ZM62 Fire reviews and comments

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  1. Ch1k0

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    Not much but the string bed is stiff enough and I'm very much experienced enough with strings to know right now it shouldn't be an issue.
     
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    it's usually only the vertical center 2 strings, sometimes just one of them. Or perhaps I'm just a player with OCD to make sure they're perfectly aligned after each rally. I find myself having to adjust them some 2-3 times a game, especially with the intermediate players. I never had problems with Yonex BG65, even at 25lbs...
     
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    I see. Well that always happens to me no matter what string I use if I start going all out full power smashing everything..tbh BG65 isn't a very good example at lest for me since I look on that string with very little regard ever since I discovered VS800.
     
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    my stringer did mention to me that the critical number is 28lbs. I will try at 28 lbs and see how good it is.
     
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    strung a couple of my rackets at 28lbs and yeah the centre strings do move quite abit especially on slice shots.
     
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    amazing string. the sound upon hitting shuttle is perfect and it generate much power. it looks great on my avp, both orange color :p
     
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    I'm gonna try the Zymax 62 with 24lbs tension for a change... when I get some new rackets next month.
     
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    where did you string your racket in Melaka man?
     
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    batu berendam bro:)
     
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    What would someone coming from nanogy98 think about this string. Looks nice and cheaper than nanogy98 so I'm looking around. If i do switich over should I stay at the same tension, currently play 11kg, or increase because of thinner diameter?
     
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    Normally you'd want to *decrease* tension because of thinner diameter. ;)

    But ZM62 Fire is really 0.65mm or so. So you can keep the same tension.
     
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    Thanks visor.
     
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    Haha. Does that mean I'm dead on the inside? I string my ZM62F @ 30/32 on my BRS12s.

    I'm going to string one racquet at 28/30 to see if I like it better.
     
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    Hmmm, just to check if our tensions are comparable, what's your stringbed frequency?
     
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    Sorry, I don't know how to test for that. What I use is "does this feel good"-a-meter. My shoulder agrees with using ZM62F 30/32.
     
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    So got my ZM 62 fire reel a couple weeks ago and strung a couple of Victor MX 90s and an MX JJS to 28.5 x 30.5 lbs.

    I have to say in comparison the ZM 62 had slightly less power than the ZM 66 fire power. However i felt that i have slightly better control with this slightly thinner gauge. and also after around 4 hours of playing, whilst the 66 Fire Power experienced quite a dramatic tension drop, i think possibly anything between 2-3lbs.... (felt like it anyway!), the 62 Fire perhaps had around 1 lbs of tension drop. Hence the 0.5 increase in tension ... from 28lbs to 28.5.

    might also be worth noting that i had my wise tension head set to the standard 10% prestretch during tensioning.

    I normally use nanogy 98 or BG 80 strung at 28lbs. and i would say ZM 62s repulsion is comparable to the yonex strings, and but power is possibly slightly above although slightly less than the 66s. still with the 50% deal from goode sport id be very happy to switch to it as my go to string for the next few seasons.
    On a side note... if anybody else uses the MX 90..... its a bitch to string, the shared grommet holes are the worst i have every experienced!
     
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    Don't whine about thin strings and MX frames. It have come worse. Forza 96 holes plus BG3. :D
     
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    96 holes!?... with a thick BG3? Yuck.
     
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    I was just a little bit sick in my mouth
     
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    I am using ZM62 for last 2 years, and during last 6 month I went from 25 to 28. As my stock of 62 is close to 0 now, it was time to finally try 62F (orange). My set up is Tk Onigiri and ZM 62 and 62F at 27/28. First impression was not really good, as I was missing power. But after 1,5hrs of MS, I was quite impressed. What I can comment now is that 62F has a much softer feeling at it is generally more user friendly string. I can understand that some lovers of 62 will not like 62F and this is imo connected with player´s level. As my level is not so high I was happy with 62F at the end especially because:

    Clears: much easier and 0,5-1,0 m longer with 62F
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    Backhands: the same as for clears!!!!

    Smash: weaker with 62F, not by much
    Blocks and net play: better with 62, but this aspect can change as you get to use to new string

    62F moves a lot even at 28 imo. It moves as much as 62 at 25! So this is what I can comment. I do play more XD or MD, where clears and backhands are not so important and what you want, is to have o good smash, but so far not bad.
     
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