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    what is that orange ashaway string called?

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    powergut 65/66 Neon orange.

    I'm a fan of pg65, pg66 not so much, but I blame the climate...
    With pg66 at 25-27 lbs it either lasts me a week (losing 3lb tension) or it breaks on the first day with a mishit

    PG65 performs really nice, at first I liked it because I could play at 26-27lbs and still feel comfortable (because it's so soft)...But the tension just drops like hell, even after pre-strecthing and all, it still loses 3-4lbs after a week.

    So at first, I liked playing at 25lbs, so I strung it at 27-28lbs...But now I want it at 27lbs, and I don't' feel comfortable stringing at 32lbs...
    So ML is next, after I empty my bg80.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerby View Post
    powergut 65/66 Neon orange.

    I'm a fan of pg65, pg66 not so much, but I blame the climate...
    With pg66 at 25-27 lbs it either lasts me a week (losing 3lb tension) or it breaks on the first day with a mishit

    PG65 performs really nice, at first I liked it because I could play at 26-27lbs and still feel comfortable (because it's so soft)...But the tension just drops like hell, even after pre-strecthing and all, it still loses 3-4lbs after a week.

    So at first, I liked playing at 25lbs, so I strung it at 27-28lbs...But now I want it at 27lbs, and I don't' feel comfortable stringing at 32lbs...
    So ML is next, after I empty my bg80.
    i got a reel of bg65 neon orange from dinkalot. I had to make minor mental adjustment on hitting the shuttle since coming from the bg80 world. Same as u, i strung it the same as my bg80 at 25lb. I think my next re-stringing at 27-28 lb would take care of difference i had with the bg80. What's nice about pg65 is its gripping ability. Repulsion wise, similar to bg65ti but without the slipperyness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taneepak View Post
    Micro Power in Malaysia is 0.66mm in diameter. So is Power Gut 66 Neon. I keep stocks of 50 to 200 of each, including Micro Legend, as I now use exclusively these 3 Ashaway strings. My take for performance, based on a few hundred string jobs and tests for clients, is that ML is the best, with Power Gut 66 Neon close behind, and Micro Power a bit behind. I charge HK$85 for ML and PG66 for each string job, HK$70 for Micro Power. Based on customer demand Micro Power doesn't seem to be preferred over the other two, even at the lower price, mainly due to its lack of feel-a bit hard and stiff although it is as powerful.
    If interested I can sell you a few Micro Power 66 for Ringgit 15 plus mailing costs. If you are interested in buying 40 packs I will sell the lot for Ringgit 12/each pack.
    thank you very much for the offer. but since i dont have any means to pay overseas purchase (no credit card, no paypal account...i am so low tech) and i only want to try one pack to see if it suits me, i think the price would come up to about the same as RM21. but thank you very much on the offer. maybe later in the future, when i want to buy it in bulk i could contact you.

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    no answers for question 1? i have read that people do strung their ashaway string higher than their intended tension. is that the answer to my question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by azabaz_ipoh View Post
    no answers for question 1? i have read that people do strung their ashaway string higher than their intended tension. is that the answer to my question?
    Pre-stretching of the string is not necessary. Badminton strings have a native elasticity, defined as that when a string is stretched after hitting a shot it will return to the same length as before the shot. Pre-stretching will only age your string prematurely, reducing that native elasticity of a new string.

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    thanks taneepak. got it. so i should just string at my usual tension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azabaz_ipoh View Post
    thanks taneepak. got it. so i should just string at my usual tension.
    Micro Power and Power Gut 66 play at their best at min. 26lbs/28.5lbs. For me 28.25/31lbs is ideal. Micro Legend plays well at any tension but better at high tension.

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    oh no!!!!! i already bought a pack of ashaway micro power 0.66 but i dont think i can handle that high a tension. i usually use 23 to 25lbs tension for my rackets. oh well. might as well give it a go. so what string is excellent at lower tension? i haven't found micro legend around my place but there's this other ashaway string called ultimum or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azabaz_ipoh View Post
    oh no!!!!! i already bought a pack of ashaway micro power 0.66 but i dont think i can handle that high a tension. i usually use 23 to 25lbs tension for my rackets. oh well. might as well give it a go. so what string is excellent at lower tension? i haven't found micro legend around my place but there's this other ashaway string called ultimum or something like that.
    your 23-25 lbs is super fine for your application. Some play to enjoy the game while some play to enjoy the high tension ping sound and feel. As noted b4, taneepak doesnt pre-stretch so his high tension can't be compare to everybody else. Wat's best for him may not be best 4 u.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azabaz_ipoh View Post
    oh no!!!!! i already bought a pack of ashaway micro power 0.66 but i dont think i can handle that high a tension. i usually use 23 to 25lbs tension for my rackets. oh well. might as well give it a go. so what string is excellent at lower tension? i haven't found micro legend around my place but there's this other ashaway string called ultimum or something like that.
    I do string for players who used to play at the 20 to 23lbs and persuaded them to try 25/27.5lbs on Ashaway PG66 or ML or Micro Power, on the understanding that if they did not like it I would restring it again at their preferred low tension. None of them has asked for the restring and in fact like the higher tension very much. Many of them are beginners. Try 25/27.5lbs with your Micro Power-nothing venture, nothing learned or gained. After you have tried 25/27.5lbs and if you like it, you can then go up to 25.5/28lbs and then progressively up to 28.25/31lbs. Look, my wife is a senior citizen and she plays with 28.25/31lbs with PG66 Neon and Power and she is an intermediate player.
    I was in Kuantan, Pahang on Nov. 18 and played a few games with some Kuantan middle age players and SP Chu of this forum. Almost all of them use 20-23lbs, but when given my 28/30.8lbs racquet to try out all of them did not have any problem.
    I have never heard of Ashaway Ultimum, which is not really surprising as the Ashaway regional distributor in Asia has his own ideas of special strings for Asia only.

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    Azabaz ipoh, when you string your racquet my advice is to stay away from one piece stringing or two piece stringing with the crosses strung from the throat end towards the top end. The gold standard is two piece stringing, starting with the mains first and then starting the crosses from the top towards the throat end. At high tensions the difference is very significant.

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    really? i must try then high tension on my racket. the aunties that play with me are better than me and they always say i have good power since i can hit baseline shots a lot more than some. but i dont string my own racket and i am not sure if my stringer does the stringing the way you said it is supposed to be done, but he does do two piece stringing. i dont have my racket with me now but i think i will take a picture of my yonex ISO 75 MFLT strung with yonex BG 66 at 23lbs tomorrow and post it here and hopefully you can tell me if he is a good stringer. the racket that i intend to string with the ashaway string is a Yonex carbonex 8000 (which is an oval compared to the ISO which is isometric). i think i want to try 25(main)/27.5(cross) if only to eliminate the possibility that it is suitable for me. you are right, nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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    i just had my racket restrung with ML (non XL) at 29 lbs. but the ml package says its tension is only up to 25 lbs. my stringer felt uneasy in stringing my racket cause i went over the recommended limit for the string. did i buy a fake string?

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    Okay, I'm not going in to yet another debate about this, I'll just say that in the last 10 posts certain topics of discussion have been presented as facts, though much controversy arises:

    -stringing over 25lbs is not best for everybody, I know quite a few who don't like it

    -stringing in a one piece, of a two-piece bottum up will not ruin your racket. Search the forums, It's been discussed to death

    -pre-stringing may shorten the lifespan of the strings, but your stringjob wil feel better for a longer period of time, it'll stay tighter longer.
    Also, Taneepak is the only forum member stating pre-stretching will take away the strings "native elasticity".

    Now, like I said, I'm not going to debate about these topics, I'm not going to say I'm right and Taneepak is wrong. I'm just saying these things aren't exactly accepted as facts by the community here

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerby View Post
    Okay, I'm not going in to yet another debate about this, I'll just say that in the last 10 posts certain topics of discussion have been presented as facts, though much controversy arises:

    -stringing over 25lbs is not best for everybody, I know quite a few who don't like it

    -stringing in a one piece, of a two-piece bottum up will not ruin your racket. Search the forums, It's been discussed to death

    -pre-stretching may shorten the lifespan of the strings, but your stringjob wil feel better for a longer period of time, it'll stay tighter longer.
    Also, Taneepak is the only forum member stating pre-stretching will take away the strings "native elasticity".

    Now, like I said, I'm not going to debate about these topics, I'm not going to say I'm right and Taneepak is wrong. I'm just saying these things aren't exactly accepted as facts by the community here
    a minor touch-up

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    i think lot of u guys need to try the NBG98 as a comparison first..the feel is just uncomparable to ashaway strings..=)

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