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09-10-2013, 11:11 AM #1
BG80 and BG80P alternatives that hold tension well
I am currently using BG80P. I am looking to try an alternative string that holds tension well and feels/plays the same. I had 2 victor mx70's strung with bg80p at 27lbs about 6 weeks ago. First one dropped to aprox 22lbs within 4 weeks and now the second started to feel a little spongy too. I play 3 times a week.
I used BG80 for a long time too and found that it tends to snap much easier... and if it doesn't snap then it will drop tension fast. I prefer the feel of BG80 as opposed to BG80P (at 27lbs which is currently my prefered tension).
Is there a string with similar repulsion that holds tension better?
09-11-2013, 07:26 PM #2
09-12-2013, 08:12 AM #3
I don't think stringing time equals stringing skill, especially to stringers who own decent ECP machines.
Regarding to strings, I still think few string holds tension better than the Zymax strings. ZM65 would be a good start.
09-12-2013, 09:24 AM #4
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09-13-2013, 06:58 AM #5
Not really an "alternative" to BG80P, I am a fan of BG80P and VS850 which are quite similar, but I have now moved to NBG99. Which I find is not only the best all-rounder string, it exhibits a lot of the qualities of BG80P/BG80 but not much tension loss.
Would suggest you try that.
09-15-2013, 11:21 AM #6
Thanks for your replies. I will demand pre stretching from my stringer... hope he'll know what I'm talking about
NBG99 is interesting, I'll give it a try.
09-15-2013, 11:28 AM #7
back to OP, there isn't much you can do (other than prestretching) to get rid of tension loss and it'll always drop over time. Alternatively, you can have it strung 1-2 pounds over your prefered tension so that once the major initial tension drop has happened, you can have a racquet that you find playable for a longer period of time. There aren't many strings that play like BG80 and the few ones that are similar are no better at maintaining tension.
09-15-2013, 09:28 PM #8
09-16-2013, 04:11 AM #9
Also, in my experience pre-stretching doesn't really help that much with the tension loss of BG80P and VS850. There will still be a huge amount of tension loss.
09-16-2013, 06:01 AM #10
BG80 breaks so quick, tension loss isn't an issue imho...;-)
anyway, i stick to them, because they play so well...
09-16-2013, 07:26 AM #11