I fell for it, bought a set of Luxilon BB Alu Power... All this talk about them, well I had to try them. Before that, I was using a cheap hybrid composed of Gosen Polylon Ice 17g as mains, and Gosen OG Sheep Micro 16g as crosses. Ive been using my two racquets, one with my original setup, and the other one with Luxilon on mains and OG Sheep on crosses. My thoughts: I like Luxilon, at first couldnt see a huge difference, I thought my serves were going faster, and my groundstrokes too, but initially thought that it was because this frame was strung with less tension. Ive heard it gets better after a while, and I think it feels better now. I played yesterday with my old setup, and today with the Luxi setup. Tension is about the same on both sticks, and yes, Luxilon feels softer than the Poly Ice, feels more powerful, and I generate more spin, more pop. Control is very good, so is with the orig setup. Overall, Im feeling I get more pop with Luxilon, a bit more spin, and control about the same. I like it, but wasnt blown away with it, and am thinking about the cost-benefit factor: I would spend about 8 bucks with this Luxilon hybrid vs 1.6 bucks with my original hybrid setup! Are there cheaper strings out there that resemble Luxilon BB Alu Power? Im kinda new to all this string thing, I used to go with cheap stuff as a rule... Any suggestions?