Yonex BG AeroBite

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  1. Kingkat

    Kingkat Regular Member

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    I just recently recieved a racket (duora 8xp) that was strung with aerobite 27lbs main, 25.5lbs cross and in all honesty i really like the feel. Is it problematic to have that setup though? will the frame be damaged in any way? most people here play with tighter tension on the crosses and im starting to wonder if i should too
     
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    It's very unusual to be honest. If the frame seems okay, why not. Maybe you like it because the tension is lower than requested though...
     
  3. Kingkat

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    I see. Maybe i should restring it soon at 26/26 instead to relieve some pressure on the frame...
     
  4. LiteBulb

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    I have been a 66um user all the while because I needed the power of thinner strings to boost my shots. I play at 26lbs.

    Now that I no longer require such boost, its time for me to go for touch. I am finding 66um to be bouncy and unpredictable at front net. Sometimes would bounce too high. I could increase the tension but do not wish to go beyond the warranted tension, hence seeking for a different string.

    Does aerobite brings the bounce down and feel/touch up?

    I have also read that some user stating that the string is slippery. Is it a concern?
     
  5. esppy

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    Have you been to an actual tournament of pros (an Open/Masters, like a WTS300 and up, not the community nonsense) and seen a pro smash, the shuttle goes over, maybe a winner, and after that the feathers come falling down around the pro like some first snow snowflake scene?

    That bullshit, is what happens to me when I give it a hard whack using Aerobite. I'm like "whaaaaa.....?!" the first time I see it.
    Aerobite kills shuttles; 2 out of 4 users using AB (1 on each side) having a driving war made the feathers open and ruffle like it got cleared a hundred times man.

    So what's with this, you say? TL;DR - aerobite control is gooooood. To me at least, AB Boost gives it too much head weight to my frame, and the .72 is thicccc numb so AB to me is just right. It literally "drags" the shuttle on impact (hence the feather snow show) and it's like the control is much better than my usual go-to, NBG98.
    If 26lbs AB gives you too much bounce still then it's probably time to refine the soft touch stroke or increase tension.

    So what's the downside of AB? What goes up must come down right? Durability. the .61 Aerosonic exerts so much pressure on the .67 AB that it either chews through (break) or frays my stringbed (need to restring) in 5 weeks tops. Prestretched it once, 11 days and it gave up the ghost.
    While NBG98 gives me a easy 2 months window, and the longest was 2.5 months (10 weeks)

    I play 29lbs using Aerobite and 31lbs using NBG98.

    Hope it helps give you an idea.
     
  6. flyingcords

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    Go for BG80 ! You can easily decrease your tension with BG80 without losing neither control nor power. Good feeling, good grip, good repulsion without bouncing effect at front net.
     
  7. LiteBulb

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    Hahah. Time to see some snow![​IMG]
     
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    So I tried AB for the first time. Coming from LN1 for couple of years this AB really impressed me. Much more repulsion and the sound was awesome. To bad that the string broke in a first session after get strung. It broke on the main aerobite string due to miss-hit so really have to be careful for a miss-hit. After that I use my LN1 and I can't connect to it :( . LN1 feels hard.

    Will I use AB again? yes, this could be my next to go string. Next I am trying 66UM and Aerosonic.

    BTW does anyone know where to buy online AB reel in green color? or does it exists?
     
  9. llrr

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    You can only get red white aerobite in reels
     
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    ah dang...I wish green/white reel exists
     
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    You can buy others colours from JP if I remember correctly but it’ll be much more expensive.
     

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