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Yonex BG 66 Ultimax

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by Badominton, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. kwun

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    last year after all the raving review of the BG66M i actually went and spent US$14 to buy a packet. i have never spent so much on one single pack of string before but curiosity got the better of me.

    but what a disappointment. the string is softer than the already soft BG66UM, has no feel, and while slightly more repulsive than BG66UM, it doesn't make up for the lack of feel as well as the lack of durability.
     
  2. Maklike Tier

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    That's kinda like me, except I bought two packets :eek:

    I could never tell though as the BS10 I had it on at the time was too stiff and too heavy for me anyway, but the MX60 I have strung with Ultimax has been super impressive so obviously I'm keen to try it on other rackets.

    As for this packet of Maxima, I'm just not sure what to do with it really.
     
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    Uh oh....I think I'm about to develop a raging Ultimax habit! The ZM67 just isn't cutting it anymore at 24lbs. 66U is trumping it in every department on the MX60, so looks like the C7 and TSF500 are getting 66U @ 26lbs! :)
     
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    That means your new go to string is 66UM? 66UM > ZM67?
    In every department? Also in durability? If I'm not wrong, you're playing 66UM since 3 weeks (only), so you're probably not able to say anything in this term, are you? :)
     
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    Now using BG66 Ultimax JP 28 lbs. both in my Voltric 80 and ArcSaber 10.
    Great control and repulsion,hitting sound is crisp.
    One of the best string I ever had beside BG66 Sharp which have been discontinued :(
     
  6. CanucksDynasty

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    BG66UM is the best when fresh. But after a few weeks then tension drops alot. If you don't break it...you'll be cutting it (in about a month). It's what I learned with my VT80LTD strung with BG66UM @ 27lbs. I need to get it re-strung .
     
  7. drew tze en

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    I think that the JP version holds tensions slightly longer than the EX version
     
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    Nah, it just means its my fave string this week :) Yeah my 66U is only 3 weeks old so I can't say anything in terms of durability or tension loss, but both those factors are last on my requirements list....unless its VS850 in which case the tension loss was so bad it made me largely abandon it even though I love it.
     
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    Zymax 65 at 24 by 26. oooooohhhh, cant wait to try them out tomorrow...... *Drooollllllllsssss*:p

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    Knew they were going to be red, but never thought it would be this RED!!!!on an arcsaber 10.

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    Just the Head.

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    even more red!!!


    Sorry, wrong thread.. i was so sure I clicked on the right one... Can this be moved please??
     
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    What is the diameter ?
     
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    same as the ultimax.. 0.65mm....
     
  12. drew tze en

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    Really? I wonder if these strings are better than BG66UM
     
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    hahahha.. i was previously in love with the 66um until i got ma hands on the zymax 62.. hahahahha oh well, we shall see... updates soon..
     
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    I recently got both my Victor MX80s strung with BG-66UM about 4 weeks ago, and one of the rackets has nose dived in tension (the one I use most regularly) so I've now gone to my other racket which was strung at same tension as the one I use regularly just feels very spongey.

    String was very good, but the rapid loss of tension is a concern! I do play a lot but this shouldn't happen so fast!
     
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    This is the only disadvantage with BG66UM I strung my Voltric 80 about a month ago as well and about 3 weeks after being strung the tension started to become lower.

    I try and get my racket strung with BG66, the tension holds slightly longer then BG66UM
     
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    Maybe its a pro's or a very rich mans string? It wasn't designed to be durable. mine lasted about the same time. currently experimenting with bg80p and i can't get the shuttle to spin very well :(
     
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    What strings do you normally play with ?
     
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    I used to use bg80. Its a good all round string but won't give any advantage except it is reliable. Bg66um gives excellent control but not as much power as bg80p or even bg80. I prefer bg66um just for the accuracy but 80p is growing on me. i haven't worked out how to spin the shuttle with it yet. maybe its the braiding.
     
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    I definitely prefer BG80 I think. I've got a couple of Victor VS850 sitting here so might give them a try.

    What you you mean by 'spin' the shittle diverdan?
     
  20. drew tze en

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    I don't really like BG80, I don't like the hard feeling but I love to use BG66/UM because of the power and the control of these strings
     

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