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Comments: Love these strings, have been using them for last 3 years. Love the feel, spin and power combo. I don't break strings easily, these ones last a month or two for me (6-8 hours of hitting each week). And the strings do retain the feel longer than others. A must try.
From: SD, 6/14

Comments: The blue is truly a "soft" poly and is the best string I have ever used. It does everything well. Check it out!
From: B, 1/14

Comments: I never write reviews, but I felt like I really should this time, because this string is really impressive considering the price and quality. I string my own racquets, and first of all, let me tell you this string is easy to work with and that's a plus. I strung my Babolat PD Roddick Plus at 55 lbs in the mains and 52 lbs in the crosses. I played with the racquets for a couple of hours and it felt amazing. Spin was all there, the string feels like it bites into the ball well, power was very satisfactory and as far as softness goes, oh yeah! Bottom line is: I strongly recommend this string.
From: George, 3/13

Comments: I love this string for feel, spin, and pop. It has a great feel when fresh for sure. I hit about 4 times a week and find that I have to change strings about every two weeks. It will start to stretch and then it will break. I can tell when I'm going to break one because it will stretch out some first. I have been impressed with the whole line of Tourna string. I tried these, the silver rough and the black all at 17g. These blue strings are real easy to string as well. I agree if you are trying out poly strings you need to give these a go. Really nice feel and pop gives you confidence. I string my own racquet at 56 lbs on a 16x19 Head Speed MP. I am a 4.0 league player, one handed backhand, good forehand, and good serve.
From: Ted, 8/12

Comments: The best string I've ever played with. I've been hybriding Babolat RPM Blast & Hurricane with Babolat Syn Gut in the crosses for several years, but tried a full bed of Tourna 17 Rough and there's no going back. I have realized all the positive attributes that others have already described. The only odd thing is that this "soft poly" feels more comfortable with a shock dampener where I never used one with the other polys. My game is primarily heavy topspin & slice, but it feels real good driving the ball too.
From: Anon, 8/12

Comments: Love Big Hitter Rough 17! It's the softest poly on court yet with tight bite, generating good spin and power. I hybrid it with Revelation or Alpha 2000 as cross. Like all strings, it loses tension after two matches of play but is still playable for a few more games.
From: Kai, 6/12

Comments: So you think you like Babolat RPM Blast? I did too. Started getting some arm pain and wallet pain and tried Big Hitter out. Lets just say, I am glad I found this string. Strung up with my Babolat AeroPro Drive GT at 57 lbs its my go-to string bed. I have done a hybrid with it and I just recently did a full bed and its been amazing. The amount of heavy top spin you get from it is greater than the amount from RPM Blast. I would say the difference is RPM Blast lets you hit with generous amounts of top spin while BHBR lets you hit with top spin, but the ball kicks off the ground like you would not believe. I have found my string of choice and better yet, its 8 dollars
From: Mike S., 4/12

Comments: I have loved these strings for almost 2 years now...just the bite on the ball and the consistency, that I get on the ball has been amazing I have tried so many different types of strings (Prince, Yonex, Wilson, Babolat) and NONE of these can compare to this one. Will always buy the reels and string all three of my Yonex RDS 003's with them.
From: Nathan, 2/12

Comments: I love this string. I have it in my Volkls' as both a hybrid with Head RIP Control, and a full bed setup. Still can't tell which I prefer. Tons of spin and power, but with control and enough comfort to prevent tennis elbow issues (which I am prone to). Plus the most solid sounding/feeling string I've played with since I don't know. Not too quantifiable, but "solid" is the best I can come up with right now. I've tried swinging at returns near as hard as I can to see if I can keep them in, and yeah, with this string, I can. Fun. Tension retention (sorry, had to) seems to be variable (comparing between myself and 1 other local user), but for me it hasn't been an issue so far. Two Tour 8 V-Engines way up!
From: Michael, 12/11

Comments: It has a soft feel. I think it is good for the price but found nothing special about it.
From: Anon, 11/11

Comments: My search is over. This string does it all for me. There is comfort, control, power and it has good tension maintenance. However, I tried it in a hybrid and didn't love it. So I then strung a full bed of this string on a whim and couldn't be happier.
From: Dan, 7/11

Comments: This is a great string when it is first strung. It is soft yet crisp and the power and spin you get from it is excellent. However, tension fell quickly. I got a week of good play out of them and now they are dead. The durability is not the best because of the softness, but is still good. Overall, I would give it a 7 out of 10. These strings are good for the price.
From: Chris, 7/11

Comments: There are many stiff polys out there and some of them are very pricey. I like a softer poly and this fits the bill beautifully. A softer poly not surprisingly is more elastic and therefore has more life to it. Honestly, I think textured strings are a bunch of baloney and the studies show it, but for just a few bucks more (the company knows what it is doing) I can hold onto the superstition. I use this for the mains with multifilament crosses.
From: Martin. 6/11

Comments: I just bought a Wilson Six.One BLX 95 with the 18x20 string pattern. I was using the Tourna Quasi gut at 55 pounds, it was OK, but not enough control/spin. So I switched to the BHBR two days ago and have played twice with it, strung at 55 lbs with Gosen OG Sheep micro 17 as the crosses. The setup feels awesome, there is plenty of power, the spin is SO much better than the full bed of multi I was using, the ball bite is far better as well. I saw the biggest improvement on my slice, I hit a 2-handed backhand but often slice the ball, before my new racquet was just horrible for slicing, felt dead and hard to control, but now the sweet spot feels much better and my slice is back, the racquet just has more feel in general now. First 2 days playing with this string I am impressed, and will definitely be stringing it again, worth a try for anyone in my opinion.
From: Mat, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. 4/11

Comments: After trying tons of different strings, this string is the first one I have felt warrants a review. BHBR 17 is truly unlike any string I have ever tried. It has the control of a poly / co-poly, yet has comfort rivaling a high-end multi. Great pocketing, excellent power, and fantastic control. I initially thought I would have to hybrid this with a soft multi cross, but there's no need. No pain whatsoever with a full set even after heavy hitting. The shape of the string adds an outstanding amount of spin. Power, feel, control, and spin... all at a great price. Strings are obviously a matter of personal taste, but this is certainly worth a try.
From: Todd, Atlanta, GA, USA, 02/11

Comments: I really do like this string. You get tons of spin and control, a generous amount of pop and power. It is a little on the stiff side, but when I strung it at 55 lbs, it broke in about 5 days. That's why I use the 16g version.
From: Dan, East Bay, CA, USA, 12/10

Comments: Using this string as my main with Head sonic pro 17g as the crosses, it has great control, power is less than I am normally used to, but that just means I can hit it even harder. The spin is amazing! I already put a ton of top spin on the ball, but now it bounces at head level from the spin. I haven't done many shots with backspin since this is my first day, but I already know it's a winner. Both strung @ 60#s each on a Head Youtek speed elite I'm a 4.0 player.
From: Matthew, Sacramento, CA, USA. 07/10

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