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    Default Sticky strings?

    So... here's a random idea that popped into my head while trying to sleep last night: Would it be advantageous to have strings that are a little sticky? Like how pingpong paddles have that sticky rubbery surface so that they can put spins on the ball, maybe sticky/rubbery strings can allow for better tumblers and slice drops. What do you guys think?

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    warning dont try this at home:
    haha thats such a good idea, i tryed it, i put a extra rubber sheet i hade from my table tennis paddle(i allways keep extras) and i stuck it on the end of my old racket, i didnt stay on, so i taped it, lol its head heavy now, and wen u cache birdies they just stick, and its really bounchy at the net, but it dosent make it over alot of the time, meh worth trying, i was halarious thow, i was the only one in the gym except my brother who had to see this, and a janitor, she gave me a funny look lol
    warning dont try this at home

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    Some strings have textured surface for better grip/friction. Ashaway Micro Legend XL (or is it Micro Power?) is an example.

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    dont strings last longer if the friction is minimal? i wouldnt want to increas the friction

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    Yonex BG88Ti is a very "sticky" string.
    The life of the BG88Ti is even lesser than BG66.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mettayogi
    Some strings have textured surface for better grip/friction. Ashaway Micro Legend XL (or is it Micro Power?) is an example.
    No, it's PG 65 and 66

    These are great strings, great feel, grip unlike to none

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    Quote Originally Posted by malayali
    Yonex BG88Ti is a very "sticky" string.
    I agree. When string with 88Ti (especially working on crosses), it feels like there are "glue" on the string surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
    I agree. When string with 88Ti (especially working on crosses), it feels like there are "glue" on the string surface.
    yup, bg88ti was designed to be sticky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin8768
    dont strings last longer if the friction is minimal? i wouldnt want to increas the friction
    Sticky=more friction. More friction=outer coat wear out. Outer coat wear out=less string life.

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    hmmm... guess my idea wasn't so original after all, haha. Thanks guys, I think I'll give bg88ti a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilefeu
    No, it's PG 65 and 66

    These are great strings, great feel, grip unlike to none
    Yep, but PG Neon has significantly more grip than the Power version of the strings. The Power version is more durable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinkAlot
    Yep, but PG Neon has significantly more grip than the Power version of the strings. The Power version is more durable.
    give us more detail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hydrocyanic
    give us more detail?
    What do you want me to say? There's not much more to say. Please state if you are looking for something specific.

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    A slight texture of the string would impart some spin on the feather when struck in a specific way, I am sure experiments have been done that show the net effects.

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