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    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INPUT RUNNER23!!!

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    Pete,

    Anytime!! I am having a great time in this forum.

    Cooler, I am a pro. And regardless of who the stringer is, the Slim-10 will still warp- another reason why they are so sought after.

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    Pete,

    You may be right about the choice of Carlton for hard hitters. I wouldn't know.
    I have been on the Yonex "payroll" for a long time and this season I switched to a sponsorship from the less known Danish manufacturer Forza which also makes great racquets. And by supporting Forza I also support Danish exports :- )
    But next week I will be getting a couple of racquets from Carlton Denmark to try them out.
    I will try to describe the differences between the three different brands when I have used the Carlton racquets a few times. I don't know what I will be getting other than the AS-1. Perhaps the AS-Ti. Perhaps some from the new Megaflex series. I don't know. They gave me some catalogues from their product line, but none of them contain the racquets you mentioned, probably because they are too old as you said.

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    Hmmm, interesting, now i beginning to acknowledge the different between asian and danish techniques

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    Runner, did you got a chance to meet William Milroy?

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    Cooler,

    I am afraid not. However, the name does ring a bell with me.

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    william and bobby (his brother) are both in denmark now to train with the danish team. Both of them have great potential and loves badminton but canada doesn't have the environment nor talent to train them so they went to denmark on their own account.

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    Originally posted by cooler
    william and bobby (his brother) are both in denmark now to train with the danish team. Both of them have great potential and loves badminton but canada doesn't have the environment nor talent to train them so they went to denmark on their own account.
    Cooler, I don't think both Will and Bob Milroy are training with the Danish team. They are both at the International Badminton Academy run by Michael Kjeldsen. BTW, it looks like Michael with Peter Gade is proposing to host 1-day clinics across N. Am. this summer. The fees are US$6,000/day.

    I believed that Bob is doing well winning some of the smaller satellite tourneys in Europe.

    Runner, it is very good and nice of you to frequent this forum. The other Danish player to do so is Jonas Ramussen and he's been great with information. One thing for sure about high tensioned racquets is that the racquets do not last but that's not a problem when you are sponsored by the manufacturer. Are you a singles or doubles specialist?
    Last edited by Winex West Can; 02-02-2003 at 03:37 AM.

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    Runner,

    why don't you compare BG 65 at 32-34 lbs and another racquet with BG66 at 28-30 lbs?

    My own personal limited experience is that
    1) higher tension for BG65 can give greater control with decent tolerence.
    2) The control can be matched with BG66 at a lower tension
    3) Although BG66 is at a lower tension, the string may break earlier than BG65 at higher tension.

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    I'm just curious to know the results of those. Wouldn't a real hard hitter (I imagine that Runner must know what he's doing strining up to mid 30lbs in tension), break those BG66's instantly?

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    Sorry for not answering in a more timely manner these past few days, but the Danish championships took place and ended last night.

    Of course a thinner string (Bg-66) will give you more control at, say, 32 lbs than a BG-65 will at 33-34 lbs. That way you can always compare control and string thickness. BUt add to the picture that some strings have a very rough texture (BG-80, Ashaway Micropower and Legend).

    I do not string personally anymore. I do own a good drop weight stringer from the days where I wasn't on a sponsorship, so I'm not completely strange to the world of stringing. I have never personally experienced a string brake just from being strung at high tensions. Hitting with the racquet, of course, is another matter.

    If William and Bob are both at the IBA then that's why I don't really know them.
    The IBA is for "paying customers" so to speak. Apart from the foreigners the danes who go there are for most of them those who are not quite good enough to join the national training, but still want to give badminton career a shot. I know Kjeldsen, but not really any of his players out there at the IBA.

    Winex, I am a singles player. Although perhaps I should've been a doubles player. I am probably just a few pounds off the ideal singles weight, and in the end it does mean a lot.

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    The thing that always amuses me is that Yonex mislead by using the words BG-66 so we think it is a .66 gauge when in actual fact it is thicker than the Micropower which is a true 0.70. It makes me laugh... none of the Yonex strings ie BG 65/66 whatever, are actually that gauge. Give me Ashaway every time

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    Originally posted by patty
    The thing that always amuses me is that Yonex mislead by using the words BG-66 so we think it is a .66 gauge when in actual fact it is thicker than the Micropower which is a true 0.70. It makes me laugh... none of the Yonex strings ie BG 65/66 whatever, are actually that gauge. Give me Ashaway every time
    Yonex is based in japan, so they use metric.
    Ashaway is based in uk, so they use gauge.

    Bg66 is 66mm, and bg68ti is 68mm.
    http://www.yonex.com/badminton_strings.cfm

    they dont always follow this convention though, because they will run out of names in no time.

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    Ashaway is actually a small town in the USA and are the only manufacturers of rackets strings there. Therefore they use universal measurements

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    Originally posted by patty
    Ashaway is actually a small town in the USA and are the only manufacturers of rackets strings there. Therefore they use universal measurements
    Gauge is only used by the US so far as I know. The international unit for length is meters, and hence mm is the official measurement used by every country (that i know of) except USA.

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    Still doesnt change the fact that Yonex are trying to fool us

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    Originally posted by patty
    The thing that always amuses me is that Yonex mislead by using the words BG-66 so we think it is a .66 gauge when in actual fact it is thicker than the Micropower which is a true 0.70. It makes me laugh... none of the Yonex strings ie BG 65/66 whatever, are actually that gauge. Give me Ashaway every time
    Well, first, BG-66 is 66mm, which is ultra thin compare to most other strings (yonex or non-yonex).

    I don't think the numerical part of the name should be reflect the actual length, weight, width etc about the product. It's the customer's own responsibility to read about the spec (acutally, Yonex string package has large fonts indicate the length and gauge, etc).

    For example, so many strings are using 68mm and 70mm, it's impossible for any manufacture to use a perfect "numerical" name to indicate their product. Therefore, a lot of manufacture just use different "name" without touch base of any numbers. I don't think this way can help us to figure out the spec any easier, but just also need to read.

    If u believe the numerical part of the name should really mean something, I can not think about anything, but to say, the lower number often represents the lower end / older model in a series, and the higher number represents the higher end / newer stuff. This applies to a lot Yonex equipment. Such as BG 65 vs BG85, Ti3 vs Ti10, MP55 vs MP100.

    Still, it's customer's own responsibility to figure out his/her need and check the spec before spending $$$. If just take something, and assume this or that, well, what can I say?

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