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Thread: VS850 vs BG68Ti vs BG80/80 power
04-08-2012, 02:48 AM #1
VS850 vs BG68Ti vs BG80/80 power
Currently using Victor VS850 on my BSLYD. Really love it but the tension runs out pretty fast... Im currently looking up for a replacement to it.
A few strings that I am looking at those strings mentioned above.
Can you guy give me some advise?
04-08-2012, 05:55 AM #2
dont go for bg 80,too hard feeling,bg 80 power,dull feeling,you should go for 68 ti,it is a soft string so string it about +1 lbs your current tension.
04-08-2012, 09:57 AM #3
Thanks for reply... Actually Im looking for something most similar to VS850.
I've heard BG80p is something between BG80 and 66, has more repulsion as well.
My friend also recommend bg68ti. Hmmm think gonna string it 2morrow.
04-08-2012, 04:19 PM #4
It's going to be subjective. I love my BG80's and nothing can substitute it.
04-11-2012, 07:51 PM #5
just do a pre-strech on your VS-850.... I had that aswell and now... it loses its tension after quite some time...
pre-stretch does really help...
BTW: I would NOT go for the BG80P... it has a idk what it is called... but let's say weird feeling
IMO I'd say BG80 is the closest to VS-850
I play @ 28,5 lbs
04-12-2012, 10:28 AM #6
VS850: Awesome feel but the tension drops real fast. very reasonable price. Just ask your stringer to pre-stretch the string. ECP really helps
BG68Ti: Not my personal favorite, but it is liked by many other people. To me, durability is average, repulsion is decent, hitting sound is REALLY nice, but impressive sound does always not translate into impressive power
BG80: My favorite. Hard feeling, good repulsion, almost good in all aspects.
BG80P: Something I did not really get used to (and personally a bit disappointed). Softer feeling than BG80 and dull sound, good durability. Power is there but this string is DIFFERENT to BG80.
Other strings to consider:
NBG98: Medium feeling. Excellent repulsion, excellent power.
ZM62/65/67: One of the best strings in retaining tension.
BG66 UM: Nice feeling and repulsion but loses feel and tension over time.
04-12-2012, 01:35 PM #7
Well good at retaining tension but also seem quite fragile. My friend snapped ZM62 2 times in a week lmao. Perhaps gauge too thin for him
Not going for BG80p cause alot bad reviews from u guys and my friends as well. perhaps the only options left are BG80 or BG68ti. Will decide tomorrow when I bring it to restring
04-12-2012, 01:39 PM #8
04-12-2012, 03:39 PM #9
string tighter, let the racquet sit for 3 weeks, play then.
04-12-2012, 06:19 PM #10
04-12-2012, 06:25 PM #11
04-12-2012, 06:55 PM #12
I just do it the old fashioned way... loop a 10m length around a smooth sturdy pole (eg. stairs) and wrap the loose ends around an old racket handle, and pull on it hard until it stretches by 4-6 inches. Not too much or else it'll lose elasticity.
04-12-2012, 06:57 PM #13
04-12-2012, 07:01 PM #14
^^ with that weight method, have you checked how much the strings have stretched in total compared to an unstretched piece?
04-12-2012, 07:04 PM #15
I put some weight.. like the weights of a barbell... take to 5m string pull it through and then hang it up...
04-13-2012, 01:25 AM #16
Uhmm... not sure whether is v1 or v2.
@cheetah and visor
I don't exactly know how much it has been pre-stretched.. I just hand it to the stringer and it is 4 knots. Should I try other stringer?
04-13-2012, 01:30 AM #17
^^ if your stringer uses an ECP (electronic constant pull) machine with pre stretch function, then you're fine
if not, then you'll have to pre stretch the string yourself first using those methods mentioned, before handing over the string to your stringer
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