Big Hitter Blue and Silver Difference?

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  1. ace_it_96

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    Is there a difference between big hitter blue and silver? Doesn't seem like it based on the description. How durable are they? I broke Gamma TNT in a couple weeks so how long do you think the big hitter would last? And how's it in a fullbed vs a softer multi like technifibre biphase?
     
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  2. Backhanded Compliment

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    I havent used Blue but Silver is a bit crisper and apparently has more control for flat/big hitters with a little less spin potential (but it is still very spinny).
     
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  3. fortun8son

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    Blue has more power, Silver has more control.
    They are copolys so there is no real comparison to TNT, which is a solidcore, multi wrap, irradiated nylon.
     
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  4. DrpShot!

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    I don't think Tfibre Biphase is really all that soft for a multi either. Biphase comes closer to a poly feel NRG2, but a full bed of any poly will be a different animal.
     
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  5. ace_it_96

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    I think I'll try blue in fullbed because biphase is pretty expensive and I don't love hybrid set ups
     
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  6. fortun8son

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    Everyone seems to like the BH Rough better than the smooth.
    I use BHBR17 for hybrid and full bed.
     
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  7. ace_it_96

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    how's the fullbed feel?
     
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  8. Backhanded Compliment

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    Im using a full bed on my YTPP and it is nice... not harsh on the elbow but very precise with lovely bite. It inspires me to really whip it and go for my shots. This enhances the essential characteristics of the YTPP racket as well.
     
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  9. nikkhasnis

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    I use a full bed on a Dunlop 4d 300 T (57lbs) and it feels great. Nice feel, no elbow issue (i just under went PT for 2 months on my elbow). Makes a nice sound, good (if not great) spin and the control is not bad either.

    I started with Lux Big Banger Rough, then SPSS, MSV Hex and now this. This is by far the best out of the 4. All were full beds at about the same tension.
     
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  10. JLyon

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    Silver has a nice crisp feel, but 17g only lasts 2-3 hrs in a full set and maybe 4 hrs in a hybrid as a main. Very disappointed in durability but feel is very nice.
     
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  11. Backhanded Compliment

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    ^^durability has been better for me than a mere 4 hours... I have at least 6 on it already and I suspect that it will make it to 10.

    Though it does break in just a tad at first.... if you love that initial feeling I can see what you are talking about. I prefer it broken in personally.
     
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    Really? I find Silver to last about 6 or 7 hours in a full bed, and a bit longer than Blue. BHB was softer and and powerful, but string life was shorter than Silver.
     
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  13. Alzer

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    I have full bed of BHBR in my TGK PP, I'm very impressed. Whilst I never have elbow problems I do get a sore shoulder after playing. With this string I still get sore but not as bad as a LUX hybrid.

    Cant fault this string other than the colour ;)
     
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  14. ace_it_96

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    All right these reviews are very encouraging. I'll be getting a stringer by the end of the summer and I think I'm gonna by a set of BHBR, Solinico Tour Bite, Kirschbaum Pro Line II and Babolat PHT and RPM and see which I like best
     
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  15. JLyon

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    I am surprised as well heard how well durability was on the string but I have strung full beds in my Aerogel 100's and EXO3 Graphite 93's and both broke quick. Did not realize I was that big of a hitter.
    So the durability is the only thing I did not like.
     
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  16. acer4tennis

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    BHB are great string. Great combo in power, comfort and feel.
    I personally like silver better.
     
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  17. hebrewhammer

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    Agreed. Really great string, not great durability. That was my problem with ALU. Lasted less than 4 hrs. But if the OP is breaking TNT in a couple weeks, then a poly would obviously last longer
     
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  18. Tennisguy3000

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    Bumping this older thread.... can anyone compare the Silver, Blue to the Black please. I have been using a full bed of the black (BHB7) in my Youtek IG Prestige MP and Head Graphene Speed MP's (around 47 lbs) and really like it but not sure if there is something I might be missing out on with the silver & blue. Thanks for any help ;-)
     
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  19. logrock

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    My 2 fav copoly's are BHS & BHBR both at the 1.25 ga. BHS is firmer, offers more a tad more control for a flat ball hitter like myself and keeps tension longer. I like it as a full bed but prefer it in a hybrid with a syngut cross around 48-52 range.
    BHBR is more lively and spin oriented. The feel is more like a firm multi, (INMO). I prefer BHBR as a full bed in the 52-55 range, it loses tension quicker than BHS but both settle in well after the initial tension loss.
    Both are really solid poly's at a great price, been using them for years.
     
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  20. gmatheis

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    I have only used BHBR 17, if you break TNT in about 2 weeks my guess is that BHBR17 would last you roughly 4 weeks but towards the end of those 4 weeks it would be dead and moving around.

    Seriously give a set a try, and if you like it get a reel.
     
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