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    Default 66UM - Finally broke a string

    So, I finally snapped a string.

    After having:
    BG65 @ 22 (Old prince racket)
    BG80 @ 24 (Arcsaber 9 first re-string from October - still going)
    BG80 @ 25 (Voltric ZF 2 strung mid December and was in tact by mid February when I changed it)
    BG66UM@26 (Voltric ZF 2 strung mid February, died today)

    The BG 66UM lasted about 1 month. It snapped on the first hit of the evening, just off centre. We were about to warm up, a shuttle was served to us, and I caught just off centre. 2 strings went. I have cut the string to prevent frame warping.

    My observations:
    The string, while new, is damn gorgeous to play on. Touch shots are a delight, repulsion is easy, and the control is to die for; after 2 weeks or so (playing at 3-5 times a week, 10-20 hours total each week), the string feels awful. The shots feel pretty numb and lifeless, and it's difficult to appropriately gauge shots with so little feeling. I kept over shooting lifts especially, and found it very difficult to gauge mid court clears.

    After a couple of weeks, the string feels lackluster and overall, quite gross. They aren't kidding when they say the durability of the string is poor.

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    I'm surprised it lasted that long for you... I had to cut it after about 8 hrs play when it became quite noticeably numb. Prior to that it was pretty good feel, repulsion and control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    I'm surprised it lasted that long for you... I had to cut it after about 8 hrs play when it became quite noticeably numb. Prior to that it was pretty good feel, repulsion and control.
    I had noticed for quite some time it didn't feel very rewarding. I didn't cut it because I didn't have the money to replace it at that point - that and my stringer would've given me funny looks.

    I have however, taken my racket in to have a new set of 66UM put on it. That racket just feels too nice not to use that string with it.

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