How does big banger play?

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  1. faizan

    faizan New User

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    I was just about to order some luxilon big banger strings orignal 16L one. Just wanted to find out from any who has the string on how they play, stuff like do they die quick like i read that polys do, are they better for the baseline or net. basically what are the pros and cons of those type of strings?
     
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  2. faizan

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    also how d the babolat multis play, ive heard they are pretty good too.
     
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  3. faizan

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    since i dont break strings so often, if one of the two strings above are not the right ones then what string do you guys recommend for best playability, by the way, i play high school JV just incase anyone wanted to know for recommending me something.
     
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  4. xpaulinabearx

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    the big bangers aren't that great. they're pretty stiff for abut 2 hours, but then have a great play. i wouldn't really reccomend them. i'd go for the big acee
     
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  5. Babb

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    paulinabear, it was only maybe a week ago that I educated you on the two. Have you used either yet...?
     
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  6. ledor

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    i still have a reel of 660 Original Big Banger and i want to toss it so bad. Its still stiff even at 50 lbs. It does however benefit string breakers as it doesn't move and has incredible durability. But, in other areas such as touch, feel, comfort...stay away. Or use it in a hybrid with a soft string. Try a 17g poly and there are cheaper alternatives like the TOPSPIN Brand.
     
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  7. xpaulinabearx

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    yeah !
    both of them
    i like the big ace better.
    the big banger..i don't know, it doesn't really feel right to me.
     
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  8. Loco4Tennis

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    would you want to trade or sell, ive never strung with that stuff but i would like to try it, let me know, my email is listed
     
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  9. Babb

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    I was just making sure that you weren't simply relaying what I said. But I am sorry to have doubted you! :D

    I like Big Ace better too. And if you don't like Luxilon in the first couple hours, there's no reason whatsoever to buy it since it only gets worse. Out of curiosity, what color did you try? I have heard that different colors can affect the string somehow. I don't really believe this, but still. I went with the red.
     
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  10. Stchamps

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    I left mine in for a few months (I'm a recreational player). From what I remember they're fairly low on power compared to my previous synthetic gut string. The nice thing about them is they don't break or move.
     
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  11. t0nym4c

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    You should only use big banger if you can bang to ball immensely.
     
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  12. xpaulinabearx

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    haha, it's okay :D
    i got the white. But i'm thinking of getting the neon color and red :D
     
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  13. faizan

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    i read in a previous thread that by the time polys break in they are dead and no good any more.
     
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  14. Babb

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    ^^^^
    That is true. I've started getting my polyester cut out long before it breaks because I've gotten really sensitive about my strings after trying out a few different combinations.
     
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  15. pmerk34

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    HAHa.. MY brother whom I play with frequently does just that with immense topspin. This string is insane for a heavy topsinner with a western grip. The harder and longer he swings the more control he gets. It's amazing...balls that were flying long are now dropping a foot in.. Very bad for me though.
     
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  16. Babb

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    ^^^
    All polyester strings are for "big bangers". Which is why they're not recommended for beginners.
     
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  17. Babb

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    It's not that instantaneous. The break-in time for me is really only about fifteen minutes. Lol. And they stay pretty good for about 10 hours for me. It really depends on your sensitivity to string. When I first started using Luxilon, I couldn't tell the difference between having it freshly strung and just before it lost all tension.

    But your comment is probably directed for the most part towards Luxilon. It's supposed to go dead faster than its competition.
     
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  19. Pusher

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    Who has BB Original in a 16L?

    Anyhow, they're expensive and if you're not really pounding the crap out of the ball you're wasting your money. If you are busting it then these strings and a few select others are what you want.

    If you're pounding the ball the BB Original will go 3-5 hours before they give up and die-its a Belgian thing. Expect tension loss but the playability is still pretty good throughout-my opinion.
     
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  20. Mansewerz

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    Are all Big banger strings polyester?
     
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  21. Babb

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    I'm pretty sure all Luxilon is polyester.
     
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  22. faizan

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    No i luxilon is multifilament.
     
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  23. nickb

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    Luxilon is not a poly. Its a poly-ether-ether. Luxilon claims thats why it costs more. I agree with Luxilon that nothing plays like luxilon strings...they are unique..once you start using them nothing else feels as good.

    Nick
     
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  24. nickb

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    Hell no...
     
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  25. Loco4Tennis

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    i second this statement as well, this information is right on the website for this string
    i like to think as luxilon as a combination between a poly string and a synthetic gut
    hard to break like a poly
    low power like a poly, but also has more power then the standard 100% poly string,
    so in reality, best of both worlds, and since they know it, its why they charge so much for it
     
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  26. Zhou

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    Yeah but it is quite stiff though... I bought a set of ultimate duo. I will string it up likely in May. I have tried full TiMO, it is quite stiff but provided great control and some decent feel but a whole lot of power.
     
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  27. faizan

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    If i was looking for the best control and feel and i amazing power that obviously so many of you have said was not a concern, should i be looking into natural gut, i hear they are really amazing.
     
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  28. vndesu

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    why not hybrid the natural gut on luxion?
    champs setup consists of that
     
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  29. tsmcauliffe

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    Hey Ledor, that real of BB Original, do you still have it? If so, I'll take it off your hands for you.
     
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  30. tsmcauliffe

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    He's not a champ.
     
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  31. vndesu

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    it was just suggesting.
     
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  32. wildbill88AA

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    don't think i could play with 16, bit 18 feels great in a hybrid.
     
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  33. Loco4Tennis

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    it better be at $35 a set, too expensive for me to mess with

    this setup or hybrid is expensive to say the least, but it is also not for everyone,
    ive heard that federrer uses this, gut mains and lux crosses, when i tried something similar to this, a low cost version, synthetic gut mains and poly crosses, my hand strated to hurt after wards, thats because all the feel that the crosses get, go straight to your hand because of the stiff poly strings, if you like to volley, this is a bad cobination IMO because of that
     
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  34. faizan

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    one thing that you are not getting is that natural gut is much easier on you unlike synthetic gut, so if you really want to experiment with it i suggest that you go for the one try of thiry bucks instead using similar strings.
     
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