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Holabird Sports


Available Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L (28808 hits) Co-PolyesterMonofilament 252 ratings $14.00* Available in: World 2016-09-24
 Durability  Power  Control  Feel  Comfort  Spin  Tension stab.  Satisfaction  Overall
86% (160/185)

Colors:   good   bad   average  ¦  Satisfaction = overall satisfaction
Ratings 36-40 of 252
Tester blreis (8), 2013-09-17  registered Residence: Brazil male recreational player, heavy spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
45/45 lbs Babolat Aero Pro Drive GT 2013 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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I'm still trying this string. But I'm having enormous dificulty to understand the amount of power or the type of swing I have to do in order to keep the ball inside the court. I couldn't serve inside the square in my first attempts! The ball had its own desire, and always landed behind the lines... I had better luck after 3 hours, now I know how to serve. It looks I must do the right swing and put lots of spin. The string looks to me really explosive.
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 elastic, explosive
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Tester stringmonkey (1), 2013-08-16  email address provided but not confirmed Residence: USA boys tournament player national level, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
56/56 lbs Wilson BLX Six-One 95 309g Amplifeel (MP, 16/18)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (10-12 hrs.)
I used Luxilon Alu Power Rough about a year ago and had been using it for about a year. It can tend to be on the pricier side of strings, but I think that relates to Luxilon strings in general. I've read that almost all the top pros, such as Federer, Djokovic, and Tsonga use it (which they all hyrbid with gut). This string performs at the top of the line compared to most strings, but loses tension fast. So pros who change their rackets every 5 games or so, don't really see the tension loss. For someone who has the big bucks and is willing to spend their money on strings and restring frequently, this string is perfect. Otherwise, I would not recommend this string.
Satisfied? not satisfied
Compared to:
Solinco Tour Bite
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Luxillon Alu Power Rough is definitely a lot different than Solinco Tour Bite. Tour Bite is crispy, stiff, super spinny, and precise with control. Luxilon is way more arm-friendly and a better all around string. I think the main differences are that Luxilon is more comfortable, has more power, and loses tension a little bit faster.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, flexible, lively, precise
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Tester m_addi (8), 2013-06-25  Verified Tester Residence: Germany male team player lower league, medium strokes with moderate spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/51 lbs Wilson BLX Blade 98 Amplifeel 16x19 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>20 hrs.)
Very good string, lots of power and control. Spin is good for the gauge and I don't think that comfort was too bad (in contrast to many other reviews here). Basically a great string, however I will still stick with Kirschbaum Competition because it is available in 1.20 mm and performs equally well at a significantly lower price.
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, crispy, precise
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Tester fgschmidt (129), 2013-05-30  registered Residence: Austria male young seniors tournament player international level, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
46/44 lbs Mantis 300 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (5 hrs.)
No problems during stringing.
Played on clay court with Dunlop Fort TP and Wilson Tour balls.

Power level is comparable to the Alu Power Rough. Control and spin are worse. The Alu Power also seemed stiffer thus less comfortable. It also lacked touch since it did not grab the ball as well as the Alu Power Rough or the Alu Power Spin which I played in parallel.
Tension stability was okay, but durability was rather short (5 hours) considering the price.
I personally would not buy the Alu Power again - I'd prefer the Alu Power Rough which is also better than the Alu Power Spin.
Satisfied? not satisfied
Compared to:
n/a
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
The comparison relates to Alu Power Rough.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives stiff, wire-like
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Tester Mikuel (2), 2013-05-29  anonymous Residence: Spain male recreational player, medium strokes with heavy spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
52/50 lbs Babolat Pure Drive GT (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
I don't have a sensitive arm but this string is not soft so I wouldn't use it at high tensions. It's one of few strings that offers durability and something else. Power and control are really good and spin is not bad.
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 lively, precise, unique
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