Best Luxilon string

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  1. rsmith

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    I’m tired of ignoring it; I’m going to take in the RF97 black tomorrow for new string, and I want to finally try out a luxilon string. I like taking big cuts at the ball with nice, plush string. My favourite are still cyclone, but I’d like something less dead feeling and more controlled.

    Which luxilon string (or pre packed hybrid) do you like?
     
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  2. Tennis_Monk

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    Luxilon big banger Alu rough
     
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    ALU, ALU Rough, ALU/4G Soft, and Element are all nice strings. All are different from each other though.
     
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  4. danbrenner

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    Hey brotha.
    I know u know a lot about lux strings
    I never us d the element. But they seem compelling. I’m assuming they bring comfort to the table? Have u used them ? Why are your thought. In comparison with alu, orig, or maybe ace ?? Thanks
     
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  5. USPTARF97

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    Tonic 1.30/ Lux 4g 1.25 57/54
    Tonic 1.30/ Lux Alu 1.25 57/54
    Tonic 1.30/ Lux Adren1.25 57/54
    VS Touch 1.30/ Lux. 57/54

    *55/52-59/56 depending on conditions


    Sponsored by Luxilon for the last several years and have been playing Lux for 15+ years. Using the RF97 since it came out. Lux strings play great in the frame for me at 50-52 full bed poly but after a few hours in that frame the strings lose tension and become uncontrollable. The heft of the frame with 16x19 is tough on the strings. Haven’t tried full bed 4g due to stiffness. At $23-$28 a set you can play gut/poly that will last 8-10hrs pretty easy.
     
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  6. Tuskarr

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    Alu rough if you want plush (for a poly). It won't be as plush the second time you hit with it. By the third time, it will be quite stiff.
     
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  7. MisterP

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    Element Rough 16 is the best copoly string I've ever used. For like 2 hours.
     
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    Element is a string I have played the least, but I have another set waiting to be strung up; with any luck I'll get to play with it at the beginning of next month. It's certainly the softest of the Luxilon offerings. BBO is the antithesis in that it has no free power. Element is far softer and has a nice feel.
     
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  9. danbrenner

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    That’s hat I figured. But a few players have mentioned Uber low ten stability. Let’s see what you come up with in a few weeks. Please keep us posted. Thanks
     
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    Thanks for your feedback guys!

    I decided on the Alu Power Rough (1.25). I’ll let you know how it plays. Trying Element was my second choice.
     
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  11. Nostradamus

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    Alu power rough is great string. bit stiff but string of choice for Roger Federer. Also Element is nice and soft but it is powerful. if you looking for added power, Element would have been good choice as well.
     
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  12. rsmith

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    I haven’t played with a stiffer poly since RPM; I’ll see if my improved technique yields more resistance to stiffer poly. As for the power, I prefer very lower powered string. I like taking big cuts at the ball.
     
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  13. Nostradamus

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    Then Element might be too powerful for you. It is softer for sure and easy on the arm but packs lots of power for a poly. and I didn't think it had anywhere close to spin potential to alu power rough
     
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    once out...try the Laserfibre JB Tour 100...
     
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  15. El_Yotamo

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    I'm on the TW playtest for that string. Really excited, maybe I'll compare it to my beloved Ice/Fire setup :)
     
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  16. Bender

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    ALU Power 16L (not the rough) strung at 50 lbs is still the setup to beat for me, IMO.

    Element is nice too but despite its softness is relatively underpowered and not as spin-friendly...reminds me of a plusher Pro Line II. Haven't tried Element Rough.

    I know you want to try Luxilon, but have you tried RPM Rough? Really nice string that lets you take full swings at the ball, provides immense spin, and yet is soft...suspiciously soft almost...
     
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  17. ROCKinCourier

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    I just made the switch over to full bed poly -- Lux Alu Power Soft @ 48lbs (mains and crosses). I like it. I can take big cuts at the ball, and it doesn't irritate my arm/elbow/shoulder at all. Good pocketing, power and I don't lose control. Spin generation is solid too. Very consistent string.
     
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  18. achapa8807

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    While you are going to try Alu Rough, I'd even give Original Rough a shot. I actually enjoyed 4G rough; it seemed like it was a mix of OG and Alu IMHO. It's hard to find issues with any Luxilon string when freshly strung. I've been playing OG, Alu, and 4G (since its release at least) since my high school days back in '04-'07.
     
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