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Hidious
08-12-2009, 11:29 AM
I read only positive feedback for this string, either from TW's customer reviews or Blindtest review: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Reviews/UBIGHIT/UBIGHITReview.html

I can't resist ordering a pack of the 17 gauge original and another one of the Blue version (which is suppose to be identical to Cyberblue).

Anybody disagree with the great value associated with this string? Is the 17 gauge as good as the 16 ? Do you prefer the original or the Big Hitter Blue?

Thank you.

don_nguyen11490
08-12-2009, 11:34 AM
I've used both and I have to say I definitely like UBH Blue better than the original. It feels livelier and has better pop but its a bit less durable. The blue color is pretty cool too.

Jonny S&V
08-12-2009, 11:46 AM
Sorry to burst your bubble, but I think I'm the only one who didn't like it... Not that I like to blame my equipment (especially since I didn't think it was the string until after the season...), but it kinda ruined my high school season... Doesn't get very good grip on the ball as far as I'm concerned, but it does have the feel. Now I'm using Isospeed Baseline, far cheaper and gives me better results.

Hidious
08-12-2009, 11:56 AM
Jonny, the funny thing is... it's your past sig that got me interested in this string. I play with AG 200 and i saw "Aerogel 200 18x20 w/ Big hitter Blue ....".

I thought: "Jonny uses it, must be good" :P

Thanks a lot for the clarification. You were referring the the Blue version right?

mutantducky
08-12-2009, 02:22 PM
I gave it to a few friends after I stopped using poly and they really like it, they both have the blue.

Lefty5
08-13-2009, 05:58 AM
This is the best string. Its one of the only poly's that doesn't hurt my arm after playing with it. Its super soft, the spin is awesome, and for a poly, I get pretty good feel. I've been buying it in reels for about a year now and have converted half my team to using it as well. We all love it.

Hidious
08-13-2009, 12:20 PM
Interesting... Lefty 5, are you referring to the blue version?

chris
08-13-2009, 12:25 PM
the blue is not as durable

gh65721
08-13-2009, 12:27 PM
Good string, even feels softer than big ace but doesnt quite have the spin potential in my experience.

Hidious
08-13-2009, 12:28 PM
Guys, could you specify which version of the string you are talking about? Original gray or Blue?

kcmiser
08-13-2009, 06:51 PM
Guys, could you specify which version of the string you are talking about? Original gray or Blue?

I love the gray. Hate the blue.

I found the gray to be similar to Lux' Alu Power (ALU) and Topspin Cyberflash (CF). Less ball bite than CF, and much less bite than fresh ALU. Holds tension better than ALU, maybe a bit worse than CF. However, it's softer on the arm than either, and I just love how consistent the stringbed is with Big Hitter Gray. You can take a nice big cut at the ball, knowing you won't get any flyers.

The blue was just the opposite. Played it in a hybrid, and it had a more biting feeling on the ball than the gray did (nice!), but if I took a nice aggressive cut on a forehand and hit it right on the button, it would rocket off the stringbed and fly well out. I hate that. The one thing I can't forgive in a string is if the sweet spot gets "hot", so that your best contact produces the worst results. Fully poly jobs are less prone to this, so blue might play better as a full job. I've not tried that, but the gray did not have the same issue as a hybrid.

Hidious
08-13-2009, 06:54 PM
Nice. Would you take Big Hitter over CyberFlash?

120mphBodyServe
08-13-2009, 06:58 PM
Feel on this string is pretty good?
You making any tension adjustment?

kcmiser
08-13-2009, 08:15 PM
Nice. Would you take Big Hitter over CyberFlash?

Personally, I prefer Big Hitter. However, I'm currently playing CF because I have a half-reel of the stuff, and am out of BH. They are similar enough that I am quite happy and am not in any huge hurry to get BH, even though I slightly prefer it. They are as close as any two strings I've played.

Here's how I would break down the decision. Want a touch more bite? CF. Want something just a touch softer on the elbow? BH. For me, the deciding factor is that I think BH produces a slightly more consistent string bed. That's a big deal for me.

All this being said, I'd say that they are close enough it's not worth worrying about. I slightly prefer BH to CF, just like I slightly prefer Penn tennis balls to Wilson. Are they slightly different? Yes. Do I prefer one to the other? Yes. At the end of the day, is it really significant enough to matter much? Nope.

Lefty5
08-14-2009, 08:54 AM
You can't hybrid it then say it doesn't work, too many variables at play. I'm a big fan of the Blue as a FULL poly set up, the gray is good too but the blue is softer and I get more feel. It is a tad more powerful than the gray so I string up the blue about 2lbs higher to get the control I need.

matchace
08-17-2009, 05:28 AM
Love Big Hitter Blue. The only problem is that I don't know when to cut it out. It just lasts forever.

DrpShot!
08-17-2009, 06:19 AM
I've been testing Big Hitter Blue in a hybrid with NRG2, BHB crosses, NRG mains. So far it feels great, over a full set of NRG I feel more spin, more control and an overall crisper response.

Jonny S&V
08-17-2009, 09:48 AM
Jonny, the funny thing is... it's your past sig that got me interested in this string. I play with AG 200 and i saw "Aerogel 200 18x20 w/ Big hitter Blue ....".

I thought: "Jonny uses it, must be good" :P

Thanks a lot for the clarification. You were referring the the Blue version right?

Lol, well, yeah... It is a nice string for the feel and arm protection, but I guess I don't need these things... Yeah, I was talking about the blue version.

stanfordtennis alum
08-17-2009, 11:39 AM
agree with all of the posters above.. unique make some great strings along with their grips and at $75 or under for a reel.. it's a steal