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    For information on knots, please check out the following link:

    http://www.keohi.com/tennis/misc/knots.htm

    For starter, you might try out 22 lbs main X 24 lbs cross.

    Quote Originally Posted by Okonomiyaki
    Im using MP100 at the moment, havent used for long so the strings wont be that loose, what strings do you recommend?

    Also, I ve come across people that mention "knots" when it comes to stringing rackets, what do they mean by "knots"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okonomiyaki
    Im using MP100 at the moment, havent used for long so the strings wont be that loose, what strings do you recommend?

    Also, I ve come across people that mention "knots" when it comes to stringing rackets, what do they mean by "knots"?
    There r differnt style of stringing and before its very common seeing 2 knots stringing .. using 1 string for the entire racket on main and cross.
    so the 1 string has 2 end so the stringer has to tie 2 knots on the racket
    to secure the string.
    Lately, we see more and more use of the 4 knots style stringing, using 2 string one for main and another for cross so there r 4 ends that needs to be secure and that u'll see 4 knots on the racket.

    On some newer racket, Yonex actually comes with a stringing map telling you the recommended way of stringing a certain racket.

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    hmm from all replies, i think my racket is strung less than 10kg, if i wanted to restring to higher than that, what string do you recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okonomiyaki
    hmm from all replies, i think my racket is strung less than 10kg, if i wanted to restring to higher than that, what string do you recommend?
    That really depends on personal prefrences...
    read the review on the equipment forumn to find out which is which
    generally speaking u can't go wrong with YY
    and more popular one from yy are BG65 BG80 BG85 and thier Ti series

    Generally speaking BG65 is more of less the standard starting point as it offers a good durability / performance / price, so take BG65 as your refrence point then explore other choices to see which one feels the best.

    some ppl will prefer thinner string like BG80 and 85 as thinner string gives a better bounce and a more "FEELING" at net. But they also breaks a lot faster if you'r a heavy smasher/slicer. And for some advanced player who used to string at higher tension like 30lb, 65 would be a very reasonable choice as it is thick enough to withstand the tension, 80 and 85 can slap rather easily in those situation.

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    I am one of those 30 lbs users but I prefer BG-70 Pro over BG-65. BG-65 loose a lot of tension after a week of heavy use. BTW, I use a constant-pull stringing machine. BG-70 Pro retains tension much longer and just about the same durability as BG-65.

    Quote Originally Posted by chessymonkey
    And for some advanced player who used to string at higher tension like 30lb, 65 would be a very reasonable choice as it is thick enough to withstand the tension, 80 and 85 can slap rather easily in those situation.

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    well i had my racquet restrung 17 days ago when my other strings broke at a tournament, well they broke again today oh well atleast ther lasted somewhat longer now...they were ashway strings micro legend (.75mm i think) at 24lbs...oh well will have to see how it goes this time will probally get yonex, what is a really good string to use at high tension for yonex thinking maby 23x21lbs or 22x20lbs.

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    Yonex BG-70 Pro is good for high tension and long lasting tension retention.

    Quote Originally Posted by smash_master
    well i had my racquet restrung 17 days ago when my other strings broke at a tournament, well they broke again today oh well atleast ther lasted somewhat longer now...they were ashway strings micro legend (.75mm i think) at 24lbs...oh well will have to see how it goes this time will probally get yonex, what is a really good string to use at high tension for yonex thinking maby 23x21lbs or 22x20lbs.

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    I checked my racket, the strings im using are the Pacific PC66, 0.66mm. Many people are using the BG series, what is the PC series aimed for?

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    In my experience, starting with the most durable string. (25-26lb)

    1. BG65 Ti
    2. Ashaway micro legend xl
    3. BG65
    4. Ashaway micro power
    5. BG80
    6. BG85
    7. Ashaway power gut

    i like to hit quite hard.. micropower and BG80 are my favourites so far.

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    quick question guys..does stensil ink prolong string life?

    someone told me applying the ink hold the strings in postion, hence more consistant hits. (my strings don't always stay parallel after a few smashes)

    my strings usually break within a month but since i started painting stensil ink onto the strings, durability has increased!! i played 3-4 times a week and i'm more of a attacking player but i haven't broken any stings in 3 months! i don't think my accuracy has increased to make contact with the shuttle in the middle of the racket face. or i could be getting weaker haha.

    does anyone have a similar experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggs
    quick question guys..does stensil ink prolong string life?

    someone told me applying the ink hold the strings in postion, hence more consistant hits. (my strings don't always stay parallel after a few smashes)

    my strings usually break within a month but since i started painting stensil ink onto the strings, durability has increased!! i played 3-4 times a week and i'm more of a attacking player but i haven't broken any stings in 3 months! i don't think my accuracy has increased to make contact with the shuttle in the middle of the racket face. or i could be getting weaker haha.

    does anyone have a similar experience?
    i believe its the other way around if i remember it right from the old posts
    i remeber seeing posts says that any color added would have a negative impact on the string's life. Even the Colorful string that has been dyed from the factory would be weeker then just plain white one.
    To how much does it weaken the string is probaly so tiny that u would never notice. But thats just what i remeber off the top of my head..
    don't quote me on how accurate it is.

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    depends on the type of ink.

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    lower tension strings are more durable i guess, and for higher tension strings.....

    it's usually the racket that gives way before the string does lol

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    Mine have lasted 20 years. Ashaway Vantage 21 I think they're called.

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    hmm well my bg65 is ripping and quite frayed alot of places in the first 2 months for some reason. I dunno if its fake strings or racket yet my racket is genuine (AT500) or how hard i hit.(i wish ^.^)

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    omg i just broke my strings again today...BG65 @ 23lbs. i have had my racquet strung like this for about a month now and then yesterday it just snapped...gezz ive been killing so many strings latley this is my 4th set of strings ive broken this year alone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by smash_master
    omg i just broke my strings again today...BG65 @ 23lbs. i have had my racquet strung like this for about a month now and then yesterday it just snapped...gezz ive been killing so many strings latley this is my 4th set of strings ive broken this year alone...
    bg80 @ 27lbs lasts about 3-4 weeks I send more racquets at re-stringing than I can count

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