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Thread: Yonex BG 66 Ultimax
03-18-2012, 12:13 PM #188
Ants has ever commented that 66UM is just an improved BG66.
66M is softer than 66M , more repulsive , more suited for control players.
66UM however feels harder , thus less repulsive , more suited for hard hitters.
03-18-2012, 04:57 PM #189
Really? I find 66U to be quite soft feeling - so much so I'm not stringing at my usual 24lbs but instead 26lbs - even though it's a .66 string and I usually use .67-8 which means that it should feel and sound a little tighter at the same tension. In fact, the thing I like about 66U is the touch and feel at the net. I think there are more repulsive strings at my preferred tension, but none of them have the mix of repulsion and touch.
If it holds tension over the next couple of weeks, 66U might just be my go-to.
03-18-2012, 08:19 PM #190
However 66UM has this dead feel after sometime , i have a friend who uses 66UM , break strings regularly , the string will break b4 the dead feel kicks in. Thus 66UM is best during the lively period , either u break strings b4 the dead period or u dun mind cutting it n stringing again. NBG98 might be a better choice @ tension holding.
I recently tried BG85 n my stringer advised me to string 1lbs lower as its a harder feel string. Not bcoz its 0.67mm , or rather the feel of the string.
Softer feel string needs to string slightly higher n harder feel slightly softer.
Certain strings loses tension fast like 66 Sharp hence have to string 1 lbs higher to compensate.
If the touch n feel of 66UM is what u like , i would strongly encourage u to try 66M.
For me i would generally restring after 2 months even the string hasn't break yet.
I'm a lazy player during games , not hard hitter kind , playing ard 4 hrs(game time)/week.
Hope this helps u gauge how long 66M can lasts u.
03-18-2012, 08:23 PM #191
03-18-2012, 08:42 PM #192
I don't break strings so durability isn't an issue for me.
03-18-2012, 09:17 PM #193
Possibly because it is very repulsive + soft feeling type of string.
BG66UM felt ok but I dont really like the fast dropping tension problem.
Currently very satisfy with my BG80P.
(I seldom break strings too )
03-18-2012, 09:33 PM #194
Seems like every string I like drops tension after a few weeks! BG66U, VS850.......
03-18-2012, 10:36 PM #195
I agree with kkwm83, BG66M is too bouncy did not provide stable control at the net..
I will try BG66Ultimax & BG80Power really soon...
03-18-2012, 10:38 PM #196
03-18-2012, 10:44 PM #197
Yeah but 95 feels like poo so I doubt 98 is any better.
03-18-2012, 10:46 PM #198
03-18-2012, 10:56 PM #199
03-18-2012, 11:25 PM #200
Lotsa differing opinions over BG66UM and BG66M. I have used BG66UM and BG66M JP extensively and this is my opinion:
Power: BG66UM = BG66M
Repulsion: BG66UM = BG66M (I feel that the softer nature of Maxima is more forgiving but this is entirely up to the individual)
Durability: BG66M >= BG66UM
Hitting Sound: BG66UM = BG66M
Shock Absorption: BG66M > BG66UM
Control: BG66UM > BG66M
Feel: BG66UM is considered medium feeling but i feel that is softer than BG66 but harder than BG66M, BG68Ti, BG65. I would say BG66M is bouncier than BG66UM
Tension Retention: BG66M = BG66UM
Price: Ultimax is cheaper
In the eyes of Yonex, the rating scales suggest that BG66M is on par with BG66UM on every aspect except a much inferior control stat. Possibly due to the softness/bounciness. I find that basically they are the same, just that BG66M is meant for players who like a easier and softer string and it is slightly more durable. I can play with all kinds of hard soft trampoline kinda strings but Maxima seems like a natural gut that got drenched in my sweat
Fot those who knows me, i am a brainless brute force missile launcher and my BG66UM can last 2 months. I guess grommets plays a very important part especially for thin strings. I have to confess that i ve done string jobs for guys who want it back immediately and i ve no time to process the disfigured grommets and the 24LB job only last for 2 weeks.
Last edited by istringforyou; 03-18-2012 at 11:33 PM.
03-18-2012, 11:47 PM #201
last year after all the raving review of the BG66M i actually went and spent US$14 to buy a packet. i have never spent so much on one single pack of string before but curiosity got the better of me.
but what a disappointment. the string is softer than the already soft BG66UM, has no feel, and while slightly more repulsive than BG66UM, it doesn't make up for the lack of feel as well as the lack of durability.
03-18-2012, 11:56 PM #202
I could never tell though as the BS10 I had it on at the time was too stiff and too heavy for me anyway, but the MX60 I have strung with Ultimax has been super impressive so obviously I'm keen to try it on other rackets.
As for this packet of Maxima, I'm just not sure what to do with it really.
03-21-2012, 06:04 AM #203
Uh oh....I think I'm about to develop a raging Ultimax habit! The ZM67 just isn't cutting it anymore at 24lbs. 66U is trumping it in every department on the MX60, so looks like the C7 and TSF500 are getting 66U @ 26lbs!
03-21-2012, 06:52 AM #204
That means your new go to string is 66UM? 66UM > ZM67?
In every department? Also in durability? If I'm not wrong, you're playing 66UM since 3 weeks (only), so you're probably not able to say anything in this term, are you?
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