## View Poll Results: how long does your string last you?

Voters
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• less than 2 weeks.

102 6.08%
• 2 weeks - 1 month

254 15.14%
• 1-2 months

323 19.25%
• 2-3 months

294 17.52%
• 3-6 months

288 17.16%
• more than 6 months

417 24.85%

# Thread: How long do your strings last?

1. Informative article for newbies who break strings regularly ....

http://www.ashawayusa.com/BadmintonTip7.php

and more about STRINGS ...

http://www.ashawayusa.com/BadmintonTips.php (pick your topic !!)

2. Originally Posted by kumarh
1 month max............ i play daily 4-6 hrs a day
how is that possible? if i played 5 hours a day, the strings would snap every week for sure...

3. newly strung bg66um on 27lbs 4knots last me 3weeks, max a month
playtime is 3 times a week. sometimes 4

4. there was one time, broke bg66 ultimax in 2hrs of intense playing!

5. The current results are:

less than 2 weeks. = 91 (6.18%)

2 weeks - 1 month = 214 (14.54%)

1-2 months = 278 (18.89%)

2-3 months = 258 (17.53%)

3-6 months = 257 (17.46%)

more than 6 months = 374 (25.41%)

Talking to a friend about these results, she thought that with clearly the highest number of votes for the category "more than 6 months" it must be the most common lifespan for strings. And on the face of it, some may be led to think that at first glance.

However in correcting her I said, if we read it another way, it means that for every 100 people surveyed, only 25 said their strings lasted >6months and 75 said their strings lasted <6months!

6. there's no such thing as a "common lifespan".

lifespan of strings heavily depends on 3 things:
type of string, tension, level/style of play.

7. Originally Posted by |_Footwork_|
there's no such thing as a "common lifespan".

lifespan of strings heavily depends on 3 things:
type of string, tension, level/style of play.
Yes, we know that!

But refering to this poll, when I said "common" I was alluding to the category that had the most votes.

8. Since I switched to BG80 and VS850 I can't actually remember breaking a string so far. I just end up cutting them once they fray too much. Other strings like BG66UM and ZM65 lasted a few months for me.

Funny thing is that my coach used one of my VS850 and broke it in 4 days, although 3-4 days is standard for him. I've seen him break strings during training and it's always around the sweet spot. He did string my racquets at the same tension as his...so I guess he just hits harder a lot more consistently

Edit: just remembered that he showed me his broken BS09 recently, snapped at the top of the handle from a smash

9. i use BG80, too. and they break very often...

10. i use bg66 ultimax on 26.5 lbs and last me for couple of weeks. i play 9hrs a week

11. BG80 Power gone in 3 weeks @24 lbs... play 2-3 hours a week

12. Originally Posted by Pete LSD
BG-68 Ti - 3 weeks max - snapped in the middle of the racquet
same here!

13. I have been playing almost exclusively with NBG-98 - my string life is around 2 months or so, and play 5 times a week or so, sometimes more. String is strung at 22/24 lbs. My son hits a lot harder and he will get about 6 weeks but plays only 2-3 times a week. My wife plays 1-2 times a week and her racquet lasts about 11 months or so, although I sometimes use her racquet for doubles. The strings will start to fray, but still lasts a few weeks before snapping.

14. just started to use li ning ap62. string it at 27lbs on my T200

broke it after 2 games and i wasn't even smashing a lot

15. I play badminton 5 times a week, 2 hours per session. My Arc Z Slash was strung with BG66U and only lasted for 2 weeks. After that, I changed to Nanogy 95 and it lasted for 7 weeks- yesterday it snapped. Now I change to Nanogy 99, and we'll see how long it will last.

16. I'm pretty surprised that so many people play their strings for over 2 months, I mean this is almost 60%...

17. Three to six months for me by and large.

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