Help~ Need to decide, Kirchbaum or Luxilon?!?!?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by kupo, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. kupo

    kupo New User

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    Which is better, Kbaum touch turbo or Competition? also, somebody please compare Luxilon strings vs Kirchbaum in terms of arm comfort, (how much tension should i reduce for each brand also?). I'm currently using gosen og sheep micro synthetic. yes i know its like the cheapest string, but i have a reel of it because i string for others :) . i'm looking for a string to put in MY racquets that will play a whole lot better than the gosen that provides good pocketing and feel/comfort ---------- i have narrowed it down to Luxilon and kirchbaum(mostly from reading the customer feedbacks). Feedback is appreciated ! My current racquet is Yonex MP-Tour 1 (90) and i string it at 55 lbs. with the strings that you recommend, could you also tell me what tension you recommend for it to be similar to the 55lbs that im using now? thanks everybody
     
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  2. kupo

    kupo New User

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    wow i spelled Kirschbaum wrong. k there we go
     
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  3. christo

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    I've tried Alu Power, Timo and Ace 18g from Lux, Competition from Kirschbaum. I prefer the Competition for 3 reasons, it plays fantastic, stays lively longer and is considerably less expensive. After adjusting to a good poly you'll never touch syngut again.
     
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  4. Momo

    Momo New User

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    Christo, sounds promising. I ordered some Kbaum Comepetition for my ROK... now if only I could wear out the kevlar hybrid that's currently in it so that I could put in the Competition. :x
     
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  5. prince

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    good luck wearing it out .....

    Just cut the sucker off and get a string job.
     
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  6. Rabbit

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    It really depends on what kind of string you like. The Touch Turbo is livlier than TIMO, but not as lively as ALU. I like TIMO because of control which it has hands down over the other two. The Kirschbaum Competition played really dead to me. Not a bad thing, but it was closest to kevlar IMO. It also has almost a plastic finish to it.
     
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