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Holabird Sports


Available Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L (161291 hits) Co-PolyesterMonofilament 241 ratings $14.00* Available in: World 2015-07-06
 Durability  Power  Control  Feel  Comfort  Spin  Tension stab.  Satisfaction  Overall
86% (152/176)

Colors:   good   bad   average  ¦  Satisfaction = overall satisfaction
Ratings 31-35 of 241
Tester Smax (3), 2013-05-07  registered Residence: Germany male team player lower league, medium strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/53 lbs Babolat Aero Pro Drive GT French Open (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.  (6-8 hrs.)
Strong recoil memory when from a package. Crosses were easy to weave thanks to the smooth surface.

The string played extremely well for a short time. From the second hour until the sixth hour it plays like an average poly, with good tension stability. After that the string feels dead.
I noticed notches (only in the mains) after 2-3 hours of play. Normally I break strings within 6-8 hours, and cut out the strings after 8 hours.
When freshly strung, the power is good. The string excels in the control department when the balls are fast. However it took me some getting used to.
The string feels unique. Nice on clean hits, but uncomfortable on off-center hits.
On slow swings, the string does not provide much grip, but on fast swings, the string seems to grab the ball very well. But still less than with textured polys. Spin potential was not as good as with Prince Beast XP.
The string does not provide comfort. When strung low, it does not hurt my arm. I would not go above 26/25 kg on the APD GT.
Tension stability was above average for a poly.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Original
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
The Alu Power feels more crisp compared to the Original. The Original feels softer and more comfortable. Due to the lower power of the Original it provides better control and spin on fast swings.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives lively, explosive, unique
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Tester ricki (5), 2013-04-26  anonymous Residence: Czech Republic male recreational player, medium strokes with moderate spin, defensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
45/45 lbs Prince EXO3 Rebel 95 TCT (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (25 hrs.)
Alu Power is still best possible string for modern game. If you are Noob, then fresh stringjob will change your game instantly - such a great string - super control and spin - you can't hit long with it! Luxilon, PLEASE LOWER PRICE!!! 200+ EUR FOR A REEL IS THIEVERY!!!
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
n/a
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, resilient, lively, precise, innovative, unique
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Tester derglimpel (3), 2013-02-04  registered Residence: Germany male tournament player national level, hard strokes with moderate spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/49 lbs Head YouTek IG Speed Pro (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (8 hrs.)
Maybe the best string on the market. Absolutely superb then freshly strung. Exceptional power, very good feel and great control. A must try for tournament players. But just for hitting it is too expensive. Besides its price, other small drawbacks are tension stability and comfort.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
n/a
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives explosive, crispy, precise, unique
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Tester hoover (5), 2013-01-31  registered Residence: Switzerland male seniors tournament player national level, medium strokes with moderate spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/53 lbs Wilson BLX Pro Staff Six-One 95 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
The Alu Power still is the reference for all strings. There is no better string.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
n/a
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives lively, explosive, crispy, precise, unique
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Tester polsenca (1), 2013-01-07  registered Residence: USA male young seniors team player upper league, medium strokes with moderate spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
56/56 lbs Babolat Pure Drive Roddick (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>40 hrs.) n.a.
I love this string but its effect on my elbow/bicep is just too much. I thought the pain I was getting could be due to a weak rotator cuff. I did switch to Pro Hurricane and the pain went away. But also the control and pop I was getting on my serve was less with the PH string. I just tried the ALU again after about 4 months using PH and right away the pain came back. Even though I love the string I just can't use it.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
n/a
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives resilient, lively, explosive
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