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Your top 3 favourite strings and why

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by ant01, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. ant01

    ant01 Regular Member

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    I haven't seen one of these threads for a while, and with a lot of new strings recently I wanted to find out your 3 current favourite strings and reasons why they are your favourite.

    For me it's:

    1. VS-850 - Awesome power and control with a very crisp feel. Pre-stretching and electric stringing it seemed to get around the tension loss issue for me.
    2. BG66UM - Great repulsion and power while it lasts...the strings started feeling a bit dead after a while though. It actually feels quite similar to the Nanogy 98.
    3. Nanogy 98 - Great power but the strings are a bit slippery, although I haven't had too many issues with touch shots. Also doesn't break so easily when I do have to use plastic shuttles compared with BG66UM.

    I've also been trying out BG80 and ZM67 but I haven't used them enough yet to form a decent opinion.
     
  2. Deathblader

    Deathblader Regular Member

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    I only have two of my favorites!

    I love the Nanogy 98 because if it's great repulsion, it's a perfect string for my Nanoray 700 RP!
    The BG 80 Power is also one of my top choices, I use that string on my ArcSaber 10. Also great repulsion power and decent durability.
     
  3. V1lau

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    BG 98 -> Hard Match selection -> Most Powerful string from my experience
    BG 85 -> Daily Hitter selection -> All around string, cheaper than BG 98
    BG 70pro-> Training Racket selection -> Durable, hold string tension well
     
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    From my understanding using the arc10p with a standard setup of 24x26 with the same stringer and same machine used to really 'see' and 'feel' the difference this is my top 3 list:

    BG66UM - Amazing feel and power when its fresh, and drops not much significantly and lasts abit longer if stringed properly. Has a nice sound and nicely priced where im from for RM30 for the string and setup.

    NG98 - Has a strong sound, so far tension retension is holding longer from the bg66um. So far the best setup with my arc10p. But due to the price of RM49, its too pricey for me to maintain.

    Zymax62 - Thinnest of all strings ive tested! AWESOME SOUND and really nicely coloured in red! Price is again really good for this string for RM20. But durability lets it down with a fresh setup not lasting more than 3 games.

    Looking to try out victor strings or from li-ning but not sure what is good and recommended? Cheers!
     
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    for me:1.bg66 ultimax2.nanogy 983.bg66
     
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    From Victor: VS850 (excellent but quite a bit of tension loss)
    Not sure about Li-ning but I hear Accupower 62 is good??
     
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    anyone tried the Victor NS 660 Ti ?
     
  8. gundamzaku

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    victor vs850 - crisp feel like you've mentioned, and also the outside surface is the roughest of any string i've used, so it allows me to execute slice shots with confidence

    victor vs850

    victor vs850

    yes that's how much i love it!!!
     
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    drew tze en Regular Member

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    My top 3 strings is

    BG66UM - the repulsion, and the accurary around the court and the net. The sounds when you hit the sweet spot....

    BG66 - not far from the BG66UM, the power is good, the accuracy is good

    NBG98 - the power is good, the feel around the net is good
     
  10. APB Stringers

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    For me, my top 3 strings are:

    1. Bg66U - Great power and control, however lacks durability and needs replacing often.
    2. Bg80 - I think Yonex's best all around string if you include value for money.
    3. Bg65ti - Not the best string to play with, but is so durable and will last a very long time.

    Please visit www.apbstringers.co.uk for more information on strings as well as stringing help and reviews.
     
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    Bg66m
    nbg98jp
    nbg98sp
     
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    1- VS850 & BG80 (Keeping BG80 90% of the time, and put VS850 just before tournament to get around tension loss. I just love the hard feeling strings and the rough texture haha)
    2- BG85 (Bit less durability than BG80 so it's #2)
    3- ZM62 (Hard not to like this string, everything is so crisp)
     
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    1. BG80, because of its rough texture for cutting
    2. BG66 UM, because of its repulsion
    3. NBG98, because of its repulsion
     
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    1. Carlton xcelerate 67 first string I played with and an incredible all rounder long lasting and great feeling 2. yonex 66um because of the crispiness and precision however as many have becomes lifeless after a few hours and breaks when u last expect it (just before a match)
     
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    I'll be trying out Carlton xcelerate 67 this weekend once I get my re-strung racquet back :) Although I'm really liking BG80 these days, probably because it feels similar to VS-850.
     
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    1. BG66UM (great repulsion)
    2. VS800 (good repulsion for a .7 string, very good tension retension after the first quick loss, rough surface grants good control)
    3. NBG98 (good repulsion, but goes a bit numb rather quickly and is slippery)

    Currently testing the ZM65 as replacement for the 66UM. Looks promising so far, let's see if I'm fit on Monday to take it out for a swing. Surface feels okay, a bit rougher than the 66UM, but not at BG80/VS800 level.
     
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    VS850 x3. :). Have to agree with gundamzaku.

    No matter what other string I've tried, I seem to get the best result with this. Absolutely love the feel, touch, and rough surface which provides amazing control. Only downside is some initial tension loss which can be mitigated by a good stringer with ECP and prestretch.
     
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    the other problem is durability issue. because the outside texture is really rough, the mains and the cross basically cut into each other and after 1-2 sessions 3-4hrs per session, you can tell it's already worn. i literally watch it get worn out after each session.

    another thing i like about this string is, whatever spot on the stringbed you hit the shuttle with, it gets worn out a bit, so over a period of time like 2-3 weeks, you'll see, supposedly, the sweet spot being most worn out, there you will see how consistent you are as well :)

    and i also get the black color string so that when it's worn, the white shows up and that gives the best contrast and so it's easily noticeable. :)
     
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    01. BG66M - Best feel
    02. NBG98 JP - Best Repulsion
    03. BG85 - Best Value
     
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    nanogy98, last longer with repulsion. All covered. ;)
    bg66 repulsion.
    bg65 longevity.
     

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