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    Default I need a string that'll last me for a while

    Well, what I would like in a string, is its ability to hold tension. Hopefully you've read my other thread, but since its my dad's b-day, i want to get him a string that'll last him for a while. I bet he'll still use the same string even if it lost like 10 lbs of tension.

    So my question is, which string would you reccomend holds tension the best? Performance of the string is also important.

    Thanks

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    B-70 Pro hands down

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    Sweet, but people say its performance isnt as good especially under lower tension. Does that mean I should use the string at 25+ tension to get its full potential?

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    i am not sure if such a string exists as you have a couple of contradicting requirements.

    the best compromise is thicker strings like the bg70 as Pete suggested (and listen to this guys as he knows his stuff). also, higher tension automatically means less longevity. so you need to keep that in mind.

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    Ive read from several posts that higher tension should only be used for more advanced players. My dad is still intermediate, and is only a recreational player. Do you think it'll be an issue?

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    i wouldn't worry too much about getting it "perfect" as the difference is really minute. if longevity is the main concern, getting BG70 at around 22-23lbs will be quite sufficient for an intermediate player.

    think he will be so happy and moved when he received a brand new racket as a present from his son, the string tension will be the last thing in his mind.

    and oh, he has the same birthday as my son Brandon and another unnamed BC member... July 16th

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    :P Sweet, thanks a lot pete, and kwun

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    bg65..........u can try this string.

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    Quote Originally Posted by george@chongwei View Post
    bg65..........u can try this string.
    BG65 are the one of the worst strings that hold tension. NBG95 has good power and last long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phandrew View Post
    BG65 are the one of the worst strings that hold tension. NBG95 has good power and last long.

    WRONG. Ask the stringer to prestretch it, once the BG65 loses its 2lbs ish it will last an eternity for most people./

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    WRONG. Ask the stringer to prestretch it, once the BG65 loses its 2lbs ish it will last an eternity for most people
    Agreed! My new stringer doesnt know how to prestretch strings so i strung my racquet 2 lbs higher. Been using Bg-65 for 2 months now.

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    I thought BG 65 TI last the longest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XtC-604 View Post
    WRONG. Ask the stringer to prestretch it, once the BG65 loses its 2lbs ish it will last an eternity for most people./
    It will still lose a lot of tension even with pre-stretching

    Quote Originally Posted by dnacid View Post
    I thought BG 65 TI last the longest.
    The BG65Ti does have good durability but doesn't have the best durability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phandrew View Post
    It will still lose a lot of tension even with pre-stretching



    The BG65Ti does have good durability but doesn't have the best durability.

    huh...bg65 barely loses any tension after it does the 2lb drop. so string 2lb higher and it will last FOREVERRRR

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    Yes, that's correct . Always do a 10% to 15% pre-stretch on BG-65. And String It Tight (SIT)!!! 33 lbs is a good start

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD View Post
    Yes, that's correct . Always do a 10% to 15% pre-stretch on BG-65. And String It Tight (SIT)!!! 33 lbs is a good start
    That is TIGHT PETER! I agree, BG65 and BG70PRO are both very durable strings. Either one should last you for quite a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jseto View Post
    Well, what I would like in a string, is its ability to hold tension. Hopefully you've read my other thread, but since its my dad's b-day, i want to get him a string that'll last him for a while. I bet he'll still use the same string even if it lost like 10 lbs of tension.

    So my question is, which string would you reccomend holds tension the best? Performance of the string is also important.

    Thanks
    How long do you want to keep the strings ? 1 year, 2 years ??

    BG80 @ 25# on Cab 30ms and MS29 since October, 2007 and still going strong with a slight lost of tension, now about 23#. Play about 3 hours a weekk every week since October 2007, about time to cut it and restring just to get a fresh batch on the racket.

    NBG 95 on 900P since April, 2008 @25#, still tight and good
    BUT NBG95 @25# on my 900T strung 1 week ago feels fresher and crisper.

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