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itisgregory
01-14-2009, 06:04 PM
I highly recommend the high-tech monofilament LUXILON strings.
-They rarely move even after hitting many heavy top spins
-They are durable even at thinner gauges
-They help impart more top or under spin

For a moderately heavy topspin player I like the advantage of not having to constantly re-align my strings after each point.

beckham
01-14-2009, 06:06 PM
which specific type?? thanks

NickC
01-14-2009, 06:33 PM
Well, let's take things a bit slowly here. First things first, it's not "try it" when you're referring to multiple things, as shown by the "s" at the end of the word "strings". It's "try them".

Secondly, you say that they never move, even after imparting heavy spin on the ball. That's normal for a polyester string. That's the whole point of polyester strings, you did know that, correct?

Third, you say that they're durable, even with thinner gauges. Again, because they have a monofilament core, that can happen. The strings don't have multiple microfibers that break down and wear and tare. Since the string doesn't have any fibers, just a single thick one, the string takes longer to break.

Fourth, you claim that they help impart more spin onto the ball. This is true, due to their stiffness. However, this is old news. Luxilon isn't new, buddy. Big Banger Original came out in the mid to late 80s.


Sorry.

beckham
01-14-2009, 06:37 PM
ouch mate, he's just sharing his opinion.

psp2
01-14-2009, 06:42 PM
ouch mate, he's just sharing his opinion.

... yeah, but the OP sounded like he just invented the wheel.

NickC
01-14-2009, 06:42 PM
ouch mate, he's just sharing his opinion.

As am I. No offensive tone implied; simply informative, as he posted like he had just stumbled upon some kind of secret god-given string, and he was told to share it with the world.

jbetti
01-14-2009, 06:49 PM
As am I. No offensive tone implied; simply informative, as he posted like he had just stumbled upon some kind of secret god-given string, and he was told to share it with the world.

To him, this probably is reinventing the wheel. To us message board regulars or equipment junkies, Luxilon string is old news, but a lot of people are still just getting on board now. Johnny Mac talks about them like they're this crazy new concept that's changing tennis in every single match he calls.

If you're used to getting your racquet strung in big sporting goods stores, you may not be aware of all the varieties of co-polymer strings out there.

However, to the guy who started this thread, NicholasCole is right, you may want to try out other similar strings. I think you'll end up liking a lot of other strings almost as much, and a lot of them are a lot cheaper than Luxilon (WeissCannon Silverstring, Technifibre Pro Red Code, TopSpin CyberFlash or CyberBlue, and Signum Pro Poly Plasma, just to name a few). Congrats on your find though and good luck.

Max Winther
01-14-2009, 07:07 PM
There's this kid out of Boca Raton named Andy, don't know if you guys know about him. He's got this wicked serve. Probably gonna develop shoulder problems before he amounts to anything...:)

itisgregory
01-14-2009, 08:01 PM
Time to correct you now you condescending irritant.

First, it is not "do" it is "due".

Second, I never claimed that Luxilon was anything new.

Third, my post was for those who have never heard of the string or wanted to know more about it.

Do you have something against me? Or are you always this combative?

You REALLY need to lighten up!

joshburger
01-14-2009, 08:02 PM
how do they compare to alu power? i string power at like 55 and i love it

itisgregory
01-14-2009, 08:02 PM
Thank you, beckham! That NicholasCole was REALLY rude!

itisgregory
01-14-2009, 08:03 PM
psp2 - what is it with you people?? You cannot read that in my post.

itisgregory
01-14-2009, 08:05 PM
This forum is in part for helping others. Some new people will find my post informative and may help them discover a different string. I am giving back by sharing what helps me.

itisgregory
01-14-2009, 08:10 PM
Thank you jbetti for giving a BALANCED response to my post and providing helpful information instead of an attack. I will look into these strings you mentioned.

DonBot
01-14-2009, 08:11 PM
Yawn 10 chars.........

NickC
01-14-2009, 08:11 PM
Time to correct you now you condescending irritant.

First, it is not "do" it is "due".

Second, I never claimed that Luxilon was anything new.

Third, my post was for those who have never heard of the string or wanted to know more about it.

Do you have something against me? Or are you always this combative?

You REALLY need to lighten up!

Thank you, beckham! That NicholasCole was REALLY rude!

Ah, the falacitic nature of your claim of me being rude. If you read my post, you'd see that I clearly marked down "no offensive tone implied; I was simply being informative". You, however, go on the offensive, despite the fact that the way you made the second of the abovementioned posts makes it look like you're the pot, and you're calling the kettle black.

itisgregory
01-14-2009, 08:12 PM
I also use the ALU Power and the Rough compares well. I honestly cannot tell the difference although some people may be able to distinguish the two in terms of "feel or playability".

itisgregory
01-14-2009, 08:14 PM
joshbuger - Check out jbetti's response. In it he suggests comparable strings at a cheaper price.

The_Question
01-14-2009, 08:16 PM
I've the BB OG Rough on my Prince Graphite II, not really that impressed for some reason...

NickC
01-14-2009, 08:18 PM
This forum is in part for helping others. Some new people will find my post informative and may help them discover a different string. I am giving back by sharing what helps me.

Again, like in other posts both of mine, and of others; this is a tennis forum. I highly doubt that someone is going to post here and NOT know what polyester based or co-polyester based strings are. If anyone watches tennis on TV, it's quite often that they can hear the term "luxilon" used instead of polyester, as the strings luxilon produces, namely Big Banger and it's spinoffs (Big Banger Original, Big Banger Original Rough, Big Banger Alu Power, Big Banger Alu Power Spin, and Big Banger Alu Power Rough) are the most popular strings in professional tennis, and luxilon is the most commonly used among string brands on the pro tour, both among men and women.

NickC
01-14-2009, 08:21 PM
I also use the ALU Power and the Rough compares well. I honestly cannot tell the difference although some people may be able to distinguish the two in terms of "feel or playability".

There really isn't a difference other than the fact that Big Banger Alu Power Rough was designed for the people that complained that Big Banger Alu Power didn't grip the ball well enough, and was fairly slippery. The rough nature of the string, as opposed to a smooth string surface; supposedly can help the ball pocket itself in the stringbed a bit easier and it can help impart a bit more spin into the ball.

samster
01-14-2009, 08:31 PM
I highly recommend the high-tech monofilament LUXILON strings.
-They rarely move even after hitting many heavy top spins
-They are durable even at thinner gauges
-They help impart more top or under spin

For a moderately heavy topspin player I like the advantage of not having to constantly re-align my strings after each point.

Let us know how your elbow holds up over the long haul. I have tried poly and my elbow cannot tolerate it.

itisgregory
01-14-2009, 09:15 PM
I will let you know.

sk8ing
01-14-2009, 09:25 PM
I highly recommend the high-tech monofilament LUXILON strings.
-They rarely move even after hitting many heavy top spins
-They are durable even at thinner gauges
-They help impart more top or under spin

For a moderately heavy topspin player I like the advantage of not having to constantly re-align my strings after each point.


WOW? REALLY?

I wouldn't have known
even if i read every post made here and read what strings all the pros use.

Diablo Rojo
01-15-2009, 07:01 AM
I highly recommend the high-tech monofilament LUXILON strings.
-They rarely move even after hitting many heavy top spins
-They are durable even at thinner gauges
-They help impart more top or under spin

For a moderately heavy topspin player I like the advantage of not having to constantly re-align my strings after each point.

itisgregory, by "They are durable" - How long do they last you? How often would a 4.0 player need to re-string?

davidahenry
01-15-2009, 08:48 AM
There really isn't a difference other than the fact that Big Banger Alu Power Rough was designed for the people that complained that Big Banger Alu Power didn't grip the ball well enough, and was fairly slippery. The rough nature of the string, as opposed to a smooth string surface; supposedly can help the ball pocket itself in the stringbed a bit easier and it can help impart a bit more spin into the ball.

I play with Alu Power Rough and have also tried Alu Power (normal) recently. The difference is slight, but I do feel the Rough adds just a little extra bite. Since they are priced the same, I prefer Rough.

Take care.

DH

forehand2theface
01-15-2009, 01:51 PM
itsigregory, try out pro supex blue gear. it has wicked spin potential that puts luxilon to shame
(btw, luxilon is the biggest name in string, not too many people have never heard of it)

am22fcw
01-15-2009, 02:51 PM
Well, let's take things a bit slowly here. First things first, it's not "try it" when you're referring to multiple things, as shown by the "s" at the end of the word "strings". It's "try them".

Secondly, you say that they never move, even after imparting heavy spin on the ball. That's normal for a polyester string. That's the whole point of polyester strings, you did know that, correct?

Third, you say that they're durable, even with thinner gauges. Again, because they have a monofilament core, that can happen. The strings don't have multiple microfibers that break down and wear and tare. Since the string doesn't have any fibers, just a single thick one, the string takes longer to break.

Fourth, you claim that they help impart more spin onto the ball. This is true, due to their stiffness. However, this is old news. Luxilon isn't new, buddy. Big Banger Original came out in the mid to late 80s.


Sorry.

hahahaha get owned!

itisgregory
01-15-2009, 03:17 PM
I agree as I have noticed the same thing.

itisgregory
01-15-2009, 03:19 PM
I do not break this string and my strokes have decent pace and power. I suppose if I hauled of on most shots like the pros maybe I would break strings.

I replace them about every three months because they lose too much tension.

itisgregory
01-15-2009, 03:19 PM
I will check it out.

DonBot
01-15-2009, 09:42 PM
I do not break this string and my strokes have decent pace and power. I suppose if I hauled of on most shots like the pros maybe I would break strings.

I replace them about every three months because they lose too much tension.

If you want a poly that really holds it's tension I would try sppp.

kashgotmoney
01-15-2009, 09:43 PM
Topspin cyber blue is a cheaper version of alu power fluoro ( comfort version ) only difference imo is power, cyber blue is more power and better tension maintenance. Cyber flash is just like alu power but less power, more control, better tension maintenance and way cheaper.

I rember also in another thread that some college stringer replaced alu power with cyber flash and they didnt know saying for some reason the alu power is playing better ( they didnt know it was cyber flash ) then the stringer told them

m27
01-16-2009, 12:51 AM
Hey fellows, I just tried these "BABOLAT" racquets and they are quite good. I think they're going to be the next big thing. Just a heads up.

bluetrain4
01-16-2009, 01:08 AM
I got very bad tennis elbow from using Big Banger. Really didn't expect it. I've used other stiff/harsh setups (kevlar hybrids, other polys) and didn't encounter the same problems. But,the BB felt like wire from the start, and I really should have stopped when I started feeling pain. I loved the performaance, but I can't go back.

SchreckTennis
01-16-2009, 02:02 AM
Hey fellows, I just tried these "BABOLAT" racquets and they are quite good. I think they're going to be the next big thing. Just a heads up.

I just encountered a gentleman with one of these so-called "racquets"- it plays much better than my wooden plank, imparting much more power and spin to the ball. I think the pros are going to discover racquets pretty soon and put them to good use.