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Holabird Sports


Available Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L (148834 hits) Co-PolyesterMonofilament 234 ratings $14.00* Available in: World 2014-10-06
 Durability  Power  Control  Feel  Comfort  Spin  Tension stab.  Satisfaction  Overall
86% (147/171)

Colors:   good   bad   average  ¦  Satisfaction = overall satisfaction
Ratings 56-60 of 234
Tester muse of fire (1), 2010-07-07  email address provided but not confirmed Residence: Great Britain male team player upper league, hard strokes with heavy spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
56/56 lbs Babolat Aero Pro Drive + (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Great for spin, but I would drop the tension for more power.
Satisfied? satisfied
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Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives wire-like, rough
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Tester Tennisschläger (71), 2010-06-15  registered Residence: Germany male young seniors team player upper league, medium strokes, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/55 lbs Head Liquidmetal 8 (OS, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
I don't have an idea why anyone should play this string. It is only good for the first 2-3 hours. And the price is ridiculous.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
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Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, elastic, stretchy
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Tester redsub (1), 2010-05-18  anonymous Residence: World male team player upper league, medium strokes with moderate spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/57 lbs Prince EXO3 Graphite 100 (MP, 16/18)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
I strung it 2 lbs lower than other polys (e.g. Luxilon Adrenaline, Tecnifibre Pro RedCode), but it felt significantly stiffer. So it's not recommendable if you have a sensitive arm. But control is perfect and even if you don't hit 100% precisely in the sweetspot, you still have good precision in your shots. Feel is also surprisingly good. Spin potential was alright.
Worth a try if you are looking for control. I'm very happy with this string!
Satisfied? satisfied
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Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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I played a Luxilon Adrenaline to compare with. The Adrenaline seems significantly softer and more powerful. However I would prefer the Alu Power any time due to its excellent control. If it just wasn't that expensive. I'll monitor the durability and might use it in my league matches. For coaching it's too expensive.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives crispy, precise, unique
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Tester Julian_Koch (16), 2010-05-10  Verified Tester Residence: Germany boys team player upper league, hard strokes with moderate spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/57 lbs Head MicroGEL Prestige MP (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Same level of power and control compared to the rough version. However there is less spin potential. On the other hand, it lasts longer. Comfort is average I would say.
Satisfied? n/a
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Average comfort2010-07-0716:13:43jazzyfunkybluesy (24) anonymous Origin: World

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Tester AlfaChris (43), 2010-05-02  email address provided but not confirmed Residence: Germany male team player lower league, medium strokes with heavy spin, defensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
60/60 lbs Dunlop 300G (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>6 hrs.)
No problems during stringing. Played for 2 hours indoors on rebound ace, 2 hours outdoors on clay on a rainy day, and another 2 hours outdoors on clay during sunny weather. I liked the string better on clay because I was able to put a lot of pressure on my opponents.
During testing I kept telling myself "You are playing the ALU POWER - if you aren't successful yet, you will never be". Somehow that increased my confidence. I hope this feeling will last for a while...
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Topspin Cyber Flash 1.25
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
I don't think it's fair to compare the Alu Power with the Cyber Flash since the Alu Power is 4 times as expensive.
A better comparison would be with its brother Alu Power Rough. I must say I prefer the Alu Power. For my playing style there is hardly any difference in spin. On the other hand, the Alu Power provides a bit better control and power. If you have the budget, this is an almost perfect poly. You can use it in the full string bed if your arm can take it. Should be no problem if you have a good technique. If you don't hit in the center most of the time, I'd suggest to hybrid it with a multifilament.
Similar string(s): Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power Rough
StringAdjectives explosive, crispy, precise, innovative, unique
Tension Diagram Tension diagram
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