Tourna Big Hitter Strings

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  1. GoodSamaritan

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    Thought I'd make a thread for all the Tourna Big Hitter strings because there's not a single one for all of them. I just strung up BHBR and BHSR on my PT280 and PC600 respectively. It's gonna be raining here for the next couple days but bouncing balls around both feels suprisingly comfortable. The BHSR is little bit more crisp and the BHBR is a bit more soft but both feel similar besides that.The comfort from these strings are on par with WeissCannon strings which I am accustomed to. I might give the regular Big Hitter Blue and Big Hitter Silver a try later. I'll update you guys when I have hitting experience with them but it will probably take a while. Post your thoughts on Big Hitter strings here!
     
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  2. Carolina Racquet

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    I've tried the full lineup and here's my opinion...

    1. Best string is BHSR. Crisp but comfortable. Slightly more pocketing than original Silver. Spin is very nice.

    2. BHBR is #2... Comfortable, but not as crisp. Very solid string. You can say it's a little muted, which is a feel characteristic some would say adds comfort and perhaps makes your shots feel solid. Spin is also good.

    3. BHB is next. Used to be my favorite poly when I first tried it because of the comfort, but I find it's not as comfortable as either BHBR or BHSR.

    4. BHS is last, but it's not a bad string, just not as good as the aforementioned. It is very crisp, not that stiff, but I find it's a little too powerful. My try it again and sting it up a few more pounds.

    The Tourna Big Hitter Strings are great, but I'm hooked right now on Volkl Cyclone because I'm looking for a little less power and we've been working well together lately. :)
     
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  3. GoodSamaritan

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    ^^ That seems very accurate. I hit with my PT280 today and you pretty much described BHBR perfectly. I really enjoyed the soft and solid feel as well as the touch and comfort. One thing that threw me off though was the power. Lots of pop on BHBR, should've strung just a bit higher. I also got 5 minutes out of my PC600 with BHSR and it feels like I'll like that one more. Nice crisp feel and controllable power on that one. Forgot to note I strung the PT280 at 54 M / 52 C and the PC600 at 52 M / 50 C. Gotta see how the longevity is on these strings as far as texture, tension stability, and playability. Can you chime in on how the longevity of those three categories are Carolina?
     
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  4. Carolina Racquet

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    ^^ For both BHBR and BHSR, tension maintenance is very good as is playability. I noticed the texture was prominent more with BHBR than BHSR, but both played very well long after 20-30 hours use.

    A side note... in comparing 16 and 17g, I actually preferred BHSR at 16g than 17g, but I use a bigger frame than you.

    Seems like from what I read in previous posts, all BHB strings have good track record for tension maintenance and playability until breakage. Seems if you like it when its strung, you'll like it till it breaks. If you don't like it... it won't 'break in' and feel better.
     
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  5. Torres

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    BHBR 17 is just such a great poly in my view. It just plays so well in terms of all round performance and the performance drop off is gentle and perfectly suited to those of us who don't send our racquets off to the stringing room after every ball change....

    Roughly 0-2 hours: unbelievable spin, crazy movement on the ball and impossible shot making.
    2-4 hours: still great shot making but slightly less crazy spin.
    4-6 hours: still feels good but spin and movement on the ball has started to drop off.
    6-8 hours: still plays play reasonably well but alot of the spin has gone and is starting to feel like a 'normal' poly. No impossible shot making.
    8-10 hours: as above some shots are starting to get a bit loose. It still doesn't feel 'dead' though.
    10-12 hours: it feels as if its starting to go dead. Hitting through the ball you feel as if you're squeezing the last remnants of crispness from it. Shots are bit loose and balls are going a little bit long. Still playable, just not high performance anymore.
    12+ hours: the string has gone dead for me. Feels tinny. You can play with it but it does not feel that nice - seems to have lost its elasticity and crispness. All the crazy spin and movement on the ball has gone.

    One thing I have noticed as it nears the end of its playing life is a slight loss of side to side directional accuracy but you can play around that. I think its a really great string with a good performance window for us 'real world' players and at an unbeatable price. Lightyears better all round, 'real world' string than Alu Rough or RPM Blast.

    Haven't tried Silver Rough but will try and get my hands on reel. Have a few sets of Silver lying around which I haven't strung but will try at some point.
     
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  6. GoodSamaritan

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    After a second session with BHBR the pop is just uncontrollable.. It's a great string but it's hard to judge everything when all my balls are flying. I would've strung 3 pounds higher at least if I had a second set. I think I'll like BHSR more though just due to it's controlled nature
     
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    Is BHBR more powerful than Tornado?
     
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  8. JT_2eighty

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    I used BHB as a cross for Pacific gut in my PT280... one of my favorite setups: amazing control and spin, with ample power and comfort. Even touch/feel was great, I'll never forget the match I won in a tiebreak and hit a sick drop volley on matchpoint to win: used gut/BHB at 52/48lb; was someone I've played a few times and he remarked on the increased spin I had that match as opposed to prior times.
     
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  9. Torres

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    ^ It's interesting when you run gut mains with poly cross - the sweetspot *feels* noticeably bigger and more forgiving. Obviously not as much spin as the other way round, but its a matter of personal preference.
     
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  10. GoodSamaritan

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    Played with BHSR in a match today and I underestimated how powerful it was as well. They're both a bit more powerful to what I'm used to and should've strung 3 pounds tighter on both but great string nonetheless. I agree that spin is pretty similar on both though. Biggest difference to me is feel which isn't too different at all. If these strings last long enough I think BHSR will be my new string. If not, then I'm back to WeissCannon
     
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    I started to play with BHB 17 strung @ 52 lbs and it is incredibly powerful. I swear it feels as if my sweet spot has increased...

    Great string. Just have to get used to the added power.
     
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  12. DrpShot!

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    I don't know why but BHS, to me, still feels the best, at least in my open pattern Head Tour Flexpoints. Those things are heavy and BHS tames the power just right, I can swing for the fences on my serves and still catch the lines. My arm just started to suffer after awhile so I'm planning to mix BHSR and Gut. Anyone else mixing rough in the crosses with gut in the mains?
     
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    I haven't used gut but I have tried multis and synths with BHBR as a hybrid in a BLX 6.1 95 (18x20).

    BHBR 17 mains / Gosen Natural 17 cross (53/55): you still get all the characteristics of the BHBR even when using it only as the mains. Huge amounts of spin and crazy movement on the ball and impossible shot making during the first 0-3 hours and you can also hit much sharper angles, all much more than the combination below. Obviously, lower powered and you don't get as much of a 'cushioney' feel as you would with Gosen in the mains.

    BHBR 17 mains / Gosen White 17 cross (53/55): this doesn't work as well. Gosen White is slightly harder and crisper than Gosen Natural and doesn't seem to quite allow the BHBR 17 perform as its best, probably because it stiffens the stringbed more than Gosen Natural. More powerful stringbed somewhat oddly and the stringbed characteristics feel more even.

    Multifeel 17 mains / BHBR cross (56/53): all the comfort, power and forgiveness that you would expect but an absence of any trampolining that you would ordinarily get with a multi (or even gut for that matter) - the BHBR crosses stiffen the stringbed and stops the multi from trampolining. Spin is good and the sweet spot feels bigger than the combination above. I experimented with pre-streching the multi at 15% and 20%. 20% feels better as it takes some of the power out of the multi and it stretches less over time. I would also up the tension by a lb or two if I was doing this again. The Multifeel gets too springy and powerful for my liking though after 3 hours though.

    BHBR 17 mains / Multifeel 17 cross (54/56): the Multifeel was pre-stretched by 20%. Plays quite well but the MultiFeel seems to make the stringbed a little bit too springy at times. The strings don't quite feel as if they're working that well with each other. I don't think a multifilament is necessary. Gosen natural seems to work just as well as a cross.

    Overall: At these tensions the best hybrid combination for me was BHBR 17 mains and Gosen Natural 17 cross. But unless you need the extra power of non-poly cross in the stringbed, BHBR is better as full bed.
     
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  14. YoutekPro

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    Between BHBR and BHSR, which string felt more similar to big banger alu power? I was honestly thinking of getting my self a set or even a reel! :\
     
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  15. Carolina Racquet

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    Absolutely BHSR or even BHS. Compared to alu power, the original silver is probably more comparable because they are both a smooth poly.

    BHSR is more similar to alu rough.

    Between BHS and BHSR, I favor BHSR hands down.
     
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  16. JT_2eighty

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    Anyone know this as well? What about comfort compared?
     
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    Ohh very intresting, i was really considering buying the BHBR due to it placing #2 in the RSI string rating :p i think i will continue with my choice!
     
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  18. GoodSamaritan

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    Give them both a shot YoutekPro. JT, BHBR is more powerful and comfortable than Tornado noticeably for both.
     
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  19. rodrigoamaral

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    BHSR for sure...
     
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  20. GoodSamaritan

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    After playing for BHSR for about a week and a half the performance has dropped noticeably. The control has dropped a bit and the spin by more. Tension stability is nice and still playable, but the texture is gone. I don't break strings often so I like strings that keep very steady playability. This is a top string but after a bit of time it's only a great string. I'll see how a retest of the WC compares when this breaks.
     
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  21. Carolina Racquet

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    That's a fair assessment... whereas I noticed the texture fades away with BHSR. I still liked the feel of the string after 15+ hours of play.

    As a side note.. just switched frames to the EXO3 Tour 16x18 and for some reason, prefer BHB or BHBR over BHSR.

    Only explanation I can think of is the flexibility of the frame matches up better with the 'Blues' and the excessive muted feeling I had with my stiffer frame is lessened with the EXO3 Tour.
     
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    Thats awesome! If I can get great playability out of a string for an entire month ( 16 hours of actual hitting ) thats perfect. Lol, I view restringing like its another monthly bill I have to pay.
     
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  23. geese_com

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    I've played about 10 hours with BHSR17 in my PT280 and I have to say that this is going to be my string of choice. The feel and the spin are just amazing.

    I have also tried BHBR17 in the same racquet and I just can't seem to like it.
     
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  24. Carolina Racquet

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    Did you experience that same response... more of a crisp feel than BHBR and maybe a touch less power?
     
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  25. GoodSamaritan

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    I'm really tempted to try the normal BHS and BHB but I think I'm done testing after a few more strings, it's just too much money
     
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    I'm sorry, but I do not really know what "crisp" is supposed to feel like. It just felt like when I hit the ball I knew exactly what it was going to do with BHSR compared to BHBR. If anything, the sound coming from BHSR is more "full" than BHBR. Sorry for the vague response, but I hard a hard time describing how it feels, I just know what I want strings to feel like when I hit the ball.
     
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  27. Torres

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    I'm onto my 4th full bed of BHBR now and my 3rd or 4th set as a hybrid.

    I still think its a great string - easily my poly of choice at the moment (its going to have to be since I've got two reels of the stuff....) However, if I had to make a criticism, its that there is a gradual loss of side to side directional accuracy over the lifetime of the string as it breaks down and loses the properties that make it special. Hit a forehand or backhand down the line and you can absolutely nail the shot when using a fresh set of this string. 6, 7, 8 hours in, hit the same shot, and the ball and can wander a bit. I suspect that that's due to the string being softer than other polys and the string 'deforming' more as it breaks down.

    I'm going to test it against WC Mosquito Bite and some of the Polyfibre strings over the next few weeks.
     
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  28. Walenty

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    I don't know if you have already tried it, but some posters have mentioned putting BHBR in the mains and crossing it with BHB to get better directional control, at the cost of losing a little spin that would come from a full bed of BHBR.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. It's only a small criticism and even then one that only really applies as the poly reaches the end of its life. I can play through it - it just means I have to be more precise and make sure my racquet path follows the direction of the ball a fraction longer, rather than being able to hit with abandon, which I can do when the poly is fresh. I don't have any BHB but I do have some BHS, so I'll try that as a cross. Blue and Silver strings in a black and red BLX 6.1 will look great as it will avoid me looking like a *******!

    My reels of BHSR should arrive in the few weeks so will give that a go as well.
     
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  30. kcmiser

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    I've been meaning to post a detailed review of all these strings, but haven't been motivated to actually get around to doing it. So, I reserve the right to post a long(er) winded version of all these strings, but for the moment here are my thoughts. All reviews are based on the 17g as mains in hybrids with various synthetic guts as crosses in mostly 100" frames. I play at a 4.0 level as a big spinning, baseline junkballer.

    BHB: No control. Couldn't trust it. Too much trampolining for a poly. Played it in a super open pattern, though, which probably didn't flatter this string. Maybe not a fair review.

    BHBR: Surprised how much I liked it given that I didn't like the non-rough. A little more spring than I liked, but that's my preference, not the string's fault. Biggest complaint was that it moved around from the very first hit. Annoying. I did not find the great spin others did. Just a nice medium stiff string.

    BH Silver: My string of choice for the last year or so. Firm without being harsh. Not overwhelming in terms of spin, but creates a very predictable stringbed. No flyers. Love it.

    BHSR: A bit harsher than the non-rough. I like the feel (feels slightly thinner). I have no idea if I get extra spin, but I'm not looking for that anyway. Significantly worse durability than the non-Rough. Only once in a year did I break the mains before crosses with the non-Rough, and I'm two for two doing so with the rough. Wow. Not the end of the world, though. I get four or five hits before it breaks. I get an extra hit or two in with the non-Rough, but the strings aren't performing as well by that time anyway. I'm personally okay with it breaking, since it's just going to die anyway, but if durability is big for you, go with the smooth, not the rough.

    I should also mention that while I like the feel of the rough, it is more expensive than the smooth, and the coil memory is much, much worse (major pain). So overall, silver smooth remains my favorite of all the Tourna strings.
     
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  31. Carolina Racquet

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    Thanks Kcmiser... Interesting review. Did you string all these strings at the same tension? I found I had to up the tension on BHB and BHBR to harness the power.

    Also... you're right about the coil memory on the roughs. Tougher to install, but I imagine a twisted string would have a lot more coil memory than a smooth one.
     
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  32. Torres

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    @ Kcmiser - just goes to show that strings perform differently in different racquet/string setups. You might want to test the strings as a full bed because then at least you take the characteristics of the synthetic gut out of the equation.

    100sq" + open pattern = racquet with more emphasis on spin and power rather than control. I have a racquet at the opposite end of the spectrum (95/18x20) so having a softer, spinnier string like BHBR is useful.
     
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  33. parasailing

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    Finally had a chance to string up and play with Tourna Big Hitter Blue Rough. So far after 3 hours of play, I love it. It is soft on the arm and provides good spin, control, and power. It's strange how the Rough plays better than the regular Blue. I didn't like Tourna Big Hitter Blue mainly because it didn't have a solid feel to it and didn't provide much spin for me.

    The rough version improve on the weakness of the regular version and only thing left is whether this string has good tension maintenance. If this string can last about 8 to 10 hours, then I plan on getting a reel of this stuff. It's quite cheap in a reel and would provide great bang for the buck.
     
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  34. GoodSamaritan

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    Torres, have you gotten a chance to hit with BHSR yet? Anyone know if BHS and BHSR are the same string, just different texture?
     
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  35. Lefty5

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    You'll defintely get more spin with the silver rough version. Pretty comparable otherwise. The Blue Rough is ridiculous spin also a little more powerful.
     
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  36. Torres

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    TBH, I haven't had a chance. I've been spending most of my time hitting with BHBR and also trying to match/balance my racquets which takes a mind numbing amount of playing/playtesting time.

    That said, I will be stringing up my main #1 stick with BHSR tomorrow so should be able to start hitting after that. I have some packets of BHS hanging around but I doubt that I'll be stringing that up for another few weeks or so. I'm in the middle of the league season so I don't want to mess around with strings too much.

    Brief comments about BHBR:

    - it generates a huge amount of movement on the ball particularly when fresh and when using alot of racquet head speed. The movement isn't so obvious to the person who is hitting the ball but its very obvious to the person receiving it.

    - I watch my opponents and they spend that extra split second trying to track the ball. They don't quite seem to have the same confidence to crush the ball and hit out completely. They make more unforced errors. They just seem to be more careful with their strokes and timing which is obviously advantageous to me.

    - I don't like BHBR when its dead. You can't feel the ball on the strings in the same way, you don't feel that initial crisp 'give' in the stringbed and it doesn't give me the same confidence as when the string has <8 hours of usage. After 10-12 hours, I cut it out.

    - its a powerful for a poly, which you may like or dislike, depending on your preference. Personally, I don't mind it too much...when its fairly fresh. It's not necessarily a string that completely flatters you - it still demands good technique foundations and stroke mechanics. There's a bit of spring in the stringbed at 53lbs CP in a 95/18x20 and it doesn't feel harsh or uncomfortable at all (well, not to me, anyway). It does become more powerful and springy as it loses tension though, so I do wonder whether it would be less suited to more powerful racquets.

    - its a minor gripe, but sometimes the directional control could be a little bit better. I don't know whether that's due to the twist of the string, its inherent power / relative softness, but the ball does occasionally come off the stringbed in a way that's not quite as precise as say something Cyclone or Lux Rough particularly when its starting to go dead and losing tension. It's a minor gripe though and its other qualities, in my mind, offer adequate compensation.

    - all in all, I think its a great all round poly.
     
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  37. GoodSamaritan

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    Lefty, some people claim they're different strings. It may be true because the reviews of BHSR are great while the BHS are pretty average so that's why I'm wondering. I've went through a set of BHSR and might switch to it, the only thing stopping me is the longevity of the string
     
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  38. Lefty5

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    How long did you get out of the silver rough? ...and what tension?

    Tension mait on all the big hitter polys seem to be better than average, and when you factor in cost... they are tough to beat. If we're speaking pure TM, i like the non textured Blue, with Silver in a close second.
     
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  39. GoodSamaritan

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    Silver lasted quit some time for me. I'm not a string breaker but it did happen to break on a mishit after maybe 30 hours and tension probably dropped 5 pounds. I'm not so concerned about the TM rather the playability the string keeps
     
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  40. Carolina Racquet

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    I've used both and I believe they are the same basic string material but play very different because of the texture and twisting. To me, the rough version feels a little softer with more ball pocketing when strung at the same tension.
     
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  41. Lefty5

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    30 hours! Oh my!
     
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  42. GoodSamaritan

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    ^^Ya I usually take over a month to break strings.. Playing with a prestige classic helps string durability as well
     
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    Has anyone tried Big Hitter Blue 18g.? Really nice specs--I'd like to try it in my 18x20 racquet. But it's kind of hard to find and for some reason Tourna doesn't sell it in reels, only 40' sets.
     
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  44. Carolina Racquet

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    I checked and saw it's sold on their web site. Do you know the gauge? Probably plays very similar to 1.20 mm Topspin CyberBlue (if not the same exact string).
     
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  45. dhnels

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    Thanks, the specs do look pretty similar (from RSI 2011 string selector):
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    Unique Tourna Big Hitter Blue 18                Poly    1.21    223     18.32
    Topspin Cyber Blue 1.20                         Poly    1.22    225     18.17
    Unique Tourna Big Hitter Blue 17                Poly    1.26    229     18.21
     
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  46. geese_com

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    This must be a record for me but I broke a full job of BHSR 17 @ 53lbs in 5 hours!
     
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  47. GoodSamaritan

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    Have you tried all the Big Hitter strings geese? Care to offer your comparison of them?
     
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    I played tonight with Cyclone 18g on my YT Ext Pro and I was still hitting FH's long. I had the same problem with BHBR and I thought it was the string that was to blame. But without knowing I had changed my grip more toward Eastern instead of my normal SW. That was why I was hitting FH's long. So I made the grip adjustment and I switched back from Cyclone to BHBR and my FH's had sick action. I was hitting angles I never hit before. Also BHBR gave me a few more MPH on my serves and groundstrokes over the Cyclone.
     
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  49. GoodSamaritan

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    You should give BHSR a try TenFanLA. It was pretty tough keeping the ball in with BHBR because it had so much pop but BHSR is more controllable
     
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    i suppose the difference is what the strings are for; I've had a half dozen of my regular syn gut clients try out the BHBR for a discount, and have accidentally managed to create alot of interest in it. everyone from that team is requesting it, as the power and softness of it makes it a very appealing string for guys who traditionally use the syn guts.. whereas BHSR is definitely more for guys who want more control and are already used to using polys.

    I can't really decide which string i prefer; it's nice being able to maintain a high power level with a poly using the BR, but at the same time i like being able to swing out and still bring the ball back down without issue using the silver.

    But, both are excellent strings.
     
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