Who benefits the most from Luxilon?

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  1. Golden Retriever

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    I think Federer benefits the most from Luxilon strings. His forehand is uncontrollable without Luxilon. In other words, his forehand makes the best use of what luxilon has to offer.
     
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  2. counterfeit25

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    Wait, what exactly does Luxilon strings offer that other strings don't? I'm kinda confused...
     
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  3. Chang

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    I want to ask the exact same question. I use it I like it and I want to know why its good.
     
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    What are you basing this statement on?? I am sure He can control his forehand without Luxilon. Would not be very good if he couldnt!!
     
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  5. LowProfile

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    Blake has said that his Luxilon is partially why he is able to hit so hard. Federer only uses Lux to slightly dampen the power of his natural gut, so there isn't that much effect for him.
     
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    Federer is backwards from most of the pros in that he uses gut in the mains and Lux in the crosses, so i would say he benefits most from the gut.
    As far as who benefits most from the Luxilon I would say it is the baseliners. The advantage of this string is that it is spinny and low powered so they can prety much hit it as hard as they want and spin it, and have taken hitting long out of the equation. It is more of a disadvantage for those who play with some ball feel and play all court tennis and servevolley as this string needs to be struck with a lot of racquethead speed to perform well...not so much racquetheadspeed on volleys.
     
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  7. snoflewis

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    exactly how would you know? that sure is an interesting statement
     
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    why listen to snowflewis, his name is green -_- n00b

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    op: fed uses bb alu rough on his crosses, not his mains, so why dont you think about what that means and then make a blasting comment at players.
     
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  9. TrueAce

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    I'm using big banger alu luxilon in the mains and i seem to lose control compared to a regular synthetic. Any ideas why? ncode nsix-n-one 16 by 18
     
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  10. BaseLineBash

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    Exactly, people keep thinking it's a super powerful string, but in reality it allows you to hit almost as hard as you want while keeping it in the court(after finding your range with the right tension) and it's a tough string that doesn't move as much.
     
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  11. bsandy

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    You'd be suprised how many pros are stringing it the way Roger does. (Gut Mains and Poly Crosses)

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  12. 35ft6

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    The guys who use relatively big headed tweener rackets (BABOLAT!) benefit the MOST from Luxillon.

    There was an article posted a while back where they interview one of the, if not THE, top racket customizers in the sport and he said that Babolat rackets wouldn't be so popular on tour if not for the Luxillon string. In his opinion them both appearing at the same time was serendipitous. Without Luxillon strings, pros wouldn't be able to control Babolat tweeners.

    Anyway, Federer is arguably one of the players who benefits least. He uses a very lower powered racket with one of the smallest heads on tour. I guess like an above poster mentioned he uses the Lux crosses to dampen his gut mains, and that's a very unique way of using it.
     
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  13. arosen

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    Mojo, allow me to disagree. I string my Prestige mid with all lux because when I need to flatten the ball, I can generate tons of pace but the amount of spin I generate when I need to play it safe allows me to push people ways away from the baseline. So its a combo that attracts me to Lux, plus it lasts and stays relatively fresh for a long time. I string low tension though, at 52. I would imaginge the pros like the fact that you can hit a relatively flat ball with a lot of pace, but Lux gives it enough spin to keep it in court anyways.
     
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  14. sandiegotennisboy

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    so many string experts here....
     
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  15. BaseLineBash

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    Yeah, you tend to build experience when you play with a certain string dot dot dot dot
     
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  16. travlerajm

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    In a way, Federer is indeed the biggest beneficiary of Luxilon, but the reason is he uses a smaller head size. The smaller headsize means that his tension must be much lower to get the same power level. And the Luxilon strings only work (by work, I mean give the advantage of much more spin) at very low tension (55 lbs or less).

    At higher tensions, the Luxilon gives more spin if it is strung in the mains with a more elastic cross. But at very low tensions, it performs best in the crosses with a gut main.
     
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  17. sandiegotennisboy

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    i guess so.......................................................................................
     
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  18. skittles

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    big banger luxilons enable you to hit the hell out of the ball without it flying off. and also... dont you just love hearing the sound of the impact BOOOM!!! thus, big banger. haha
     
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  19. Phillip=Tennis guy

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    Federer............but thats not why his forehand is the way it is.
     
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  20. 35ft6

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    A guy like Fernando Gonzalez benefits more than Federer I think.
     
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  22. tlm

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    Nobadmojo was right on the money with his reasons the pros love it.All the baseline bashers benefit from lux,i dont know how any of you that have used it wouldnt know why.

    It is for power hitters,you can rip it +keep it in.I like to rip it hard with heavy top+the first time i hit with them it was obvious why the pros like them.

    Freedom to let it fly+still know the insane spin it puts on the ball will bring it down.To bad they are so hard on the arm,i cant use them.
     
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  23. sandiegotennisboy

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    ive tried these string only once and it cost me 40 dollars and only lasted 3 days. some people sound like they use it as their standard string. must be nice.
     
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    That was Roman Prokes of ****. Here's that article: http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=13786&bannerregion=
     
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  25. callitout

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    There's definately something to the amount of spin and power you get to the Luxillon string which benefits anybody who generates huge racquet head speed. Im not sure why Nadal doesnt benefit just as much. The string bites the balll and imparts huge spin which is his main weapon.

    postscript: I called Roger and challenged him to a match, me with my RDX 500 and luxillon vs him with his N-code minus the string. Im still waiting to hear back from him
     
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  26. The tennis guy

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    I have to say you have no idea what you are talking about. Federer even doesn't use luxilon as main, and strung very loose, thus not much benefit at all. Players who benefit the most are those baseliners who take a big swing at the ball like Nadal, Blake, Gonzalez.
     
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  27. The tennis guy

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    How the hell can he be the biggest beneficary of luxilon when he even doesn't use luxilon as main? He uses gut as main string. Never heard cross string can provide that much benefit.
     
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  28. travlerajm

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    The benefit of Luxilon is that it provides reduced string-on-string friction between cross and mains.
     
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