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Holabird Sports


Available Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L (144348 hits) Co-PolyesterMonofilament 231 ratings $14.00* Available in: World 2014-07-22
 Durability  Power  Control  Feel  Comfort  Spin  Tension stab.  Satisfaction  Overall
86% (145/169)

Colors:   good   bad   average  ¦  Satisfaction = overall satisfaction
Ratings 36-40 of 231
Tester Luke_C (2), 2011-09-25  registered Residence: USA boys team player upper league, hard strokes with moderate spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
54/54 lbs Wilson BLX Pro Tour (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
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Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives explosive, stiff, wire-like, crispy, precise, innovative
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Tester B. Nolte (62), 2011-09-14  Verified Tester Residence: Germany male team player upper league, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
50/47 lbs Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT+ (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (12 hrs.)
Unique string: solid feel, good control AND lots of power. The strings don't move and they don't notch as much as many other co-poly strings. The string is somewhere between soft co-polys like Babolat RPM Blast or the Topspin Cyber series and stiffer co-polys like Signum Pro Poly Plasma. Comfort is better than expected. Great quality, but unfortunately the string is very expensive. However the good durability makes up for the price, so I can recommend it.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Babolat RPM Blast
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Compared to the Babolat RPM Blast and other good co-poly strings, I especially like the combination of power and solid control in the Luxilon string.
Similar string(s): Babolat RPM Blast, Topspin Cyber Black
StringAdjectives explosive, solid, precise, unique
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Tester Del_Potro88 (21), 2011-08-13  registered Residence: Austria male team player lower league, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/49 lbs Babolat Pure Drive GT (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Recently I met a player who was using the Alu Power. He said the string had been on his frame for almost a year, strung at 28/27. And he was wondering where his arm problems came from. Why am I telling this? Because many players who call the Alu Power an arm killer make two basic mistakes: They string too hard, eliminating the string's liveliness (the Alu Power provides good control also at low tensions). And they play the string until it breaks. But that happens long after the string has died and lost all of its elasticity. That's when it starts hurting your arm. That's why many stringers put sort of "best before" date on the Alu Power.
In fact, this string provides great playing characteristics. I especially enjoyed the power level. If you don't hit hard, don't wonder about lack of power. But when you hit hard, it seems like the Alu Power generates additional ball speed. Is that what people call "pop"? At least I thought I felt it. An incredibly solid feel and perfect control.
As an alternative, Topspin Cyber Flash works well too.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Topspin Cyber Flash 1.25
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
I personally don't see a big difference between Alu Power and Cyber Flash. Except for the price. The Alu Power feels a tad more solid and provides a bit better control on really hard strokes. Spin, feel and comfort werea bit better with the Cyber Flash from my point of view.
Similar string(s): Topspin Cyber Flash
StringAdjectives explosive, precise, unique
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Tester Rabummelzel (1), 2011-06-24  registered Residence: Germany boys beginner, hard strokes with moderate spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/55 lbs Dunlop Biomimetic 500 Tour (MP, 16/18)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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I've played this string for approx. 3 hours now. It just plays great. Awesome control. I don't mind the lack of power since it increases control.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Original
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives lively, explosive, crispy, precise, unique
Comments:

TitleDateTimeAuthor
Big Banger...2011-06-2416:22:12Qvark registered Origin: Czech Republic
Made in China2011-06-2522:59:08radentis (4) registered Origin: Greece
  Re: Made in China2011-06-2612:09:33Rabummelzel (1) registered Origin: Germany

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Tester Lackoto (8), 2011-06-10  Verified Tester Residence: Austria male team player upper league, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/51 lbs Babolat Aero Pro Drive GT (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Strung in two pieces at 24/23 kg. The string felt stiff during stringing and did not stretch much. Otherwise no problems during stringing.

Played indoors on carpet for approx. 4 hours with Head ATP balls. Initially the string played quite stiff but after 10-20 minutes this got better. I did not have any issue with my wrist and elbow, but maybe that was due to the Cortex system and dampener.

After stringing I measured a DT value of 32, after 2 hours of play the stringbed was at 30 DT. While I was not happy with the power in the beginning, this improved with tension loss. After 4 hours it was still at 30 DT.

Power was very good and consistent after the break-in period of 20 minutes. I was happy with the spin potential although the string is not as spinny as a textured poly.

Great string, which has its price, but I think it's justified.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Not really comparable because the Alu Power plays at a higher level. But I can say that the Poly Plasma does play nice and provides better comfort. Spin is about the same, and the Alu Power provides better control.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives flexible, lively, explosive, wire-like, solid, crispy, precise
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