DinkALot's Badminton String Review

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by DinkAlot, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. ChocoChipWaffle

    ChocoChipWaffle Regular Member

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    Victor VBS 68 Control, very similar feel but slightly better at holding tension. Try it at 28lbs.

    edit: also if you don't do so already, you need to make sure you rotate or replace your grommets after each string job, that's usually what kills the strings.
     
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    Thank you. I think I'll try either this or aerobite.
    I know aerobite is no where near bg80 but I'm curious how it'll fare.

    Never tried a hybrid before.


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    Just tried aerobite since my go to shop didn't have vbs68, it was more than what i expected. Very nice control without sacrificing power, hitting sound was crisp, the only downside it's a medium or even soft feeling, i prefer hard like bg80. But i still would consider stringing with it again if it breaks. Can't say anything yet about durability, so far so good.
     
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    Have you tried Exbolt 63? would love your take on it
     
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    Is there any string that feels like BG65 at medium tensions (23-25lbs) but performs much better? 65 to me just performs kind of blah all the way around, although I like the feel.
     
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    There are a lot of strings that match this target spec. Try NBG99 it you want to stay with Yonex, it’s a great allround string. Apart from that there’s Li-Ning No.5 and I’ve heard great things about the Adidas Spieler E68 lately as well.

    BG65 is a completely outdated string which is still around because of one feature only: Its outstanding durability.
     
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    I do not know a string that feels as soft as BG65.... and I am the one @s_mair heard some good things about E68 from. I would still suggest to give his suggestions a try. NBG99 and E68 are really similar. Both perform better than BG65 in everything, but durability. NBG95 might be worth a try, too, just like the already mentioned Li Ning No.5, but my memory is fading there...

    To give you some more options, there's a 0.7mm Goshen string, that I remember to be better than BG65 without losing much (any?) durability and without a hard feeling... G-Pro 70 or something like that.

    If you want a softer string, that is different from all others I've tried, give Adidas Kalkül A68 a try... although that will only be available for another year or so. Really interesting string. Not for me, but neither is the feeling of BG65.
     
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    Bg 70 pro felt similar to 65 but had slightly better performance imo
     
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    Can we get an updated list, please?
     

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