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Thread: Racquets that can take 30lbs...
07-19-2010, 07:19 AM #1
Racquets that can take 30lbs...
My usual racquet is the cab20 original version
My usual string is BG65
So I'd like to go to higher tension but the shop is very reluctant to go to 24lbs because my racquets are 'too old'.
What alternative racquets will take the high tension?
OR my other option is to change the string and get them to string at the same tension. I've used BG66 before (it's good enough for Taufik!). how about alternative strings?
07-19-2010, 10:47 AM #2
Need more info
Are you sticking to Oval shape? (this severely restricts your choice)
2U or 3U? - Guess 2U?
Manufacturers reccomended up to 30lbs or just rackets that can "take" it?
Are you basically after the same characteristics (Balance/Flex) of the cab20? I would reccomnend changing from BG65 anyway, because I hate it, especially at 24lbs. is 24lbs your standard tension or has the stringer become more conservative and doesn't want to continue stringer the cab20's higher?
07-19-2010, 11:25 AM #3
1. No need to stick to oval
2. Can be 3U as well
3. Of course a more even balanced racquet would be preferable.
4. Racquets that can 'take it'
5. I like BG65 at 28-30lbs I had to change stringers
07-19-2010, 11:43 AM #4
few high end apacs racket can take it to 30lbs. panda's made bamboo racket can take it too.
for more even balance, Apacs can be a good choice. if not mistaken, Fleet woven series able to string it to 30-32lbs.
as for YY, Arc10 can take it provided good stringer.
as jamesd20 said, dump the bg65.
07-19-2010, 11:58 AM #5
armortec can take 30's
07-19-2010, 12:26 PM #6
BG65 is good - you just need it at 30lbs
07-19-2010, 01:10 PM #7
-Cab30MS would be a decent choice, not too dissimilar to Cab20 & great reviews from Members. I have a 3U but never strung it so can't give a review. It is also still an oval & a 2U should be able to take 30lbs
-SOTX woven series rackets should be also suitable I have a Woven-3 that is even balanced 3U & SOTX rackets tend to have a bit of flex like a cab20 (apart from the very stiff ones, 7,10,11)
-A suitably spec'd Panda power racket would also take that tension comfortably, although I sispect the stiffness might be too much as you were used to Cab20
-An expensive option, but I strongly reccomend the SOTX woven 16...balanced, nice flex and borderline 2/3U - 89g in my case & mine has taken 28lbs for 5yrs & still looks like new...
And when you say you "like" BG65 have you tried the others?! (I can't imagine you have and would still like BG65!)....and seeing that you have exclusively used Cab20 for years you have a massive array of rackets to choose from.
Expect to see WTB, WTS, WTT threads all over the place from Master Cheung as he tries every racket & moves on
As an aside, I think most quality brands' rackets can take 30lbs these days.
07-19-2010, 09:54 PM #8
BG85 breaks too quickly, BG80 is OK but doesn't rock my boat, BG66 is good but haven't used it for a few years. Ti strings I avoided because it just seems a gimmicky name. That's all
Thanks for the recommendations. I'm going to have to do string/racquet testing all over again. Irather change strings than change the racquet. I think I am one of the last users of cab20 in HK. haha
07-19-2010, 09:58 PM #9
Time to try different strings that are thinner, instead of bg65 at 30lbs.
Maybe zymax 62 at 26-27lbs.
Or bg 66 maxima at 27-28lbs.
07-19-2010, 10:30 PM #10
Panda Power racquets!
I am amazed nobody mentioned them yet.
BG65 can take 32lbs, so can BG80, my stringer reccomended both for 30+ tensions, and I do trust his advice
07-20-2010, 04:00 AM #11
Zymax strings are worth a try, I have only really tried ZM62 & it can take 26-7lbs ok, which the racket should be comfortable with & should play like a higher tension string due to the thickness. I would also reccomend LN AP62 as this is also a good string & gripier than ZM62.
I agree with you on ti strings, they are not much good IMO.
07-20-2010, 04:10 AM #12
07-20-2010, 07:47 AM #13
yes, but you live very far away!
07-20-2010, 10:51 AM #14
07-20-2010, 11:18 AM #15
its like a ready pre-stretched string and the tension drop is very slow
at 24 lbs pulling tension your cab20 will come out something close to 28 lbs!
i didn't know the first time so i had my arcsaber 10 strung at 25-27 lbs
end up my arm slightly bigger
07-20-2010, 11:28 AM #16
1. send to taneepak for restring and try it out, no harm.
2. try other strings at different tension, like BG80 @ 26lbs or BG85 @ 26lbs, no harm too. hit properly, the string will last longer.
ti string, i am the other one that hate it. dead feel.
07-20-2010, 11:37 AM #17
how about a new issue cab20? not the same as the old one but should be close enough. i have strung them to 30+lbs and they still hold.
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