Tourna Big Hitter Black 7

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  1. Bmr

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    No technical flaws..just that some strings are a lot more harsh on my arm than others and you can feel it (especially when serving). A lot of it will depend on the racquet too. I've had certain strings feel great in one racquet and not so much in the other. So, apples and oranges.
     
  2. Bmr

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    Steve, others-

    You had any issues with BHB7 at or near their breaking point? I have been using them in my new Wilson Juice and launched a TON of forehands long on Sunday. The strings broke about 30 minutes after that. I went back to my Speedport Black with the same strings (perhaps a bit tighter) and the forehand was totally in control.

    I think the main downside to the string has been some trampoline effects, especially when the tension is lower (especially on volleys). I have been using that Luxilon Savage with great results on this racquet...i'm going to be playtesting it a bit more to see how it does over this next weekend.
     
  3. Torres

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    I can't see that you've added anything valuable to this thread. Unless of course, you consider being irritating, tiresome and troll like, to be valuable.
     
  4. Power Player

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    Well he did go 2-17 in singles play with his poly at 60#s, so there's that.
     
  5. Faithfulfather

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    Children...children. Everyone calm down. I'm tired of getting emails stating there is a new reply to this post and seeing there is yet another childish reply. Everyone has a right to their opinion. Just let it go. Breathe. Just let it go.

    Any new reviews on this string. I find it okay, but I'm not blown away.
     
  6. Torres

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    Turn off your email notification then.
     
  7. Torres

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    That good? He sounded more like a 0-17 type of player.
     
  8. Power Player

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    Exactly. I love Ff taking the higher ground when he has had utter meltdowns on this board over nothing before. The references section comes to mind.
     
  9. Faithfulfather

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    That's true. Touché!
     
  10. brettsticker86

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    Freshman year, yes. Afterward, all-American, 2 time all conference. Anything else?
     
  11. Fed Kennedy

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    Can someone compare this tourna black to blackcode in terms of power, control and longevity?
     
  12. SteveI

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    Hi Bmr,

    I have only used this string in one frame. A softer 100 head 16 x 19. Control has not been an issue. My 1st string set-up was strung too high and the sweetspot seem smallish. Control was there but there was a problem creating pace. My second set-up I dropped the tension a few #s and the string came alive. Control was still there, but a more open sweetspot and a power increase. I did not break either set-up and cut the strings out after 12-15 hours of use. It is normal for me not to break strings. I have not seen a trampoline effect but others in this thread have reported it. Sorry I do have have much experience with either frame you are using. I know the Juice is a real power stick. Both frames are a bit stiff for my game and body.

    The string might be a good match for the Juice.. the Jiuce is 27.25 correct?
     
  13. Bmr

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    Nope, just 27. I'm going to have to pay real close attention to my form now in my next hitting session. The Juice is definitely higher powered than the Black using the same string at the same tension. I think I will need to up the tension a couple pounds and make sure that my elbow is close to my body when i'm swinging. Have you hit the Lux Savage yet? Highly recommend if you haven't tried them yet.
     
  14. mad dog1

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    FK, BHB7 16g mains w/ Polystar Energy 17 crosses break in less than 3-4 hours for me. every other poly has lasted alot longer.
     
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    My sentiments exactly. I have bhb7 in my igpmp currently, and I have a set of black code coming in tomorrow.
     
  16. Torres

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    In very brief terms, BHB7 is springier, spinnier, more elastic, and maintains performance much longer. I don't think Black code is that bad, even though it tends to get slated on here, but its average in terms of performance and longevity as well as being overpriced.
     
  17. arche3

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    you actually believe that? Rubbish. Lol. Bhb7 is just marketing junk aimed at people who think 7 sides will give you more spin with bad technique. :)
     
  18. pfchang

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    I'll be able to check on this soon, I just seem to remember that black code was a bit softer, plushier. Bhb7 seems more crisp.
     
  19. Bmr

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    Here we go again :p

    How are you enjoying your L-Tec?
     
  20. arche3

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    haha. Lol. :) I'm trolling hard.

    waiting for Torres to tell me bhb7 is uber spinny because of the 7 sides.
     
  21. Torres

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    I wouldn't worry about him, BMR. He's just sore because he's bought a load of crap-tec strings for $20 and realises that he's been brainwashed.
     
  22. kiteboard

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    bhb7 is for guys who hit a lot of slice.
     
  23. SteveI

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    It does create a wicked slice serve..:)
     
  24. arche3

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    yeah and if you really think your 7 sides of a tennis string makes you a better player your a fool bigger than we even think. :twisted:

    or is bhbr your holy grail?
     
  25. J_aces

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    I get insane spin with this string. Kick serves jump more than ever. Only downside is this string tends to break earlier than other ploys I've tried but not a big deal
     
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    That would be me.
     
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    I like the control of blackcode and the spin. My knock on it is that you get no linear ball speed. Really dead string. Reliable but dead. Might hybrid hyperion mains with blackcode crosses for this reason....
     
  28. Meaghan

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    I think the dead stiffness of black code would suit as a cross for hyperion but it is shaped and although others here would say it doesn't matter I do believe a smooth cross works better so the mains slide easily up and down. Find a round bc and you're in business.

    edit: PP Blackout imo is black code so what about PP Blackforce which is a smooth version of Blackout.
     
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  29. tennis11

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    can anyone compare to tour bite
     
  30. mberrevoets

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    My BHB7 mains are very close to breaking and are still playing great. Obviously the spin is not the same as when fresh, but that is to be expected. Tension maintenance has been excellent.
     
  31. topspin18

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    I have a set of BHB7 for myself and cant wait to try it!
    I have strung it for a couple of other people and the shape seems to be very noticeable. Not to hard to string. Better than BHBR to string.
     
  32. SteveI

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    My review also... plays great a long time. Tension holding is excellent. Wonderful spin..
     
  33. tpro2000

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    If anyone is using BHB7 as a cross (which I messed around with last night for fun with Polystar in the main), what are you using for a main?
     
  34. Bobo96

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    This is by farrrrrrrrrr the best string I have ever used. sooooooo much spin!!!!!!! ughh, but I broke the first set in about 10 hours and 6 on the second. Really bugs me since big banger lasts me very very long time, maybe i'm just hitting harder now? anyways I have been using the 17g version. Has anyone tried the 16g? how much loss of performance is there? Please answer ASAP gotta order some for my tourney next week.

    Thanks
     
  35. mad dog1

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    6-10 hrs w/ 17g is great. i only get 3-4 hrs w/ 16g. i get lots of spin w/ 16g. if you want even more spin, try Solinco Tour Bite.

    best string ever??? :shock: what other strings have you tried?
     
  36. Bobo96

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    Wow that's impressive breaking a poly in 3-4 hrs.

    Not a lot, multiple big banger strings, a hybrid with b5e and thunderblast, prince premiere attack, and a lot others I can't remember the name of. I'm only 15 so I don't have a lot of money to try a lot of different strings or any guts.

    It seems to me that the string fits my raquet really well. I use a Prestige pro, since it's pretty low powered, and on the stiffer side Bhb7's springy feel helps me out while still keeping it in with the spin. It's also very soft compared to most of the polys I have tried.

    I read that tour bite is really stiff??

    So you think 16g is not much of a drop in performance?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  37. mad dog1

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    my apologies. didn't realize you were so young.

    don't get me wrong...BHB7 offers very good performance, but it's durability is awful. Tour Bite is much more durable and provides even greater levels of spin. strung btwn 45-52#s and/or hybrided w/ a softer poly cross string, TB is very comfortable. and yeah, the Big Banger strings can be very stiff. i recommend you try a full bed of Discho Iontec 1.25. it's very comfortable, very durable and maintains playability for longer than most polys. and to top if off, it's very affordable.
     
  38. Bobo96

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    Hmmm, well I will have to use bhb7 for the tourney, and then when I get a chance I will try tour bite and if I like it more i'll switch.
     
  39. tennis11

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    can anyone compare this to typhoon?
     
  40. Bmr

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    BHB7 does break quicker than any poly i've used so far. But it is very consistent over that timeframe..got a little squirrely toward the end, though. Have you tried hitting with Lux Savage, dog?
     
  41. mad dog1

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    agreed on both points. give Iontec 1.25 a try. it's very durable and also plays very consistent until i cut it out usually between 15-20 hours depending on the racquet and string pattern.

    i haven't tried Lux Savage yet. since i've discovered the awesome Iontec string which comes out to less than $5/set when i get a reel, i just haven't been motivated to spend over $10/set to experiment with new strings.
     
  42. Power Player

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    Does BHB7 do well in a hybrid? I was thinking about crossing it with NVY in a PDR. I'm looking for control and a plusher feeling poly. TB plays fantastic, just a little crisp in this stick.
     
  43. pvaudio

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    Although I only did one, I did not like BHB7 in a hybrid. I did like it a lot ina full bed.
     
  44. mad dog1

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    full bed of BHB7 was too stiff and uncomfortable so i do BHB7 crossed w/ Polystar Energy and it plays really nicely. the softer and more powerful Energy gives the stringbed more pop and greatly increases the comfort.

    have you tried TB/It? Iontec softens TB crispness very nicely. if you find that it takes too much crispness out, bump up the It crosses +2#s and that firms up the stringbed.
     
  45. Power Player

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    I think my iontec days are done. I did not like it in the PD. Sucks..its such a cool string.

    everyone says the bhb7 is soft in here..you think it's stiff?

    PV, was there a lack of control in a hybrid with this string?
     
  46. mad dog1

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    yeah, it hurts my shoulder in a full bed. it's stiff compared to Iontec.

    have you tried Iontec as a cross string in a hybrid. i like to use it to soften stiff mains.
     
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    Boy, say that im a long time reader and know all the TW lingo, cause if I wasnt I will think this sentence is some kind of medical procedure. :shock: :)
     
  48. Power Player

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    hahaha..im a sick man.

    get better so we can play! :)
     
  49. Lefty5

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    This might be the first poly I've ever played with that actually gets better with time. Usually I love it fresh, then its a slow decline to hatred and can't wait until it breaks. This string seems to be the gift that keeps on giving!
     
  50. Bmr

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    I played the BHB7/BHBR hybrid...did not like it. Full bed is definitely the way to go. I don't think it's as harsh as some people are saying.. I'm doing a side-by-side comparison with BHB7 and Savage this weekend...
     

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