similar feeling hybrid instead of luxilon bb alu and nxt tour

Discussion in 'Strings' started by qtipkorea4u, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. qtipkorea4u

    qtipkorea4u New User

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    i currently use luxilon bb 16 main and nxt tour 16 cross for my k90

    i am a strong baseliner, somewhat volleyer(starting to volley a lot more with k90), and a strong server (flat).

    I would rate myself like 3.5 and working my way up there. but who knows

    anyways, I am not loaded with money, so I was looking for a set up that is similar to the hybrid that i am using. Nxt tour gets torn too fast with amount of spin that i put on baseline.

    I would really appreciate any suggestion to replacement for nxt tour or just different set up (EVEN though I luve luxilon bb 16)

    so I would prefer to keep luxilon.


    P/S. i thought about nxt max and some ppl just say no.. so anyways help

    thanx

    oh btw, tension for my hybrid is both 58
     
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  2. TennisNewbie85

    TennisNewbie85 Rookie

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    i had the same problem as u! when i first had my k90, i had nxt in the main and lux rough in the cross. the nxt snapped with about 9 hours of plays. i wrote a thread asking for some suggestion and people told me to give natural gut(babolat tonic 16g) a try. first time i tried it. the gut snapped with about 5 hours of heavy hard hitting but i think that was due me stringing the gut( it kinked easily) so i gave it another try and added some string savers(babolat) and its has been a good 3 weeks now. the lux rough has lost a lot of tension and im thinking about cutting the strings out. hope this helps!
     
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  3. qtipkorea4u

    qtipkorea4u New User

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    I am not new, but new to the string section here.

    can u explain what the string saver is?

    thanx

    P.S still open to more suggestions.

    P.S I just looked at the price of babolat tonic 16g (it's spendier than nxt tour...urg) any suggestion for cheaper price?
     
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  4. samej07

    samej07 Rookie

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    i play Babolat Attraction in the crosses of my hybrid (with Pro Hurricane Tour mains). im not exactly sure how attraction stacks up to nxt, but in a hybrid i thought it felt about the same as Xcel Premium. Since Xcel is the top of the line Babolat string, i would bet it's close to nxt. i dont think it will last you any longer, but at $8.95 for 40 ft., you will save a little money over the $14.00 per 40 ft. nxt.
     
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  5. samej07

    samej07 Rookie

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    string savers are little pieces of plastic that slip between the strings to keep them from cutting on each other so much.

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACBAB-EC2.html

    :)
     
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  6. qtipkorea4u

    qtipkorea4u New User

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    thanx a lot again, guys

    are Nxt and Nxt tour a lot different?

    obviously they are different, but how exactly?

    3 dollar difference seem not much, but i would prefer something durable and better ( like anybody else would want)

    thanx

    P.S. still open to suggestions. thanx
     
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  7. xXShOcKeRz91Xx

    xXShOcKeRz91Xx New User

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    use your set up right now, but use string savers with you string job. it prolongs ur string life by a lot. i use it with babolat NG on my crosses with alu rough in my mains and they have lasted me 2 months. it loses feel obviously but it gets the job done when it comes to staying in tact.
     
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  8. nickb

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    Pro Supex Maxim Touch for your crosses....best multi I have used!

    Try cyberflash mains if you want to replace the ALU for something cheaper (that holds tension better).

    Nick
     
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