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Thread: Yonex BG80 vs BG65 (or BG66)
09-01-2009, 01:51 AM #1
Yonex BG80 vs BG65 (or BG66)
Hi guys, I've just received a JP coded 2UG4 Yonex NS9900 and am planning to get it strung later today (it's already near 1700/5pm in Sydney). I'm now torn between using BG80 at 22x24lbs or BG65 at 24x26lbs; my stringer stocks on BG80 and BG66 only and he recommends those strings to everyone in the UNSW Badminton club. He told me it will be fine if I can get BG65 on my own for him to use specifically on my racquet, but I'll need to wait till around next week before I can get them from another warehouse seller.
1. Should I just go for the BG80 strung at 22x24lbs like how I have it on my old colour AT700 (same tension strung by same stringer, is a very good job) or
2. Should I wait till my order of BG65 comes in around next week? Is BG80 strung at 22x24lbs similar in feel to BG65 strung at 24x26lbs? I haven't tried BG65 at such mid high tension much and don't remember how it feels; is it still relatively soft but have good control? The BG80 on my AT700 feels superb, but that is on a head heavy racquet, the 2U NS9900 has a BP of 285mm.
3. Otherwise I can maybe try the BG66 at 23x25lbs. How will this feel?
09-01-2009, 12:46 PM #2
i strung my ns9900 with bg80 at 25x27 and it felt great for the first week
maybe next time i'll go 27x29 so when it settles it'll feel like a fresh 25x27
bg80 is thinner gauge than the bg65... at the same tension, it gives you more repulsion which basically means more power
so i would say if you want the same feel with the bg80, go a couple pounds lower than the bg65
01-28-2011, 06:24 PM #3
i tried bg-65 on 28- 30 pounds. it is very good. i bet u will never regret it.
i also tried bg-80 on my racket with 26-28 pounds.
both tried it on yonex nanospeed 9900
02-04-2011, 12:29 AM #4
Can't go wrong with BG-65, as it has very good durability and performs quite well. While on the other hand BG-80 holds tension much better which may be important to you. Either one is a good choice.
If your going to try BG-66 just watch out for mis-hits as its quite thin and make break. If your going with a string with a bit more repulsion I'd go with the BG-80, but there is nothing wrong with BG-65 as well.
02-06-2011, 04:17 AM #5
bg80 has a bit more repulsion.
bg80 is stiffer
bg65 lasts longer
bg80 holds tension better
02-08-2011, 04:14 PM #6
Bg80 all the way. I've tried all
The main stream yonex strings and th best all round with an extra kick for
Power is th bg80. 65 doesn't do a ns9900 justice
09-02-2012, 10:44 PM #7
guys i have just picked up a VT 5..I am planning to get BG80 done on it..what is the ideal tension for power..I dont care the durability..is 28lb too much or shall i push it till 30?please help
09-05-2012, 09:10 PM #8
Depending on your skill level (seeing as you're using a flex racket and I have nothing else to go by) you might consider like 22lbs. You don't win anything fir having the highest tension and sorest arm.
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09-05-2012, 09:27 PM #9
I am an intermediate level player with a couple of domestic cups on shelf.VT5 is a medium flex and its an upgrade from my Arcsaber 007(which i feel is a touch heavier than vt5,85gms)..for all this time i thought going with a head heavy racquet with 27-28lb tension will reduce sore arm(less fatigue) since the force you need is reduced..question-using a tighter string reduces or increases repulsion?
09-05-2012, 09:55 PM #10
09-05-2012, 10:24 PM #11
I quite agree to most of the things you said..to be honest i am weak with my backhand overhead drives and was wanting to upgrade(if it is the right word) to 28lb from 23-24..I was hoping that increasing the tension with BG80(for repulsion) would do some good to my backhand shot making..I fail to understand why will increasing the tension increase amount of work needed to clear the shuttle....as per my understanding it should be easier..
09-06-2012, 01:13 PM #12
but for badminton, that might not be true. somewhere on this forum there's multiple threads about how higher tension gives you more power but i forgot where they are located. but what i mentioned above seems to make sense to me
09-06-2012, 04:15 PM #13
Having a high tension won't necessarily make it easier to hit the bird further .. you still need very good technique/timing/racket speed to get the repulsion, and there is much less room for error because its easier to mishit.
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