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tenniskid14
05-05-2010, 01:50 PM
Usuakky i get my rackets strung with babolat pro hurricane tour/excel, but a bit back my stringer substituted luxilon in for my pro hurricane tour, but i think he left excel in also. Soon i am going to be buying my own stringing machine and i wanted to know what luxilon is?, what companies make it? and is it a good idea to hybrid it with a string like excel?

Irvin
05-05-2010, 01:54 PM
Lux is owned by Wilson now. It is just a Company name. I would not recommend a multi string like Xcel in the crosses because then tend to brake fast then a synthetic gut. When using a polyester string it is always going to be the most dominant string so you will also not be getting the full benefit of the multi string.

But if you can tell the difference and like it go for it.

Irvin

tenniskid14
05-05-2010, 01:59 PM
thanks for the info and yes i realize that it will break fast but that doesnt bother me too much at least for now

Ash_Smith
05-05-2010, 02:01 PM
Lux is owned by Wilson now. It is just a Company name. I would not recommend a multi string like Xcel in the crosses because then tend to brake fast then a synthetic gut. When using a polyester string it is always going to be the most dominant string so you will also not be getting the full benefit of the multi string.

But if you can tell the difference and like it go for it.

Irvin

I don't think Amer(Wilson) bought Luxilon, they have a distribution deal to distribute Luxilon strings - or thats how read the press release anyways.

Ash

Standupnfall
05-05-2010, 02:18 PM
Luxilon (Brand) makes several string types, I think they are all sold by TW so just go in the string section and select Luxilon and you will see them.

Saying you use Luxilon string is as specific as "I drive a Ford"

Irvin
05-05-2010, 02:52 PM
Thanks for the correction Ash.

http://www.tenniswire.org/archives/2005/nov/pr_324.html

Irvin

Doubles
05-05-2010, 02:58 PM
I don't think Amer(Wilson) bought Luxilon, they have a distribution deal to distribute Luxilon strings - or thats how read the press release anyways.

Ash

I'm about 95% sure that's what the deal is with Luxilon and Wilson...

kiteboard
05-05-2010, 04:14 PM
Aluminum fluorocarbon resin compounds.

ClubHoUno
05-06-2010, 02:13 AM
Luxilon is a small company from Belgium. Wilson does not own it in any way,

Wilson distibitute Luxilon strings in the US.

If you tell your stringer you want Luxilon strings in your racquet, it's like telling him you want Tecnifibre strings in it.
Luxilon makes a lots of different strings, mostly poly strings.

Irvin
05-06-2010, 03:01 AM
...Wilson distibitute Luxilon strings in the US...

See the link I posted above. Wilson is the exclusive world wide distributor of Luxilon strings.

Irvin

ericsson
05-06-2010, 03:10 AM
See the link I posted above. Wilson is the exclusive world wide distributor of Luxilon strings.

Irvin

Correct, distribution network only, Wilson don't own Luxilon.
It's a partnership between Wilson and Luxilon sealed by Brian Dillman who is now the General manager of Volkl Tennis International.

zapvor
05-06-2010, 10:07 AM
Aluminum fluorocarbon resin compounds.

so not poly?

[d]ragon
05-06-2010, 10:17 AM
so not poly?

Nope. Although I believe M2 is poly(ester). Most of the Luxilon strings are co-poly(mer), not polyester

zapvor
05-06-2010, 12:49 PM
gotcha. what makes it co polymer

Irvin
05-06-2010, 12:57 PM
gotcha. what makes it co polymer

Co- means with such as a co-worker is a worker than work with you. So copoly is a resin with poly.

Irvin

zapvor
05-06-2010, 12:59 PM
thanks. does it contain aluminum flurocarbon?

gameboy
05-06-2010, 01:53 PM
No quite. Luxilon strings are polyester strings like all other "poly" strings.

Luxilon just adds fluorocarbons during manufacturing process for different playing characteristics. But the base string is polyester.

zapvor
05-06-2010, 08:59 PM
so the fluorocarbons make its a co-poly?

gameboy
05-07-2010, 09:14 AM
Yes. Anytime you add stuff on top of the base polyester, they identify those strings as "co-poly".

zapvor
05-07-2010, 01:14 PM
i feel stupid:)