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Old 04-03-2012, 12:40 PM   #2419
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Luxilon Adrenaline Rough 1.25mm / Yonex Tour Super 850 1.30mm





Stringing: I've strung this setup before as it's what I string for rdis10093 in real life. The Adrenaline Rough is a perfect mix of ALU Rough and Adrenaline. It's got that odd bumpy texture like ALUR, and coils up like a viper like Adrenaline does. Overall, nothing terrible. I hinted at in the last review that OGSM is one of the easiest strings to string: a top 5 for sure. Yonex 850 is easier. If I had to make a top 3 easiest strings to work with it would be, in order:

1. Pro Supex Maxim Touch
2. Yonex 850 16
3. Gosen OGSM

It just glides through everything so easily, no risk of breaking it, even though it ghosts a bit you can't tell due to its color, and it just feels extra soft. Even though his racquet has 20 crosses, needless to say, I don't really mind! Strung at 52/55lbs.

Groundstrokes: Have to be honest: this isn't for me. It has a very unusual feel. The crosses are incredibly soft, but the Adrenaline has a boardy feel. So, what you're left with is a board on springs. Spin is fairly good, and power is good as well. Regardless, it has the Lux feel that I don't care for. Others may, however.
Overall: 8.25/10

Serves: More of the same here. There is quite a bit of power, however. Slice serves work admirably, for one thing. But as an overall serving setup, this still doesn't feel right.
Overall: 8.25/10

Volleys: This is too soft to give high marks for feel, and too stiff feeling for touch. I'll explain more below.
Overall: 8.25/10

Durability: The Lux took two hours to settle as rdis10093 did mention. That's far too long for me, because by that time, the Yonex was incredibly frayed.
Overall: 8/10

I don't have too many deep thoughts about this setup. I don't think that these strings are complementary, and that's about it. Think about a trampoline where the mesh is made of steel. So, you have a stiff plane which can move on springs. That's the sort of feel I get here: stiff and unyielding feeling, but with a mushiness that's just not for me. I think a stiffer cross would be ideal with Adrenaline Rough.


Overall: 8.25/10
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