Which Strings To Get!

Discussion in 'Strings' started by I love rug, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. I love rug

    I love rug Guest

    I am debating whether to get the Technifibre x-one Biphase 17 or the Luxilon Big Banger ALU power 16L. I know that the Tech is multifilament and the Lux is polyester, but does that even matter? I'm using Head Synthetic Gut PPS 16 String on my Head Flexpoint Tour racquet. I can hit it pretty hard already with these strings but looking for a little bit more spin. Also some more power on my serves. So I was wondering what the difference is between the Technifibre and the Big Banger.
  2. andyroddick's mojo

    andyroddick's mojo Professional

    Jan 2, 2006
    well, seeing as you like to hit hard and like spin and power, I would definitely go with the alu power. The alu power will hold tension better in the beginning and you'll get good power, and especially spin. It's probably twice as durable as tecnifibre.
  3. I love rug

    I love rug Guest

    Ya ok...but does the ALU have any control? If you have tried the Head Synthetic PPS 16, how does it compare to that in regard to control?
  4. snoflewis

    snoflewis Hall of Fame

    Aug 3, 2006
    he won't get as much power on the luxilon than the TF biphase....that's for sure.

    the alupower will give more spin because it's stiffer...but at the same time the stiffness of the string will also make it less powerful.

    the TECNIFIBRE biphase will be more powerful because it's softer, but that results in less spin...

    imo, the best thing to do is to go w/ the TF biphase, and just brush up on the ball more for more spin.... spin will come mainly from technique

    lastly, keep in mind that both strings will lose tension over time....so both will lose feel and tension won't be as high as before.
  5. MTChong

    MTChong Professional

    Jun 21, 2005
    I feel the same way as snoflewis does on this topic.
  6. Valjean

    Valjean Hall of Fame

    Mar 17, 2004
    North Carolina
    Just go for a thinner gauge of what you are using and lower the tension a few lbs.; you don't have to switch strings.
  7. Keifers

    Keifers Legend

    Jun 20, 2005
    The poly will grab the ball more than then Biphase, no? And loose tension and become unplayable sooner?
  8. andyroddick's mojo

    andyroddick's mojo Professional

    Jan 2, 2006
    these two strings are completely different, in the sense that they're made differently. Overall I would go with the alu power because of three reasons.

    1) the spin you'll get will be incredible, and as the strings loosen up you'll get more power and less stiffness.

    2) Alu power is probably one of the most popular strings in the world, especially on tour, so you get to see what most pros play with.

    3) Alu power is one of the top rated strings on s t r i n g f o r u m. n e t, go there and read the reviews and compare it to tecnifibre.
  9. Richie Rich

    Richie Rich Legend

    Feb 24, 2004
    OP needs to keep in mid that alu will go dead and lose playability in about 20 hours of hitting. not sure what the durability of tec bi-phase is but the flexpoint tour is an open pattern on a 100sq inch headsize so you may snap them earlier than 20 hours of hitting.
  10. roddick_rulz

    roddick_rulz Semi-Pro

    Sep 21, 2005
    well the only reason why people may say that the technifibre is better is because it has more power. If you really want more power you can just get alu power strung at a lower tension.
  11. ace of spades

    ace of spades Semi-Pro

    Sep 25, 2005
    Its not even right to compare these two strings. Simply put, if you are not a string breaker and dont hit realy hard, polys are not worth it. In your position I would go with a higher guage x-1 biphase, its a realy nice multi.

    just because pros use the string, and it is "the most popular sting in the world", does not mean it is the right sting for you.
  12. Discovery660

    Discovery660 New User

    Jun 28, 2006

    ^^^ AMEN!

    I tried Alu Power on my o3 Blue, and I did not like it at all.
  13. donut

    donut Rookie

    Jun 2, 2006

    y not hybrid it im guessing? o.o alu mains and tf crosses?
  14. You cannot be serious !!!

    You cannot be serious !!! Rookie

    Aug 17, 2006
    I have just strung with Tecnifibre biphase 16G - its an excellent string, great feel and power. Dunno about durability though, will let you know how i go

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