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Holabird Sports


Available Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L (157295 hits) Co-PolyesterMonofilament 238 ratings $14.00* Available in: World 2015-04-03
 Durability  Power  Control  Feel  Comfort  Spin  Tension stab.  Satisfaction  Overall
86% (149/173)

Colors:   good   bad   average  ¦  Satisfaction = overall satisfaction
Ratings 56-60 of 238
Tester cmfl (6), 2010-07-31  registered Residence: Florida male team player upper league, hard strokes with heavy spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/53 lbs Wilson BLX Six-One 95 16x18 (MP, 16/18)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Excellent string that has been the benchmark for other polys for some time. While it is still a solid string I feel that other companies are producing comparable strings for much lower prices, as well as textured strings that play similarly but provide better spin.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives solid, crispy, precise
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Tester unforced-error-king (25), 2010-07-28  registered Residence: Germany male team player lower league, medium strokes with moderate spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/51 lbs Tecnifibre T-Fight 320 18x20 (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.  (5 hrs.)
Played on clay with new Dunlop Fort Tournament balls.
Basically a great string. Great spin, power, control, and feel. Great feedback on almost all strokes. Only problem is the lack of comfort - every (!) stroke hurt my arm. After one hour I cut out the strings and used it only as a hybrid in the mains with my standard poly in the crosses. Playability of the hybrid was OK, and no more arm problems. Still spin and power were above average.
I was a bit disappointed by the durability. After 4 hours the strings started to move, and broke after 5 hours. Even the Rip Control lasts longer...
Conclusion: Expensive string with great characteristics, however not for everyone. I personally could use it again in a hybrid.
Satisfied? not satisfied
Compared to:
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Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Comparison to Pro's Pro Blackout
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives resilient, flexible, elastic, explosive, crispy, precise
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Tester dano (1), 2010-07-23  registered Residence: USA male team player upper league, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
56/56 lbs Babolat Aero Pro Drive Cortex (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Satisfied? not 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 stiff, dull, sluggish
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Tester 7macedo7 (21), 2010-07-08  registered Residence: Portugal boys tournament player national level, medium strokes with heavy spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/51 lbs Wilson BLX Six-One Team (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (5 hrs.)
Great string, good control and exceptional spin. I really like it.
Initially the string was elastic, but after a couple of hours it became more solid.
Satisfied? satisfied
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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
Compared to:
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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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