Cheaper Alternative to ALU or RPM

AHJS

Professional
I'm a user of ALU Feel now, and I love it. Hands down one of the best strings ever made, up there with RPM Blast 18g. I love everything except the cost. Its so expensive, and I get such little life out of it that it gets real pricey. Is there any string similar to ALU or RPM offered at a discount?
 

Ihatetennis

Hall of Fame
I'm a user of ALU Feel now, and I love it. Hands down one of the best strings ever made, up there with RPM Blast 18g. I love everything except the cost. Its so expensive, and I get such little life out of it that it gets real pricey. Is there any string similar to ALU or RPM offered at a discount?
Honestly, no.

Solinco tour bite is cheaper and very good

Razor code is slightly cheaper

But still are expensive
 

AHJS

Professional
Honestly, no.

Solinco tour bite is cheaper and very good

Razor code is slightly cheaper

But still are expensive
I've tried TB, but found it to be pretty stiff and dead. Razor code died even faster, but I did really like that string.
Is getting a sponsorship the only answer?
 

Ihatetennis

Hall of Fame
I've tried TB, but found it to be pretty stiff and dead. Razor code died even faster, but I did really like that string.
Is getting a sponsorship the only answer?
You can get sponsored by diadem and they'll sell reels for 120$

Tecnifibre offers packages but you have to use the rackets, if you like them Tho it's a good deal 500$ for a bag a reel and 4 rackets
 

Hnefi

Semi-Pro
Nope. That's why they can get away with highway robbery prices.
Yeah, I've kind of given up on trying to find "the poor man's ALU Power". Luxilon makes great string and they are being rewarded by the market for it. I've tried lots of "silver poly" like Co Focus, Max Power, Cyber Flash, and Tour Bite. The only one of those I'd put money down for again was Tour Bite 17g.

I just use gut mains now because I can get pretty decent string life out of them and the tension maintenance is great... The thing is though.... When I keep improving and start snapping gut in 2h, I'll have to jump to full poly just by necessity and I don't know what I'm going to do then.
 

Easy Rider

Professional
I'm a user of ALU Feel now, and I love it. Hands down one of the best strings ever made, up there with RPM Blast 18g. I love everything except the cost. Its so expensive, and I get such little life out of it that it gets real pricey. Is there any string similar to ALU or RPM offered at a discount?
See my post at "pros pro strings"
 

AHJS

Professional
You can get sponsored by diadem and they'll sell reels for 120$

Tecnifibre offers packages but you have to use the rackets, if you like them Tho it's a good deal 500$ for a bag a reel and 4 rackets
I'm talking Wilson. That way I would get access to Lux string too.
 

AHJS

Professional
Strategem 8 is even closer to RPM Blast, Spinox is a replica of 4G Rough.
Thats what I've heard. Is it really a replica? I loved Blast so thats great news. Is there any difference between the two?
Also, is 1.25mm the thinnest gauge its offered in?
 
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Ihatetennis

Hall of Fame
I'm talking Wilson. That way I would get access to Lux string too.
I talked to wilson, need a top 5 sectional rank to get any preffered package and top 15 nationally to be sponsored fully

my advice is get a few sets here and there of cheaper poly, you might find one that you like a lot.
 

AHJS

Professional
I talked to wilson, need a top 5 sectional rank to get any preffered package and top 15 nationally to be sponsored fully

my advice is get a few sets here and there of cheaper poly, you might find one that you like a lot.
I got an offer them not too long ago, that's strange...
 

AHJS

Professional
Are Solinco strings good strings? Seems like they would be a good alternative to ALU and would be significantly less expensive.
 

Nkster

Rookie
Big Star Alu 125! 220m reel for 69€ from tennisman.de , it's like Alu with best poly tension maintenance I ever had on one of my rackets. Sounds like cheap advertising but it's not. For me best string ever:p
 

jman32

Rookie
I'm a user of ALU Feel now, and I love it. Hands down one of the best strings ever made, up there with RPM Blast 18g. I love everything except the cost. Its so expensive, and I get such little life out of it that it gets real pricey. Is there any string similar to ALU or RPM offered at a discount?
Compared to have used Alu power (have not tried Alu feel) yonex pro tour "hs" gives deadly control with a nice crisp feel (not too stiff) and very good spin. You should string on the lower side with this string. Another option is WC Silverstring. They are in the same family of firmish round monofilament poly that give great control
 

Dominic

Semi-Pro
I recently tried Yonex Poly Tour Pro 16l and was quite impressed, certainly reminded my of Alu Power and Alu Feel, and at $12.50..helps
 

Imago

Hall of Fame
Thats what I've heard. Is it really a replica? I loved Blast so thats great news. Is there any difference between the two?
Also, is 1.25mm the thinnest gauge its offered in?
I bought 2 reels - 1.25 and 1.30. There is also 1.20.
 
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