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01-15-2007, 04:26 PM #103
tried BG 80 but it feels really soft for me compared to BG 65 ti
or does BG 80 need breaking in period?
65 ti was at 22*24 2 piece
and 80 is at 24*24 1 piece.
maybie i need really stiff string... maybie BG 70 next
01-15-2007, 04:34 PM #104Originally Posted by chrishin
those strings are identical, afaik, except the cf70 is 'more string'...
I can't believe I'm actually getting more power from a 0.70string...
01-15-2007, 08:02 PM #105
Master Jerry, it's only psycological.
Originally Posted by jerby
01-16-2007, 06:28 AM #106
Strings do not need to be broken in. If you find that your new strings will only play well after a few days of "breaking in", you have probably strung them to a tension that is too high for your style of play. The so-called breaking-in period is really a loss of 10% or more tension, which increases the trampoline effect.
Newly strung strings should play their best with the very first shot, its performance deteriorating overtime. After one week its performance is, or rather should be, noticeably less crispy.
01-16-2007, 09:17 AM #107Originally Posted by taneepak
01-16-2007, 07:16 PM #108
it's been 2 weeks since i got it strung though...
Maybie because it was Lazfibre machine and it was probably constant pulled
01-16-2007, 07:22 PM #109Originally Posted by chessymonkey
01-16-2007, 08:31 PM #110
hardly a hard hitter myself.. part of the reason i stick with bg80 at 25lb is cos
i only play 4-8 hrs a week so it last long enough to a point that snapping doesn't bug me too badly. found myself rather addicted to the feeling that comes off BG80. Roughly a string snap between a month to 2.. if it happen any more often then using a thin string wouldn't be too financially ideal
01-16-2007, 10:05 PM #111Originally Posted by azn_123
Assuming BG80 at 26.5/29.0lbs.:
If I just drop and clear: it'll last about 1.5-2 weeks
If I am playing all out smashing: 0-2 days
If combination dropping/clearing/smashing (my normal average): 4-7 days
This past year, I averaged a broken string every 6 days. So a bit more than one string a week.
01-17-2007, 08:12 PM #112Originally Posted by azn_123
01-17-2007, 08:31 PM #113Originally Posted by sifuyono
01-17-2007, 08:39 PM #114Originally Posted by sifuyono
01-18-2007, 12:14 AM #115Originally Posted by DinkAlot
but recently i check his tension, already drop to 24-25lbs, still not broken yet.. i wonder why??? he smash so often and his his smash really powerfull like mmphh... meteor maybe..
in past time mine bg-66 at 26lbs going record at 1 month max., nowadays 1-2weeks max.
01-18-2007, 12:20 AM #116Originally Posted by sifuyono
01-18-2007, 01:14 AM #117Originally Posted by azn_123
Last edited by Matt; 01-18-2007 at 01:29 AM.
01-18-2007, 02:41 AM #118
sifuyono, the story of your friend..Originally Posted by sifuyonoOriginally Posted by sifuyono
Actually in my case, ever since i started playing baddie again, abt 4+ yrs ago, i believe i HAVE NOT broken more than 3-4 strings. Yup, 4+ yrs, call it lucky or not, but i was surprised i didn't break more strings. I recall 1 of them broke when i clashed my racket with another racket(in the early days). And a couple of times it snapped near the bottom of the frame. I played with many different strings, from Yonex brand to Ashaway brand. Different thickness as well, even a couple of strings with coatings. As for the tension gauges, i believe i never tensioned lower than 23 lbs. My highest tension so far in these 4 yrs is 30 lbs.
I remember in the initial yrs of playing again, i can usually play up til more than 6+ hrs. per week. Those hrs ran for abt 2 yrs or so and then after a while the playing hrs started to vary. During those playing times, i was doing smashes, drops, a bit of slice etc.
I guess when sifuyono mentioned that his "friend smashed often and the smashes were really powerful yet it has survived for 6+ months", my guess is he smashed them without much slicing, if any.
Re what taneepak mentioned abt "temperature in the tropics(Indonesia) suits thin & high tensioned strings", it could be somewhat true. I guess the humidity of a tropical nation like Indonesia allows thinner strings @ higher than avg tensions to "expand" and "survive" a bit against those brutal poundings.
The most recent string that snapped actually happened this past yr. The stringer was none other than our NGP, DinkAlot But NO, it wasn't his fault, really!! I believe i used one of the Gosen string i bought back in Indonesia. Thus, i would say rather it's the quality of the string which is the main reason for the break(it snapped exactly at the racket's center).
Eventhough that 1 string broke, the other 2 string jobs survived and they played well, no complaint(DinkAlot actually did 3 of them)..I believe i asked him to tension them to 28 lbs, if not mistaken. So yes, as a witness, i would give our NGP/DinkAlot 2 thumbs up for his stringing job!!..
Last edited by ctjcad; 01-18-2007 at 02:54 AM.
01-18-2007, 03:09 AM #119
Some of you will notice that Ashaway introduces thinner strings in the tropics in response to customers' demand. This is why in S.E. Asia they have only the thinner version of ML, Powergut, and Micro Power or the discontinued Micro Power Ti.
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