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11-03-2010, 04:22 AM #494
11-03-2010, 05:57 AM #495
11-03-2010, 09:22 PM #496
11-03-2010, 09:23 PM #497
if i managed to stay awake after such a tiring day, i will be re-stringing my T2 and the ARC10 with ZM62@27lbs tonight. otherwise, might have to wait for the weekend.
11-03-2010, 10:05 PM #498
11-03-2010, 11:21 PM #499
kwun, give the lining ap62 a try. I have been playing with it for almost 2 weeks @ 25lbs. It might even last longer than BG66, which only last me 2 weeks tops.
MAYBE it is just like zymax62 with a little bit more durability.
11-03-2010, 11:23 PM #500
11-04-2010, 12:13 AM #501
here's how i conclude!
zymax 62 when strung at 25lb and below doesn't have this distinction as 27lbs,
ln fact i cut mine before first session ends!
i was hoping it would last and at the same time enjoy the ping sound but was wrong.
so can i say your 27lbs is somewhere there or accurate?
yes, i can!
and to sumarize once again,
if you pull 27lbs and actually it was something like 25lbs and below,
i am sure you won't get your result like that!
and we won't be sharing such discussions at all!
Last edited by pBmMalaysia; 11-04-2010 at 12:18 AM.
11-04-2010, 12:17 AM #502
pbm, ah... i understand what you are saying now.
yes. i think you are right. somehow stringing ZM62 between 23-25lbs is kinda so-so. i have tried 21-22 lbs and it actually felt quite good. still better than other strings. but it really shines at 27lbs.
it is incredible how we are half way around the world and ends up with the similar conclusions.
11-04-2010, 02:30 AM #503
11-04-2010, 07:53 PM #504
and i am still waiting for confirmation lining has their ap62 made there.
off hand, i would say, very much an ashaway product with different packing!
btw, anybody still have the first batch of yonex braided string packing, the bg 65 or bg 66?
i always wanted to see where they were made? i started stringing those string in the mid or late 80's and i really forgot the first few batches.
if i am not wrong, they were made by ashaway before in the past!
11-05-2010, 03:49 AM #505
well.. broke another one today. mains at the top, but no mishit.
good that it is the thought of having to restring it that sucks, not the cost of doing it.
11-05-2010, 12:37 PM #506
With the newfound properties of the PP Precision, I've found that I really like ZM67@26lbs (24.8/27.3) and that the I'm getting 100% of the stringbed on a very consistent basis, but I feel I can go higher for equal power but better better precision.
Since the Panda has dropped the tension warranty to below 30 pounds, I don't feel comfortable going to 28 (26.7/29.4) as that is pushing the upper limit with regards to cross tension. So to get the feel of a stringbed 2lbs higher, I decided to go with ZM62 @ 26lbs (24.8/27.3). I have to say, that the ZM62 feels so much better at a higher tension. When I tried it at 22, 23, and 24 lbs, it was stiff and unforgiving with what felt like a decrease in power and control compared to ZM67 across the board in similar tensions. So I would compromise by using ZM62 in the mains and ZM67 in the crosses to soften the bed. Better than 67 alone, better than 62 alone, but a pain to string because the 62 would just destroy my 67 crosses after only a few sessions.
But putting ZM62 at 26lbs has really brought the string to life for me and is now my go-to. I had high praise for this string, and for the PP Precision, but now I have even more praise for the both of these.
11-05-2010, 12:48 PM #507
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11-05-2010, 01:06 PM #508
11-05-2010, 01:32 PM #509
For stringing, I now use the e.Stringer DG made by Silent Partner. It is no longer listed on their website. I do not know what kind of a motor is used, but it does instruct to be plugged into a 120V outlet.
Its an ECP, rotary gripper like on the SP Jive (which can be found on their website). The turntable is the same for the DG and the Jive: 6pt supports, one turnwheel for both left and right supports. Tension can be raised by 1 or .1 lbs, has an option for displaying in kg, has 0%, 10%, and 20% prestretch functions, with memory settings for mains, crosses, and knot (meaning for the last 2 crosses before a knot). It has three pulling speeds: slow, medium, and fast. I replaced their standard clamps with Gamma brand diamond dusted fixed clamps (only use these for tennis and racquetball and for outside mains on badminton rackets). I use 4 HQ flying for the mains, and 4 YY flying for the crosses.
My standard settings are:
<26lbs: medium speed, 20% prestretch
26lbs and greater: slow speed, 10% prestretch (omit if 10% results in >29lbs), omit +10% tension on last two crosses in favor of +1 lbs
And my calculations for tensions are:
Target Tension = X eg. 28
Mains = .955X = 26.7
Crosses = 1.1(Mains) = 29.4
Knot = 1.1(Crosses) = 32.3 (in this case, I favor the +1lbs, so I would do 30.4)
To be honest, usually just go +/-5%, then adjust so that Crosses are +10% of mains, while keeping target tension in the middle. So for 28, +/-5% is 26.6/29.4, adjust to 10% while keeping 28 in middle would be 26.7/29.37
I'd rather have a little more tension in the crosses than a little less, so I round to 26.7/29.4 to help maintain shape on my machine.
Last edited by singnflip4life; 11-05-2010 at 01:35 PM.
11-05-2010, 02:07 PM #510
quite a lot of rememberings especially numbers you got there!
but why you use flying clamps?
doesn't it came with 2 clamps? especially if they are the diamond powdered ones you should be using them!
I think the diamond powdered clamps were first introduced by the german pacific brand some 20 yrs ago!
mine you those clamps still working until today!
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