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Thread: bg80 smashing?
09-23-2009, 12:27 PM #1
I have bg80 24lb and I do not smash that hard but frequently. Will it break sooner if I smash more?
09-23-2009, 12:59 PM #2
it depends on your frequency of playing.
09-23-2009, 01:45 PM #3
It will take some time to break the string so don't worry t depends on where you are at. The environment plays a big difference. My BG80 at 29lbs still good after 2months coming to the 3rd month. Smashing hard at every chance that I have. Feels like it takes forever to break the string.
09-23-2009, 02:15 PM #4
just depends on how you play really, 24lbs is not to high so it wont stretch the string to much thinner than it already is since its a thinner string. but as with all strings the life can vary depending on how much you play and how you play. ive had BG80 on my racquet for about 6 days now and well theres already big frays and all on it.
09-23-2009, 02:17 PM #5
just play and find out. everyone is different.
09-23-2009, 10:09 PM #6
09-24-2009, 12:27 AM #7
Since it is about BG 80, I have few questions that need the expertise of you guys to help me out. For some reasons, I cannot figure out the what's the problem with me? is it the racket? the string? or it is just me?
I am using 3 different racket and 3 different string at different tension:
1) Armortec 70 mega + BG 66 at 24lb (medium flex, head heavy)
2) Nanospeed 800 + BG 65 Ti at 23lb (stiff flex, head light)
3) Fischer Calibur + BG 80 at 23lb (high flex, even balance)
I can smash and feel better using Armortec and Fischer, but I just can't smash, defence, recover using Nanospeed, is it the BG 65 Ti string? I feel lack of power as compared to BG 66 and BG 80, it is the racket itself?
Can it be:
1) I cannot play stiff shaft racket?
2) I cannot use non-repulsion string?
3) The tension for BG 65 Ti is too low since it is a non-repulsion string?
4) I cannot play head light racket?
If I strung higher tension for BG 65 Ti, will I get back the same feeling for BG 66 or BG 80?
09-24-2009, 03:39 AM #8
09-24-2009, 04:36 AM #9
BG 65 Ti was mainly for hard hitter, I thought I can or I will be a hard hitter, well...I guess I am NOT a hard hitter then, because I just can't get the power from it, but when I changed to other racket with BG 66 or BG 80, I just somehow get my power back.
I still suspect the shaft can affect my performance, the BG 65 Ti was strung with Nanospeed 800 - stiff shaft.
I am running 3 totally different rackets because I was still under the "try and error" category, I was testing which type of racket can improve my game play or other words, suit my style. Of course if I got the $$$, I would love to try all the high end Yonex series
Back to the topic, BG 80 or BG 66? myself tend to prefer BG 80, but as for repulsion, I think BG 66 is better right?
09-24-2009, 05:35 AM #10
I prefer BG80 because it's somewhat rougher. Since you are doing trial/error, just restring the NS800 to BG66 (cheaper) and see if you like it. If you can play with other rackets, just use those rackets and be happy with your game.
Personally, I cannot play well with any armortec. I had a mixed reaction to the ARC10 but ditched it in favour of the ZELM after about 2 months trial. I got used to the ZELM only after about 3+ months of trial and now it's my main racket (partly because my wife uses my Cab30). Then again, with the roughness I treat my racket, the ZELM is a way better choice for me.
No problem for me not liking any of those other rackets... My opponents will never know :P. Likewise, if you can play with any racket/string, just use that and don't worry about others that doesn't suit you.
09-24-2009, 05:42 AM #11
09-24-2009, 12:02 PM #12
It does drop a bit in the first few days (settling in?). After that BG80 holds its tension really well until it finally dies in 3-4 months for me . Bo pian, too cheap to buy my own stringing machine and dun want to pay for stringing. Overall, I love the BG80.
09-26-2009, 12:46 AM #13
I had my YY Nanospeed 9900 strung with BG 80 at 23/25 lb. The string snapped after less than 6 weeks. As a side note, I'm an attacking player and play roughly 3 to 4 times a week.
10-01-2009, 03:47 AM #14
10-01-2009, 03:56 AM #15
10-01-2009, 04:03 AM #16
here in northern california we have some badminton clubs where you can rent out a racket for that one visit for like five dollars or so. that way people can actually try out the racket and see how it feels playing with it. hearing from my local badminton stringer, he said that he's gotten more complaints about the nanospeed rackets and how they don't provide enough power, and mainly because the person using it can't generate enough power because most of the rackets in the nanospeed line are pretty stiff. i haven't done research on it so i'm not sure if it's true or not, i have both ns8000s and ns8000x as well as a ns800 and honestly, i can't tell the difference between the three, but i could tell that my mp99 is way flexible than the nanospeed. that's the only obvious thing i could distinguish.
10-01-2009, 04:07 AM #17
good point about the bg66 testing too
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