NEWSFLASH!! Luxilon is not poly!!

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  1. AJK1

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    Please, can everyone stop calling Luxilon string poly. It's not. They do make a poly string in their range but it is rarely if ever used.
    Please no more !!
     
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  2. Zhou

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    Technically it is a poly because poly does not mean polyester, poly means many. Luxilon is a poly-ether...
     
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    They call it a poly-ether. I think calling it a poly is appropriate. Especially since poly-ethers, I hear, don't exist.
     
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    Luxilon on their website say it is not a poly, so i'll go with them, they should know!
     
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  5. Zhou

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    Seriously. They are using the term poly as in polyester strings. Luxilon is still a poly in the most literal sense.
     
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  6. nickb

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    Who cares?

    It plays like a poly, looks like a poly and really IS a poly whatever luxilon say.
     
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  7. Return_Ace

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    Lol, if you want to be that pedantic then start referring to the names of the strings rather than broadly classifying them as "Luxilon" :p :lol:
     
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  8. Applesauceman

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    If it's not a poly, then how should it be classified then? Think of something other than Luxilon to call it, because Luxilon is a brand name.

    If it walk like a duck, and talks like a duck, it must be a...
     
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  9. diredesire

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    It's semantics, and it really doesn't matter at the end of the day, as long as everyone knows what we're talking about. I think that there is pretty minimal confusion around here.

    A "poly" can be used as an abbreviation to "polyester," but that is making a very specific example. In this industry, it would make most sense to use "poly" to abbreviate "polymer"
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polymer

    It is true that the luxilon line of strings are not strict polyesters, but can we deny that they are polymer materials? No.

    "literal," but yes, I agree.

    This is a circular argument, IMO. It's all about what we accept as the definition of "poly." It sounds to me like you're using the word to create a definition.

    Regardless, the argument here is only half debatable, as yes, luxilon strings are not polyester (straight) strings, but they can easily (and correctly) be classified as a polymer material, and are commonly referred to as "copoly" (or: co-polymer) strings, which IS correct.
     
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    This makes about as much sense as arguing about "synthetic gut" since its technically not "gut".
     
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  11. Return_Ace

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    Not quite right..

    Since it's labelled as "synthetic" as in it's an man-made recreation that's designed to be close to gut.

    ;)
     
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  12. dacrymn

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    a duck!!!

    looks like i win this time
     
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    A HyperHorse?
     
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  14. Zhou

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    you are both wrong. It is a goose duh!
     
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