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    Hello BC and owners of Victor MX80.

    I would like to ask what string you use on your MX80 and why? It is a 4U and I play level and mixed doubles. I already own a SW35 and an Arc 8DX and both are strung with Victor VS650 @ 30lbs. I like this string a lot but find I have to cut it after 3 weeks. The MX80 is a bit head heavier than both the other rackets so I am not sure what the durability of VS650 will be like. I've tried VS850 and don't like the hardness so this means BG80 and other hard strings are out of the running. I've tried the Zymax range and not overly impressed either.

    If you recommend still using VS650 would pre-stretching such a thin string make it last longer?

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    Last edited by diverdan; 10-18-2012 at 09:48 AM.

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    Try VS 800 string , not bad...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrerkiko View Post
    Try VS 800 string , not bad...
    Why Ferrerkiko? What makes you like it?

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    the feeling ok , a bit like yonex BG 65

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrerkiko View Post
    the feeling ok , a bit like yonex BG 65
    What I meant by 'what makes you like it' was does it give you better touch around the net, more power for smashes, better control, etc.

    I like VS650 as it is gives me better control, accuracy and touch but it lacks power from the rear of the court. I find BG80 a bit one dimensional as it doesn't offer the variety of shots I can produce from thinner gauges

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    I think the best is still VS 850 to me, as it is something like more feel on the net , and also at 3/4 smashes good..

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    I am using my MX80 with NBG99 at 26lbs... To me that's the perfect match for my playing style... Except when it gets humid and hot in the gym.. Then I need to go up to 27 or 28lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by diverdan View Post
    Hello BC and owners of Victor MX80.

    I would like to ask what string you use on your MX80 and why? It is a 4U and I play level and mixed doubles. I already own a SW35 and an Arc 8DX and both are strung with Victor VS650 @ 30lbs. I like this string a lot but find I have to cut it after 3 weeks. The MX80 is a bit head heavier than both the other rackets so I am not sure what the durability of VS650 will be like. I've tried VS850 and don't like the hardness so this means BG80 and other hard strings are out of the running. I've tried the Zymax range and not overly impressed either.

    If you recommend still using VS650 would pre-stretching such a thin string make it last longer?

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    BG66 and BG66u, I think.

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    BG66UM and Zm62 are fantastic on MX80. BG80 is good as well. 80P not so well but such experiences can be personal.

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    Zm65 and 62 would be perfect... what didn't you like about them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombie0517 View Post
    BG66UM and Zm62 are fantastic on MX80. BG80 is good as well. 80P not so well but such experiences can be personal.
    IME VS650 is similar to Bg66um. I prefered the VS650 purely from the point that it felt a little harder than 66um.

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    This may sound weird since you have been moving towards "high-end" string, but have you tried to move "backwards" and give good old tried and tested BG65 a go .... soft and durable, might just be the ticket, after all Lin Dan etc used them in some of the threads I have read - true or not, well, I cannot confirm personally

    Give it a good pre-stretch to minimise tension loss, you may like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    Zm65 and 62 would be perfect... what didn't you like about them?
    I don't like braided strings so zm65 is no good. I get better direction and accuracy with unbraided strings. I like the sound of the zymax 62 but put off as it is such a thin gauge. Will I be more likely to snap strings?

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    Have you try NBG98 on the MX80? Good repulsion, control and hold tension well.

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