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EastAngels2014 02-26-2013 03:44 PM

BHSR: Full or Hybrid?
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.

schenkelini 02-26-2013 03:49 PM

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.

EastAngels2014 02-26-2013 03:52 PM

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

EastAngels2014 02-26-2013 07:08 PM

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

Lefty5 02-27-2013 11:58 AM

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.

EastAngels2014 02-27-2013 01:04 PM

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.

logrock 02-28-2013 05:33 PM

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.

fortun8son 02-28-2013 06:21 PM

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.

EastAngels2014 02-28-2013 06:54 PM

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

Backhanded Compliment 02-28-2013 06:57 PM

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.

fortun8son 02-28-2013 06:59 PM

BHS 17/OGSM 17 is one of the Desert Isle affordable hybrids.
If it was all that was left, most would be happy.

EastAngels2014 02-28-2013 07:09 PM


Originally Posted by fortun8son (Post 7243069)
BHS 17/OGSM 17 is one of the Desert Isle affordable hybrids.
If it was all that was left, most would be happy.

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.

fortun8son 02-28-2013 08:15 PM

No higher than 54 plz.

EastAngels2014 03-01-2013 04:10 AM


Originally Posted by fortun8son (Post 7243198)
No higher than 54 plz.

what do you mean?

o0lunatik 03-01-2013 05:38 AM

"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.

EastAngels2014 03-01-2013 06:28 AM

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.

fortun8son 03-02-2013 02:09 PM

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

danotje 03-04-2013 11:13 AM

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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