What is the softest Luxilon?

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  1. dantesinferno18

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    i know in general Luxilon strings are pretty stiff but out of all of them which is the softest. I have never used luxilon before so any recomenddations?
     
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  2. psp2

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    Luxilons, in general, are not stiff like other polyester strings. I would say either Timo or Ace would be the softest.
     
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  3. dantesinferno18

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    what are some that aren't 18G i want some good durability too
     
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  4. psp2

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    Timo 17 .........
     
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  5. tennisstrngdude

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    Timo is among the stiffest of all polys. Softest Lux is M2.
     
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    my bad i just saw the 18 ace and the 18 timo
     
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    18g doesn't always mean the softest. Luxilon M2 is the softest out of the bunch.
     
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  8. LPShanet

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    In terms of the lab numbers, Alu Power Fluoro 123 is definitely the softest string they make. And it does play quite soft. On paper, the M2 is technically not as soft, but it transmits less shock than the rest of the line, due to its construction, so it FEELS a lot softer than any other in the line. Overall, those two strings are the ones to try if you're looking for the softest Lux.
     
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  9. Lefty78

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    ^ I concur on the Alu Power Fluoro 1.23
     
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  10. dantesinferno18

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    are there any strings you can compare the Alu power Fluoro to?
     
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  11. LPShanet

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    I find it's like a softer version of Alu Power regular, with a little more zip.
     
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  12. scotus

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    What does it say "on paper" about M2?

    In terms of arm-friendliness, M2 is better than Ace, which is in turn better than Fluoro, and that's according to my arm.
     
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    On a subjective level, I agree with you. In play, I find that M2 is really muted and damp, in a way that I perceive as softness. The impact shock is very low for a poly. Even though M2 has Luxilon type control, I find that my wrists aren't affected by it like they are with many polys/co-polys, and they hurt much less. But according to lab tests, it goes like this:

    Luxilon Big Banger Ace 112 232

    Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 125 242

    Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power Fluoro 123 226

    Luxilon M2 Pro 125 240

    These are stiffness numbers, with lower being less stiff.
     
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  14. scotus

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    Thank you.

    I wasn't aware that the RSI has tested the M2 already.

    My arm serves as a very good gauge of string stiffness and it usually agrees with the RSI findings.

    But the M2 showing up at 240 is surprising to me, as I would have guessed about 210-215.

    I tell you M2 is softer than Flouro even when strung 5 lbs higher.
     
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  15. stanfordtennis alum

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    big banger ace or timo
     
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  16. PROTENNIS63

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    fluoro is the softest i think.
     
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  17. dantesinferno18

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    well i just baught two packs of fluoro what tension do you guys reccomend?
     
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  18. 000KFACTOR90000

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    60lbs constant pull - still plays soft and lots of zip!
     
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