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zeratul90
08-31-2009, 06:45 PM
Can someone suggest me a poly that has the spin potential similar to fresh alu power but lasts longer? I was thinking of using BG, but I'm not sure whether or not to do a full job or hybrid (and if hybrid, hybrid with what). I'm going to put it in an apdc if that matters, thanks!

Dangus
08-31-2009, 08:54 PM
Give Weiss CANNON Silverstring a try. It's great in a full job.
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACGLORY-WCS120.html

ClubHoUno
09-01-2009, 01:35 AM
You won't find any string that matches the Lux, but you can find strings pretty close to.

I would look for MSV HEX and the Signum Hyperion and Signum Tornado. Not very close to Luxilon Alu Power, but no string really is - but I'm testing these as replacement for my Lux Alu BB ROUGH at the moment and so far I really like the Signum Hyperion 1.24 quite well :D

BTW - also try the old Signum Pro Poly Plasma orange (crisper) and the Signum Pro Poly Plasma Pure (a bit softer) and as stated above, the Weiss Cannon Silverstring is also a very good poly string.

downs_chris
11-14-2009, 06:32 PM
I would look for MSV HEX and the Signum Hyperion and Signum Tornado. Not very close to Luxilon Alu Power, but no string really is - but I'm testing these as replacement for my Lux Alu BB ROUGH at the moment and so far I really like the Signum Hyperion 1.24 quite well :D

Did you ever find that ALU Rough replacement?

BigT
11-14-2009, 06:50 PM
PolyStar Turbo- incredible spin and won't kill your arm even at high tensions.

lawlitssoo1n
11-14-2009, 07:05 PM
you could give topspin cyberflash a try, there are many people that tried to use this as a cheaper alternative but there is nothing that can play as luxilon alu.

J011yroger
11-14-2009, 07:37 PM
I had to switch after I was breaking ALUR in 1-1 1/2 hours of GS drilling. Settled on 'The Jolly Rig' Ashaway Kevlar 16M Alu Rough crosses.

I actually think it plays better than ALU Rough straight up, lasts three times as long, and is about 3 bucks cheaper per stringjob.

J

ryangoring
11-15-2009, 01:48 AM
Cyberflash, Unique Big Hitter.......not the Blue one, just the regular Big Hitter.

downs_chris
11-15-2009, 06:26 AM
yeah -- i've been a big fan of cyber flash...just wondering if there were any textured polys similar to alu rough...

davidahenry
11-15-2009, 09:24 AM
yeah -- i've been a big fan of cyber flash...just wondering if there were any textured polys similar to alu rough...

Good question. I'm not sure. I know there are poly's that are shaped (not round) differently in order to generate spin (Babolat PHT, Tecnifibre Blackcode, Pro Supex Blue Gear, SOLINCO Tour Bite, etc), but I do not know of any that are textured (other than Alu Power Rough).

Take care.

DH

meowmix
11-15-2009, 09:42 AM
Nickb recommended a Toalson string... Cyberax? I think it comes in at around 150 for a reel.

Fedace
11-15-2009, 09:48 AM
Give Weiss CANNON Silverstring a try. It's great in a full job.
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACGLORY-WCS120.html

Is this the best string from Weiss cannon ? any better strings they make ?? what is the poly that performs the best in high tensions like 67 lbs??

lilxjohnyy
11-15-2009, 10:51 AM
solinco tour bite has been found to play similar to ALU

downs_chris
11-15-2009, 11:21 AM
i just tested the Signum Pro Tornado 1.23 mm mains, Gosen OG Micro 17 in the crosses in my Pure Storm Ltd GT...very comfortable with decent amount on spin on the ball...even in my 18 x 20 setup...i'm really surprised how comfortable it is...

SteveI
11-15-2009, 11:29 AM
Give Weiss CANNON Silverstring a try. It's great in a full job.
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACGLORY-WCS120.html

Look at his sig... :-)

"APDC Silverstring 1.25g at 60lbs"

downs_chris
11-15-2009, 11:44 AM
Look at his sig... :-)

"APDC Silverstring 1.25g at 60lbs"

haha...maybe it's not doing it for him?