01-11-2012, 04:09 AM #1769
The NBG98 is a bit better in all aspects except tension retaining and durability....I'd recommend stringing it 1lbs harder than you would a BG80.
01-11-2012, 05:45 AM #1770
01-11-2012, 06:32 AM #1771
Well, I also don't like the BG65 below 29, so maybe I'm the wrong person to ask - but most people with somewhat advanced skill complain the NBG95 feels numb. Not the softer feeling of the BG65, but really numb. Had the same problem back when I had one with 22lbs on my ZS (actually had asked for 25). If you're used to the BG65@24, you'll probably like it better than me
01-11-2012, 07:04 AM #1772
To me, numb sounds like lack of feedback - the way my ZS feels.
I have bg65 on vt80 and bg68ti on ZS both 24lbs. I find playing netshots and dropshots with the ZS difficult and with mediocre results. I was wondering if a different string would improve feedback. With vt80 netshots are great. In fact a combination of great feedback and agility is what i expect from the mx80 It's good to know the string makes such difference. Cheers!
01-11-2012, 07:52 AM #1773
Please move to the string section.
01-11-2012, 08:06 AM #1774
01-11-2012, 08:29 AM #1775
On the MX80, there are no numb strings - the racket gives so much feedback, I'm actually pondering changing to a softer string on it so I don't get as much The 68Ti is one of my most-hated strings, and the soft feeling will certainly not help if you don't get enough feedback from the ZS. I found the NBG98 and BG80 to be superb on it.
On the MX80 (to stay on topic), the BG80 beats the NBG98 imop. Although I'm biased towards the BG80 anyway.
66UM would be interesting, as I found it to be surprisingly soft, and the repulsion is great....
01-11-2012, 10:37 AM #1776
- the ns660ti is released.
- i get around to replace my mx80
(like, many things, time and money...)
i think the combination will have a lot of potential.
01-11-2012, 01:35 PM #1777
I had the racket delivered and I look forward to play with it tonight.
My first observations are:
Looks like quality, I love the squash octogon section - perhaps what gives the low drag .
Feels very head heavy but moves surprisingly quickly. I couldnt test properly, had a few flicks in the house.
The BP with one yonex grap on top of the original grip was 305mm (!) It came down to 292mm after adding and extra grap (my hands are big)
The stringing feels stiffer than 24lbs on the other rackets I have.
I'll write a full report of my first session and how it compares to VT80 and ZS.
01-11-2012, 01:37 PM #1778
are you using the same stringer for the MX80 as your previous rackets?
with one extra cross string at the bottom the stringbed will feel slightly stiffer.
01-11-2012, 04:28 PM #1779
01-11-2012, 04:48 PM #1780
01-11-2012, 06:04 PM #1781
I had a "0.67 String Shootout" on my MX80s. I posted it somewhere.....maybe on this thread.
Anyway, to summarise, I tried ZM67, BG80, BG80P, and VS850. All on a pair of MX80s at the same tension.
ZM67 - New kid on the block, good combo of feel and power, slight edge towards repulsion. Red colour looks awesome.
BG80 - The classic all-rounder. Doesn't do anything badly. People complain about durability but I've never had any problems.
BG80P - Not sure where the power is, but there is none at this tension. I think this string would add durability for high tensions users and probably be great at 30+lbs, but I couldn't be bothered finding out.
VS850 - Seductive feel in the front court, very tactile string. Great all-rounder with slight bias towards tactical game. Loses tension easily so needs a good stringer.
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01-11-2012, 06:08 PM #1782
01-11-2012, 07:42 PM #1783
So by .67 string shootout you mean .68 string shootout with the ZM67 added....
Anyhow, I can only agree with you on the BG80. Very nice, powerful string with reasonable durability...most people complaining about it couldn't find a racket's sweetspot to save their live, let alone hit it consistently.
01-11-2012, 08:38 PM #1784
01-11-2012, 09:53 PM #1785
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