New Exbolt 65 string from Yonex

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  1. D4r3w

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    I was able to tryout exbolt 65 on my 88D pro @27lbs and not impressed at all.

    It's doesn't have that insane repulsion that exbolt 63 gives at the same tension and it feels too soft.

    If you like the feedback from string then this is not the one. I would pick 63 anyday.
     
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    How about the control part? Slice shot, does it bite the shuttle enough?
     
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    Although Yonex said it has elastic outer for bite I didn't feel it that much (compared to nanogy 99, ABB). Tumbling net shots are a bit tricky.
    Slice i would say same as exbolt 63.
     
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    Had strung my P8 with exbolt65 27lbs yesterday & play with it today.
    For note, today i forgot to bring the shuttle we normally use. One of my friend had half used tube of shuttle. Forgot to check the brand but its light & fast shuttle kind of shuttle.

    Initial impression good repulsion, not overwhelming like 63, but control part are not to good. Slicing or thumbling the shuttle not quite responsive. & The bad thing are, i cant feel the shuttle sink to the string, it just a faint feel & the shuttle goes away. Tought its the shuttle being to light but switching to my TK770, 2 or 3 month Gtone5 27lbs, i still had the feel tho its little bit faint feel than my normal shuttle but on P8 exb65 its not easy to feel the shuttle even on clean hit.

    Will try it again next week with my regular shuttle & see how its going.
    But aside from the feel, i think for straight forward bang & bang play, its good string due to its repulsion but for tricky play like slice, thumbling, etc, its not recomended.
     
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    Had tried it. I use n7ii light and yeah it's too soft for me.
    I don't know if you like it or not.
    But for me, I don't like it.
    It's more forgiving for misshit than exbolt 63 but I still like 63 more than 65.
    I think better part of 65 only durability than 63
     
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    Had my Li-Ning Airforce 77 G2 restrung in Exbolt 65 at 24 lbs mains and 26 lbs crosses and have had a few hours play with Yonex Aerosensa 30 shuttles.. I've used a few strings and tension combinations and for my game - this is a pretty decent combination. I'm surprises with the comments around 'feel' as there is a great deal of feedback in your shots.. in addition to feeling it you also hear it.. clearly! - this is the first string I've used where the sound difference between hitting the sweet spot and just off is so pronounced!.. the control is excellent with these strings - very very good. In training exercises the repeatability of shots was really impressive... if you could dial in the same action you got very accurate and reproducible results. These strings definitely have a little bit of texture to them and I was able to complete slice drop shots from the rear of the court consistently and accurately. In terms of repulsion, I think my racket and string combo probably works quite well here - but drives and smashes felt (and sounded) great.

    I'm that impressed with it - I got my other racket strung in exactly the same spec! - can't comment on durability yet - but I'm very happy so far! :)
     
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    Ive been using the exbolt 65 at 25lbs with 20% pre stretch with my astrox 100zz 4ug6.

    It only lasts me about a month before it breaks. I play 2-3 times a week.

    Doesnt seem that much durable over the exbolt 63 honestly.

    Wish it was more durable
     
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    Li-Ning Airforce 77 G2 (Blue/Black) strung with Yonex Exbolt 65 at 24lbs mains and 26lbs crosses with blue stencilled Li-Ning Logo

    Carlton Vapour Trail Pure (Black/Red) strung with Yonex Exbolt 65 at 24lbs mains and 26lbs crosses with red stencilled Carlton Logo

    Overall, I'm really happy with the results of this string and how it performs on both of these rackets.. I definitely feel it's made an marked improvement in both cases.. it's a little less forgiving than before as you know as soon as you hit off the sweet spot... but I don't necessarily think that's a bad thing - it's a failing on my part when this happens - not the strings.

    I'll see how they last in terms of durability - but so far no complaints - probably the best string Yonex currently do in terms of overall price/performance.


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    It's for these reasons I like the string. It doesn't have the same insane repulsion because it gives a little bit up for some shuttlehold. It seems like you like hard feeling strings if you feel it's too soft.

    For others asking if this has more bite and slice, the answer is yes. Plenty strong in the repulsion area IMO (but of course second to the 63).

    I used the exbolt 63 exclusively for over a year +, and swapped over to exbolt 65. I spend a while comparing the two in my review below:

     
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    How much prestretch are u guys using?
     
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    Thanks for the review. How do you find the bite/slice as compared to the bg80?
     
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    Nah.... It didnt bite much if you compare ro BG80. BG80 are best for control, BG66UM are ok, Exbolt65 even less bite.
     
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    I would say less. BG80 has got that rough Vectran outer. But definitely more then 63 which felt nonexistent. The slice/bite on 65 is usable IMO
     
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