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pvaudio 12-02-2012 08:49 AM

TW, can you do either a playtest or a review of ALU?
 
I am replenishing my supply of ALU, and I found this review which in relative terms absolutely SLAMS the Lux. It is, however, dated 04/2003 and many of the strings the playtesters normally use are discontinued. More importantly, most of them are synthetics. I know it's likely your best selling poly along with RPM, but I would be interested to see how times have changed with the changes in the game. :)

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Revi...SMRReview.html

Logic Dude 12-02-2012 08:57 AM

I believe they just did a video review of it as well as Pro Hurricane Tour and Volkl Cyclone Tour.

Logic Dude 12-02-2012 08:59 AM

Here we go.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=XxrDeHUUx5w

cltennis21 12-02-2012 01:10 PM

Can someone clarify what they mean by luxilon ice is deader and softer than grey. I was under the impression those are almost always opposites. Softer = livelier and stiffer = deader.

pvaudio 12-02-2012 01:16 PM

No they can't, because that description really does make zero sense. I've seen the video review which is exactly why I wanted a text review. The guy in the video isn't hitting with the RHS to get much out of ALU in the first place.

Torres 12-03-2012 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Logic Dude (Post 7042767)

There's a funny exchange between some guy and Andy Gerst on that YouTube page :mrgreen:

SummerOfGeorge97: Andy, that was one hell of a shot at 2:25. How much of that ability would you estimate was due to your mustache?

Andy, TW: @SummerOfGeorge97, Honestly, I blacked out and didn't even remember doing it. As the mustache grew, it sometimes took over my brain, and forced me to do things I wouldn't normally do. Kind of like that Jim Carrey movie The Mask.  That shot was one of those times.

TW Staff 12-03-2012 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by cltennis21 (Post 7043147)
Can someone clarify what they mean by luxilon ice is deader and softer than grey. I was under the impression those are almost always opposites. Softer = livelier and stiffer = deader.

Have you ever hit Polyfibre TCS? It is soft but dead. Soft doesn't always equate to elasticity. It can, however, lead to a higher launch angle which may give the player more depth (loopier shot) until he/she makes the adjustment.

Chris, TW

pvaudio 12-03-2012 03:46 PM

Pleeeease? Updated written review of ALU? It doesn't really matter for me since I need to stock it anyway, hence me buying a mini-reel from you a day ago haha :D

TW Staff 12-04-2012 08:55 AM

pvaudio,

The written review is being edited. I can't give you a time frame, unfortunately, but it is coming.

Tiffani, TW

pvaudio 12-04-2012 09:50 AM

You guys never cease to amaze :)

JT_2eighty 12-04-2012 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pvaudio (Post 7042748)
I am replenishing my supply of ALU, and I found this review which in relative terms absolutely SLAMS the Lux. It is, however, dated 04/2003 and many of the strings the playtesters normally use are discontinued. More importantly, most of them are synthetics. I know it's likely your best selling poly along with RPM, but I would be interested to see how times have changed with the changes in the game. :)

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Revi...SMRReview.html

I'm sure you realize this, but for anyone that may not, the old review is the USRSA 2003 review, not done by TW.

I do look forward to TW's written review.

I'm currently testing ALU in my usual gut/poly setup and tension (all things the same except for ALU, same tension, stick, etc). It is definitely a confidence boosting string; all control. Tension loss isn't too terrible as a cross.

pvaudio 12-04-2012 04:16 PM

Yep that's exactly why I requested it. It wasn't their review which isn't consistent with the reviews of their current top end strings.


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