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Thread: Yonex BG-66 Sharp Review
04-08-2005, 02:04 AM #1
Yonex BG-66 Sharp Review
Subject: BG-66 Sharp
Racket used in this review: MP-88 blue in 3UG5
Tension used in this review: 22x24
Stringing style: 2 piece (or 4 knots) and 22V-23H
Initial thoughts before tested on court:
After the string job was complete, I tested it in my apartment as usual. It doesn't give me anything special or make me feel anything special. The sound is OK, but not as big as BG-66. The feel is between BG-66 and BG-68TI. The bounce and control was above average but not supreme.
The string surface doesn't have texture but not feeling slippery. On my bucket test, it scored above average. I will be able to give out more comments on this tomorrow night after I return from the court.
04-08-2005, 02:54 AM #2
i think yonex should had named this string as bg68S or bg68C instead.
nice closeup, what camera ur using
04-08-2005, 03:33 AM #3
your camera is great!
I was told that the BG-66 Sharp will only launch after 8th April but you have already strung it!!!!
btw, still appreciate your review after your game.
04-08-2005, 03:57 AM #4
wow bj your camera is awesome! the closeups are so clear and focused.. btw can somebody translate for us the table on the last picture that compares different strings? i cant read japanese
i'm looking forward to the actual playing results too!
04-08-2005, 05:26 AM #5
I don't think you are a female control player Bluejeff, thats why BG-66S isn't anything special to you
I love how yonex gives its strings gender assignment.
04-08-2005, 05:27 AM #6
Originally Posted by MarkinJapan
04-08-2005, 02:13 PM #7
Originally Posted by MarkinJapan
(BG-85 is listed more for girls, but lots of people here like it, including myself)
Camera used: Sony V3 Digital Camera. It's an OK camera.
(When I took above pictures, I only used 3MP and chopped off the unneeded surroundings. I could've used the 7MP, but that will be way too big for posting here )
Japanese -> English Translation tool: babelfish
You can use it for:
04-08-2005, 03:08 PM #8
Originally Posted by bluejeff
Bluejeff: I'll have the new shb99l please
Shop owner: but they are for women
Bluejeff: so...I dun care...I am already using the BG66sharp
Shop owner: oh, in that case can I interest you in the specials we have on the skirts
Bluejeff: nah you keep it, it looks better on you..actually, can I have a pink mini-bag for my mobile (its not for me, its for my gf)
Last edited by jcl49; 04-08-2005 at 03:22 PM.
04-08-2005, 05:12 PM #9
Originally Posted by SWC_Ant
04-08-2005, 05:42 PM #10
i dont want to say this before because i might be labelled as an offensive person, stereotyping and discriminatory but i'm really not. Now i can say it with factory backing.
bg66 and bg85 aren't recommended for guys who can hit hard.
they do make one hellava pok sound.
99.9% of pros dont use them.
I believe bg66s is appropriate for hard hitters, guys and ladies.
sorry if i hurt someone's feeling
BTW, wtf?? might be 'feel/touch' category.
Last edited by cooler; 04-08-2005 at 05:55 PM.
04-08-2005, 05:58 PM #11
wtf? is "dampening", or if you translate it word by word, it is "impact absorption"...
04-08-2005, 06:03 PM #12
Oh... I see, thanks. I could have never figure it out without help
Hmm, from what Bluejeff said, BG66S wasn't as powerful as it sound. But the the pentagon thing with the wtf, repulsion, hitting sound, etc... stated that this has more replusion power than BG68ti.
So which will make a better choice? BG68ti? BG85? BG66? Or BG66S?
04-08-2005, 06:07 PM #13
Originally Posted by kwun
i also noticed that 'hitting sound' wasn't an important factor before and now it replaces feel/touch category that was once in that pentagon. So Pok sound is important now Yonex might be scouting this site....
04-08-2005, 06:09 PM #14
Regarding the distinction between male and fale (and I'm taking a stab in the dark here-no offence intended) apart from males being able to hit with greater force than females, is the chart also based on males stringing at higher tension. Only if you consider a tension change will the "control" of a string differ between males and females.
i.e. bg65 is dire at contol strung with a low tension and bg66 with high tensions.
Last edited by jcl49; 04-08-2005 at 06:16 PM.
04-08-2005, 08:13 PM #15
Originally Posted by jcl49
04-08-2005, 08:42 PM #16
1-Hour usage thoughts:
I used it in 2 doubles games tonight and I think I like it very much
1. The repulsion power is pretty huge and it will be close to BG-68TI and BG-66. (in the same range, but I wouldn't say which one is greater)
2. The sound is pretty loud but I think BG-66 still sounds better.
3. The feeling is good, solid and very responsive. Kind of like BG-68TI though.
4. Control of the string is above average, drops are nice but nets might need a bit of care as the string is a bit too bouncy.
5. Durability: Don't know yet; I will make posts later on this.
The cost of the string is a lot higher than regular BG-66. (The cost of BG66-S is about $10 USD, which is 2X more than the regular BG-66). So, I would say, Yeah, it "might" be better than the normal BG-66, but the difference isn't much to make me to consider it as daily string.
04-08-2005, 09:39 PM #17
Doesn't polyester type of string make an even bigger POK sound?
I will stick with BG-65 (Canadian Version) anytime
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