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PrincessAdam 01-31-2013 07:16 AM

Luxilon ALU rough alternative?
 
As of right now, my current set up is Luxilon alu rough at 53. This has got to be my favorite string at the moment. The only thing I don't like about it is the tension maintenance, and the price. I'm looking for something that plays similar, and the price isn't so high. I ordered some kirschbaum black shark a little while ago but just didn't really like it, I didn't feel like a had the control I did with the luxilon. What do you guys recommend?

pvaudio 01-31-2013 07:22 AM

This is the question that has been asked for years, and the string you want.....does not exist. Nothing on the market now replicates the feel of any type of ALU. Topspin Cyberflash up to 2010 did feel remarkably similar, but the formulation is new.

I would recommend you try Tour Bite if you have not yet. A good stiff playing spin monster of a string. Doesn't feel like ALU, but still damn good.

TennisCJC 01-31-2013 07:31 AM

SigPro Tornado and Tecnifibre Black Code and TEcnifibre Ruff Code are also premium grade rough co-polys. They want feel exactly like ALU but they are very very good and last a bit longer before trampolining or dull.

pvaudio 01-31-2013 07:39 AM

^^^Tornado is is 3rd in my 5 fave poly list, but it feels absolutely nothing like ALU. That's actually exactly why I like it so much haha.

mrtrinh 01-31-2013 07:48 AM

For me tour bite gives the same feel as ALU rough

gavna 01-31-2013 07:53 AM

Tecnifibre Ruff Code very very similar........

maverick1981 01-31-2013 08:23 AM

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=451386

pvaudio 01-31-2013 08:27 AM

As JT said, the closest thing I have found on the market is Typhoon grey. It's still not that similar IMO, but I do think it's the closest available.

jman32 01-31-2013 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PrincessAdam (Post 7181962)
As of right now, my current set up is Luxilon alu rough at 53. This has got to be my favorite string at the moment. The only thing I don't like about it is the tension maintenance, and the price. I'm looking for something that plays similar, and the price isn't so high. I ordered some kirschbaum black shark a little while ago but just didn't really like it, I didn't feel like a had the control I did with the luxilon. What do you guys recommend?

I was looking for alu power replacement. 2 options that you should look at:
Big hitter silver rough 16gg. This has the crisp feel like alu but not too stiff
Or
Genesis typhoon. Really good for the first couple hours, than loses its great playability.

Typhoon is better than bhsr at first but drops below bhsr after a couple of hours

PrincessAdam 01-31-2013 02:38 PM

Thanks guys. I think I may just look into some non textured polys, since I'm not looking for a string that produces monster amounts of spin, I just like that controlled spin.

db10s 01-31-2013 02:41 PM

Dunlop ICE.

PrincessAdam 01-31-2013 03:11 PM

Do y'all know how wc silverstring compares to alu rough?

PrincessAdam 01-31-2013 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by db10s (Post 7183091)
Dunlop ICE.

Dunlop Ice just looks so darn cheap!

Doubles 01-31-2013 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PrincessAdam (Post 7183142)
Do y'all know how wc silverstring compares to alu rough?

As I'm sure PVaudio will say, it doesn't compare.

rodrigoamaral 01-31-2013 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pvaudio (Post 7182122)
As JT said, the closest thing I have found on the market is Typhoon grey. It's still not that similar IMO, but I do think it's the closest available.

agreed.. Genesis typhoon is close but not quite like alu rough.. its softer with more power..can;t replicate the feeling of any lux strings!!

Smasher08 01-31-2013 04:27 PM

Try Big Hitter Silver Rough or MSV HeptaTwist.

J011yroger 01-31-2013 04:42 PM

I LOVE ALU.

Using the word love here.

But I couldn't afford it since it broke in 45min-1 1/2 hour of hitting.

Tried Kevlar/ALU and it caved all my racquets.

Now I am using a hybrid of BBO/ALUR, and it is lasting me about twice as long as full ALU, maybe 1 hour to 3 hours.

The BBO/ALUR needs to be strung MUCH MUCH looser than full ALU since the BBO is so stiff. But the BBO bites like hell, and the ALU gives it a bit of pop.

It is a different feeling blend, but I like it just as much, if it lasts twice as long for you and costs about the same, I consider that a win.

J

THESEXPISTOL 01-31-2013 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by J011yroger (Post 7183301)
I LOVE ALU.

Using the word love here.

But I couldn't afford it since it broke in 45min-1 1/2 hour of hitting.

Tried Kevlar/ALU and it caved all my racquets.

Now I am using a hybrid of BBO/ALUR, and it is lasting me about twice as long as full ALU, maybe 1 hour to 3 hours.

The BBO/ALUR needs to be strung MUCH MUCH looser than full ALU since the BBO is so stiff. But the BBO bites like hell, and the ALU gives it a bit of pop.

It is a different feeling blend, but I like it just as much, if it lasts twice as long for you and costs about the same, I consider that a win.

J

You must be thor. I couldn't believe until i saw this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_yy4enkOjk

J011yroger 01-31-2013 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by THESEXPISTOL (Post 7183358)
You must be thor. I couldn't believe until i saw this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_yy4enkOjk

More recent, and hitting with the string setup in question.

https://vimeo.com/56250360

J

db10s 01-31-2013 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PrincessAdam (Post 7183169)
Dunlop Ice just looks so darn cheap!

Looks can be deceiving. I get free Black Widow here and there from Dunlop. And I still use ICE. Its a generic version of Alu, except its better in some areas.


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