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Gosen G-Tone 5

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by mikomi, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. swsh

    swsh Regular Member

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    I don't mind GT9 at all.

    But I prefer the GPro70 atm. Bit against the usual preference of most or heck, even mine but really enjoying that.
     
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    Would anyone know the best way/price to get a 200m reel shipped to Vancouver? I see on ebay the cost is around $120 shipped.
     
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    Stringers world ship internationally i think. GOSEN20 if you missed the code above!

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    does anyone else have measurements for this string? i'm getting 0.62mm gauge off the reel
     
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    Seriously? Never took it for that thin. That's THIN thin.

    Wonder how come AS seems thinner than this?
     
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    I think it's 0.62mm only when tensioned.

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    Easy answer actually. AS is 0.61mm before tensioning. IIRC the YY standard for string gauge numbers is all before tensioning.

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    yes i checked it multiple times.
    that 0.62mm measurement i got was off the reel, so unstrung.

    i also got 0.66mm for new unstrung R4X110 (sky blue, single pack) though

    however, it is a harbor freight digital micrometer
    so either my micrometer is off or it's a gosen thing.
     
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    Interesting. During my brief affair with GT5. I never felt it was even close to 0.62mm unstrung. Perhaps they tweaked the formula a bit?

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    Check your micrometer against a known string like BG80 or 65 and see if it's accurate?

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    good thought.

    i don't have any on me but i will when i visit my stringer next.
     
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    Is the code currently active? I tried to put it yesterday but it would not apply.
     
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    It ended last monday. You can join the newsletter (for more discount) or watch this thread for when it is discounted again (usually about 3 times a year?)
     
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    hi friends i have some numbers to report.
    all measurements were done by me using the same micrometer (harbor freight digital) zeroed/calibrated after every measurement. a measurement is defined as 5x measured across different points along the string i.e. no same point was tested more than once, and then averaged. careful consideration was taken to ensure strings were not being unnecessarily compressed/flattened by the instrument. all strings were measured off the reel un-tensioned, across multiple colors when possible. measurements are reported with observed value followed by advertised value in parentheses.

    BG AB
    0.69 (0.67)

    BG AS
    0.61 (0.61)

    BG 3
    0.77 (0.74)

    BG 65
    0.73 (0.70)

    BG 65Ti
    0.73 (0.70)

    BG 66F
    0.70 (0.65)

    BG 66UM
    0.66 (0.65)

    BG 80
    0.71 (0.68)

    BG 80P
    0.69 (0.68)

    NBG 95
    0.71 (0.69)

    NBG 98
    0.67 (0.66)

    NBG 99
    0.71 (0.69)

    i have no idea what happened to BG66F as i measured that across 3 different colors. i welcome all feedback and critiques. possible confounding factors to consider include but are not limited to: core material, additional coating, advertised feel. this cross sectional study was not powered for statistical significance. i look forward to additional exploration on this topic.
     
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