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    Default Professional players- Strings they use

    I realized most/ all of the professional players use strings such as bg66, bg65,bg80,bg85, bg68ti etc. The kind of strings that are cheaper and more available to us. Why dont they use the jp strings namely, bg66sharp, bg70 etc? Are the jp lousier compared to the normal strings that we use? (i know it must be some marketing way used by yonex to encourage the general public to buy this cheaper strings) But they should give the world class players the best.

    They are sponsored, so i think they will have access to it if they request for it? For world class players such as lindan, Taufik, FHF/CY?
    Why dont they use these?
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    most players use bg65 and bg80, do a search their was a discussion about it not very long ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin8768 View Post
    most players use bg65 and bg80, do a search their was a discussion about it not very long ago
    Yes, I think you misread my question.my question is why they use these strings. Why dont they use the jp strings such as bg70 pro, bg66sharp etc.

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    I was wondering also about this.
    None of them are using bg66sharp, nanogy98.

    were these strings not good enough?
    I did not have the answer why profs are seldom using it.
    any good answer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by h4n5ip View Post
    I was wondering also about this.
    None of them are using bg66sharp, nanogy98.

    were these strings not good enough?
    I did not have the answer why profs are seldom using it.
    any good answer?
    Cai Yun is using Nanogy 98 actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by h4n5ip View Post
    I was wondering also about this.
    None of them are using bg66sharp, nanogy98.

    were these strings not good enough?
    I did not have the answer why profs are seldom using it.
    any good answer?
    cuz those strings will break too fast espicially when the pro's hit so hard n @ pretti high tensions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ah_Shum View Post
    cuz those strings will break too fast espicially when the pro's hit so hard n @ pretti high tensions
    so you meant that this bg66sharp is weaker that bg80.

    many prof also use bg66, don't you think that bg66 is a weak string.

    I think there must be some other reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ah_Shum View Post
    cuz those strings will break too fast espicially when the pro's hit so hard n @ pretti high tensions
    BG70pro is 0.70mm gauge, cyber natural cbg100 is 0.70mm gauge, BG75ti is 0.70mm gauge. So you cant say that they break too fast for the pros. If they break too fast for the pros, then bg65 would be even better than these 3 strings that i mentioned earlier on. Then why the price difference? In that case, BG65 should be the more expensive string among the other 3.

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    Part of it might be due to the player aiming for consistency. For pros, strings probably consitute a minor aspect of preference (grips, shoes, string tension probably top this).

    The JP strings may not be available at every tournament string station. E.g. same idea~ I remember reading the Danish players preferring yellow BG80 and at one of the England tournaments, the stringer ran out or didn't have any.

    They might bring their own
    but if it is less common, the stringer may not be as familiar with the stringing characteristics (grip, stretch, etc) and put out a less that consistent string job.

    Someone on this forum strung for many tournaments (HK). maybe the can give their view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h4n5ip View Post
    so you meant that this bg66sharp is weaker that bg80.

    many prof also use bg66, don't you think that bg66 is a weak string.

    I think there must be some other reasons.
    BG66 is 0.66mm thick while BG80 is 0.68mm thick..so,looking at the thickness..u should have the answer.

    BG66 is used by pros that controls more than they attack,like TH.U should have know that pros usually string their rackets rite before each tournaments.N u should have seen TH broke his string after he smashed few times.Like yonex catalogue have written,BG66 is more for control,rather than for attacking.It provides a great repulsion while attacking,but in the same time,it'll wear down much faster than any other strings,esp in the high tension like pros usually strung.

    If LD,who attacks alot,use BG66..then he'll be changing rackets few time in each tournaments.That's why he chooses BG65,which is more durable n works best at high tension(around 30lbs).Solid feel.Hard hitters choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h4n5ip View Post
    I was wondering also about this.
    None of them are using bg66sharp, nanogy98.

    were these strings not good enough?
    I did not have the answer why profs are seldom using it.
    any good answer?
    My answer would be...since the profs are all used to their strings already..esp the older,more experienced players.They would tend to stick to their own string,that they have used to.Once they knew which racket,which string that suits them most,they don't wanna try anything else.While younger players,r still in search of what's the best racket,the best string for them,they would try different things.Anything new,they would try it.

    So,if u pay attention to the pro's preferrence in strings..u'd find out that pros that r using new strings like NBG95,NBG98 r the ones that's still young.Most of them r below 30.

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    Well, maybe. We will soon see younger players using the jp strings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smichz View Post
    My answer would be...since the profs are all used to their strings already..esp the older,more experienced players.They would tend to stick to their own string,that they have used to.Once they knew which racket,which string that suits them most,they don't wanna try anything else.While younger players,r still in search of what's the best racket,the best string for them,they would try different things.Anything new,they would try it.

    So,if u pay attention to the pro's preferrence in strings..u'd find out that pros that r using new strings like NBG95,NBG98 r the ones that's still young.Most of them r below 30.
    I think you make a point here.
    but if i were a prof, I would just try as many as I could.
    as long as it is free may be new string with new technology will better my game, or old folk is still better

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    Quote Originally Posted by h4n5ip View Post
    I think you make a point here.
    but if i were a prof, I would just try as many as I could.
    as long as it is free may be new string with new technology will better my game, or old folk is still better
    Haha, Nice one h4n5ip. That was my initial thought too. "Just try, anyway it doesnt hurt".
    But for the pros, i guess they would rather train more than to want to spend less time getting use to their new equipment.(just like what smichz commented)

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    Each pros already have 1st chance to try any new stuff in the market, but at the end still depend on the player itself to pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sifuyono View Post
    Each pros already have 1st chance to try any new stuff in the market, but at the end still depend on the player itself to pick.
    Yup...they got the chance..younger player tends to try new things n they might end up using it.But older players..they barely even bother to try..

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    Quote Originally Posted by h4n5ip View Post
    I think you make a point here.
    but if i were a prof, I would just try as many as I could.
    as long as it is free may be new string with new technology will better my game, or old folk is still better
    They probably try them during practices/free time but if they still like their old strings better they'd probably stick with it since they are used to it. Things that are new don't mean they are necessarily better. All about whether they like it or not.

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