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Comments: Luxilon Alu Power Spin is one of the best polys I have ever used. I am an ex-collegiate tennis
player and now coach. I still do play competitively and enjoy trying out different strings. In the last several months I have
tried Solinco, Technifibre, Head, Diadem, Babolat, and various other strings. They all make good strings, but Luixilon Alu
Power Spin is an exceptional string in comparison. The idea to take one of the most popular strings on tour right now and
then make it shaped is genius. After the first hour of hitting with this string, I now know why almost 70% of players on the
pro tour use Luxilon. Alu Power spin offer the amazing pop that regular Alu Power does, but there is an increased spin
production aspect. In terms of spin I think this string can produce just as much as RPM Blast but the advantage is the
added pop you can get. When you hit a nice shot right in the sweet spot with ALI Power Spin, it is almost impossible to
miss. The string pockets the ball perfectly. The one knock on Luxilon generally is that it is uncomfortable. That is often
true, but largely in part to improper stringing tension. I string my racquets generally around 56/57 lbs. With Luxilon Alu
Power Spin I dropped it to 52 lbs and it was a dream. Luxilon string will likely hurt your arm/shoulder if you do not follow
the advice on the package to drop the tension a little bit. It is made to be strung looser. I would highly recommend this
string. I have play tested it in both the Wilson Ultra 97 and Blade 16x19. I'm a 5.0 player.
From: Andrew, 3/16
Comments: This string is my favorite. I like TiMo, BBAP flouro and BBAP 16L, but Spin is my all time favorite.
Played with Babolat natural Gut (very nice, but pricey), Tecnifibre X-1 (nice), Topspin Cyberflash 17 (great + price), Signum
Poly Pro Plasma (good), NXT (good but frays a lot), Babaolat RPM (just ok). My favorite racquets are the Prestige, Liquid
Metal Prestige, Intelligence Prestige, and Flexpoint Prestige Mid. Stringing polyester is tricky so I usually leave 2' extra at
the end/tie-off. That way you can try string and if you don't like you can cut original knot off and restring using the extra 2'
to re-tie off. Which saves a lot of money. I must have read over hundreds of posts where unhappy customers have just cut
out string jobs where the "polyester strings were as stiff as a board." Who can afford to waste a $25-$35 string job?
From: Anon, 6/15
Comments: These strings did not last long at all for me. I use a Wilson Pro Staff 90 and these strings were
the 2 hours that I hit with them. One framed tennis ball and the strings were gone. It's sad because I was able to hit so well
them and now I feel as if I have wasted 20 dollars for nothing. I'm probably never going to buy Luxilon strings again.
From: Chase, 7/14
Comments: I strung my son's racquet with this -- he used to use 4G (16) on his mains but he likes this string
because of feel and spin. The negative side is that as other people mentioned it won't last long. My son is almost 15 and
6-8 hours of practice. Still nice string!
From: Ken, 4/14
Comments: This string is great. Grips the ball well and generates good spin and I love how it feels at 54x52 lbs
a Wilson Blade 98S. Only problem is that it only lasted me 50 minutes. Kind of odd for Luxilon.
From: Christian, 2/14
Comments: Amazing spin and great control, but this string does not last more than 5 hours if you are a big
Shame since its price, it gets expensive.
From: Loay, 11/13
Comments: I have tried almost every Luxilon on my Prestige MP racquet (i.e. BB Original, BB Original Rough,
Rough, ALU Power and ALU Spin). ALU Spin is best strung between 46-51 lbs. The grab and spin is phenomenal at this
no elbow issues. The ALU Power feels a bit more solid but the ALU Spin produces more spin and velocity. Basically, if you
any Luxilon above 53 lbs on a thin beam racquet you are into tennis elbow territory.
From: Pete, 8/13
Comments: I expected a lot out of this string. The long and short of it is that it simply killed my elbow. I've
had elbow issues in my 20 plus year tennis career, and almost instantly with this stuff my elbow hurt and that was with
tension about 5lbs when stringing. As it loosened up a bit more, my elbow issues diminished slightly, but it was still a
string. It does generate tons of spin, but there's no way I'll ever use it again. Just not for me with that kind of side effect.
others use it without issue, but I'll stick with a good multi in the future. Not worth the hype in my opinion.
From: Mike, 5/13
Comments: I tend to hit flat so I look for little spin advantages wherever possible. ALU Power Spin (pentagon)
strings really grip the ball and generate a good deal of spin, much more so
than ALU Power Rough which is what I used for 5 years. Also, I just made the mistake of
buying the Luxilon Savage strings (Hexagon) on accident and Savage doesn't perform anything
like the ALU Power Spin.
From: Allen. 4/11
NTRP Rating: 5.5
Comments: It seems to me that this is Luxilon's stab at a Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour type string. I like it a
better than that one, but overall not as much as the softer Luxilons. I keep one racquet strung with Alu-Rough, and one
Fluoro, both crossed with Head RIP Control. These strings are thickest, stiffest and heaviest of the lot. The pros of this
definitely the spin. However, I get as much spin with Fluoro, simply because it's lighter and I get more racquet head speed
result. The string works best if you hit hard all the time. However, it's so stiff that there is a control loss if you let up at all,
of like you're hitting with a board. Definite loss of feel as well. So you big bangers out there, this is the spin string for you.
sticking with the other two in the line (Alu Power original is just a little too powerful for me).
From: Stewart, VT, USA, 02/11
Comments: This string is NOT a string for hybriding, at least with a Sonic Pro. I had my YOUTEK Radical MP
with "Spin" in the mains and the Sonic Pro in the crosses. Man it felt like I couldn't hit anything. It felt like I was being
and every time I tried to hit it hard, the ball went from tennis to baseball, hitting a home run every time.
From: Evan, Waynesboro, PA, USA, 01/11
Comments: Amazing string! If you are a player that can play with your strings loose without losing it...this is
string for you! I tried tons of poly (and multi) and this is by far the best! Unfortunately is not inexpensive but it's worth it! I
on main and crosses (53 lb) and I play with a Babolat Pure Drive GT plus!
From: Andrea, Woodbridge, VA, USA, 01/11
Comments: I am speechless, this string is incredible. Spin is unbelievable!
From: Jim, 11/10
Comments: This is a very good string and it feels like the ALU power but the spin has improved it.
From: Jay, USA. 4/10
Comments: I just got done using this string in a hybrid with X-One Biphase crosses at 60lbs. I want to say this
the best string combination I've found so far. Great spin, minimal string movement, great for volleys (especially touch
drop shots). My 1HBHs were meaner. The kick serves kicked a little extra and the slices were penetrating. And since my
doesn't hurt at all, I highly recommend this string in hybrid applications. As for how long this combination will last, I guess
will tell, but for how well the strings played it doesn't matter a whole lot to me personally.
From: Nikhil B.,Indianapolis, IN. 9/09
Prince Hybrid Hornet MP
Comments: Great String. I can impart more spin than ever before and swing away with confidence. However, it
lasts about 4 hours before breaking. Use something else in the cross, because it cuts into itself.
From: John, San Jose, CA USA. 7/09
Comments: This string is absolutely incredible! I hit a forehand with a lot of topspin so I thought that I would
Luxilon ALU Spin a try. I was amazed at the amount of additional spin that this string gives me. Forehands that before fell
long are now snapping down right inside the baseline, making my forehand a much stronger weapon that before. Also great
serves - a lot of power and spin. This is, by far, the best string I have ever played. If you hit a forehand with a lot of
should definitely give Luxilon ALU Spin a try.
From: Kenneth, Dallas, Texas, USA. 2/09
Comments: I've used many different strings now trying to develop good spin and control without too much
on the arm. I have found it in the ALU Power Spin strings. I also string rackets for family, friends and our local league
have been stringing their rackets with the ALU Power Spin and they all love it. From the women to the men. From 2.5 to the
players they all love the stuff. The ladies like it because they can get that spin thing the men do. The men like it because
hit hard and deep with a great amount of control. To date I have not broken any strings and I play 3 to 4 times a week just
every week, from temps ranging from 28 to 108. Having said that I do change my strings every three months. My wife has
set on for 6 months with no problems and she plays more than I do. She also hits harder than some of the men do. This is
From: Dan, Monticello, Arkansas, USA. 2/09
Comments: This is my favorite string ever! I used it on my AeroPro Drive with Pro Hurricane Tour 17 on it at 58
and found the combination of power and spin to be unbelievable. I would recommend this string to anyone who wants
access to spin as well, as the shape of it offers excellent bite on the ball.
From: Anon., Oregon, USA. 1/09
Comments: What happened to the 17 gauge ALU Spin? This is the best string I ever played with. It's easier
arm than the 16g.
From: Mozart, Marietta, GA, USA. 11/08
Comments: I tried Luxilon Power Spin for the first time with it strung at the high range of my racket's
recommendation. The rotation developed on the ball with this string is sensational, which allows you to "swing away" with
confidence. The ball will often "banana ball" into the court to the surprise of your opponent (and often you). I was playing
Gamma Zo Pro Spin, which was a bit more comfortable but offered less spin. The Luxilon Power Spin was a little tough on
but perhaps stringing it at 10% lower tension (as recommended by Lulixon) will help. The string broke after 2 matches and I
suspect the angles on the pentagon shaped strings dig into each other and "saw" through the string. This may be a good
the hybrid setting, which may offer a bit more control and comfort.
From: Jim, Colleyville, TX, USA. 8/08
Comments: The spin I can get from this racket is excellent. I have great control when I play. I love this string,
though after 6 hours of playing, it starts to wear out. But overall I think it's a nice string.
From: NIKKE, HONG KONG. 8/08
All around player.
Comments: This string is great. I'm able to unload on the ball and not fear it going deep. Excellent spin. I
with BB ALU Power Rough before trying the Spin. I like them both but believe that I'll stick with the Spin.
From: Brad (3.5), Baton Rouge, LA, USA. 7/08
Comments: Alu power feel, NOT Alu power performance. There's decent spin, but the strings don't stay in
I want. It's decent performance in a MG Radical Pro @ 63 mains, with NXT at 58 in crosses. I think I'll stick with the original
From: Anon, 04/08