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    Default Victor VS-800 String Review needed

    Has anyone tried Victor VS-800 string?

    It is 0.70 gauge.
    A dealer provides this spec in the picture. Name:  Victor String VS800Spec.jpg
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    I want to hear your review from experience.
    Is it soft/medium/hard?

    I heard from other dealer says it feels like BG65ti.
    Some say it feels like BG65.
    BG 65 is soft and BG65 Ti is hard according to Yonex string chart.
    I am guessing the feeling of the string is characterized by elasticity, texture, how easily bending.

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    Bump.
    I hear it is soft and durable and very popular with the national teams at the AE2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuckFeet View Post
    Bump.
    I hear it is soft and durable and very popular with the national teams at the AE2014.
    It is soft - too soft for my liking, in fact. But ye gods it lasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    It is soft - too soft for my liking, in fact. But ye gods it lasts.
    At least until tension drops too much. If it has good retention then it might be nice.

    How's the texture?

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    The VS-800 is actually now a 0.69mm thickness string and not a 0.70mm

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    The VS800 has a quite rough coating. Good for net play. But in all ather aspects i find it quite average. Not as durable as BG65, harder than BG65 but not as hard as BG80 or BG65ti, bad vibration dampening and in my opinion a dead and dull feeling. I don't like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gentle_giant View Post
    The VS800 has a quite rough coating. Good for net play. But in all ather aspects i find it quite average. Not as durable as BG65, harder than BG65 but not as hard as BG80 or BG65ti, bad vibration dampening and in my opinion a dead and dull feeling. I don't like it.
    at what tension?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuckFeet View Post
    At least until tension drops too much. If it has good retention then it might be nice.

    How's the texture?
    Texture is pleasantly grippy for a "durability" string, and shuttles don't seem to skate even at my tension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    Texture is pleasantly grippy for a "durability" string, and shuttles don't seem to skate even at my tension.
    How about string movement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbswansea View Post
    How about string movement?
    String movement was low once the strings have broken in, but if you're doing a lot of slices then your strings are always going to move!

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    Quote Originally Posted by henrychenn View Post
    String movement was low once the strings have broken in, but if you're doing a lot of slices then your strings are always going to move!
    Is it as bad Ashaway strings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbswansea View Post
    Is it as bad Ashaway strings?
    Nah nothing compared to ashaway strings, the ashaway strings i've tried were really old ones but the movement on them were just way too much!

    rally 21 doesn't move so much though

    the NS-660 Ti moves more than this!

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    There aren't enough 4 letter words to describe how much I detest Ashaway's string movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbswansea View Post
    How about string movement?
    Very little, I've found. But then I do bang a big V on the string bed these days. Gotta represent!

    And remember, 33 is going to be very difficult to move no matter what the string.

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    850 at 30lb has lasted 2 weeks and roughly 15 hours of court time, that's ok for me but I need something more durable above 26lb to stop people moaning too much.

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    My NS660 Ti has lasted about 30 hours court time and still going

    however just strung at 27/29

    VS800 is definitely more durable than the VS850 but I feel the VS850 is a bit more lively

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    Maybe I need to source some reels of 880zti

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