Restringing your badminton according to your comfort is important for smooth performance. To ensure proper tension, comfort, control, and power, a racquet has to be restrung four times a year if you want to play all through the year.
Now, how do you understand when your racquet will need to be restrung? If you’re a regular badminton player, you might have heard of the phrase ‘Rule of Thumb.’
This rule of restringing your badminton racquet states that the number of times you restring your racket per year should be the same as the number of times you play badminton per week.
For instance, suppose you play four times a week, you should restring your racquet four times a year.
Materials for Your String
Badminton strings are of two types: monofilament or multifilament. As the name suggests, monofilaments are generally made out of one material, usually being polyester. Multifilament is made out of a combination of different materials.
The combination of materials makes multifilament strings more comfortable. They are made out of Nylon, Vectran, Zyex, and Kevlar.
Monofilament strings, which are made of a single material are long lasting but come with a lot of vibration. Multifilament strings, on the other hand, cannot ensure durability due to this mixture.
Yet, they are more efficient than the highly elastic string and are able to originate more power.
Regarding the tension or tightness of the strings, keep the tension low if you’re a beginner or someone playing badminton after a long time. Lower tension ensures higher power in your racquet and you can up the tension when you get better at the game.
Remember, racquets have a sweet spot, the area on the string surface that produces the most power.
5 Top Badminton Strings
In this section, we’ll talk about the top 5 strings available on the market.
1. Yonex BG65
Yonex is a very popular brand when it comes to badminton. Their BG65 string is undoubtedly a no. 1 choice for beginners and advanced players alike.
This string is 0.70mm thick making it exceptionally durable. The strings feel soft and allow the players to enjoy the game. However, if you require more tightness, you can string it at 28-30lbs.
The 0.70mm thickness of the string is too thick and can reduce tension easily. This is not something bad as it is a top choice for many players.
2. Yonex BG80
Another popular string among the rookie and advanced players is Yonex BG80. Thinner than the BG65, it has a thickness of 0.68mm, which is great.
This string is most recommended for intermediate players because the high-tension string generates a strong feeling. So, they can use this to their advantage to generate good power and will be able to hit the shuttle to the exact place they want it to go.
It will be wise for beginners to refrain from using this string because their technique will not be developed enough to generate satisfactory power from this.
3. BG66 Ultimax
At 0.65mm thickness, the BG66 Ultimax is thinner than its other two Yonex siblings. The thinness of the string results in strong repulsion and medium feel.
The medium feel is ideal for players who like control but want to avoid the hard feeling.
Moreover, the thinness of the string, on the other hand, may lead to the string snapping if repeated hits are made in the non-center areas.
4. Ashway Zymax 65
Similar to Ultimax, the Zymax 65 has a 0.65mm thickness. It also has string coating excluding the waxy feel. Their difference lies in Zymax’s ability to retain initial string tension than the BG66 Ultimax.
Without stretching at high tensions, this entails a high repulsive string bed.
Additionally, the player is awarded a powerful sound as well as gripping control when you hit the shuttle with force.
5. Ashway 66 Power
Compared to the other strings of this review, the Ashway 66 Power has a hard feeling and satisfactory repulsion. It is also a very popular choice among new-generation players.
If you’re in the market for a string that offers superior control instead of power, then this racket should be your go-to choice. It allows proper placement and control of the shuttlecock.
I hope the reviews of these five badminton racquet strings will make your decision easier.
However, if you have any suggestions or questions for us, drop them in the comments section. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.