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    99 6.18%
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    306 19.11%
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    279 17.43%
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolDoo6
    At my current rate of usage, I expect the 1.2km of MLXL string I am hording to last for about a 100 years.
    You don't do things by halves, do you?

    Wow. 1.2 km of string must have cost a lot; MLXL isn't cheap. Say, about 4 per 10m? So about 500?

    Hope your new stringing works as well as the old ones
    Last edited by Gollum; 09-08-2006 at 08:25 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum
    You don't do things by halves, do you?

    Wow. 1.2 km of string must have cost a lot; MLXL isn't cheap. Say, about 4 per 10m? So about 500?

    Hope your new stringing works as well as the old ones
    The total cost was closer to the 400 mark; buying in bulk has its advantages. Besides, it is a great inflation busting strategy. As I believe the string is going to gurantee my power for life, It would be false economy to do it by only a half .

    As I am moving towards 1 piece pattern using equal tension on mains and crosses, my most recent retensioning of another racket at 16.75 was a little too high for feathers, but brillient for plastics. So my ideal feather tension has been narrowed to 16 to 16.5lb in 0.25lb steps. It's crazy that my arm has become sensitive to small changes in tension.

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    And I thought I was mad spending 80 on 60 overgrips

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    My replacement grips cost me around 60 for 48 and turned out to be one of the cheapest power upgrades I had. I originally only wanted the grips to cure my flying rackets syndrome. Unepectedly the grips stopped the flying rackets and then cured my shoulder joint pain. The recuring pain used to take about 3-4 days to recover from, and during that period my power was severely degraded. Now, it's practically full power every day. I consider the amount of money spent rather small compared to the result it produced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolDoo6
    I consider the amount of money spent rather small compared to the result it produced.
    I agree. I recently bought a second identical racket, purely so that I could switch rackets between games to let my grips dry out. It has been effective: I no longer find that the racket turns in my hand during a smash or clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum
    And I thought I was mad spending 80 on 60 overgrips
    You are. Oh wait, I've spent even more, so I guess I'm mad too.

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    Powergut 66 at 24lbs lasts 2 days .

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    Bg 68 ti strings, broke in exactly 2 weeks, 23 tension...two weeks later, broke other racket strings which had bg 65. two days later, I had a tournament and I was too lazy to restring my first racket.. had to borrow a racket 68ti was horribly undurable, and I think my bg 80's will snap everytime I hit a good smash on the sweet spot...

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    I am going on about 3 years { stop your LOL } now on the same strings, but then again my racket is the highly sought after "M" brand. The strings are as soft as the matress I slept on lastnight. As soon as I can find a place to play on a more regular bases I will crack the piggy bank and get a new racket with a full name on it this time not just a letter. This is all said with humor and is true.

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    i guess that depends on what's ur string tension n how thin is your string.If u use below than 0.70..plus a high tension(25+)..guarantee,in less than a month it'll broke,if u play everyday with it

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    my strings usually last longer than my racket. My first breakage was irritating as it happened just before a tournament. So, in a hurry i got my racket restrung(wilson v14) with some cheapie strings from the local sports shop, they strung it way too tight for me at around 25lbs, i couldn't get ANY distance whatsoever and broke the strings on my 3rd game. Of course, being outraged, i stormed back into the shop and demanded a refund, i asked another sports to restring it at a lower tension and it was great, untill i broke my racket lol. I'm currently on a Yonex MP99 and it's being restrung as we speak at around 26lbs (im relying on it losing a couple) because the default yonex one's are pathetic.
    Anyway its a sexy yellow colour and im hoping i can handle the tension.*fingers crossed*

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    bg-66 about 7-8 hours playing
    bg-80 about 12 hours playing
    bg-65ti about 22 hours playing
    but it all depends on the opponent and how often i smash, maybe it's not the exact time, sometime i break bg-66 at 5 hour playing, it's hard to determine how long, but i give mine approx. 1 pieces bg-66 each 1-2 week

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    Quote Originally Posted by sifuyono
    bg-66 about 7-8 hours playing
    bg-80 about 12 hours playing
    bg-65ti about 22 hours playing
    but it all depends on the opponent and how often i smash, maybe it's not the exact time, sometime i break bg-66 at 5 hour playing, it's hard to determine how long, but i give mine approx. 1 pieces bg-66 each 1-2 week
    I'm wondering what string tension your using. Snapping a bg 66 at 5 hours??!! Amazing

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    broke a main again last night, thats bang on 3 months.

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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...
    HOLEY COW!! I have a yonex bg 65@ 23lbs too. GOSHHH how many hours do you play each week. Btw care to take a picture of the strings when they are frayed and about to snap. Hehe I want to see how it looks like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azn_123
    I'm wondering what string tension your using. Snapping a bg 66 at 5 hours??!! Amazing
    About 1 year ago i broke bg-66 just on 20 hit, but it because i play soon after restring the racket, now it must have at least 48 hours before i'm using new restring racket.
    tension is difference each time i play, in past time i usually doing at 27lbs, but recently i drop down at 25-26lbs max with bg-66. That's my max. tension with bg-66 after playing badminton for 20 years..... still no significant improvement

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    Quote Originally Posted by sifuyono
    About 1 year ago i broke bg-66 just on 20 hit, but it because i play soon after restring the racket, now it must have at least 48 hours before i'm using new restring racket.
    tension is difference each time i play, in past time i usually doing at 27lbs, but recently i drop down at 25-26lbs max with bg-66. That's my max. tension with bg-66 after playing badminton for 20 years..... still no significant improvement
    27lbs<--that's high compared to my ideal tension.

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