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tennisfanatic6060 08-20-2011 04:54 PM

Luxilon?
 
Hey guys. I have an 11 year old brother who is a top 15 player in the state. His racquet is the Wilson BLX Six One Lite, and he uses Wilson Sensation at 58 lbs. He wants to use a string that has more pop, so he is thinking of using a hybrid with Luxilon and synthetic gut (Prince). What Luxilon string do you recommend for him, and do you guys think Luxilon would hurt his arm? Thanks in advance.

stringertom 08-21-2011 10:24 AM

It will be a dramatic change, even as a hybrid, so go carefully: lower tension, use the softer Lux strings (M2 Pro, ALU Fluoro) or other brands of softer polys (see my signature). Also, the cross should be a multifilament, perhaps even the Sensation he is currently using. My customers like Babolat Addiction in the crosses.

NLBwell 10-10-2012 07:01 PM

"Pop" can mean different things to different people, but if you mean ball speed, poly will not provide as much as Sensation, all other things being equal.
Of couse, there are always many things that are not equal (tension, swing speed, control, spin, etc.)

fortun8son 10-10-2012 07:26 PM

That's a big jump.
Take a look at Wilson Red Alert first.

nalvarado 10-10-2012 07:27 PM

08-20-2011, 04:54 Pm

fortun8son 10-10-2012 08:25 PM

LOL. I guess he's 12 now.:)

Jazo 11-06-2012 08:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennisfanatic6060 (Post 5919852)
Hey guys. I have an 11 year old brother who is a top 15 player in the state. His racquet is the Wilson BLX Six One Lite, and he uses Wilson Sensation at 58 lbs. He wants to use a string that has more pop, so he is thinking of using a hybrid with Luxilon and synthetic gut (Prince). What Luxilon string do you recommend for him, and do you guys think Luxilon would hurt his arm? Thanks in advance.

Luxilon Big Banger Ace 18 ;)

db10s 11-06-2012 09:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jazo (Post 6998291)
Luxilon Big Banger Ace 18 ;)

You're new so I'll cut you some slack, but we around here don't really revive old threads (unless they are well known. i.e. Mikeler's Multi's) like this one just to have very little input on an issue that has most likely already been solved. Welcome to the forum.

Rabbit 11-07-2012 04:11 PM

Luxilon is so 20th century.

db10s 11-07-2012 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rabbit (Post 7001279)
Luxilon is so 20th century.

Yep, plus it only lasts 3 hours max.

zapvor 11-07-2012 05:33 PM

12yr old? i say no poly unless hes breaking strings often

2ManyAces 11-07-2012 05:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zapvor (Post 7001381)
12yr old? i say no poly unless hes breaking strings often


I'd say it's fine imo. as long as he has good technique it shouldnt be a problem.


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