Best String for Smasher and Hard hitter

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  1. pgppuppy

    pgppuppy Regular Member

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    Hi,

    I am a badminton player and marathon runner. because of my physical strength, i smash or jump smash almost 70% of the timewith full force--be in midcourt or backcourt. I also enjoy sending the shuttle all the way to the opponent's back court whenever i can't catch a smash, so the string should also have a good repulsion so that I can hit the shuttle far with the same force. I am currently using Armortec 700 and BG65TI. Is that a good combination? Are there other strings that may better fit my style (and also how long will they last?)? How many pounds I should tie the string?

    btw I play only once a week (but very intensive 3 hour non-stop). how long do u think the 65Ti will last before losing tension?

    Many questions. Hope I can get them clarified. Thanks :)
     
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    pgppuppy Regular Member

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    i want my smash to be as fast and powerful as possible :)
     
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    the 65ti is a durability string, but i've heard a lot of accounts where it loses tension, fails to perform, and ultimately loses face.

    power strings are usually thinner (thinnest is 0.66 mm), such as bg-66 or bg-80. I think the bg-65ti is about 0.70mm. keep in mind that the thinner the string becomes, the less durabilty it has.

    as well, if you string at a higher tension, you don't really gain that much power. you just get more control, and a smaller sweet spot.
     
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    you already choose best combination between racket and string:)
    from my experience bg-65ti is the best for smash and hard hitter, maybe now the new generation is nbg-95.
    You have the same style like me before now, 70% jump smash but i'll do drop shot to make oppenent lift up the shuttle.
     
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    haha i c. then i will stick to it till it loses tension. but then doesn't losing tension a bit a good thing also? since less tension = more power. it will be become more and more powerful. i think they tie it at 22 or 23 lb for me.

    yeah jumping smash is fun! good exercise
     
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    id try out the nanogy 95 strings mate. they are supposed to be durable and from experience when i used a racket strung with nanogy 95 it had very good repulsion also.

    minesh
     
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    i have two racquets with nanogy 95 and they are pretty good. first set broke in a month but that was because i used it a lot during that month (roughly 5 times a week)

    it is apparently designed with durabilty and power in mind, but the biggest drawback is its price. it is about $15 USD
     
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    i'd also recommend BG65Power, using it and loving it!
     
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    i've never heard of it. i don't think its in production anymore
     
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    u got a good combo already, same as lin dan.

    to fix the tension loss problem, go up 3-4 lbs more. Once stabilized, the tension will come down to your desired tension:) 3u at700 can handle 26 lbs no prob., if strung correctly

    65power sound like good alternative too.
     
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    23lbs from losing tension is not the same w/ 23lbs fresh strung.:)
    On losing tension you already lost multiple string core due to creep and lost properties. Which one is more powerful?? off course the new one.:)
     
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    dont get the 65ti. mine was okay on the first 3 or so times playing but after that the tension droped and the string just felt terrible, I got bg 85s and now its better.
     
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    Try Ashaway MP or BG80.
     
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    BG75 Ti is a good string that can transfer your power the best. However, it tend to lose tension fast. Though BG80 do not have the same power, I still prefer BG80 due to longer maintainence of tension.
     
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    How about Nanogy 98?
     
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    use BG-80, t's the string i swear by, it's been the one and only string I've been using for the four year I've been playing seriously..... great power with decent to good durability and great repulsion
     
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    i ll say bg 65 is more than enough. its cheap and very reliable. it may not be as tough as bg 65ti but i feel it out do bg 65ti in term of control n slicing. it holds the string tension better than bg 65ti though. bg 68ti is an excellent string for control,feel and power. 2 bad it snaps really fast.
     
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    Depends how often you want to visit the stringer, you could get more power, you could get more durability
     
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    Ashaway MLXL and MPXL has the best power and durability.
    String it at 28/30lbs and you get both.
    *Strong wrist required!:D
     
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    How about Nanogy98 ???
    Any one heard of it before ???
    I cannot choose from Nanogy98 and BG80......
    Anyone knows which one is better for smashing???
     

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