Luxilon 5-Star

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Casco, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. Casco

    Casco Semi-Pro

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    5 Star has been out a while - much longer than ALU spin. Looking at the RSI Poly chart, it is very stiff and thick, both of which I favor. I also like textured string - ALU Rough is my regular string. So I'm thinking, 5 Star could have a lot of potential for me. Anyone out there (who likes Luxilon and other stiffer polys already) have any experience with Lux 5 Star? Thanks!
     
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  2. Casco

    Casco Semi-Pro

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    Anyone????
     
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  3. NickC

    NickC Professional

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    From what I've heard, 5 Star isn't that good of a string. If you use Alu Power Rough, why not just stick with that? Or just go with Alu Power Spin? IMO, Alu Power Spin is one of the best spin-oriented polys out there.
     
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  4. nadalfan!

    nadalfan! Professional

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    Go to stringforum.net and seach for it. Many reviews should come there and that's where people post everything....
     
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  5. Casco

    Casco Semi-Pro

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    Thanks for the input! I have checked stringforum.net in the past, and I don't think there was a lot of data (so not necessarily meaningful), but ratings were fantastic.

    Take a quick peak!

    http://www.stringforum.net/strings.php?sdnr=324&count=1


    Thanks, again.
     
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  6. Steve Huff

    Steve Huff Legend

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    It's very durable. And for those I string it for, most really like it. Only 1 of the 5 has switched back to keep trying other strings. The 3 best features I've heard from feedback are:
    Durability
    String doesn't move
    Easy to get spin
    Hope that helps.
     
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  7. Burt Turkoglu

    Burt Turkoglu Rookie

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    Just started using them....been using Timo for several years with good success. I think I like these better. Easier on the arm too.
     
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  8. ollinger

    ollinger Legend

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    I had five-star in a PK ki 15 PSE and didn't care for it. It was the least comfortable string I'd ever used in the racquet and control was not great -- I think the shape causes the string to allign with other strings in unpredictable ways, and so response off the stringbed is a little uneven.
     
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  9. BallBeemer

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    I had 2 racquets. One with Alu rough mains and prince sythetic crosses. One with 5 star mains and prince synthetic crosses. Don't waste your time stick with the alu
     
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  10. T10s747

    T10s747 Rookie

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    ALU is undoubtably a great string except for the accumulative harshness.
     
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