Stringing Information

 Choosing the right string

3-Yonex-BG65TI-BG85-BG70PRO-BG66-BG80-NBG95Choosing the right string depends on what type of player you are, for example if you a hard hitter and like smashing then you should go for the BG80, very good resilience, excellent for offensive play and at 25lb tension you will get a pretty powerful combination.

BG65 is most widely used. Mainly because it is the one used by most National teams for training purposes.  Overall, it is very durable. It provides a good balance between quality and economy

BG85 is relative soft. It has a higher thread count. Its control is excellent, with the resilience second to only BG66. It is good for defensive player.

Choosing the right tension
When you hear about a racket strung at 30lb vs 20lb. You will most likely think 30lb is more ‘powerful’. However, the higher the number is, the tighter it is strung. That means the less time your racquet will be in touch with the shuttle when hitting it. This will transfer less power from your arm to the shuttle. Given everything else is equal, you will find it more difficult to clear or drive the shuttle deeper into opponent’s court.  Most rackets will tell you what tension it is supposed to be strung.  Normally 18lb to 26lb. For a beginner, I would suggest you to string your racket up to 22lb. This will normally provide the best resilience of the string. Once you have improved your skill and strength, you can then string your racket higher to 25lb – 26lb. You may begin to see that you can clear the shuttle with more accuracy. For myself, I found I can clear the shuttle after the long service line for double and close to back boundary line with more confidence.

yonexstring

Model

Resilience

Feel

Shock Absorption

Control

Durability

BG-65

B

Medium

A

A

A

BG-65Ti

A

Stiff

B

A

A

BG-66

A+

Stiff

A+

B

B

BG-68Ti

A+

Very Stiff

A+

A+

B

BG-70Pro

A

Medium

B

A

A

BG-80

A+

Stiff

A

A

A

BG-85

A+

Very Stiff

A

A

C

BG-95

A

Stiff

A+

A+

A