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    Default so has anyone tried fishing line?

    so has anyone used fishing line as strings on higher end racquets? i'm thinking of doing this only because i'm so low on money right now.

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    lol, sorry but i find it funny when i came to this post lol beacuse i thought i'm the only one who think about these stuff lol, does it work? but won't it be really easy to break or something?

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    lol just try it and then give a review
    i wouldnt mind finding out if this would work

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    There are other brands apart from yonex that are cheaper. If you are low on money focus a string that is more durable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jordanwong View Post
    so has anyone used fishing line as strings on higher end racquets? i'm thinking of doing this only because i'm so low on money right now.
    I've tried it.

    If you are stringing it yourself, and you are using string of comparable gauge, it is significantly slower than using normal badminton string. The problems are: fingers don't grip the surface well, the string is not as flexible, knots don't tighten as well, it's easy to notch the string (=snap), the clamps and grippers on the machine don't work well with it.

    If you are getting someone else to string it, they will probably curse you.

    I strung mine with, iirc, 40lb test monofilament at 22x20. I tried some rallies with it and it felt dead and slippery. I had my friend try a smash with it. He broke it on the 2nd hard hit. The shuttle punched through the middle. As careful as I was while stringing, I believe the tension head gripper notched the string.

    If you're going cheap, salvage other people's broken strings (1 piece stringing, or lower tension 2 piece), and reuse them. I've reused BG85@24 by pulling to 29 + skip one cross.

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    i strung one by hand....... no tension at all.......but it was a old racket so it served its purpose at no expense!

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    i thought bg65ti was durable =(

    Quote Originally Posted by phandrew View Post
    There are other brands apart from yonex that are cheaper. If you are low on money focus a string that is more durable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph_leung View Post
    I've tried it.

    If you are stringing it yourself, and you are using string of comparable gauge, it is significantly slower than using normal badminton string. The problems are: fingers don't grip the surface well, the string is not as flexible, knots don't tighten as well, it's easy to notch the string (=snap), the clamps and grippers on the machine don't work well with it.

    If you are getting someone else to string it, they will probably curse you.

    I strung mine with, iirc, 40lb test monofilament at 22x20. I tried some rallies with it and it felt dead and slippery. I had my friend try a smash with it. He broke it on the 2nd hard hit. The shuttle punched through the middle. As careful as I was while stringing, I believe the tension head gripper notched the string.

    If you're going cheap, salvage other people's broken strings (1 piece stringing, or lower tension 2 piece), and reuse them. I've reused BG85@24 by pulling to 29 + skip one cross.

    did you ask the store owner.. or a fishing expert something like 'how heavy of a fish can i catch with this line?' haha. thanks for the reply though

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    Just get yourself some BG65, they're both cheap and durable.

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    It you want even more durable than BG65 go with BG37

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    Ashaway started out with manufacturing of fishing lines.

    http://www.ashawayusa.com


    Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co., was founded by Capt. Lester Crandall who manufactured fishing line. He devised and perfected several line-making machines.
    Ashaway produced the first commercial nylon product in the world - fishing line - when a then young company, DuPont, was looking for a use for its new filament.
    Ashaway began making racket strings in its Rhode Island plants.
    The year DacronŽ was introduced, Ashaway used it in a fishing line.
    The company introduced the first KevlarŽ tennis string to the market.
    Ashaway celebrated 175 years of manufacturing in Rhode Island and 50 years of producing world-class racket strings.
    Ashaway entered the new millennium with major developments in VectranŽ string technology.

    VectranŽ is a registered trademark of Celanese Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Dacron and KevlarŽ are registered trademarks of E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co.
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    I was asking the same question too 10 years ago because I fished regularly.

    Fishing line has a even surface to make it invisible in the water so fish cannot see it. So grip on it is very difficult. It doesn't help 'cutting' the shuttle either.

    When catching a fish, it has some elastic buffer so it would not easily brake. It's designed to buffer the shock. For badminton, you need decent repulsion properties which cannot be found on this string. Fishing line will damp the shock and give lesser repulsion power.

    The last argument not using fishing line, is that fishing line will loose tension very fast, especially under tension. Sadly no one here tested this yet. I used to change my fishing line (on my fishing gear!) every year because water, sand and sun have a bad influence in the lines.

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    Anyone tried guitar strings? can you imagine the sound you'd get from those???

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