Stringing with Luxilon ALU BB

Discussion in 'Strings' started by NadalFan1990, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. NadalFan1990

    NadalFan1990 Guest

    I was at my club, watching a pro string a racket with a full ALU string job and he told me that it was hard to string due to its stiffness and it was tough on his hands. Can anyone attest to this???
    I was planning on getting a set or two for the next time I need to string my own rackets.
    I have heard that the ALU strings are good for power but I have never heard about the response people have gotten with spin or if it is soft on the arms when hitting...
     
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  2. 2ndserveace

    2ndserveace Semi-Pro

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    Great spin and not soft on the arm.
     
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  3. ODYSSEY Mk.4

    ODYSSEY Mk.4 Professional

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    its definitely a bigger pain to string than a syn gut its not like its that hard to string but it is tougher on the fingers
     
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  4. Jagka9

    Jagka9 New User

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    yea it is really tough to string full luxilon, but i ussually but a softer string in the crosses to soften the string bed so that makes it easier to string the crosses. i think it seems that you get more power because you get soooo much more spin from the strings that you feel like you can take a bigger cut at the ball and still keep it in, thus more power.
     
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  5. tennisfreak15347

    tennisfreak15347 Banned

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    luxilon is anything but soft and full of power... It is stiff with low feeling and low powered, but it is very good if you have good swing speed. I can confirm this, as I've just strung two racquets with a full set of SPPP and a full set of pro redcode, and it hurt my hands.
     
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  6. topspin

    topspin Semi-Pro

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    Stringing alu or other co-polys is a bit more of a pain for sure. If you only do your racquets then it's fine. But I don't envy those who string for a living. The mains are fine, but the crosses are hard on the fingers. It takes more effort to weave. That's why my new policy when stringing for friends is that I will only do it if they select a soft synthetic for the crosses.
     
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  7. NadalFan1990

    NadalFan1990 Guest

    yea, when I first started stringing, I strung my racket with the old pro hurricane and my fingers were hurting like hell afterwards. I wasn't sure if it was cuz it was one of my first string jobs or cuz the pro hurricane was fairly stiff.
     
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