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Thread: anybody try ashaway strings?
05-02-2006, 08:58 AM #69Originally Posted by Chilefeu
For the money (~$3.50/pack street price), PG65 has got to be one of, if not the best performing strings for the money.
05-02-2006, 10:00 AM #70Originally Posted by DinkAlot
05-02-2006, 10:03 AM #71Originally Posted by CoolDoo6
Even if you know a person very well, s/he still can have a good/off day, or simply practicing new strokes.
05-02-2006, 01:04 PM #72
I can tell from the sound of the shot as well as from the fact that some people huff and puff doing simple clearnaces. I was like that when I first started out, and I know precisely why they had to huff and puff - they have their equipment seriously misconfigured.
In my opinion, and extensive experimentation, I consider the string and tension more important than the racket itself.
I believe there's a thing called the sweet tension. If you have that, you will lose power if you go above that tension by 1-2LBs, and also lose power if you go below it by 1-2LBs. It really is that sensitive.
In practice, it is very costly to find the sweet tension. So most people make do with "Yeah, 20LB is good for beginner" or "28LB is good cos if I go any higher the string will break too easily". If that's how you decide your ideal tension, I belive your string and or tension is misconfigured.
05-02-2006, 01:35 PM #73Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
05-02-2006, 01:40 PM #74
I played with PG-65 and PG-66 last night. The performance is out of this world at 30 lbs constant-pull tension!!!
05-02-2006, 02:05 PM #75Originally Posted by bluejeff
I can definitely confirm that! My eyes hurt so much after I put PG66 on one of my own racket.
05-02-2006, 02:07 PM #76Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
I couldn't find a way to open it
05-02-2006, 02:10 PM #77Originally Posted by Pete LSD
05-04-2006, 12:39 PM #78Originally Posted by CoolDoo6
You cannot compare : 48 USD $ for reel PG 65, and price of Reel Bg-80 ...
For the moment, every players who played with this string love its performance ... So, why should i wait anymore ? I'm gonna order within the end of this week a reel PG 65 Neon ... and a set PG 66 Neon to see how it performs
As for Micro-legend ... Well, there are three possibilities over the time:
- It breaks,
- It looses tension,
- string move a lot (too much i think, may cos bad smash/clear power) even at High tension, it doesn't ONLY do that when tension decrease, but almost everything. Bg 65, 80, Gosen strings (Pro 70,66, Bio roots) ... doesn't do that. Pg 65, only a little, but not so much.
IMO, that's a drawback.
Maybe my string is not quite tightenned enough ? (i know, 23 lbs is not very high > next time i'll increase to 24/25 i think)
ML is definitively the string of 20th century, and PG 65/66 is the string of 21th century .
Last edited by Chilefeu; 05-04-2006 at 12:42 PM.
05-04-2006, 12:52 PM #79Originally Posted by bluejeff
05-04-2006, 03:14 PM #80Originally Posted by DinkAlot
05-04-2006, 05:13 PM #81
I can send you a 15cm, how about that?
05-16-2006, 01:53 PM #82Originally Posted by Chilefeu
for the record it is a very near to the top of sweet spot hit so i understand it snap but.. kinda odd cos i was trying so hard to wear it down and it seems rock solid then...
05-16-2006, 02:30 PM #83
MLXL does indeed move around. I wonder if that's what gives it the power as the string can freely stretch and contract with reduced hinderance/friction compared to other strings. I deduce this from an experiment involving applying WD40 lubricant to the string and observing the string giving extra power for a few shots until the lubricant is slung off the string.
I have been using a set of MLXL for almost 6 months, and there's no sign of the crosses cutting into the mains. I had to adjust the string after every rally cos of the string movement. Though this is a little tedious, I have been willing to over look the problem as I don't know a better string for power.
I have been thinking about switching to PowerGut 65 because that offers better grip, and presumably less movement. When I enquired the price, it turned out that PG65 was 33% cheaper than MLXL. I asked why, and I was told that MLXL was considered a better string. Now my plans for PG65 is on hold until I read more comments by people who have tried it.
05-16-2006, 02:57 PM #84Originally Posted by CoolDoo6
05-16-2006, 03:06 PM #85
so the string might move so easily that u get the shuttle stuck on the string bed..
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