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Zymax strings

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by Lobeh, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. bender123

    bender123 Regular Member

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    i second that,

    I am thinking about ordering the strings, can anybody compare them with yonex strings. Anybody tried zymax 62
     
  2. sudirman

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    i am going to re-strung my NS7700 with Zymax 62 (24 x 26) this weekend, will feedback you guys later.
     
  3. petert1401

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    I strung both my 900Ps with ZyMax a few days ago, and played with them for the first time yesterday. One was strung with 67 at 27.5 x 30, the other with 62 at the same tension.

    The reason I strung them so high was the ZM62 is specced as "up to 30lb" and I wanted to see if it could take it and what the durability would be. I strung the other at the same tension for a like-for-like comparison between ZM62 and ZM67.

    The first thing to say is that I knew they were going to be too tight for me (I normally use BG80 at 25.5 x 28). They were, but not as much as I'd suspected. The ZM62 in particular was tiring to play with and had an uncomfortably small sweet spot. The ZM67 was a bit more forgiving.

    The object of the exercise was to test the durability of the strings, not to review them - I'll do that in a few weeks by cutting them out (if they haven't broken by then) and restringing at about 26 or 27 lb.

    But, given that they are at completely the wrong tension for me, I played with them both all night and have no muscle soreness this morning :) It wouldn't be fair of me to say how good I thought the strings were though, other than to say that the tension-holding properties are amazing. Don't bet on it bedding in and relaxing much - what you string it at is pretty much what it stays at.
     
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    I would like to believe that the most important property in a string is its absolute playability, over all others, including tension-holding properties or durability.
     
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    I agree 100%, but I was very curious about the claims Ashaway are making about the tension-holding properties and the ability of a 0.62mm string to handle 30lb. The only was to satisfy my curiosity was to suck it & see.

    I'll assess the playability another time, until then I'll use my AT700s for matches and the ZyMaxed-900Ps for club nights...
     
  6. Lobeh

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    Nanogy98 at 26 mains and 36 crosses.
    Clear string is about 2.5 months old and red is recent.
     

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    Amazing :) 26 x 36 doesn't look too bad at all. still i don't want to risk my racket, but might start adding more lbs from "10% rule" to "15% or even 20%" (eg. 23 X 27.5, 25 X 30) and see the performance.
     
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    Lobeh do you know what machine your stringer use?
     
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    From the pictures they are all 4 knots, how could the tensions on main and cross get even out ???
     
  10. Lobeh

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    I have no idea what make of machine he uses. Lots of high level county players have their rackets strung by him.

    As for 4 knots and tension spread, I'm not best placed to explain although it was explained. I just went with it and liked how the racket plays. Even have converted fellow members to it. Hahahaha.

    BTW if you want a lower tension just reduce to 25/35, 24/34. Wouldn't go much lower than that myself. But suck it and see.
     
  11. DinkAlot

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    I would refrain from condoning this type of stringing style. On a current, typical isometric racket, if you do a 10+lbs. difference between the main and cross, the racket will break or eventually break.
     
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    If what you are saying is true, a 26/36 string pattern, the only way I see your stringer "creating" this shape is by mounting your racket without putting any pressure or minimal pressure on the side mounts, pulling the mains until the frame presses against the side mounts, making your racket very round (and stressing it significantly ), then pulling the cross strings to get it back to or close to the original shape.

    My experience has been this type of stringing is too much stress on the racket.

    You also mentioned your stringer uses this type of stringing with BG66 with no problems. Maybe my gripper is too hard on badminton string but 36lbs. with a 10% pre-stretch will break the string just about every time I string, tried it 5 times now. The highest I would go on BG66 is 33lbs. with a 10% pre-stretch and even then, the string breaks after clearing for 5 minutes.

    How long does your string job last? How many rackets have you broken with a string job like this?

    Finally, though I do not condone this, if it works for you and you don't break rackets or string, more power to you. I know that if I went with this kind of set-up, I would be breaking rackets and string every time I played. :p
     
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    I have tried the Zymax 62's and Zymax 67's so far. I would say they are both great strings. I have been trying out Ashaway strings as of recently because I have been trying to find a cheaper alternative to Yonex. My string of choice for Yonex are the BG80's so I wanted something with a similar feel or better.

    I got to try the Zymax 62's for a few days before I snapped them. I must say these strings feel very good. I didn't have problems controlling the bird and these strings have a very good sound when smashing. However, since these strings are so thin they can break quite easily. I broke these strings in 2 days because I was smashing a lot. I would probably suggest using these strings on 2 different racquets and switching off after each game in hopes of prolonging the life. I usually get my strings strung at 28 pounds but I went down to 26 pounds.

    As for the Zymax 67's for me they don't feel as good as the 62's. The control is about the same, but the 62's have more repulsion. The Zymax 67's have a very good sound when smashing too. I have only used the 67's for a day now. I'll provide more feedback later.
     
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    The racket is clamped on the outset pre-stringing and the shape maintained. Never does the racket go out of shape while being strung and maintains the same shape as before being strung. I have been there and seen this done. Also I don't do pre-stretching.
    Before I started using Nanogy98 I had BG66 and to my knowledge they have been fine. I did however break the BG66's quite regularly and felt uneasy if I didn't have a couple of spare rackets strung the same.
    But the Nanogy98 is godsend. They are the strongest string at 66mm that I know. So far haven't broken any and I'm not the only one. Far bigger hitters say the same thing.
    And I would like to add that the Isometric shape is prone to breaking much more easily than an Oval one. Being that I don't use ISO's I can't comment.
    ISO's are the manufacturer's dream, they sell more rackets!!
    And once upon a time before Yonex started specifying that their endorsees use whatever new model they wanted to unleash on the market at ridiculous prices, I remember the entire Chinese team playing with CAB20's. The Oval shape is strong and lasts a long time, not good for manufacturers.....hahahaha.
    Oh, please don't try my stringing preference. I only mentioned it as I was asked. See earlier post.
    Tara.
     
  15. sudirman

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    Panda, do you have any Oval for testings ? he he
     
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    Nope, I broke all of them. :eek: :( :p

    Also, there's no need for me to test this, rackets break rather easily from normal tension practices already.
     
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    I have had a few sets of Zymax 62 in my Nanospeed 8000 for a couple of months now. I have found that the string is very thin, thinnest on the market. It has decent feel and lots of repulsion power. The claims on the packaging about holding string tension is justified too.

    The first set i put in, strung at 24lb were quite durable. Initially there was quite a bit of movement on the strings as they bedded in. This could be due to the tension rather than the actual string. As they settled, they gave good power and control. This set lasted about 12 weeks before i cut them out, which is roughly how long BG80 would last in my racket. They were starting to wear and wouldn't have lasted much longer, but the tension was still there.

    I then strung my racket with BG85 to compare, totally different feel and no where near as durable. I strung my racket with another set of Zymax 62 last week. They snapped due to a mis-hit on the same night. I found that the racket tended to string very tightly with Zymax compared to Yonex string. So i have restrung with Zymax again the following day, but at 23lb instead. I played a tournament with them at the weekend and they are still in my racket now.

    I would say Zymax reminds me of BG68Ti, but significantly thinner and won't lose tension. As a high performance string, i am impressed enough to continue using it.

    Ed
     
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    thanks Ed for the feedback, can't wait to restrung mine MP77 and NS7700 this weekend.
     
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    DONE the restringing job :) first impression, this is really thin i can feel it and also the grommets are too big for them :D
     
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    Im still evaluating but Id first like to say, if you use a .66 string and go to the .62 zymax, drop 5-10% on tension for a similar feel. I strung mine at my usual 23 constant pull and it felt much tighter.
     

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