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One of the best Strings for everyone
2 March 2017
One of the best Strings for everyone. With the highest Index score in the table with 245 points makes it a king in the price to performance ratio.
Every string from Yonex is associated with either R for Repulsion, HS for Hitting Sound, D for Durability, S for Shock Absorption and C for Control.
See the picture below to understand the basics of the test.
The score column shows how well the strings play. It's an average of R, HS, S and C times D. The graph shows how long each string lasts against how good it is. The strings that do well don't tend to last as long. This means they are more expensive to run, especially at high tensions.
Higher tension = Smaller sweet spot (More control/Less power/Crisper feel/ More string breaks)
Lower Tension = Easier to time (More Power/ Less Control/ Soft feel/ Less string breaks)
<=20lbs - Beginners
20-22lbs - Intermediate
22-26 lbs - Advanced
26-above - Professional
Pro players tend to play with high tensions as they are good enough to hit the sweet spot all the time and like the extra control. They also still have a lot of power with those hand speed of 450+ kms and even touching 500km/s. Some players like Kento Momota play with 35lbs rackets.
Intermediate and Beginners normally use lower tensions as they are technically inferior and can't time the shuttle as well. So next time you hit the birdie with the frame and not the string, don't blame the racket.
This is one of the best all round string from Yonex and NBG 98 is close in that regard too. You can also look for Victor strings or Ashaway strings if you are looking for alternatives.