Whats with Luxilon strings

Discussion in 'Strings' started by guedoguedo, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. guedoguedo

    guedoguedo Semi-Pro

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    Do people actually play with these insane colors? The Big Banger Alu is light blue??? Why cant they just make them white or natural color? I havent noticed pro's playing with these weird colors...
     
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  2. chayajay

    chayajay Banned

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    I think it's tight with the cool colors, on tv it's hard to see the diffrent colors, you can tell andy roddick uses hurricane it's blue
     
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  3. geesechops

    geesechops Semi-Pro

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    I like the colors!!! There should be more; whats wrong with options? And I've seen plenty of pro's using them. As of ALU, I see most of the pro's using the gray color like Federer and Blake.
     
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  4. guedoguedo

    guedoguedo Semi-Pro

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    Well maybe they are less pronounced on the racquet than they look wrapped up. I have yet to see apicture of them strung so I guess i can reserve judgement. I dont want to be the guy with pink strings named bruce!
     
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  5. MTChong

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    Strung, they do look better than unstrung; although for the light grey ALU Power or Rough or whichever it is, I would rather it stayed the darker unstrung color.
     
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  6. mitchell_ota

    mitchell_ota New User

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    I thought the Luxilon ALU colors were pretty cool. I do wish that there were more choices other than the ice blue and the gray, though. The ice colored one looks great in certain racquets, but it looked a little stupid in my Tour 90 (powder blue doesn't go with yellow and black).

    I do notice that most of the pros who use Luxilon ALU do use the gray color...it's definitely more neutral and matches with more racquets.
     
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  7. LoveThisGame

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    guedoguedo,

    Apparently you are new to tennis. Back say 12-15 years strings came sometimes in 6-8 colors or more, and the colors often were gorgeous. One could match or contrast string color with frame color(s).

    Of course a stringer had SKU (stock keeping unit) problems and some colors "faded" ;) from popularity quickly. (I still have some Ashaway Synthetic 16 in pink along with Wimbledon Court 5 Synthetic 16 --basically Ashaway Synthetic -- in Wimbledon green and in purple.:) )
     
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  8. tennis_nerd22

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    light blue is awesome! that and like see through white. other than, i hate the ugly natural colours. :cool:
     
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