (i guess soccer doesn't matter here), so maybe that helps with swing speed, i heard 22-23 lbs is good, but again, not entirely sure.

    Thanks.
     
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    Slushiefied Regular Member

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    Why is there no edit button on these threads... Sorry, i forgot to say that i use the carbonex 8000 for doubles since it's lighter, and i will be able to return smashes faster, and the armortec 50 for singles as i need more strength to hit back over the net if it goes far.
     
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    there is no ultimate string that durable AND has high performance
    usually what you get in the middle, to compromise both

    if you want better durability, go for thicker string (0.70 gauge string: BG95, Zymax 70, etc)
    but usually it leaves you with numb feeling

    if you want better performance go for thinner string (0.62 gauge string: BG66UM, Zymax 62, etc)
    but the durability really suffers

    if you want to compromise between the two
    go for in the middle around 0.66-0.68 gauge string such as NBG98, Zymax 67, etc


    for tension, I would say 20-22lbs, but it's up to you
     
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    Thanks. Guess i'll go with NBG 98. Maybe try out BG66UM. Anybody else?
     
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    Also, is bg80 any good? I have been hearing a lot about it on the forums.
     
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    I like BG85 23lbs for its control, but I am no hard hitter. BG65 last forever but never like it.
     

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