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Holabird Sports


Available Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L (31441 hits) Co-PolyesterMonofilament 253 ratings $14.00* Available in: World 2016-11-13
 Durability  Power  Control  Feel  Comfort  Spin  Tension stab.  Satisfaction  Overall
86% (160/186)

Colors:   good   bad   average  ¦  Satisfaction = overall satisfaction
Ratings 31-35 of 253
Tester AYtennis (10), 2013-12-02  anonymous Residence: Great Britain male tournament player international level, hard strokes with heavy spin, defensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/55 lbs Head MicroGEL Prestige Mid (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Easy to string. What can I say? I love this string! It offers the best performance when playing at a high level. I can swing for the fences and every shot just stays in with good power and spin. I feel in the zone when this is in my racket. Unfortunately its god-like characteristics don't last forever. After about 3-4 hours its doesn't perform quite like it used to. Even though it's still a good solid string in this stage, you feel let down because of what you were just experiencing. However, this is still the string to top and if I could afford reel after reel I wouldn't use anything else.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Original
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
My favourite string when freshly strung. Nothing compares to it. It does everything extremely well. I usually go for the Big Banger Original over Alu Power as it is cheaper and performs for longer whilst providing great control with good spin and decent power.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives resilient, lively, explosive, wire-like, solid, crispy, innovative, unique
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Tester Tennisschläger (77), 2013-11-30  registered Residence: Germany male young seniors team player upper league, medium strokes, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/55 lbs Wilson BLX Khamsin Five 108 (OS, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Great string, only the price is too high for me.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
MSV Focus-HEX 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, elastic, precise
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Tester schraubenzieger (12), 2013-11-03  Verified Tester Residence: Spain male tournament player national level, medium strokes with moderate spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/55 lbs Prince EXO3 Tour 100 18x20 (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (17 hrs.)
Very easy to string, also tying knots was easy.
The first two to three hours this string is awesome. Great touch and fantastic power. But then its characteristics decline significantly. It still plays solid but not as excellent as in the beginning. Control is consistent on a high levvel. I cannot confirm a lack of comfort, but I am not very sensitive in this regard. Great durability and tension stability.
It's a pity that the performance drops so quickly, especially when considering the price...
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
n/a
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives stiff, solid, crispy, precise
Tension Diagram Tension diagram
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Tester SMA (8), 2013-10-26  registered Residence: Germany male recreational player, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/51 lbs Head YouTek IG Prestige MP (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Hey guys,
I am going to make it quick on this review and only report on characteristics I have a wholly different opinion than other reviewers.
Strung on Head Youtek IG Prestige MP - 4 knots - 51/51 lbs. Not by myself.
Durability: Excellent. 10 hours and still no notching. Feels like within the first hour.
Power: I have to disagree with many reviewers on the power aspect. It is the most low powered string in 1.25 I have tested. Even for me, being a fan of low powered strings and rackets it is pretty low.
Control: Control is also excellent. Nice control of depth.
Touch: Touch is not that good. The rigid and inflexible string bed does not allow the touchiest kind of shots.
Comfort: I don't have any problems with that. I think it's even more comfortable than the "modern" RPM Blast.
Spin: It is ok but far from exceptional.
Tension maintenance: The tension maintenance seems excellent. As mentioned it plays identically to the first hour. No computerized data.

Wrap-up: I am mostly satisfied. I don't know how much sense it would make to lower the tension to get more power out of this string. Better try a higher powered string.
Maybe some time in the future I will give it a go with a lower tension. It is hard to bear with the missing touch!
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a.
Have not tried the YPTP in black on the Prestige yet. Maybe next week.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives stiff, solid, precise
Comments:

TitleDateTimeAuthor
Alu Power @ 46/46 lbs2013-11-2510:11:21SMA (8) registered Origin: Germany

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Tester hdsprenger (16), 2013-09-28  registered Residence: Germany boys tournament player national level, medium strokes with moderate spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/49 lbs Head YouTek IG Prestige Pro (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (7 hrs.)
Plays very nice, especially when freshly strung. Great spin for a round poly. Very good control even when strung at a low tension.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives explosive, stiff, solid, crispy, rough, innovative
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