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    how long do your BG66/BG66 UM last? BG66 UM is not that fragile, could be your stringer's fault (or you mishit a lot). As for VS850, don't just think about it, get it strung on your racket! Problem solved

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    i always play badminton once a week... and normally my bg66/um will break after 2-3 months... does vs850 has the same feeling like bg66/um or totally different? is it true if we are using thicker string, the string will lose its tension quicker than the thin string?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSmasherKing View Post
    i always play badminton once a week... and normally my bg66/um will break after 2-3 months... does vs850 has the same feeling like bg66/um or totally different? is it true if we are using thicker string, the string will lose its tension quicker than the thin string?
    2-3 months sounds fine to me. BG66 UM is a very thin gauge string. VS-850 is a harder feeling string, but not as hard as BG80. IMO for strings, there's really no "equivalent". If you particularly like one string, stick with it. Though it might be good to try several strings before you could decide which one suits you the best.

    For strings constructed with the same material and process, yes, thinner strings maintain tension better. But you can't judge one string's tension holding ability purely based on its gauge.

    Just my two cents

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    well, thanks for the input bro... i will try vs850 on my sw37 today... just wanna feel for my self before i decide which permanent string i will choose... i a long time bg66 n bg66 um admirer but since my string tension is increasing, im afraid i need to find another solution... my bg 66 string on 4 rackets have been broken for the past 3 months using 28lbs tension... hopefully vs850 will give me another good option

    Quote Originally Posted by zombie0517 View Post
    2-3 months sounds fine to me. BG66 UM is a very thin gauge string. VS-850 is a harder feeling string, but not as hard as BG80. IMO for strings, there's really no "equivalent". If you particularly like one string, stick with it. Though it might be good to try several strings before you could decide which one suits you the best.

    For strings constructed with the same material and process, yes, thinner strings maintain tension better. But you can't judge one string's tension holding ability purely based on its gauge.

    Just my two cents

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    Are there any VS850 strings in green available?
    Not lime green. Something like grass green. Just the "normal" green :P

    If yes, where to get?

    Does someone know when NS 880 will be available? They will release it also in a lucifer green. Would looks awesome with an Arcsaber10 PG with green overgrips

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    As far as I know, the only non-neon green green string is an Ashaway.....I think Microlegend XL or something like that? Used it a couple of years ago, it was a nice string.

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    XL is 0,7 or 0,72mm I thought. I like it sharper :P

    I have VS850 on my SW37 actually, but it's too loose now (since 3 months or more on the racket).
    The feeling was somewhat of incredible in the beginning. But usually I only change the strings after 5 / 6 months, because I'm not a pro - I let the stringer string the rackets with a tension of 10kg (22-23lbs).
    So this would piss me off to change strings that frequently...
    On the other hand... I'm so excited to test the strings with my ordered BS LYD Superb string and hopefully superb racket

    Whatever! I can't imagine what kwun means with "vs850 which is ultimate in feel but hard on the body".
    VS850 stated as medium feeling, but the string itself is stiff and hard?

    Probably I will wait for the new NS880 or NS660 (both available in lucifer green ). I hope they're going to release them soon... I really don't wanna wait 2 months or more... Especially it's my go to racket *lol* -> need to switch to VT80 (BG66UM) for the next 2 months...

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    Lucifer green is 'neon' or fluorescent greeny-yellow, not a 'green' as in forest green type green.

    Actually looks like Ashaway has stopped making the Microlegend in green (Not XL version, 0.68) anyway. Pity, it was a nice string.

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    I like VS850 very much!

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    Had my BS12 strung with 850 at 28x26 around four months ago. Did not use it very often.
    Tension feels playable right now. Any estimates on what this tension might be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhomosapien View Post
    Had my BS12 strung with 850 at 28x26 around four months ago. Did not use it very often.Tension feels playable right now. Any estimates on what this tension might be?
    Probaly 25-26 lbs.

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    well, i've played with my sw37 using vs850 for 3 hours session... here's my review based on my own experience using it:

    1. i found out that this string is easilly losing tension.. i strung it with 28lbs and after 2-3 days i can feel the tension is decreasing...

    2. this string is quite hard and totally different from my bg66/um... i still need to get used to it... well, for several games i played, it's quite difficult for me to feel the shuttle when playing at the front court... it needs more energy to feel my normal hitting... and i found it hard to control my placement of shuttle ... as i mention, i need extra effort to push the shuttle... the only good thing is, i love this string when playing fast drive...

    maybe i will give another 3 hours session and try to get used to it... and after that, i will decide whether to go back to my bg66/um or stick with vs850... for now, i think it doesnt suits my game... will give it another chance this weekend... imho, i rated this as 3 1/2 out of 6 stars

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    I just got my MX80 with this string at 26lbs and that combo is just amazing. Played 3 hours last night, will play again on Saturday. I am currently using BG80 at 27lbs on a Trinity Pro and a Ti-10.

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    I gave up on this string
    Initial tension was 28lbs pre-stretch 10% for the first 4 session of 3 hours each the string is superb. Feel/bite was superb, net shot is just low and tight. Power is almost excellent but the one that gives me the biggest power is still Zymax62.

    After that everything is just downhill. The string feels like it just hit a truck and loses all the tension. The string bed feels tight but something is just not right in fact nothing was right then. Just couldn't get 'connected' with the string.

    Then it some how 'recovers' become superb again for another 2 session and then it 'died' again. This time it did not 'revive' anymore. Can't take it anymore just cut it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    Probaly 25-26 lbs.

    Hmm.. thanks. May go for that tension in another string.

    The string's initial feel is too hard for me.
    Requires a good warm up too before the feel comes alive, 21pts or so. Otherwise it just feels dead...

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    Guys, can someone briefly tell me the different between 2-knots and 4 knots? What is the pros and cons of having each of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSmasherKing View Post
    well, i've played with my sw37 using vs850 for 3 hours session... here's my review based on my own experience using it:

    1. i found out that this string is easilly losing tension.. i strung it with 28lbs and after 2-3 days i can feel the tension is decreasing...

    2. this string is quite hard and totally different from my bg66/um... i still need to get used to it... well, for several games i played, it's quite difficult for me to feel the shuttle when playing at the front court... it needs more energy to feel my normal hitting... and i found it hard to control my placement of shuttle ... as i mention, i need extra effort to push the shuttle... the only good thing is, i love this string when playing fast drive...

    maybe i will give another 3 hours session and try to get used to it... and after that, i will decide whether to go back to my bg66/um or stick with vs850... for now, i think it doesnt suits my game... will give it another chance this weekend... imho, i rated this as 3 1/2 out of 6 stars
    Sorry bro, forgot to tell u the losing tension part VS-850 is (in)famous for losing tension. While all strings drop tension to some degree (2-3 lbs), VS-850 is particularly the case. Kwun had a post in this thread justifying the loss of tension, however be aware he is a very good stringer, and he has done everything to prevent tension loss, (pre-stretch, ECP, probably MX-80 stringing pattern). If you had a lousy stringer, the tension loss will be even more

    The VS-850 will feel very different to BG66UM. However given its harder feeling I was surprised to hear it's difficult to feel the shuttle, but at least its playability doesn't suffer the longer you play - BG66UM will gradually lose tension and become "dead", but it is a superb string when "fresh".

    An alternative string I would recommend is Zymax 67. Very good at holding tension

    Just curious, how do you rate BG80 out of 6 stars?
    Last edited by zombie0517; 02-18-2012 at 07:23 AM.

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