Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

Zymax strings

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

  1. kevindd992002

    kevindd992002 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    Ortigas
    How much do you sell the 4pcs ZM67? Please PM me, I'm from the Philippines but have a US address.
     
  2. Shinichi

    Shinichi Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,226
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    Teacher
    Location:
    Brunei Darussalam
    ZM67 Green?
     
  3. dollargood

    dollargood Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2009
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Singapore - Sembawang
    tried zm65, dun like it at all. Cut string and use back BG66
     
  4. visor

    visor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    13,528
    Likes Received:
    265
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    For sure, zm62 at that same tension if you want to match bg80.
     
  5. ckyew

    ckyew Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2010
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    UK
    You wont be disappointed with the Zymax 62 starting at 25lbs and above. Didnt really like it very much when I had the 67 on the Arcsaber 10 and the 65 was alright.. but NO string will be able to compare with the feel that comes off the 62 atm. (I've not tried Li Ning's own 0.62mm string so i cant really say much).

    But for me, Zymax 62>Zymax 65>Zymax 67>Zymax 70 for an arcsaber 10 at your 26/27lbs tension.

    But if stringing at high tensions, try Zymax 62 and Zymax 70. The higher you go, the better the 70 gets as with all thick strings.
     
  6. R20190

    R20190 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2004
    Messages:
    1,802
    Likes Received:
    15
    Occupation:
    Chartered Civil Engineer
    Location:
    London, UK
    Thanks guys, I'll try the ZM62 but what tension do I need to apply to the mains and cross to get 27lb?

    I read earlier in the thread that some suggested to lower by 1-2lb, will I need to with the new 62 on an Arc10?
     
  7. BlueTornado

    BlueTornado Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2012
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Bay Area, USA
    Probably around 25 mains should be good.
     
  8. R20190

    R20190 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2004
    Messages:
    1,802
    Likes Received:
    15
    Occupation:
    Chartered Civil Engineer
    Location:
    London, UK
    Thanks guys, strung my Arc10 with ZM62 at 25/27 last night.
    Firstly, I'd just like to say how easy it was to string the 62, a joy to string, silky smooth and compliant. I have to say I made a mess of the first packet of 62 I opened. There are 2 cable ties on the string but they are very very tight, so tight that I nicked the string with my cutter which pretty much rendered it useless even before stringing! :( Luckily I had two packets. How do you guys cut the cable tie? I've nicked strings on a few occasions before even when keeping the cutter flat against the strings, so I just unreel the whole coil now.

    Anyway, haven't had the chance to test it out properly, but hitting a few shuttles at home and I can already tell the differences (I have another brand new Arc10 with BG80 at 25/27 to compare against). The sound it makes is quite distinctive and, addictive! Almost like music to my ears! :)

    The first thing I noticed was how it has changed the way the racquet plays. Compared with BG80, the sweetspot with the ZM62 is notably higher and for some bizarre reason, felt like it was a little larger (can't be sure of this as I've not fully tested it out). I can't figure out why, it may be a placebo effect but as this was the main reason I disliked the ARC10, I am starting to warm to it with ZM62.

    I tried a few flick serves and there seemed to be a drop in power though. BG80 still feels more powerful in my opinion. In terms of control, ZM62 edges it. I can imagine how well ZM62 would play in fast drives rallies and net shots.

    I'll wait until I play a proper session with it to comment more.
     
  9. Shinichi

    Shinichi Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,226
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    Teacher
    Location:
    Brunei Darussalam
    waiting for your comment mate
     
  10. Accordaz

    Accordaz Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    Messages:
    847
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Europe
    Why weren't you going for ZM65?:p A string between ZM62 and ZM67.
    I've also got an Arc10, that's why I'm asking like that.

    I think you have some midlong-time-experiences now, don't you? What are the very main differences between the three ZM-strings?
     
  11. R20190

    R20190 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2004
    Messages:
    1,802
    Likes Received:
    15
    Occupation:
    Chartered Civil Engineer
    Location:
    London, UK
    I presume that's a question aimed at me?

    Why did I go for the 62 and not the 65? I bought all three that you mentioned, but the one that is highly recommended by nearly all Zymax users is the 62. I will certainly try the 65 and 67 later, perhaps on my 8DX which currently has BG65Ti. I've always preferred medium gauge strings but will see how I get along with the 62.

    I've not had the chance to try the Arc10 with the 62 yet, had to postpone playing as I needed to look after my baby son. But should be able to play sometime this week if all goes to plan. Will report back! ;)
     
  12. Accordaz

    Accordaz Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    Messages:
    847
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Europe
    Thanks for answering :) Well, it seems that sooner or later I have to test this string out :)
    Unless you're telling me that ZyMax65 perform better than ZyMax62 in all terms :D
     
  13. Alapongtai

    Alapongtai Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Messages:
    277
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SoCal
    does zy62 hit like bg66?
     
  14. Nauroa

    Nauroa Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2011
    Messages:
    332
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    IT Geek
    Location:
    Copenhagen - Denmark
    Just had my RKEP PRO 9k strung with ZM65 @ 11kg and my MX80 strung with ZM76 @ 10kg.
    Gonna try them out tomorrow. My first ever try with other strings than yonex.
    Normally use BG80.
    Very excited to see how that play. :)
     
  15. Shinichi

    Shinichi Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,226
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    Teacher
    Location:
    Brunei Darussalam
    haha..dont think it will be in all terms but maybe some
     
  16. Avenger

    Avenger Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,061
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    from Indonesia, now in China
    hmm.. should I order few packs of ZM65?
    is it better than ZM67?

    I planned to restring my MX80 and Tpro (esp Tpro, I haven't changed it for 2 years)
     
  17. Alapongtai

    Alapongtai Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Messages:
    277
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SoCal
    try both. zm67 is a bit more dull whereas zm65 is a bit bouncy
     
  18. Shinichi

    Shinichi Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,226
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    Teacher
    Location:
    Brunei Darussalam
    just order zm62 and zm65
     
  19. taneepak

    taneepak Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2004
    Messages:
    6,527
    Likes Received:
    6
    Occupation:
    Designing and producing quality feather shuttlecoc
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Here is one tip on how to determine a string' "playability", due to different colors, of the same brand and gauge.
    Let us say in the ZM range of strings with the colors platinum, red, optic yellow, and ivory or white. The easiest to break is the platinum followed by optic yellow, ivory, and last red. If you play at high tensions and if you have a fast hand speed you can actually feel the crispness of the strings with platinum miles ahead of the rest. Red is very durable and it pays a heavy price by having the worst "playability" Zymax string.
    But if your hand speed in not fast enough, which is characteristic of players who play late shots by holding and then whip out at blinding speed, like a LD, then by all means red is ideal.
     
  20. Alapongtai

    Alapongtai Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Messages:
    277
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SoCal
    do the colors really make a difference? do professionals have preferences on color of their strings?
    and does that mean LD has slow hand speed? i dont really get what you mean by hand speed...
    this might explain why my zymax strings last forever... i use red and i dont have the quickest swing/hand speed lol
     

Share This Page