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Holabird Sports


Available Big Star Pandora 1.23 (696 hits) Co-PolyesterMonofilamentStructured surface 8 ratings €5.00-€6.00* Available in: World 2017-01-25
 Durability  Power  Control  Feel  Comfort  Spin  Tension stab.  Satisfaction  Overall
86% (6/7)

Colors:   good   bad   average  ¦  Satisfaction = overall satisfaction
Ratings 1-5 of 8
Tester RShorty9 (58), 2017-01-25  registered Residence: France female tournament player national level, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
60/57 lbs Head Graphene XT Prestige MP (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (10 hrs.)
Tested the black version of the Pandora.
Felt smooth and round during stringing, despite the structured surface.
I was very happy with this string. It is a soft co-poly with a direct feel, crisp and precise, not harsh. For me this is the perfect blend. Only the string movement is a bit worse compared to other co-polys, and tension stability was average.
Power and spin from the baseline convinced me. Control was excellent too. Touch was not perfect, but overall - especially considering the price - this is a great string. Recommendable for string breakers. I have an aggressive baseline game with power and spin, and the string lasted me approx. 10 hours indoors on clay and GreenSet (18x20 string pattern). I guess in a 16x19 (or even more open) string pattern the string movement might be worse and durability might be less. But for me at 27 kg this string is awesome.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Tecnifibre Black Code 1.24
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
I think the Pandora is up there with the Black Code and just provides a tad less feel, spin and tension stability.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, resilient, flexible, lively, explosive, crispy, precise
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Tester bugi_85 (5), 2017-01-07  email address provided but not confirmed Residence: Austria male team player lower league, medium strokes with heavy spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/49 lbs Wilson Blade 98 18x20 (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Strung without problems, little stretch.
Played indoors on carpet.
The string feels pretty nice, but I lacked spin and control. Overall an allround string with no particular highlights, except durability which is relatively high. After approx. 8 hours of play there are almost no notches and no string movement.
Unfortunately not a string for me as too many balls went long and I lacked precision.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
Signum Pro Tornado
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, elastic, springy
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Tester rainertscharke (41), 2017-01-05  registered Residence: Germany male team player upper league, medium strokes with heavy spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
49/46 lbs Head YouTek Graphene Prestige REV Pro (MS, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Strung on an electronic machine in two pieces.
With the Pandora I had more miss hits than usual. It lacks control and spin. It does not outperform in the other categories either.
The only Big Star string I can recommend is the Styx.
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 springy
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Tester derMarvin (15), 2016-12-28  registered Residence: Austria male recreational player, medium strokes with moderate spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/51 lbs Babolat Pure Strike 16x19 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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The color is cool.
Quite flexible during stringing. Stretches a bit more than other polys. Despite the rough surface cross strings were easy to weave.
On the court the string feels quite comfortable and resilient, and players who don't have a fast swing will benefit from that.
Good allround string, also suitable for players who tend to get arm problems from other polys.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
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Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): Big Star Potenza NPT
StringAdjectives comfortable, resilient, elastic
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Tester OlivierJulienB (23), 2016-11-20  registered Residence: Switzerland male team player upper league, medium strokes with heavy spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/53 lbs Babolat Pure Drive (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Nice, consistent and balanced string - which is rare nowadays. For me it is a typical winter (indoors) string, as it would definitely lack spin for me during summer outdoor play.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Solinco Tour Bite
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Comparison relates to Solinco Hyper-G. Both strings have their strengths and weaknesses. The Pandora provides better comfort, feel, and power. On the other hand, the Solinco provides much better spin and better control.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, flexible
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