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Thread: Ashaway vs Yonex strings
12-08-2007, 11:59 PM #69
what is that orange ashaway string called?
12-09-2007, 04:25 AM #70
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.
12-09-2007, 03:51 PM #71
12-09-2007, 08:20 PM #72
12-09-2007, 08:22 PM #73
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?
12-10-2007, 02:18 AM #74
12-10-2007, 02:51 AM #75
thanks taneepak. got it. so i should just string at my usual tension.
12-10-2007, 07:19 AM #76
12-10-2007, 08:02 PM #77
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.
12-10-2007, 08:10 PM #78
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12-10-2007, 10:27 PM #79
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.
12-10-2007, 10:37 PM #80
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.
12-10-2007, 10:58 PM #81
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.
Last edited by azabaz_ipoh; 12-10-2007 at 11:00 PM.
12-13-2007, 02:32 AM #82
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?
12-13-2007, 03:41 AM #83
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
12-13-2007, 03:49 AM #84
12-13-2007, 03:53 AM #85
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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