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    I usually play with BG66/66UM @ 24/25lbs
    however when I played with BG80 at 25lbs I found it difficult to smash hard first I hit the shuttle in the sweet spot but the shuttle kept going somewhere else as if I mis hit it but I didnt, which is confusing as if I smashed with a BG66UM string first time the smash would be really good.

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    lol didn't know other people felt this way too. So can we say higher string tension does produce more power if you have better technique because that is certainly how I feel about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footwork_816 View Post
    lol didn't know other people felt this way too. So can we say higher string tension does produce more power if you have better technique because that is certainly how I feel about it.
    Absolutely, its why we always recommend 21lbs tension for beginners. Its not low enough to deteriorate play, however its not high enough to require crazy good technique. Also bg65 is usually 5$ cheaper than bg80...overall I rather the 65.

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    Yea all I have ever used is BG-65...does anyone know if 1 lb of difference significantly improves the life of the string? I want to upgrade from 24 to 25 but I don't want my string breaking in a month...maybe more like a month and a half at least

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footwork_816 View Post
    Yea all I have ever used is BG-65...does anyone know if 1 lb of difference significantly improves the life of the string? I want to upgrade from 24 to 25 but I don't want my string breaking in a month...maybe more like a month and a half at least
    About 2-3 months ago I changed from 24lbs to 25lbs at first you might definitely feel the difference and trying to hit the sweetspot but after a few weeks it should be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footwork_816 View Post
    Yea all I have ever used is BG-65...does anyone know if 1 lb of difference significantly improves the life of the string? I want to upgrade from 24 to 25 but I don't want my string breaking in a month...maybe more like a month and a half at least
    The main reason why string life has negative corelation with string tension is because advanced players use 28lbs of tension while beginner use 21lbs. A beginner hits much softer and slower and usually plays less long and less intense...so the string will last years. While an advanced player will play 3-5 times a week longer times and much more intense with much much much harder hits on the strings. If you play the same way as you do with both bg65 at 24lbs and bg65 at 25lbs there will be absolutely no difference in string life. However above 25lbs I would recommend using bg65-ti ... very solid string while still resembling the feel of bg65.

    In short: No, raising tension from 24 to 25 on your racquet will not decrease string life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atreyukicks View Post
    In short: No, raising tension from 24 to 25 on your racquet will not decrease string life.
    WOOHOO!!! that sir is some good news

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