Yonex BG AeroBite

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  1. Cazador

    Cazador New Member

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    Has anyone had the opportunity to test this new string? Its been available here in Sydney for about a month now. I've asked my stringer and he said tackiness, power, and durability were all outstanding.

    Strung at 26lbs, my BG66UM lasts about two to three weeks- then all it takes is a mishit to send it back to the stringer so I'm not unhappy with its durability. I like the thud, repulsion, and feel of the BG66UM too. Although I do wish it provided me with a little more control and a whole heap of tension retention (hahahaha), there isn't enough to persuade me to change strings yet. Perhaps some members could comment on how the AreoBite compares with BG66UM to help me make a better decision? Thanks.
     
  2. FeatherBlaster

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    I've not been able to get it from the two imports I use in Denmark, but they're both asking about them now. Some strings Yonex just don't import to our market, so they're a bit difficult to get. The biggest shop can then order them for special deliveries, but they have to buy a lot. Like a 1000 sets. So they really need to be sure that the string will sell.

    I've been tempted to try a hybrid myself, of BG-85/AE, but I'm not sure that's the actual strings which make up the Aerobite hybrid...
     
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    Why not try out a hybrid mix of nbg98 and as61?
     
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    Interesting concept ....

    in tennis hybrid stringing is quite common, e.g. Roger Federer combines natural gut with synthetic strings (probably to combine power and durability with control).

    The characteristics of natural gut and synthetic strings in tennis are quite different, so apparently that makes sense.

    So I guess:
    combining 2 synthetic strings in badminton with just 2 different diameters will make a difference, the question is how big the effect is.

    Looking forward to hear from somebody who really tried these strings out ...
     
  5. FeatherBlaster

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    I don't think too many good players are friends with nbg98.
    Admittedly I've only tried it once a couple of years ago. But my take was that it was a very slippery string trying to offer maximum repulsion at minimum directional control and low grippiness (probably prolonging life expectancy).
    A string for the less experienced I'd say.

    Please note my limited experience with it!
     
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    Yep, no string more slippery than this. Feels like a fish. Impossible to control any shot.
     
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    woow, this is great, what time yonex lauch this string??
     
  8. esppy

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    Hahaha...

    Yet this is my favorite go to.

    Lasts long, great ping, tension retention, and I can do spinning net shots with it.

    Even for BG80, I would prefer the power version. Lol, I guess I'm a slippery man.
     
  9. badmintony

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    I hope this string promises something better. They used to have Aerosonic but I think the problem was durability.o_O
     
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    will try a combination of ashaway zymax 66 fire power for mains and yonex as for the crosses in the next days to see what happens. for me zymax 66 fire (power) is an outstanding string in terms of performance. i'm just curious if it even can do better... :D
     
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    I thinking to do a combo with ashaway 66 and 62 fire since I got 2 roll of it.. yonex been product some good string but doesn't last that long, so I change to ashaway string which it pretty close to yonex..
     
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    G-tone 5 with Aerosonic plays pretty well
     
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    Had G-tone 5 string, break within 3 weeks of using, ashaway 62 fire is about the same feel but last longer
     
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    But 62F is not at all anything near .62 mm.
    It pings lower than BG85 (.67 mm)
     
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    Can't agree with that at all. Having tested the 62F for over 12 hours and the GT5 for less. The GT5 is a clearly superior string which doesn't feel the same at all.
    ^ ditto
     
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    I string my own racket and total agree with the quality of gt5 hold tension very well but shame it doesn't last as long I expect, I going to test anyone gosen string on my friend racket
     
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    they're nothing alike other than both being a .65
     
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    The red string provides stability for the aerosonic. But the feel of it is pretty good. Especially with the Nets and drop shots

    Sent from my SM-G900H using Tapatalk
     
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    Tried a set of these AB strings in my NR800 (mains@24.5/crosses@26lbs),and it felt like a totally different racket. Previously used BG 68Ti, 62 original & 62 Fire but didn't the same feel/amount of feedback. Overhead shots, including the backhand felt to require less effort. Had the same comments from other who tried that racket/string combination.
    Strung a different racket (AT900 @25/27) but the improvement just wasn't there! It may be that the sweet spot for me, tension wise would be 24.5/26. Maybe it is just down to a different tensions, model of racket or possibility a combination of these two factors.
     
  20. paulstewart64

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    I am currently testing this string. The red mains are the Aerobite string and white cross is Aerosonic. So, essentially this is only part new string. I saw Axelson was using it at Danish Open.

    I have done a lot of testing with hybrid stringing and it does work if you can find the right combination. One of the top players I string for used Fire 69 and 66 combination at 30/31 for some time although he has now settled on all 69.

    For me there is quite a lot of vibration from this string which i have at 27/28lbs. Touch is excellent and I haven't struggled to dial in power. Considering I break cross strings within two weeks it will be interesting to see if Aerobite can last this long.

    Paul
    www.badminton-coach.co.uk
     

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