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Thread: Zymax strings
06-27-2013, 06:10 AM #1276
06-27-2013, 09:49 AM #1277
I am also confused by the stringer saying it is too thin and it digs in to itself whilst stringing. I have never managed to dig in, get it to snap or go horribly off tension. I have only ever snapped bg68 ti whilst pulling a string and that was when I first started stringing and it kept twisting up horribly.
I'm also confused as to how he knows that the tension is wrong. I guess we won't find out either without watching him string.
Having said that I am always wary as a stringer of stringing any other rackets than my own with zm62/thin strings in general unless I know the person knows a bit about strings. Nearly everyone I know thinks the sign of a good string job is that it doesn't snap for a fair length of time after stringing. Even if they mis-hit it horrendously...
Educating some people otherwise is a futile activity.
06-27-2013, 09:56 AM #1278
I still think that stringer needs to adjust the tension head gripper a tad tighter to properly grasp the thinner zm62.
06-27-2013, 09:59 AM #1279
Because the excuse he gave makes absolutely no sense
06-27-2013, 10:08 AM #1280
I found it strange too, but to be fair I'm getting this information second-hand. I've never even met the stringer; I just pass rackets to a player who works next door to him.
06-27-2013, 10:13 AM #1281
Its possible that he actually broke the string while pulling if there were damaged grommets though. But then again that should be up to him to look for that.
As a stringer, I wouldn't recommend ZM62 to anyone I string for mainly because most of them mishit a lot and most judge stringjobs by the time they last (like Sevex said).
06-27-2013, 10:16 AM #1282
Have anyone gotten zymax 65 strings from Squash mart?
06-27-2013, 10:27 AM #1283
06-27-2013, 10:48 AM #1284
06-27-2013, 10:52 AM #1285
06-27-2013, 11:09 AM #1286
06-27-2013, 11:13 AM #1287
I see... he still might've had some experience with it and doesn't carry it anymore.
06-28-2013, 05:24 AM #1288
06-28-2013, 09:07 AM #1289
06-28-2013, 11:07 AM #1290
can't wait to use my old rackets with the Zymax strings again. will go back to Indonesia after 4 and 1/2 months studying Chinese language in China
got one of my eye hurt, my father didn't allow me to bring my rackets to China. and now I ended up with crappy unknown Chinese racket with factory string (around 16lbs or less I think)
I have few more ZM62 and ZM67 on stock.
*can't wait to bring my racket and show off to my friends who have no clue what a good racket is. will bring my pp trinity pro and mx80 with rkep grip and zymax string!
**me and my friends are playing with crappy £6 rackets here.. I bought the £20 one, still crappy, with plastic handle too add!
06-28-2013, 11:39 PM #1291
I've been testing out ZM67 red for sometime now. Ranging from 23-30 lbs. at 2 lbs. increments. It's an interesting string that's for sure.
I've come across similar issues with string movement as other members have, and compared to BG80, ZM67 does not notch into itself as much as other YY strings I've tried. I've used BG66UM and BG80 and both kind of 'fall' into a notch once you move it back to its original position, emphasizing the importance of straightening the strings after stringing and early matches. When I do a fast clear or smash, it feels kind of soft like a cushiony feel (like BG66UM) that you don't really feel with BG80.
When I smash, the best way I can describe it is it's a silent killer. The power is there, but it doesn't sound like it's coming; a good thing for deception but not as appreciated if you're really looking for that 'boom'. I also feel that I enjoy ZM67 at higher tensions than lower.
When I played with fresh BG80 at 27 lbs. using plastics, it felt like I was going to tear my shoulder apart; there was no way I could access the power at such high tensions, though it could have just been that the strings were newly strung. I did enjoy drives and dropshots though. With ZM67 at the same tension I felt more comfortable, again thanks to its cushiony feel. I actually preferred ZM67 at the net because I'm more familiar with softer strings for tumbling netshots and even for dropshots. I don't like the hard feeling of BG80 for this because I feel like there is less time for feedback (i.e. even though you should feel more impact, it rebounds quite quickly).
I've also tried ZM65 yellow at 23x25 and compared it to BG80 white at 23x25 and found that they played similarly. Though this time I felt I had better access to power with BG80. It could have simply been because of the less obvious sound ZM65 produces during smashes and clears, but I felt more accomplished with the BG80 because I received the auditory feedback.
More testing is required, and after reading tens of pages of various strings, I want to try the NBG98, BG80 (again), BG66UM and VS850 against both ZM65 (ivory, yellow) and ZM62 (ivory, yellow).
Now for me the cost of Zymax is by far the best value of all the strings, with VS850 a close second. I can get any reel of 200m Zymax for $72US, VS850 white for $84, BG80 for $110 and NBG98/BG66UM for $127.
I chose these strings mostly for their repulsion power to cost ratio while still being able to purchase them in reels, which is why I excluded Li-Ning since I couldn't find them in reels among other YY strings (e.g. BG85). Reels are important because you can theoretically get 20+ string jobs from them, I can get 22 myself from a full set of 200m which drives the cost down further.
Lastly there seems to be a slight bias towards certain colors for the Zymax strings. I haven't tested it myself but I'm planning to find out with two of every colour for ZM62 and ZM65 (in my research, these two are the most noteworthy). If I intend to string for my club however, I think ZM65 white/ivory will be the most suitable considering not everyone will want vibrant red strings on their beloved rackets.
07-09-2013, 07:56 AM #1292
my zm65 about to pop, zm70 lined up next. +2lbs for the same feel right?
so far i think you jump up 1lb per step in string thickness 70>67>65>62. not tried 67 yet though and very limited go with 70.
edit Re comment above: red tide all the way man!
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