Yonex BG 66 Force

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  1. clawhammers

    clawhammers Regular Member

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    The Japanese version will be available next week in Japan domestic market.

    Based on its specs, it seems similar to 66 Ultimax, in terms of repulsion, control and durability.

    The differences are on the hitting sound and shock absorption.
     
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    In terms of where I live? I live in Red Deer Alberta, But I do go Calgary and Edmonton to play as well.
     
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    I'll have to order some of these when my current string stocks get low. Looking forward to other member's feedbacks.
     
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    Looks like Eric has it now. But look how he describes it... strong smashers need not apply... :p
     
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    is that his description? :)
     
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    Lol... yep, cut and paste, word for word... :)
     
  7. Ch1k0

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    Just look at the shock absorption. This thing must be ridiculously soft.
     
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    From my experience, prestretching the BG66 Maxima was the best idea ever. BG66UM might also benefit, but I don't feel like wasting the string since I've had bad experiences with it at various tensions. So in my opinion the best BG66 I've tried so far is BG66 Maxima but only if it's from the single packs, not off the reel, they play completely different :( (I tried two different packs of BG66 Maxima that played the same, although from the same vendor). I'm definitely tempted to try the BG66 Force. I've only tried BG66M, UM and regular; got into the game too late to pick up any BG66S.

    If they ever produce a <0.66mm Vectran, that would be the most epic combination. Any Yonex sponsored players want to pull some strings? :D
     
  9. phaaam

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    Played with it from a reel, pretty good string. Very similar to BG66 Maxima, only difference is it's true eggshell white while Maxima is off-white kind of like the NBG95/98 silver. The string isn't completely smooth, but you would never call it rough either. It's still an expensive string, just not as expensive as Maxima I guess. I could hear how my smashes sounded different between the beginning and end of the session (5 hours). Not sure why they even bothered with this string when they already had Maxima. For the record I do think Maxima/Force are better strings than Ultimax.
     
  10. chienming

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    66F + 66M + 66U in the following three strings of Review
    YONEX-ZFII-LCH-JP-4U, tied Gosen , professional 26 pounds, the following are the results of the evaluation:
    Sound 66M> 66F> 66U
    Feel 66M> 66U> 66F
    nex sjot 66F> 66U> 66M
    Drive 66M = 66U> 66F
    drop 66F> 66M> 66U
    Smash 66M = 66F> 66U
    backhand 66M> 66U> 66F
    fltten out 66M> 66U> 66F
    deep clear 66M> 66F> 66U
    Accuracy 66M = 66F> 66U
    Control 66F> 66U> 66M
    repulsion 66M> 66U> 66F
    Solid 66F> 66M> 66U
     
  11. KillerQT

    KillerQT Regular Member

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    Anyone has tried the BG66 Force? Any further review?

    I will be trying out maybe this Friday.
     
  12. ckyew

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    Just been stringing and playing with the 66 Force for a while now. Stringing wise, it is one of the easiest string to string, very smooth. No fuss and not as much tangles as the 66 ultimax. And as a bad excuse, I got a reel of 66 maxima to compare as well. :p

    Performance wise, the 66 Force is very close to the 66 maxima, maybe just a tad, tad better. I probably conldnt separate the two if it wasn't labelled except the 66 Force sounds a bit higher pitched, just a bit and also it feels also a touch harder than the 66 maxima.

    The two strings are strung on identical rackets with identical technique and also identical tensions.
     
  13. ckyew

    ckyew Regular Member

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    But saying that, it is a very expensive string if you go through strings very quickly, be it the 66 Force or the 66 Maxima.
     
  14. mathewvg

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    I tried BG66 Force in few of my rackets (ZF II, tension 26*28), from a 100m reel bought from Japan. The string is slightly thicker than 66UM and hence the hitting sound is flatter (not crispier as UM) when compared to UM. Durability is better for 66F. For defense as well, the BG66F is slightly better than UM. Overall, I feel that this string is slightly better than UM.
    PS: As per the spec, both strings are 0.65mm, but the 66F looks a bit thicker if you keep both alongside and compare.
     
  15. yurimaster2010

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    i tested the bg66F, its does have some feel of bg66Sharp which i miss a lots...30% feel i guess....not much.
     
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    I prefer bg66F than 66U. I used this string for two of my rackets. This is the first time I used bg66F. I feel that this string has better repulsion than bg66u. The durability is also better. My usual bg66u snaps after 1 month up to 6 weeks. Bg66F is still ok in both of my rackets for almost 2 months now.
    I am tempted to cut it though, to have a fresh string again :)
     
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    any Bg66F here?
    for those old timers, you may felt BG66 sharp from this BG66F string
    any comment?
     
  18. T.O.P

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    BG68TI ? ?? Since it's the same gauge and Yonex group it as Hitting sounds as BG66Sharp. o_O
     
  19. Ralph Hua

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    BG66 Force @26lbs on Voltric Lin Dan Force.
    Sound not as crisp as BG66 Ultimax
    Powerful smashes and lifts.
    Power drives.
    Average drop shot feel and net shots.
     
  20. Stainlesstyle

    Stainlesstyle New Member

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    Just a quick recap of my experience with BG66 Force. I rather liked the profile of BG66 Ultimax as a repulsion oriented string. Out of curiosity I strung one up on a JS12 at 26x28lbs. I prefer hard strings (but softer than BG80) something like BG80 Power or Zymax 66 Fire are my go to.

    To report, for those that prefer hard string, this one isn't much fun to play with. Repulsion power is good and I was having to adjust my shots going out despite playing my usual tensions. Power is good, smashes get down quickly. The string has poor feel however, and doesn't have a nice hitting sound (very dull). Mediocre offering, the UM is much better imo.
     

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