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Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by Yoppy, May 2, 2011.

  1. Rych05

    Rych05 Regular Member

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    will try these ashaway strings someday... on average how long does zm62 and 65 last???
     
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    65 lasts the longest of any .66ish strings. 62 I dunno. I cut it off my racket because it sucked so bad. :D
     
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    Just to confirm, are Ashaway ZM62 and Li Ning AP62+ are basically the same by having have .62mm gauge ? I used to string my Victor rackets with AP62 @ 23lbs and they worked together very nicely. The only problem was durability, as the .62 string doesn't tolerate any mishit especially under higher tensions (>24lbs).
     
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    that's what some people seem to say... yeah 23 lbs is the max i can go with zm62 if i don't want to restring every week or two...:)
     
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    ZM62 is a bit rougher, the Li Ning AP strings are super slippery. As a result, the ZM has slightly better control and the AP slightly better repulsion.
    Not too much of a difference between the two concerning durability, I can't even string them at decent tensions let alone mishit :D
     
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    LoL... Yeah, it's the only string that makes you wallet cries big time. Sometimes I break the string after 2-3 games, not even survive one whole session.
    AP62 Plus, the new version of AP62 is the slippery one since Li Ning put a layer of coating to make it slightly more durable IIRC... Rough strings seem to break more easily.

    A stiff Victor racket like MX80 or MX-JJS can be strung with .62 string at lower tension if one doesn't like the vibrating feedback. Under 22 or 23 lbs, it doesn't feel loose and still very repulsive.
     
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    how long did zm65 last for you?
     
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    Zm65 lasted me something between 3 weeks and more than 12 (which is where I cut pretty much any string as it gets too numb). Zm62, between 10 and 240 minutes. Never survived a full week of play.
    Of course there were a couple first-week breaks of the ZM65, especially in the first session, but only 10-20% (which is 2-4 rackets, I used up the whole 200m roll myself).
     
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    Bs series racket really easily to get paint chips :(
     
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    I disagree, I hit a lamp in my living room while warming up at home, hit pretty hard. Was scared like hell that I broke my BSLYD. Not a scratch.

    Strung my BSLYD with ZM65 at 24/25 lbs (11/11.5 kg) - feels nice, especially the control is great.
     
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    So much control you hit a lamp... "Where did the head go??" :p
     
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    the lamp's hangin really low and the room is small ) and it was a high backhand practice )
     
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    the same goes with my thruster
     
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    no such thing as high backhand, only round the head f/h :D
     
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    Knocks on wood. I haven't noticed that yet on my thruster. Semi related I just wanna say I like the k8000s aesthetics more than the k6000. What's with victor and yellow lately?
     
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    And the same goes with my MX60. And my SW37... This really is something they should look into.
     
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    Hahha bs LYD is much better than the previous bs series
     
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    Mine just a clash, already cause two big paint chips. Just clash once get two diff sides. I was like LOL?
     
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    Hi all victor's expert, i just recently broke my li-ning n70, which victor do you think is close to comparing with n70? I've tried LYD but didn't really like it :(
     
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    What didn't you like about the LYD? Give us more details in comparison to the N70 so we can get a better idea =)

    I've had the N70 before and honestly I don't know any victor that can really come close to it in terms of feel since it had a pretty long handle and short and med flex shaft.. The closest I could think of would maybe be the BS 12..But that's about a step or half a step stiffer than the N70...
     

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