Luxilon Adrenaline

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  1. XFactorer

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    Anyone have any info about the Luxilon Adrenaline strings that Delpo is supposedly using (according to Wilson's website)?
     
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  2. ci2ca

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    It plays like ALU power but it's cheaper.
     
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    I tried a test samle last week, and this is the new string from Luxilon due out early next year. Luxilon tried to capture the average tennis player with this string.

    The Alu BB POWER & ROUGH are EXCELLENT strings for the pro's, who don't use them for more than 2 hours. But they die fast and lose their elasticity.
    Luxilon tries to 'correct' this with the Adrenaline, which is a some what softer poly with better tension and elasticity maintenance and a bit softer on the arm too.

    Delpo must like the somewhat softer feel of the Adrenaline since he prefers it over the alu BB power.

    I COULD consider buying a reel of this string, but only tried one samle in a hybrid with VS 17 MAINS, and I REALLY liked it, just not sure I actually liked it better than my Hyperion CoPoly :confused:
     
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  4. meowmix

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    I have it strung up in my ipex with adrenaline in the mains and global in the crosses, and I really like it. If they price isn't outrageous, I could see myself sticking with it.
     
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  5. ClubHoUno

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    Price will be like the Alu BB Power, I think - not in the M2 range according to rumours :)
     
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  6. meowmix

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    ^I'm hearing that it's being distributed to dealers at 8 dollars a set, which makes me hopeful that I can get it for around that price...
     
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  7. stevej

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    What color is this string? Grey?
     
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  8. downs_chris

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    how much will dealers be selling it for?
     
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  9. jefferson

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    The price point is $8-$9 a set! I have it in my mains, I like it too.
     
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  10. purple-n-gold

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    Isn't this the sample prototype luxilon string that Wilson sent out?
     
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  11. PED

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    ^^^yes, this was the sample set and if they price it at $9 a set, Adrenaline would be a steal. It plays almost identical to ALU but holds tension longer. I really like it alot when I used my set back in November. Great spin and power and that awesome cracking sound when you really connect.
     
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  12. jefferson

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    I am not sure, but that is the first thing that I thought also. The letter that came with the proto said that they would let us know of what it was if it went into production. Not sure but I would guess yes
     
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  13. downs_chris

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    so it's a luxilon string that holds tension, eh? this is a VERY good combo...i'm excited to try it...
     
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  14. PED

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    I was surprised as well chris but my set was just like alu but it kept on playing well.
     
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  15. stanfordtennis alum

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    hard to imagine lux selling a string for $9 a set... i would switch in a heartbeat if they did
     
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  16. JoelDali

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    Sorry, but this string cannot compare to ALU Power or rough in my opinion.

    I tore it out after one night.

    No feel or power for me in the 88 strung at 60.

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. PED

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    I agree and I doubt they sell it for that low. This thread is the first time I've heard of a price that low.
     
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  18. djokster

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    I also tested this string (if it is indeed the one from the wilson prototype test...)

    I liked it (not completely in love with it), but if it sells for under $10 a set, I would definitely consider buying it.
     
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  19. jefferson

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    When we met with our Wilson rep, he said selling for $8 a set.
     
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    I don't suppose he also said when it will be available?
     
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  21. larry89

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    when can i get it in europe and prize?
     
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  22. ci2ca

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    I can vouch for jefferson saying that it's distributed at 8 dollars a set. Meaning most consumers will be paying around 10 dollars. I'm pretty sure it will be releasing with the new blx rackets since it is in the same catalogue.
     
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  23. larry89

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    ok thanks its cheap for a bb string ;)
    do you know the reel prize?
     
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  24. stanfordtennis alum

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    if its really $8 a set, im sold for life
     
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  25. Deodorant

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    count me in if its 10 or less.
     
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  26. purple-n-gold

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    Yea the Lux proto string has maintained tension way way better than Alu ruff. I strung up 2 rackets with each(1 Adren? & 1 Alu rf) over a month ago and the Proto still isn't completely dead....although I will be shocked if Lux lowers it's price that much.
     
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  27. ace0001a

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    It would be nice if they did lower the price to the $10 level, even better if it was less than $10.
     
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    I still have my prototype in my Dynamic Energy... I strung the stuff up back in October or September, and the stuff STILL feels great! I've never gotten any other poly to last me so long.

    If this stuff sells for 10 bucks, I'm hooked.
     
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  29. jefferson

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    We get the best possible prices from Wilson because we are exclusive. However the Lux is not priced much cheaper than you can buy here at TW. I imagine that the Adrenaline will be UNDER $9! As for the release date... I do not remember. He said he would ship when available. Sorry.
     
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  30. scotus

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    If I remember correctly, Luxilon rates its comfort level (printed on the packaging) as being worse than Ace and M2, and either on par with ALU Power or possibly worse.

    If this is true, then I will just stick to my M2 Pro.
     
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  31. PED

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    If you prefer M2 to ALU then I would stay well away from Adrenaline. It plays VERY similarly to ALU. :)
     
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  32. scotus

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    It is not that I do not appreciate ALU's playability. It is simply too stiff for my arm.

    Ace is comfortable, and M2 even more so.
     
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  33. PED

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    I can see that, I find m2 to be very armfriendly but not wallet friendly ;)
     
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  34. chicken nugget

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    Can anyone please post some pictures
     
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  35. PED

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    It looks like alu but with a more golden color
     
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  36. ryushen21

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    If it is the grey colored prototype that they sent out then I would not be buying it any time soon. I thought that it was terrible. The only plus to it was that it was a more comfortable string to hit with but in all other aspects I definitely did not like it. It had no feel or touch and did not have the bite that I am used to getting from luxilons.
     
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  37. DownTheLine

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    What # were you at Stanford?
     
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  38. downs_chris

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    any updates on when this string is coming out?
     
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  40. ci2ca

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    Jefferson, what club are you at? I believe if Adrenaline is being sold wholesale to distributors at 8 dollars a set wouldn't it cost more for regular consumers because of mark-ups? Or, with wilson being the US distributor of luxilon products, everybody will be paying the 8 dollars? Because at my club we get charged the price of regular luxilon if we want to buy it for ourselves, except when luxilon went on sale a little while back I was getting ALU Power and ALU power rough at 9.50 a set.
     
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  41. jefferson

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    I am in upstate NY, but we do not mark up our strings much at all. If your club marks up the string then buy here at TW and have a local stringer string it at just the labor rate.

    I just got an email from Ryan with Wilson strings. The lux prototype that I received is hitting the market in January 2010. And it is indeed ADRENALINE!
     
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  42. Orion

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    I received an email saying that the prototype I tested (WC8212) is coming to market in January 2010 as Wilson Hollow Core Pro. Quote from the email "The string is constructed with an air filled core surrounded by polyester and fluorocarbon fibers." It had a unique clicking sound when clamping. I feared I was pinching it, but there were no signs of damage. It hit really nice but moved alot. No info on pricing with this one but I would love to string in my crosses.

    I enjoyed the opportunity to playtest.
     
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  43. hoodjem

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    This is what Wilson was sending to everybody to playtest.
     
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  45. Orion

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    Soooo what am I missing?? Are they releasing the string under Lux as Adrenaline and Wilson as Hollow Pro Core??? Or was Adrenaline an internal test name?
     
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  46. jefferson

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    They sent out two different strings to be playtested. One it turns out is the LUX adrenaline and the wilson proto turns out is hollow core pro.
     
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  47. purple-n-gold

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    Yea per Ryan Polito's(Wilson/Lux dude) email the new Lux is "Adrenaline 125", made with some new crystalline polymer tech and will be out this month.
     
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  48. Orion

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    Jefferson & Purple-n-Gold,

    Thanks for the clarification. The Hollow Core didn't have a gauge listed but it seemed thin enough to be 18g. I was tempted to hybrid but wanted to follow the play test guidelines. I'm really interested in hybriding this in crosses with 17g gut or a poly....the Adrenaline 125 seems like a strong candidate.
     
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  49. ace0001a

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    I got a "String Play Test Results‏" email today, but I never received any strings to test.
     
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  50. downs_chris

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    yeah...i just got my string last week...and haven't gotten a chance to string it yet...
     
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