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Holabird Sports


Available Big Star Pandora 1.23 (577 hits) Co-PolyesterMonofilamentStructured surface 7 ratings €5.00-€6.00* Available in: World 2017-01-07
 Durability  Power  Control  Feel  Comfort  Spin  Tension stab.  Satisfaction  Overall
83% (5/6)

Colors:   good   bad   average  ¦  Satisfaction = overall satisfaction
Ratings 1-5 of 7
Tester bugi_85 (3), 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 (40), 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 (11), 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 (22), 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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Tester Saitenfresser (99), 2016-10-29  registered Residence: Germany male team player upper league, medium strokes with heavy spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
58/56 lbs Dunlop Biomimetic 400 Tour (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>10 hrs.)
I liked the Pandora a lot. Great balance of power, control, and spin.
No problems during stringing.
Could be a good fit in a hybrid with Big Star Styx to gain more power. The string seems thinner than 1.23 which is positive from my point of view.
Definitely worth a try.
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 resilient, lively, rough, innovative
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