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    I know this may sound REALLY strange, but has anybody tried dual strings on their rackets before? (Eg BG65 for mains, BG80 for cross)

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    Already been discussed:

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ad.php?t=13660

    Quote Originally Posted by shot3gun View Post
    I know this may sound REALLY strange, but has anybody tried dual strings on their rackets before? (Eg BG65 for mains, BG80 for cross)

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    One model of Toalson has 2 different strings packed inside one for main and one for cross.

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    Really

    Are you sure thats not for tennis?? Tennis players normally used hybrid strings on their rackets.

    Quote Originally Posted by ilovedude View Post
    One model of Toalson has 2 different strings packed inside one for main and one for cross.

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    Nop, affirmative. Check this out,
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...hlight=toalson
    Last edited by ilovedude; 01-12-2010 at 01:28 PM.

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    Apologies ilovedude, your right. Hmm, only one way to find out:
    Zymax 67 for mains and Zymax 62 for crosses

    I will try it on one of my spare rackets and see how it performs! Interesting experiment

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    Make sure you let us know how it goes.

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    I'm struggling to see the point of a badminton hybrid with two polyester strings - surely you would choose gut for the crosses if you wanted the feel that tennis players get...

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    Thats a good point Mark. Am thinking of doing it to find out what it feels like.
    I don't see what I will accomplish from this foolish experiment. Will it provide better control, more power??!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    I'm struggling to see the point of a badminton hybrid with two polyester strings - surely you would choose gut for the crosses if you wanted the feel that tennis players get...

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    Gut is used on crosses expressly for control and "feel" in tennis, so I would expect a similar response if you tried it with badminton. Gut, though, is a totally unknown quantity in sub-1 mm gauges - you can get it, but I don't know anyone who has used it (or even STRUNG with it, and I know quite a few stringers...).

    I, for one, would be very interested to see what happends if you tried it.

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    Your right, I don't think I can get natural gut below -1mm. Would be nice to try out.
    I used to play with an older gentleman, he has played with natural gut and oil filled string.

    I was proposing to use either of the following combination:
    • Zymax 67 for mains and Zymax 62 for crosses
    • BG80 for mains and BG66 for crosses

    Quite pessimistic about it. I expect it to be a waste of time & string. Will hopefully be able to test one of these combinations within the few weeks.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    Gut is used on crosses expressly for control and "feel" in tennis, so I would expect a similar response if you tried it with badminton. Gut, though, is a totally unknown quantity in sub-1 mm gauges - you can get it, but I don't know anyone who has used it (or even STRUNG with it, and I know quite a few stringers...).

    I, for one, would be very interested to see what happends if you tried it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alom View Post
    Your right, I don't think I can get natural gut below -1mm. Would be nice to try out.
    I used to play with an older gentleman, he has played with natural gut and oil filled string.

    I was proposing to use either of the following combination:
    Zymax 67 for mains and Zymax 62 for crosses
    BG80 for mains and BG66 for crosses

    Quite pessimistic about it. I expect it to be a waste of time & string. Will hopefully be able to test one of these combinations within the few weeks.
    Actually you can get gut in 0.80, 0.75 and 0.70 mm - Titan, Klip and Babolat all still make it. Ask W&D Strings about them (but they're up to 13 a set + VAT...).

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    Thanks Mark. I will speak to them. If I can get a 0.70mm set, I'll string the mains with the BG80 and see how that goes. Gut is not cheap!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    Actually you can get gut in 0.80, 0.75 and 0.70 mm - Titan, Klip and Babolat all still make it. Ask W&D Strings about them (but they're up to 13 a set + VAT...).

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    Someone has got there before me
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ad.php?t=77246

    I will therefore do a version with Gut (as the crosses).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alom View Post
    Someone has got there before me
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ad.php?t=77246

    I will therefore do a version with Gut (as the crosses).
    Actually you could do two versions with one pack of gut (and still have some left over). Just make sure it's pre-stretched before you put it in the frame - gut is horrible for twisting up during weaving.

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    Mark, thanks for the advice. What I'll do is, I'll do a quick review with the gut as crosses and send you the rest, so you can decide if you want to do a review yourself (either with gut as main or crosses). Hows that sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    Actually you could do two versions with one pack of gut (and still have some left over). Just make sure it's pre-stretched before you put it in the frame - gut is horrible for twisting up during weaving.

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    Wow, what an offer! I can pay postage, but that's about it; if you do want to make some cash back I'm sure someone on here will take half a pack of gut off you.

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