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01-08-2013, 06:52 PM #18
i already which string suits me, the vs850, but somehow it feels differently on different rackets. therefore, it begs the question, is there a particular string for a particular racket, and i guess the general agreement is.....possibly.
zymax62 is one i have to try again, and the gosen or else your harassment will not end, hahahahahahahahahahahaha.
01-08-2013, 07:16 PM #19
01-08-2013, 07:22 PM #20
I am your typical stingy/cheapskate, always going for best-value-for-money, best OOOOMMMPPHHH, tubby baddy player ...
01-09-2013, 01:15 AM #21
I'm guilty of "strongly recommending" the zm62...
01-09-2013, 01:59 AM #22
01-09-2013, 04:03 AM #23
ZM62 seemed like a nice string to me also, although snaps easily if mishit around the top of the frame.
Currently using a 200m reel of bg80 power which has the nice rough texture like zm has but is thicker... Double/triple tensioning on my crank machine seems to have taken the slack out of it too, so feels hard like zm. Hopefully it has taken all the slack out and doesn't lose any tension....
Last edited by msitpro; 01-09-2013 at 04:09 AM.
01-09-2013, 04:04 AM #24
i always string BG80, no matter which racket. i think there's no thing as "best string for a certain racket".
i wonder how many of you could actually feel tiny differences between similar strings in a blind test...
i believe the importance of 20 different strings and tiny is overrated.
choose between thicker and thinner strings, search your ideal tension (that's more important!!!) and work hard. that's the way to improve...
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01-09-2013, 04:27 AM #25
needs different tension to get same feel
racket different string pattern, affects tension across different areas
different sweet spot
different materials in racket means racket head may flex differently
so yea. same string + tension on different racket will feel different... because the racket is different.
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01-09-2013, 05:46 AM #26
01-09-2013, 11:25 AM #27
but thx for point it out that some tiny things are just not worth the stress.
01-15-2013, 01:39 PM #28
ive tried a whole bunch of different strings on various rackets... the mid range YY strings (nbg 95, nbg99, bg80 etc) simply arent that great. They lose tension over time and wear unevenly before it breaks. They are stings you need to cut way before it breaks. But, to YY's credit they do play nice when freshly strung. ZM 62 is very nice.. but durability is quite a pain. I string my own rackets and after a while it simply gets tiresome. In the end i find ZM 67 has the best balance of all things. It holds its tension well, plays well although a little stiff and strung at the same tension seems to behave in a reliable manner on many rackets and most importantly, when it snaps, it snaps.. no dawdling, no separation of the outer weave, just a clean snap. Durability is fair. At the point the 67 snaps, it would be past due for any of the YY strings as well and they would have been enough tension lost for it to play poorly.
ZM strings play similarly to BG80.
I would have thought this was a lot of personal preference, but as it turns out, i also string for my friends and occasionally i get requested to put what ever string i think is best, the feedback i get is always very positive. Cant be just me then. But for the die hards its forever YY or nothing at all.
For older rackets, i string zm 67 @ 25 pounds. For newer rackets with medium/flexible shafts 27 pounds.
for some odd reason, i find the yellow plays better than the newer gen red version. i only tried it once, didnt like it and have only bought yellow since.
hope this helps.
01-15-2013, 04:34 PM #29
i've recently used my cab strung with vs850 and nothing's changed, it still feels "empty". none of that "fullness" of a shot exists...
i will try the zymax in about a week when my vs850 breaks
01-16-2013, 04:00 PM #30
Try Zymax 67. I have a racket strung at 26/28, and it is very responsive.
Yes, strings/rackets/tensions all interact to give you performance.
01-29-2013, 10:51 AM #31