Alu power 1.15 any good?

Crashbaby

Semi-Pro
I expect a short duration, which is fine as I string my own. But is the magic few hours in this string? My BP has a 344 sw with strike 1.25, so I’m looking to lower the swing weight. Is this a good idea? Also considering this dirt cheap today as it’s on sale for less than half price. or am better off with strike 1.2 or poly tour pro 1.2? I tried the pro in 1.2 and it played pretty well. Will Alu 1.15 be crisper?
 

Tennisist

Semi-Pro
For me, ALU power 115 was the best from all Luxilon strings I've tried. It definitely has the best bite. Its feel is better than the rest.

It will be crisper than Poly Tour Pro, but its grabbing ability is much higher. For heavy spin, it is a string that is hard to beat.
 
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J D

Rookie
Going from ALU Power 1.25 to 1.15, you will drop about 3 grams. That equates to about 6 SW points. It’s definitely a noticeable difference and worth a try. You will lose some control and durability but get more spin with the thinner gauge.
 
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Crashbaby

Semi-Pro
My Blade Pro 16m string experiment with Alu power 1.15 has ended with breakage at 16 hours, mostly doubles. Strung at 48 lbs.
Very surprised with this string. Super comfortable and plush. At the 12 hour mark tension loss according to racquet tune was 14.2%, enough control for me. I bought a reel on special, hoping I would like it and I do. I have a fairly sensitive elbow and this super kind to it. It actually had more comfort than my usual gut/poly hybrid of VS and 1.25mm Strike at 55/52. The only slight negative was the feel was no where near as crisp. The blade pro is very soft and for me, this Alu 1.15 was borderline on the “a little bit soft” side of things. If you like a plush set up, this Alu 1.15 is nothing like the thicker 1.25mm standard version.
The Vacation Tennis review prompted me to give this a shot. His review is definitely worth watching on YouTube before trying out this string.
 
My Blade Pro 16m string experiment with Alu power 1.15 has ended with breakage at 16 hours, mostly doubles. Strung at 48 lbs.
Very surprised with this string. Super comfortable and plush. At the 12 hour mark tension loss according to racquet tune was 14.2%, enough control for me. I bought a reel on special, hoping I would like it and I do. I have a fairly sensitive elbow and this super kind to it. It actually had more comfort than my usual gut/poly hybrid of VS and 1.25mm Strike at 55/52. The only slight negative was the feel was no where near as crisp. The blade pro is very soft and for me, this Alu 1.15 was borderline on the “a little bit soft” side of things. If you like a plush set up, this Alu 1.15 is nothing like the thicker 1.25mm standard version.
The Vacation Tennis review prompted me to give this a shot. His review is definitely worth watching on YouTube before trying out this string.
tier one ghost wire has thin gauge, holds tension and is very soft.
 

aaron_h27

Hall of Fame
My Blade Pro 16m string experiment with Alu power 1.15 has ended with breakage at 16 hours, mostly doubles. Strung at 48 lbs.
Very surprised with this string. Super comfortable and plush. At the 12 hour mark tension loss according to racquet tune was 14.2%, enough control for me. I bought a reel on special, hoping I would like it and I do. I have a fairly sensitive elbow and this super kind to it. It actually had more comfort than my usual gut/poly hybrid of VS and 1.25mm Strike at 55/52. The only slight negative was the feel was no where near as crisp. The blade pro is very soft and for me, this Alu 1.15 was borderline on the “a little bit soft” side of things. If you like a plush set up, this Alu 1.15 is nothing like the thicker 1.25mm standard version.
The Vacation Tennis review prompted me to give this a shot. His review is definitely worth watching on YouTube before trying out this string.
Ut oh, they're going to come for you...
 

WYK

Hall of Fame
In my 18X20 Blades, 6.1's and Speed Pros, I often use a thinner gauge. It mostly works fine and lowers the swingweight in the 6.1 and the blade, but the pro needs a bit more string for control.
So I put 120 in the mains and maybe a thinner gauge in the crosses. Right now I am running TB 120 in a full bed to very good effect.
 
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