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Yonex BG-70 Pro

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by Byro-Nenium, Jan 4, 2001.

  1. Byro-Nenium

    Byro-Nenium Regular Member

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    Does anyone here have any personal experience using this string..... I am currently using the BG-65 and i find it quite unsuitable and i am considering this BG-70 Pro string.

    Thanks for any replies
    PS Is it true that this string is more suitable for Nylon shuttles?
     
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    I did try it for a while but didn't find much difference.
    Personally I find BG 85 pretty good. Interestingly whilst in M'sia, it seems BG65 or BG66 are much more common whereas BG85 is more used in HK.

    Are u still using Nylon shuttles?
     
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    No, i was just wondering coz all the people who i have asked who use the BG-70 Pro say that its better for Nylon shuttles. It even says that in the Yonex catalog.. I was just asking for fun..... But thanx anyway
     
  4. wake

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    I don't like Bg70 Pro for nylon or feather, I use Bg65 for nylon and Bg66 for feather. I lose control with Bg70 Pro, but it seems to last. I haven't really used Bg80/85.
     
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    RE: Back to BG65

    Hey Byro,

    My friends came back from a badminton trip in China. A couple of players they met were ex-province players. They gave the following info:

    1) They use BG65 strung to 30lbs! (because it doesn't break so easy).
    2) Apparently Sun Jun strung at 34lbs!!! FYI, he uses a Boron-2.



    I have a cab22 strung with BG65 at 30lbs and the sound it gives when the strings are flicked is the same as my other cab22 with BG85 at 25-26lbs. Dunno if this is a comparable test. There doesn;t seem to be much difference in playing doubles though in singles, the BG65 seems to have a little less feel.

    Personally, I think BG65 needs to be at 24lbs or above for playability though this is at your own risk of racquet damage.


    Note: I realise that many readers will be in college and of limited budgets. My advice is not to string at these tensions if u cannot afford to keep getting new, expensive racquets to replace broken ones. If u really want to try high tension strings, consider a cheaper racquet. I used to use Prokennex B787's throughout my student days because of the affordability (only 20GBP each) and they stood up well. Since working, I have the luxury to indulge in other more expensive racquet models.
     
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    RE: Back to BG65

    cheung, bg65 is around so long that i believed the veteran chinese players grew accustom to it. They didnt have bg68, 80, 85, 95 back then to train with so they make the best out of bg65. BG66 is too weak over 23 lbs. Once they r used to certain equipements, they dont want to change. Beside, cab20, boron 2, cab 21 are very good racquets.

    Can someone find out whether the pros use bg80, 85 and 95. These newer strings are good but IMO can't last an intense match if strung at 30 lbs. Those pros can break these new strings like twigs may need to carry lots of spare racquets with them on tournament tour.
     
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    RE: Back to BG65

    It's my impression that BG65 is in current use but I'll try to check.
     
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    RE: Back to BG65

    Hey Cooler,

    What strings do the Canadian pro's use and at what tension?
     
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    RE: Back to BG65

    If you want to call them "canadian pros" (world ranking MS #125, #126, #153, #201...and WS #59, #85...), only one live in calgary. I really don't know what string they use. I think i heard as high as 27 lbs.
     
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    String tension for BG85

    Cheung, while I feel satisfied with BG85 at 24 lbs, I found that the power will still be gone down after several games. Should I switch to higher tension ? I've strung with BG65-Ti and BG75-Ti at 24 lbs before, but I found that they are too hard (as you said, BG85 stretch more). I just worry whether high tension such as 26 lbs or above will be too much for me.

    Any advice ?
     
  11. Q-man

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    RE: Back to BG65

    Hey Cheung,

    You said that Sun Jun uses a "BORON-2".....i was wondering what kind of racquet is this and what company makes it and how
    much it cost, and is it aviable in the US?
     
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    RE: Boron-2

    It's an old Yonex model.
    Not in production anymore but specially produced for Sun Jun (so I was told)
    You would have to hunt down second hand ones.
     
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    RE: String tension for BG85

    24lbs is pretty reasonable.
    Although you lose a little power after the strings slacken, I suspect going higher will not make much of an improvement to your overall game. Besides, as Cooler says, the top players will change racquets during a game to maintain the string tension. Us mortals do not have that luxury.

    Badminton is not all about power play.

    My main objective would be try to improve footwork and acceleration. If you can't get to the shuttle properly, you are not starting off with good basics. This principle applies to any situation using skills.
     
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    RE: String tension for BG85

    Where do you draw the line between loose, moderate and tight tensions?
     
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    RE: String tension for BG85

    That would depend on strict definitions.
    One man's tightly strung racquet is another man's slack.

    Thus it is better to state a figure.
     
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    RE: String tension for BG85

    What would it be in your opinion?
     
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    RE: String tension for BG85

    Thanks. This is something very close to what I'm thinking these days - in fact, I do very little on my training to improve power now, but mainly focus on other areas (I've consistency problem with some basic strokes as well). That's why I'm thinking if I can improve my power with just re-string my racquets, it will be something very great - in most cases, you can improve your performance just paying more. -:)

    Unfortunately I simply neglect this principle in the past - as I found more fun with smash, so I kept smash, smash, ... There is really a long way to go for me to pick up those basics. -:(
     
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    RE: String tension for BG85

    I agree with you Ricky, it is fun to smash and once you can take out your opponents just by smashing, you'll neglect the basic techniques. But the new scoring system is easier to win the game by smashing because there are fewer points to earn and you'll have more energy to smash.
     
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    RE: String tension for BG85

    I should have known, the pros use bg70 pro strings. How to the point can one get :)
     
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    RE: String tension for BG85

    I meant to say best NOT to mention a figure. Sorry about the error.
    Since you ask, (sticking my neck out.....)
    Tight 26lbs above
    Moderate 22-25lbs
    Low 21lbs below.
    That's for me using BG65 or BG85. These two stretch more. The figures will be different for other strings.
     

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