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Thread: Zymax strings
12-19-2011, 02:34 AM #919
12-19-2011, 07:09 AM #920
12-19-2011, 09:05 AM #921
12-19-2011, 11:02 AM #922
12-22-2011, 04:13 AM #923
really? i'ven been buying loads of the red zymax' using the old packaging. but i do notice that the red ones last (much much) longer than yellow.
04-11-2012, 04:01 PM #924
Ashaway Zymax 67
Ashaway Zymax 62
Which is more durable?
Which gives a better sound?
Which holds tension best?
Whats the minimum tension to get the best out of the string, I prefer 25lbs is that enough to get the most out of the strings
And compare it to the BG80, which would you pick
04-11-2012, 04:06 PM #925
04-11-2012, 04:17 PM #926
Which one would you pick out of the 3, I have such a hard time picking strings, I do so much research and everyone has different opinions.
All I care about in a string is Durability, sound and holding tension
and is there any way to know whether I have the new ones apart from asking my stringer that has made 2 mistakes haha
04-11-2012, 04:24 PM #927
04-11-2012, 04:35 PM #928
What about zm70? Shouldn't that last quite a bit?
04-11-2012, 04:37 PM #929
05-01-2012, 04:34 PM #930
What Zymax strings sound better than the BG80?
05-01-2012, 08:43 PM #931
05-23-2012, 07:30 PM #932
Tried the new Zymax 67 for a good couple of weeks, was previously using BG80 and BG66UM, all at 24lbs. This string seems to lack a fraction in power vs both the Yonex strings. I would say control is a little better than BG80 and the string feels a fraction softer (which I think I like). It's hard to be 100% sure because of the softer feel but I'm fairly certain this string loses it's tension (a lot) quicker than BG80. I strung a friends racket with Zymax 70 and that has also lost tension relatively quicker than BG80, dunno if it's because of the different string thickness though?
I wouldn't normally comment on hitting sound as I don't consider it a performance attribute, however I played a league match right after putting on the Zymax 67 (broke the strings the day before...yay timing) and it was really really noisy. On one point an opponent hit a short clear and I jump smashed targetting the feet of the opposition lady (it was mixed, they were side formation) and she let out a little yelp in response to the contact sound. Never had anything like that before in a match, and the strings just seemed really loud to the point I was finding it a little distracting.
One downside though. I picked the red version of the string and in one of the venues I played it's a very dark background. I was finding I was losing the racket face in the background blackness, white strings obviously stand out in that scenario.
Racket was Yonex Nanoray 700FX
Last edited by HappySachs; 05-23-2012 at 07:33 PM.
05-23-2012, 07:55 PM #933
05-24-2012, 04:01 AM #934
If you really want a massive sound go for bg68ti. Nothing sounds quite like them in my opinion! Although quite why hitting sound would be top of your priority on a string I'm not really sure. If you are hitting the shuttle cleanly then you can generate a "crack" sound like the pro's do with pretty much any string, unless it is at a very low tension, >22lbs ish.
As for durability I can't comment, I don't break strings as often as most people on here. New zymax 62's have lasted me 2 months so far, playing about 7 hours a week with feather shuttles. Tension drop isn't that bad either. I don't have the most powerful smash but I do hit the shuttle cleanly most of the time, so no accidental slicing on smashes or clears which really eats into strings. Neither do I mis-hit much either, which is a real string killer!
06-24-2012, 07:04 PM #935
What is the closest Yonex alternative to the new Zymax Z70?
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