Welcome to my Yonex BG65 Titanium badminton string review. The Yonex BG65 Titanium (AKA Ti) badminton string was created as a string with lots of power without sacrificing too much durability. As the name suggests, it’s aimed to be a more powerful version of the Yonex BG65 badminton string.
Let’s jump into this review and learn more.
Overall Rating: 8/10
Recommended For: Those Who Want A String That’s Powerful And Durable
Average Price: $11 USD
Where To Buy: Amazon.com
Power – Sharper Than The BG65
The Yonex BG65 Ti is better in power than the Yonex BG65 but not quite as good as the Yonex BG80. As someone who often plays with the BG80 badminton string, I personally like to use the Yonex BG65 Ti during training periods between tournaments because it’s just a tiny step down from the BG80 in power but a step up in durability.
Doing this allows me to save more money as my strings will break less often, but I can also easily adjust to the BG80 when tournaments come around as compared to using the BG65, which will save me even more money at the cost of longer time needed to adjust to BG80 strings.
The addition of a compound titanium hydride coating gives the Yonex BG65 Ti an extra power boost over the Yonex BG65. The strings are otherwise identical, with a gauge of 0.70 mm, a high polymer nylon multifilament core, and a special braided high polymer nylon fiber outer.
The compound titanium hydride coating is the only difference between the Yonex BG65 Ti and the BG65, hence the name BG65 Ti.
I personally gave a power rating of 8/10 for the Yonex BG65 Ti, which is just 0.5 below the Yonex BG80 and a whole point higher than the Yonex BG65. Yonex’s own ratings of the BG65 Ti with the BG80 and BG65 can be compared in the table below:
As you can see, Yonex and I feel the same way about the Yonex BG65 Ti regarding power, though our points differ from my personal experience with the strings.
Control – Reasonable But Not the Best
Regarding the control aspect of the Yonex BG65 Ti, the strings are reasonable but not the best. It has a similar feel to the Yonex BG80 when playing shots like nets, but it lacks the extra tightness and spin I get from strings like the Yonex Aerobite or BG66 Ultimax.
The string’s weaker control is due to its thickness. The Yonex BG65 Ti is a whole 0.05mm thicker than the Yonex BG66 Ultimax, and although it may not seem like a lot, it certainly does affect your shots.
As a singles player whose style revolves around lifting, pushing, and playing soft blocks much more than playing tight, spinning net shots, the control I get from the Yonex BG65 Ti is generally enough. I do find that the strings aren’t as good if I have to play doubles as a front player, but those situations don’t happen to me that often.
But if you’re someone who plays heavily around the net (in most cases, anyone who plays front most of the time in doubles), I would recommend getting a thinner string that gives you more control, such as the Yonex BG66 Ultimax or Aerobite strings.
Durability – The Middle Ground
Last but still very important in any badminton string review is discussing durability. As I mentioned, the Yonex BG65 Ti is in the middle of the Yonex BG80 and the Yonex BG65. It’s slightly less powerful than the Yonex BG80 but more durable and slightly more powerful than the Yonex BG65 but less durable.
I usually need to restring my racket about every week, and three-quarters with the Yonex BG65 Ti strung at 29 lbs. I play badminton six times a week and usually for three hours every session.
How fast your string breaks does depend on several factors like your string tension, technique (mishits will break strings more quickly), and how hard you hit the shuttle. But for comparison, I usually break BG80 strings in one week with the same amount of training and tension, and the last time I used BG65, it lasted almost three weeks.
Conclusion of the Yonex BG65 Ti Review
That does it for my Yonex BG65 Titanium badminton string review. Overall, the Yonex BG65 Ti is an excellent string for those who want a middle ground between durability and power.
I would highly recommend this string to doubles players who primarily play in the backcourt for doubles and singles players that don’t play too much around the net. This is a great string choice for those who want to save more money as it’s one of the lower-priced strings that last longer without sacrificing too much on the side of power and control.