Choosing the Right Badminton String for You

2015-09-14 at 18:03 pm  

It can be a challenge to pick the right badminton strings for your racquet so here are some general pointers that may help you in deciding which strings suit your style of play.

For casual players or players who are looking for durable and tension-holding strings, consider thicker gauge strings with polymer coatings. The combination of the polymer construction and the special braiding prolongs the durability of the string and improves tension retention. Strings that are great for durability are the Yonex BG 65, BG 65 Titanium and Zymax 70. The Yonex BG 65 Titanium string also has a special compound titanium coating on top of the special braided polymer which provides a sharper and harder feeling.

For hard hitting or aggressive players who like to attack and control the pace of the game, choose thinner gauge multifilament strings with special coatings or nylon construction. These strings give you greater repulsion power and a satisfying harder feeling that will give greater power for drives and smashes. The super-fine diameter core and the “Vectran” fiber spiral winding provide high elasticity and a more satisfying hitting sound. The Yonex BG 70 Pro, BG 80, BG 80 Power and BG 85 are all great strings for hard hitters. In the Ashaway brand of strings, Zymax 66 Fire Power, Zymax 67, and Ashaway Zymax 69 Fire are great options for players looking for maximum repulsion and power.

For control-oriented players or players who are looking for the best performing strings, consider high intensity multifilament braided strings or strings that are nylon. These strings provide a distinctive responsive feel in comparison to the typical polymer string. They also allow for finer shot placement and offer maximum performance in speed, control, and repulsion power. In addition, these strings provide a comfortable and rewarding hitting sound and offer great feedback on shots. The trade-off for the greater performance is faster tension loss and lower durability of the strings. Great advanced-player strings include the Yonex Nanogy Line of strings (Nanogy 95, Nanogy 98, Nanogy 99) , Yonex BG 66 Ultimax (0.65mm gauge) and the Ashaway Zymax 62 (0.62mm gauge).

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