BHSR: Full or Hybrid?

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  1. EastAngels2014

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    So i just got this string in a trade and not sure if I should go full bed or a hybrid with it. Any suggestions? I use a BLX Blade 98 and i usually hybrid my strings but I have been thinking about going back to a full poly but not sure which string to do it with.
     
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  2. schenkelini

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    I find BHSR very soft. I usually have to go a couple of pounds heaver than other polys. I see no reason to hybrid it.
     
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  3. EastAngels2014

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    How is it on holding tension? and how long does it stay playable compared to other polys?
     
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  4. EastAngels2014

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    only one person has played with this string? i don't believe that its all the talk on here.
     
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  5. Lefty5

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    if you usually hybrid then go with a hybrid. However, like the 2nd poster said, it is a soft poly. I personally love it in the full bed to get the most spin. It does not hurt my arm. It holds tension better than average and the playability stays great for a long time. Im currently playing with the Tourna black 7, awesome stuff but I have to say the Tourna Silver Rough is pretty comparable.
     
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  6. EastAngels2014

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    I think i am going to go full bed because of how soft you guys say it is, i dont have any arm problems so I am not worried about that. I was very glad to here that it hold tension well and stay playable for a good amount of time, being a high school player dont have a ton of money to buy any string i want anytime. I do have my own stringer which has helped but still i am broke and broke can be. Thank you for your input everybody.
     
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  7. logrock

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    I have Big Hitter Silver 17ga, not the rough version, strung in a couple of my Rads. Play's extremely soft for a poly so never needed to hybrid it. I just drop the tension 3 to 5 lbs from what I would string multi or syn gut and good to go.
     
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  8. fortun8son

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    I don't have first hand experience, but I've heard that BHSR is not worth the extra $ over BHS.
    It was not as big an improvement as the Blue was.
    BHS 17 is a great hybrid string.
    IDK about the rough.
     
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  9. EastAngels2014

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    ya the regular version and both of the blues are on my list of strings to try.
     
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  10. Backhanded Compliment

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    I use a full bed of it in my Prestige Pro. For an open pattern go full bed if you like a crisp response. Very good string... lasts a decent amount of time say 8-9 hours. Good spin, touch and control.
     
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    BHS 17/OGSM 17 is one of the Desert Isle affordable hybrids.
    If it was all that was left, most would be happy.
     
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  12. EastAngels2014

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    I will try this out but might not be OGSM, i dont have any but i do have some other synthetic guts and some mulits.
     
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  13. fortun8son

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    No higher than 54 plz.
     
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  14. EastAngels2014

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    what do you mean?
     
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    "Originally Posted by fortun8son
    No higher than 54 plz."

    I believe what he meant was don't string it higher than 54lbs. It is a softer poly and would feel great around that tension. Maybe even a couple of lbs lower if you like it softer and for it to pocket the ball even more.

    Also I believe I was the one you've traded strings with. I second what Backhanded Compliment said in his post above. It's very comfy poly, and I believe that it is a well-balanced string full bed. That's why it's so popular.
     
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  16. EastAngels2014

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    Yep, we did trade. And ok thank you for clarifying that for me. I dint usally go much higher than 54 on polys anyway, so since it is so soft i will drop tension to about 52 or so.
     
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  17. fortun8son

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    Yes. Sorry for the confusion.
    52 should be fine.
    I'd string the syngut X 2-4 lbs higher, but some would disagree.
     
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  18. danotje

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    I use BHBR and haven't taken the plunge on a reel yet. I usually cut it in half and hybrid with a smooth, soft poly (in this case, Isospeed Baseline Spin). This is an ideal setup and gives me 2 BHBR jobs from one package. Really nice if you are experimenting. Also, since I'm using a rough main, I think a smooth cross allows it to move more freely. Rough crosses seem like a waste, but I'm no expert :)
     
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