String Advice (Using Luxilon Savage)

Discussion in 'Strings' started by TennisCanada1, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. TennisCanada1

    TennisCanada1 Semi-Pro

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    I've been out of the loop for a while.

    I've been using savage since it first came out, and have been happy with it.
    The last I know of strings is topspin cyberflash, signum pro poly plasma, etc. I am not familiar with all of the new strings that have come out.

    My strings have been breaking A LOT. I string at 53lbs, and I am using a prestige pro, so I know the open string pattern doesn't help me, but I am breaking savage after 3 hitting sessions on average.

    I tried Head sonic pro edge and volkl cyclone, both of which were garbage in my opinion. They played inferior in every aspect.

    Does anyone have any suggestions of a more durable solution without sacrificing the playability of the Savage string?
     
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  2. MarrratSafin

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    I agree that Sonic Pro is garbage, and my friends who tried it also concluded it is rubbish. But Volkl Cyclone is pretty good for me and a lot of people seem to like it too so what makes it no good for you?

    Try Pacific Poly Force/Xtreme, I am not a stiff poly lover but really enjoyed hitting with the Pacific. It is close to Alu Power IMO.
     
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  3. TennisCanada1

    TennisCanada1 Semi-Pro

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    Volkl Cyclone was actually better then the Head sonic pro edge. I only tried those strings as a demo, not because I chose them specifically. It just felt a bit muted and not as much pocketing as I would like. Did anyone have any suggestions?
     
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  4. DownTheLineWith90

    DownTheLineWith90 Rookie

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    If you like the savage, I'd say stick with it.
    Experimenting, at least for me, brings more bad than good.
    I also use savage and love it in the crosses.
     
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  5. Lukhas

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    What's your usual gauge? Ever though about buying a reel if you don't already have one?
     
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  6. The Isomotion31

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    hmmm. I've really been thinking about trying savage too.
     
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  7. drgchen

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    I personally didn't like luxilon savage much. Didn't give me more feel or durability when compared to luxilon alu or original. Just a better price.

    If you find a more durable poly, it might go dead in the same amount of time. My opinion has been to buy a reel of what you like and restring when it breaks. So my opinion has been to stick with what you like.

    You could try Luxilon 4G, I like it so far, decent spin and control. I think that it costs a bit more.
     
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  8. kingcheetah

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    I tried savage at one point and broke the full bed of it in 2 weeks as well... and I'm not really a spin maestro. I think the Hexagonal shape causes the strings to wear on each other more than an ordinary one would. I've been trying the 4g 125 lately and it's been great- I have yet to break it after weeks and the tension maintenance is great as well.
     
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  9. LeeD

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    Use the heaviest gauge string you can, balanced by the feel of the thinnest gauge strings you can keep on your racket.
    When I was playing a lot and at a decent level, only 15 gauge strings would last more than a week, so I used it. Lots of competitors used 16 and 17, but they constantly complained of early string breakage, and oftentimes, carrying 5 match rackets left them high and dry over a 2 day tourney.
     
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