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Holabird Sports


Available Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L (146161 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 56-60 of 231
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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Tester Toad (18), 2010-05-01  registered Residence: USA male team player upper league, hard strokes with heavy spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/53 lbs Babolat Pure Drive Team+ (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Tension Stability: A minor drop in tension was noticed around 2 hours, and a major drop was noticed around 8 hours. The strings lost some control after 2 hours, and became moderately difficult to control around 8 hours.
String Movement: No string movement.
Time to Break (hrs.): String was cut out at 10.5 hours, but had about 7 hours left (1 hr light groundstrokes, 1 hr moderate groundstrokes, 4.25 hr hard groundstrokes, 0.5 hr hard serves and returns, 1 hr moderate singles, 1.75 hr hard singles, 1 hr moderate doubles).
Groundstrokes: No adjustments needed to be made to my groundstrokes. Typical topspin rally shots had a moderate net clearance. Slices were easy to keep low over the net and could be placed where I wanted them.
Volleys: Volleys were above average with this string. Adequate pace could be put on them and they were easy to place.
Serves: Serves were average with this string.
Setup Recommended for: Anyone who has a solid game, the money to restring every time they play, and can deal with a stiff poly.
Other Notes: This is the first string I can say I like better than my normal setup (for the first outing with it). After the initial tension drop, these strings become just your average poly.
Satisfied? not sure
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives stiff
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Tester Tester (46), 2010-04-28  registered Residence: Slovenia male team player upper league, medium strokes with moderate spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/55 lbs Völkl Power Bridge 10 325g (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Easy to string.
Played outdoors on clay at 20°C.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
MSV Focus-HEX 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Great string, but not cheap.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives lively, solid, precise, unique
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Tester kingofstring (37), 2010-04-04  registered Residence: Great Britain male team player upper league, heavy spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
58/60 lbs Head i.Prestige MP (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Strung one-piece in an ATW pattern. Easy to string, but then again, I've strung loads of it at tournaments. First poly I felt I'd maybe strung a little tight, which is surprising as I've used several stiffer polys. Control and power were pretty good, particularly on serves. Can see why it is a popular string on tour, but it's certainly not my favorite poly, nor in my opinion is it the best poly around.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
Topspin Cyber Flash 1.25
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives wire-like, solid, crispy
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