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10-14-2013, 10:36 PM #18
Had one hell of a time trying new strings :-) !!
I should say i was quite lucky today. My friend brought some goodies for me to try ! Let me explain in detail. We were using DNA red shuttlecocks (speed 77) which have been previously used for match play. All the racquets are 4U-G4 type.
1. VT70 + BG80 @ 24 lbs : This was one powerful experience. Smashes and clears were the strong point. I felt so elated, i failed to play anything other than smashes. After settling down, i tried the drops and net shots. This string is very similar to BG65Ti, but however i am getting a better feel for the bird on this string.
2. VT ZF + NBG 98 @ 24 lbs : This was a very unique experience. Clears were sailing out quite easily and the net shots were very good. The weird experience came with the smashes and drop shots. String feels quite slippery and the drop shots end up at the net. Smashes felt like they were bouncing off the string bed.
3. VT ZF + BG65 @ 24 lbs : This was a routine affair. Clears were falling within the court lines. Net shots, drops & smashes were fine. It certainly lacks the repulsive touch which i saw in NBG98 and BG80, but seemed like an all round performer.
4. VT ZF + BG68Ti @ 24 lbs : Cross court slice drops, net shots, net kills, smashes and drives felt wonderful. Clears were spot on the line. This one felt the best on VT ZF.
I played a singles game with racquet no 2 and 4. I won the game which i played with racquet 4. Lost the one which i played with racquet 2. I played a doubles game with racquet no 1 and won the game in straight sets. The game felt quite good, but i am playing on thursday & saturday as well and my friend has agreed to let me use his racquets on those days as well. Currently i am leaning towards BG68Ti for VT-ZF and also thinking on replacing the BG65Ti on my VT70 with BG80.
Folks were spot on with their comments. The VT80 which i tried out last time was strung at 26 lbs and that tension is too high for me. I play my best with string tension of 23 or 24 lbs.
Will keep you all posted with further updates .....
10-14-2013, 10:37 PM #19
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10-14-2013, 11:00 PM #20
Since you don't string over 24lbs, you should try Zymax 62. Get your friend to try it too.
Control, power, sound, feel. Everything is there.
You won't regret it. And there'll be no turning back.
10-15-2013, 01:44 AM #21
10-15-2013, 04:52 AM #22
Obviously there are some who swear by one racquet and one string/tension. I know high-intermediate players who have played for longer than me (almost 25 yrs) refusing to use an isometric racquet and sticks with their trusty Cab20s and BG65 @ 24lb for as long as I can remember.
Whilst on the other hand I've seen novices with top of the range new racquets strung at 26lb - and struggling to clear further than midcourt.
10-15-2013, 09:22 AM #23
10-15-2013, 10:18 AM #24
Thanks for answering, your answer does agree with what I think.
10-15-2013, 12:16 PM #25
10-19-2013, 03:19 AM #26
10-19-2013, 03:23 AM #27
I am playing over this weekend as well and most likely will decide between BG68Ti or Zymax 62. Will keep the thread updated ....
10-19-2013, 11:55 AM #28
On fresh Zymax strings I have everytime this moving of the strings. It's pretty normal. IMO their is no need to change the string type but mostly I change the string type on every stringing job to try something new or a different combination of racket and string and tension.
Last edited by ucantseeme; 10-19-2013 at 11:59 AM.
10-25-2013, 02:57 AM #29
Finally i have decided to stick with BG68Ti on VT-ZF. One week of game play has been feeling quite good. I replaced VT70 with Zymax 65 string as well. This combo seems to perform extremely well. Thanks to all the folks for ur insight.