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bdudaday
12-09-2009, 10:30 AM
I'm really liking playing with the original Big Banger from Luxilon. I'm considering springing for the new Luxilon string for my next reel. I know it's more that $100 bucks more. Is it worth it? Also how much looser do you string when using this string? I've posted my reel here:
http://www.stuffbox.com/Box/?bid=50023

JoelDali
12-09-2009, 10:34 AM
What new Lux string?

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LuxilonString.html

lawlitssoo1n
12-09-2009, 10:53 AM
1st of all try a set out and if you like it then switch and buy a reel, if not just stick w/ what your using now

bdudaday
12-09-2009, 12:57 PM
I'm looking at the M2 Plus.

PED
12-09-2009, 01:27 PM
If you're going to shell out the bucks for a new lux string. I wouldn't do it for m2. I'd wait for the Avenger to come out. It hits very similar to ALU but the playing properties last a lot longer. The price should be similar and I believe it's out in the spring.

I hit with it a few weeks back and it's really nice and very "lux like". The M2 IMO plays more like a syn gut. You may love it but I did not think it was worth the price. I would move the tension up 2 or 3 lbs over BBO.

bdudaday
12-09-2009, 10:43 PM
Thanks for the tip guys. I like a less syn gut feel so I don't think I'll go for the M2 then.

bdudaday
12-11-2009, 08:58 AM
Hey what's your opinion on the ALU Poser string.

jazzyfunkybluesy
12-11-2009, 09:21 AM
None of the Luxilons are worth the price for how long they last.

InsideOut94
12-11-2009, 03:22 PM
I'm really liking playing with the original Big Banger from Luxilon. I'm considering springing for the new Luxilon string for my next reel. I know it's more that $100 bucks more. Is it worth it? Also how much looser do you string when using this string? I've posted my reel here:
http://www.stuffbox.com/Box/?bid=50023

Is it worth it? I have to say no. Other companies make a string just like it that has a better durability. Try Genesis Spin X. Great string that is easily comparable to Luxilon and good price.

PED
12-12-2009, 05:15 AM
I will say that for me, BBO is still a decent cost/performance layout. It holds tension better for me than ALU (much better) and you can usually get it for $10 a pack or so. BBO is still hard to beat if you like a stiff old skool poly feel and I think it works best in an open pattern softer stick.

I had alu in my stick this week and it does just all go to hell after 2 hours or so. I remember now why I stopped using it :)

bdudaday
12-12-2009, 12:31 PM
Is it worth it? I have to say no. Other companies make a string just like it that has a better durability. Try Genesis Spin X. Great string that is easily comparable to Luxilon and good price.

I think I might give this a shot. What gauge do you use? I used to always use 16 gauge but with with my new stick YouTek MP I've got a tighter string pattern and it's lasting a long time. I might go down to 17 gauge.

Here's the stick
http://www.stuffbox.com/Stuff/?pid=661

PED
12-12-2009, 03:17 PM
With the 18/20 of the MP you'll be fine with the 17g and you'll get a bit better feel and touch.