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LafayetteHitter
01-25-2010, 08:01 PM
During the Almagro/Tsonga match I believe it was Cahill that made a comment about Almagro using the 'other' Luxilon string. He mentioned that Almagro uses Big Banger and that it is the 'gold one' that produces much more spin than the 'silver one'? Did anyone else catch that comment? What are the thoughts on this? I've never used the original Big Banger so I am not able to compare it to Alu.

COPEY
01-25-2010, 08:50 PM
Yep, I remember that comment - said it was the clay court version. Unfortunately I can't comment on either version of the Big Banger line since I've never used them.

LafayetteHitter
01-25-2010, 09:09 PM
Yes that was it he did mention it was the 'clay court version'. There is a good chance he has no clue what he is talking about.

COPEY
01-25-2010, 09:15 PM
Could be, but I've always found Cahill to be fairly reliable, knowledgeable. Could be semantics; maybe he was referring to BB Rough.

LafayetteHitter
01-25-2010, 09:57 PM
I do not know how many pros use Big Banger Original but maybe there are quite a few clay court specialists that use BBO so he refers to it as the clay court version since he is under the impression these guys prefer it. I posted the question here because i'm wondering if some of the users here feel the older generation poly strings produce more bite?

verbouge
01-25-2010, 10:06 PM
I do not know how many pros use Big Banger Original but maybe there are quite a few clay court specialists that use BBO so he refers to it as the clay court version since he is under the impression these guys prefer it. I posted the question here because i'm wondering if some of the users here feel the older generation poly strings produce more bite?

I've used BBO. I'm going through something of a journey right now, trying many different polys discussed on this board; many that are less expensive than BBO. However, there may come a time when I just have to bite the bullet and go back to the trough of goodness and rightness when it comes to spin and feel. Alu Rough is great stuff, but BBO, bang for buck, is hard to beat (at least for the Luxilon line).

Cyberflash comes close, and it's about half the price. Polystar energy is great stuff, too..... Like I said, the journey is in the works, but I may well go back to being a Lux guy, through and through, and BBO is the best of the bunch when it comes to value.

Just my 2 cents.

Dave

Dave

LafayetteHitter
01-25-2010, 10:13 PM
I am 5 hours into Mantis Power Poly right now which reminds me of Alu but is holding tension better and just downright pockets the ball better. It's less than 100 a reel shipped for 660 feet. I am always trying something new though and appreciate the comments you posted.

mlewis721
01-26-2010, 12:06 AM
There is a good chance he has no clue what he is talking about.

BINGO.

It's a shame too because he sounds like he knows what he is talking about.

uk_skippy
01-26-2010, 04:12 AM
Last time I strung for Almagro was at Wimbledon where he had Big Banger Original strung 2 piece. Can't remember the tension but I think it was about 22 or 23kgs

Regards

Paul

Rabbit
01-26-2010, 04:52 AM
I remember BBO as being very comfortable. I thought spin/control were less than that of ALU or Timo, but it was almost a cushioned hit. I can see where a pro on clay would like it because of durability though. I don't think I could have broken hit if I was hitting balls with razor blades in them.

bad_call
01-26-2010, 05:01 AM
using BBO hybrid in one of the racquets and it plays very nice. need more time on the court with it to see how long the fun lasts.

Marcel94
01-26-2010, 10:55 AM
BBO is my string of choice. I even prefer it over fresh ALU.

bieker
01-26-2010, 11:25 AM
I've used BBO once and liked it. But I cut it out for some reason. I never got to see if it held tension and playability well.

Anyone know?