Luxilon 4G Review

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  1. West Coast Ace

    West Coast Ace G.O.A.T.

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    Just put a full bed in for the 1st time and went out for a hit (ball machine). Been hearing good things about it from the stringers at my shop and guys I play with.

    Youtek Prestige Mid; 54 libs; have been doing a hybrid RPM Blast/VS Touch for the last 8 months or so.

    The first impression is how soft the string feels on groundies. Which for those of us who don't have 24 yr old shoulders is a good thing. Great control. And I felt like I was getting tons of spin; will verify that on the weekend when I hit with my friend who's used to what comes over.

    Volleys felt like butter.

    Maybe a little less powerful; going to verify this on the weekend too.

    And makes a very nice 'pop' when you hit one hard and clean.
     
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  2. DonBot

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    Yeah I really like this stuff alot in a full bed...how does it perform in a babolat frame? I don't think its terribly stiff in my volkls but I think that is a bad measuring stick lol
     
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  3. tennisnut123

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    I hit with the 1.30 in my 2013 Wilson Blade 98 16x19 @ 57 lbs. I usually string other lux of the same gauge at that tension and i thought the 4g was a little stiff, even after breaking it in. Spin was nice, and the "pop" sound you get is definitely a great thing. But as for soft im not so sure that I got that from it. Could be the tension that i strung my racket at, but I honestly liked Big Banger Original more, even though it definitely didnt last as long as the 4G. For Spin/Durability/pop it is really nice though.
     
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  4. THAAS909

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    anyone try a hybrid?
     
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  5. TimothyO

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    I love it as a cross with VS mains. Best contro and tension maintenancel of any poly cross.
     
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  6. qwertre

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    And I've been playing with it as mains in my K-blade 98's, synth gut crosses. I like it, but I don't love it. I'm not feeling like I get a lot of spin, but I'm getting enough. The control is great, very low powered-- the string holds tension very well. I like the feel. I think, in general, 4G is a poly that does many things well, but nothing really great.
     
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  7. Nostradamus

    Nostradamus G.O.A.T.

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    String is no good. No power and only control. spin is mediocre. do they not have this in west coast
     
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  8. SmilinBob

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    This. Exactly.

    I have it in the mains w/ NXT in the crosses. Outstanding control and it doesn't feel stiff, although it does feel firm. Took a little while to settle in but plays well now. If I were to do it again I'd swap the string around and use a cheaper syn gut/multi in the mains.
     
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