Luxilon ALU Power 16L String Customer feedback
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Comments: I am using the Head Instinct MP Graphene. I have strung it with ALU Power at 57 lbs. At first, the
amount of power I could generate was unreal, although after a week or two it has lost a lot of tension. I am using a western grip
on my forehand and I felt like the difference between the simple ALU Power and Rough was that Rough didn't have that pop that I
was looking for.
Comments: Strung a Wilson BLX Six One 90 with ALU Power. It dropped tension by a full 10% down to 51 lbs. The
balls seemed to sail! Careful how low you go with this string tension. I have fast full strokes. Replacing with Luxilon 4G at 58lbs.
Will leave feedback again after some play time.
Comments: When it comes to playability and feel, this string is the best ever! The spin and control and amazing.
This string gives you a crisp feel unparalleled by any other poly. Quick tension drop and price may be issues though.
Comments: This is still the greatest string that I have ever used. As part of my job I have to try out strings, but
when I go back to ALU Power there is nothing quite like it. When you rip a big forehand and it just dives in the back of the court
with consistency. It is the greatest feeling and you then know why it is the most popular poly.
Comments: I love this string. It plays amazing, but if you shank a lot,
don't buy it, because it's not durable then. I broke two string jobs in
two weeks because of mis-hits. It's pretty expensive. I would try out the
Big Banger XP.
Comments: First time playing with this string and so far, I am seriously impressed. I strung it at 58 lbs
on my Head Youtek IG Speed MP 300 and I have been able to achieve massive amounts of power and control. They are
definitely stiffer than you will be used to, even for a polyester but I don't find it as a problem as I have been starting to
string at higher tensions than 58 so it balances. The spin potential is also very good, about the same as RPM for me.
Overall, very impressive and so far is my new top string. Definitely brought my game to another level.
Comments: I tried this string at 55 lbs on my Pure Drive GT. After one week of playing, it
feel softer than Babolat RPM Blast at the same tension (used rpm blast previously). While this is a good string, I kind of
have a mixed feeling. Going to give another week of trying before deciding to go back to RPM. Maybe I will restring it
higher at 56 or 57. Good thing is I never feel uneasy with this string at all. Very comfortable and safe (yet
expensive). Tighter tension would probably give me more control in the court. Suits all sort of players I guess though
you have to get accustomed to its character.
Comments: Comments: Not sure if this is just an anomaly, but strung this on both my racquets and one
broke within 45 minutes of playing. Granted, I'm a hard hitter and I put a lot of spin on my ball, but I've hit with some
they last me much longer than this..
Comments: Is it just me who hated the gut/ alu power hybrid?? I have an
aero storm tour gt and put vs guts 16g in the mains at 62lbs and the alu
power at 60lbs on the crosses. Compared to the vs/rpm blast hybrid, I
did not get the control or spin like before. I did get more power though
but I wasn't looking for power. Just going to go back to vs gut and rpm
Comments: I have tried this string a couple times in various iterations (by itself with very low tension,
gut in mains both at very low tensions), and every time it gives me some kind of arm pain, most often in the wrist and
also in the
elbow. It is an amazing string and I wish that I could use it. You really get amazing power and spin with it, and it is a
controllable power you get. But I just can't use it unfortunately because of the stiffness and harshness. Just causes me
arm problems. I think some people have the DNA or muscle strength to use it, but I surely don't. For someone coming
string for the first time, I would recommend starting with a very low tension first 42 to 45 pounds tops. See how your
arm takes it
and slowly increase from there if you think you need to.
Comments: This string is amazing!!! I feel like some shots I hit are gonna go out but they stay in. This
a lot of control and power and a tremendous amount of spin. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this string!!!
Comments: This is a very good string. It has good feel and good pop. The best string I have found!
Comments: I've been playing tennis as far as I can remember for about 40 years now. I've tried all sorts
from nylon to gut. I have to admit this string is by far the best I have tested. The feel is superb. My level of game
significantly. It gave me extra sting and boosted my confidence. I highly recommend.
Comments: This is the best string ever made. I used this string in my Prince Black Speedport customized
tape at 3 and 9 o'clock, that it was so easy to handle pace and hit a heavy ball deep. This is ten times better than any
out there. Another added dimension to lead tape is that it gives you weight you can transfer into the shot which makes
ball heavier. All the good older players at my club use this string with 110 or 115 square inch head size and I am like
you play with a such a big racquet and make the ball go where ever you want shot after shot, well the answer is this
string. I would
also recommend uses a dampener to reduce the vibration of this string. I have hit the most sickest drop shots with this
accident and the heaviest backhands and forehands. If you are younger, I do not think that is string will ruin your elbow
and if you
are used to polys then you should be fine with this string.
Comments: I've recently strung these on a Prince EXO3 graphite 100 at 23kgs. I'm not sure if it's the
string combo, or just the strings, or if i've just improved my technique, but I'm finding that around about the time I got
racquet back from the stringers, my topspin shots are diving into the court significantly often, whereas normally they'd
fly long or
wide. Regardless of whether I actually play better, I think these strings are better than your average poly, mainly
plastic they're made off seems to retain strength very well even when bent and fatigued. (try it for yourself!, take some
of it and
bend it around and try to break it, it's very difficult). This is a very good property for a tennis string to have, because of
strings need to weave over and under each other, causing a good deal of stress to the strings at certain points. They
to have held their tension well over 3-4hrs of smacking the ball around, and the strings do not move out of position
much so far.Hopefully they'll keep going!
Comments: This string is very good. I extremely recommend that you hybrid with it! It feels awesome,
play with it and it is easy to swing. This string in a hybrid allows aggressive players to hit hard (make sure you brush a
the ball still goes in. It plays wonderfully. Unfortunately, like most other hybrids, durability will drop. Luxilon does dig
your softer string, even after only about 2-3 hours. Sort of afraid the string will snap all of a sudden.
Comments: I'm all for the opinion that strings should be a personal thing and that people should buy
suit their game, and not Roger Federer's. But there is a reason that so many people use this string, including both
and top ranked juniors. It's just straight up amazing. Don't feel that you're on some kind of a bandwagon or anything
with Luxilon because if you hit big, with topspin, this is the best stuff to use. It holds the tension extremely well and it
lasts for a
while, even if you're playing 3-4 hrs, all 7 days. It is well worth the buy, and it is well worth it for your game too.
Comments: This is a great string! I used to play with a full bed of Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour but when I
to ALU Power it was such a difference!
It is extremely control oriented string compared to the Pro Hurricane Tour and the durability is awesome! I'm never
change strings after this! PS- I kept it at my regular tension of 56 lbs and it felt awesome.
Comments: I decided to try this string out of morbid curiosity, because I am very satisfied with MSV
strings. But, because the use of this string on the Tour and all the masochist tendencies of expensive means better I
gave it a try.
It turned out to be a pretty good string. Very powerful and the grip on the ball is not bad for not being a textured string
or a thin
one. It starts very stiff, but after a while it loosens a bit and gets more comfortable, like any other poly out there. I still
MSV because of better spin and cost effectiveness, but if you are looking for power as the main priority and can afford
recommend this string blindly. In about a month I will be trying Tourna Big Hitter Rough 17 and compare them with by
MSVs to see if its worth making a switch.
Comments: I love these strings. I play first court junior varsity at a school that has won state 10 years in
a row and
can beat most varsity players from other schools. My
coach put these in the mains with a synthetic gut in the crosses and my game became so much
better. I highly recommend these to everyone.
Comments: I came back to this string because of it's buy 2 get 1 free promotion. Good control, good
power string. Here's a bit of my advice. Its recommended to have it string at least 10% less of tension, if you do that,
you mess it
up. The tension loss of this string is a Lot, over 15% in the first couple days of play. This string is stiff, so the way to
do it is put
the string on at your normal tension (I put 3 lbs more on mine) be patient and let it rest for a week or 2. This way, it
some of its tension loss before you play, which won't leave you feeling like hitting a wooden board and hurting your
arm. (If you
do the 10% less tension, it will feel like your favorite racket for the first 1 or 2 days and it'll feel like crap at the rest of
its life. It's
like 40+ lbs left or something like that). Highly recommend for hybrid as the main and something soft at the cross. If
you do a
full bed, make sure to get a good or bigger dampener, because of its stiffness it tends to vibrate a lot. Good luck :)
Comments: These strings have changed my whole game to anther level and I can't even describe it.
are the best feeling strings I had ever hit with.
Comments: I can't even begin to describe how awesome these strings are. They were a little stiff at first
about an hour- hour and a half the minor problems disappeared. I strung these in my mains with Prince Synthetic Gut
Duraflex and I must say it's awesome. Perfect spin, Perfect Power, Perfect Control, Perfect Touch. The only thing I have
wrong with these is the amount of strain it puts on my arm with is to be expected from a sting like this but the problem
quickly remedied by the addition of a stronger dampener.
Comments: Got this strung on the mains of my Microgel radical hybrided with Wilson synthetic gut on
Average... but when I hit with big banger on the mains and pro hurricane tour on the crosses on another racquet it
started to get a
whole lot better. I will be going with that combo next time.
Comments: If you want to try Power 16L but is afraid that your arms
will hurt, try this combination: Fluoro 17 on main at mid-2, Power 16L
on cross at mid-4. The balance of spin, power and feel is great. Power
16L is stiff but if you lower the tension, it works well. Powerful,
consistent and predictable. Many people shy away from Power 16L and
stuck with soft strings like NXT. That's unfortunate. I have tried
Luxilon's Power 16L, Fluoro 17 and Ace 18. All these are more
consistent and playable than NXT. You just have to lower their tension.
I prefer hybrids. If you don't hit that hard, try Ace 18 on main and
Fluoro 17 on cross at mid tension. Using thinner gauge for main
Comments: I started using this string about 6 weeks ago and I have to say that I'm still trying to adjust
to it. I
strung it on my head Youtek radical pro at 57lbs and at the beginning I felt like as was hitting the ball with a piece of a
In the first match with this string my serves, which is normally very strong, were not the same, my balls had no speed
and at the
end of the match my arm was hurting. After few days using it seems that things start getting better as far as the
tension is going
down a little bit.... Lets see what is going to happen in the next "chapters"... I will keep trying it with a lower tension
(before I have
used Head sonic pro, which is my favorite till now and Head PPs synthetic gut, which is a great string for playability, but
weak. it breaks and lose tension very easy).
Comments: Outstanding. The best poly in the market. You will be surprised by the performance of this
believe me. At first, I was afraid about my arm, because I never played with a polyester string in my life. I switched to it
ago, and since then, it's my favorite string. Hard hitters or not, this string offers power and spin in your shots (also, a
comfort to be a poly). However, I must say, try to lower the tension a little. Best results comes when you strung it
lbs (full string bed). I never tried it in a hybrid, so I don't know if it feels the same. But I used the rough version on a
the result it's just the same: AMAZING.
First choice, and the last one you would make.
Comments: I bought a Wilson blx six one 95 three days ago. The local tennis store strung the racquet
stamina strings for free. I went to play the same day and guess what? What a big deception and I even start thinking it
racquet (no control at all). Then I strung the racquet with alu power 125 at 56 lbs., everything is back on my game,
what a great
strings. A lot of control, not too much power, strings always in place, highly recommended. The only thing is that I
they gonna last much longer like a lot of people say. Other than that the best strings so far.
Comments: I'm a junior at around national level, I play 4-5 hours a day, I had problems with my elbow
and I wasn't
getting enough spin. So I tried alu power rough in a hybrid with prince synthetic. It was amazing! I was able to place the
much better due the extra spin and control I had on the ball. Also, my elbow problems slowly went because it was a bit
my arm cause its a hybrid. I would recommend this string to all kinds of players, but I will say it's better in a hybrid with
synthetic gut or even head synthetic gut because else it's too harsh on the arm. Great string!! :)
Comments: I use this string on KBlade 98, 57-58lbs. At the beginning, the string was very good. Nice
control, feel... You can hit the spot exactly where you want (obviously you need some skill too), and big serves.
string seemed to lose its feel, and kind of dead after 4-5 weeks (6-8 hrs per week). This string is not forgiving on your
your arm too. My elbow hurts a bit after playing it for 2-3 weeks. But overall a nice string on power, control, and also
Comments: I have been avoiding testing this string for a long time because of the price. I've been using
Flash because its cheaper, I like it, and I read it was comparable. Awesome! Cyber Flash is good but not as good as
feels better and is a lot more tolerant of mis-hits too in that it doesn't break easily. It has a perfect power level for my
play, which is not too powerful. I like to swing out and generate my own power. I'll gladly pay retail price from now on
:o) I'm a 4.0
who plays singles and doubles a few times a week. I use a Liquid Metal Radical OS 18x19 with the ALU @ 56 lbs.
Comments: Great string. It offers good power and control. The string also does not move much
compared to other
strings. Also good as a main for hybrid string bed.
Comments: I loved this string. If you're a big hitter like me who is sick of replacing strings twice a
month, this is the
way to go. I play with the Ktour 95 which is a pretty powerful stick anyway. I had it strung at 56 because it's a very tight
string which made it feel more like 58, 59, to help with control. I'll admit that after 8 months of the same strings the
dropped, but not by much. It still played very well.
Comments: I am a 53 year old male with degenerative disk disease. Using this string with the racquet
below, I have no neck, back, wrist, or elbow problems. I am however fairly strong! I have many racquets with the
rough versions. I have tried different tensions with different racquets. What I have found is a great combination. I use a
dampened racquet, like the Wilson K-factor K-3, and a full bed of Luxilon string at 60 lbs. I have tried it at 55 lbs and
hate it! I use
a larger gauge string, but now I am going down to the 16 gauge string. I hope I like it as much as the larger string. I
Ace version over the rough!
Comments: I don't know how they do it, but this string doesn't feel like
other polyester strings. It somehow has a lot of power when compared
to other poly strings I've tried. And it just generate so much spins for
some reason that I just don't understand. It's like a magical poly string!
You may want to string your racket in the high 50s or low 60s because
like most poly strings, it has a high initial loss of tension. but after that,
the string really settle down become very durable and keep the tension
very well. I think it's a very good and cost efficient string. Definitely my
Comments: Have used this string for nearly three years now with my K-Six Tour 90 strung at 68 lbs. I
recommend to go down in string tension, the string gets "mushy" with to much power an no control. Strung at 68 the
in place and don't move around. I never had any elbow problem. Fantastic control and spin on groundstrokes, and lots
when I go for winners. Strings last for about 10-20 hours depending with whom I play. I've used to play with Babolat
Tour which I liked, but I feel that there is a slight better "bite" with the Luxilon. I've also strung the K-six 90 as a hybrid
Luxilon in the mains and Wilson Sensation 16 in the crosses, but that only lasted for about 3 hours of play. The Wilson
is just at terrible string. It breaks really quickly and moves around too much.
Comments: I've tried every top string on the market just about..and spent a lot of money doing so. Here
rundown. This string felt like you really had to hit the ball extra extra hard. Had a dampened and muted feel to it.
volleying..this is not the string for that. It's a baseline string. You have to have a very strong arm indeed. Which I do
have, but later
that night after playing only two sets my arm and shoulder was in so much pain I almost called 911 on myself it was
that bad! I'm
young 27 and in great shape, I was in shock at what these strings did to my shoulder and arm. I torn something
terrible! I do NOT
recommend these strings. Go with a similar string called Signum Pro poly speed spin, they are cheaper and rated much
And play ten times better than Luxilon.
Comments: Awesome string! Great pop, plenty of power, amazing control, wouldn't say better spin,
but better connection of feel to the string so if taken advantage of CAN result with a lot
more spin. I cross this string with Babolat xcel power. I use a head mid prestige so I
really enjoy control of the ball, so while using two strings meant for power I strung this at
65. The softness from the xcel helps for any arm pain. But I'll tell you, I dropped tennis for
8 months. I've been playing for less than a week with these strings and I can almost drop
the ball on a dime. High tension with power strings is great! Even if it does tell you to to
10% lower than usual
Comments: Ok folks, I just tried this string on my Head Radical MP. This
string VIBRATES A LOT even if you have a vibration dampener on, so all
you people that have just changed to the one-handed backhand or don't hit
the ball inn the sweetspot all the time might get arm or elbow
problems. The good thing about this string is that you can really get
a lot of power.The spin potential is low though but this might be because
I have a tight string pattern (18x20). Otherwise a good string but, VERY
Comments: I am a recreational player (4.0) and I like this string a lot in my current oversized
racket. I've tried it before in smaller (95) frames and didn't like it as much. What it does for
me is add substantial bite to spin. I've always controlled the ball with spin and with even
more spin, I find that control (and the ability to hit harder while keeping the ball in play) has
Comments: There is nothing like this string - perfect control, spin, and power.
I've tried cheaper polys such as Topspin Cyberflash, Signum Poly Pro
Plasma, and some Pro Supex strings, but none of them perform as well as
this one. The only problem I have with this string is the high price!
Comments: Having heard so much hype, what with it being the favourite of pros and all, this string is yet
proof that what suits the pros are awful for recreational players. It is stiff as hell (strung it at 52 lbs), power was okay,
so-so, feel was non-existent, and it hurt my arm after just half an hour. I normally string my syn guts at 57-58 lbs btw.
know about the durability as I cut it out after two sessions. Tried it in a hybrid with Wilson Sensation 16 at 53/55, and
better, but still noticeably stiff and uncomfortable. Worst of all, probably driven by all the hype, it costs a bomb.
For the pros who have a "problem" with controlling their power and arms as thick as my calf, I can imagine the
attraction, but for
the rec player, stay away.
Comments: I tried this string because of good comments. This string is not good if you have arm
playing an hour with this string @ 55 tension, I immediately feel the pain in my wrist, and can't lift a racquet the next
good for someone that have arm of steel.
Comments: I strung this string at 52lbs full set on my Wilson K six one tour 90 (love my racquet so
much). At first, I
prefer the rough version due to easy for spin access. But after a few sessions, I found that the string is amazing.
awesome. Never break (always do aces during serve). Some people say that this string is hard on wrist and not arm
me, if you swing with proper technique and follow the swing technique by the Pros (follow through concept), I don't see
problem like above. Warning! You must string 10% lower than normal. Previously I used Wilson Sensation 17 at 58lbs
strung at 52lbs with this string. The string is so responsive. The downside of this string is the price. It's so expensive
with other Poly in the market. Will choose the cheaper string after the string broke. Probably MSV strings due to its
positive comments. Overall very impressive strings!
Comments: I had these strings strung on my KPro Tour at 60 (for your reference, that is the highest
I cannot begin to tell you how disappointed I was in the strings. 8 days later, aka today marks one the best tennis
playing days of
my 16 year old life. Thanks Luxilon for this string, but kinda sucks that they went back to regular price right before I
was going to
Comments: I strung this at 45lbs full set on my POG mid. The power and spin are amazing and it doesn't
elbow problems at this tension. I'm surprised I'm more able to put the ball back in play since the spin is much better,
and with the
open string pattern, I can take a big cut and it will land deep with huge spin. For those who have elbow problems try
don't be afraid of having too much power as the spin will bring it back in. Cheers
Comments: I've enjoyed using these strings in combination with the Wilson Sensation for a few years
with my Pure
Drive+ until I started developing major tennis elbow a couple of months ago. The power and spin achieved are
awesome but not
at the expense of my elbow. I will next try the combo of Pro Hurricane and Sensation as I have heard it's a killer
Comments: I strung this at 57 lbs on my Pure Drive Roddick - full bed. And I was surprised - it lived up
reputation. Delivered great power and a lot of spin. Though, I haven't felt any issues on my wrist or elbow yet, but only
Comments: I like this string, it plays well on my YouTek Radical Pro, I have the 16/19 string pattern and I
string on the crosses and then I use a natural gut on the mains. This string just helps me to make my natural gut last
longer. I also
like thinner strings because they embed themselves more in the ball during impact resulting in more control and spin.
Comments:Couple of things to point out, first this is an awesome string if applied correctly. I tried a
Babolat Original Pure Drive with this as a full setup. The most noticeable thing was that my slice and chip backhand
would not come back up. The drawback is you have to take monster cuts at the ball and shots like lobs come up short.
to hybrid it in one of my frames the Head Microgel Radical Oversize. Here is the TRICK, you must follow Luxilon's
the tension. To make up for this you must string your hybrid crosses tighter than normal meaning there could be a
difference between mains and crosses. This sounds crazy but if you want power and not a really sore elbow you'll heed
warning. As far as cross strings go, a wise man who strings warned me to ALWAYS hybrid w/ a mono filament cross like
Sweet or Prince Synthetic b/c the ALU is the dominant string and will SAW right through the crosses. I tried hybriding
NXT, NOT GOOD. It was too soft and the crosses began fraying immediately. The best cross I have come across is
As far as comparing this to say Tecnifibre X One, they are not even in the same league and can't be compared IMO this
is Poly and
X One is nylon Multifilament.
Comments: When I first tried polyester strings, I hated them! But the reason was that I was getting the
wrong! Strung Luxilon at 60-58lbs at first on my previous Liquidmetal Radical, now I switched to a Wilson KBlade 98,
ALU Power at 57lbs, and I'm hitting the ball better than ever! Try it at 55-57lbs, and you will see why the pros' choose
incredible string! Has a very good feel for a poly string! Pro Hurricane Tour is a coconut next to Luxilon!
Comments: This is probably one of the best strings I have ever played with. I was skeptical about trying
because usually I'm disappointed when it comes to playing with popular strings but this stuff is amazing! Tons of
power and spin
when you swing hard at the ball, and if you string it at a low tension you can still get a lot of touch. I'm looking for a
to hybrid with it currently but even by itself nothing can compare. Pick up this string if
you're an aggressive player who takes big cuts at the ball.
Comments: I use Head Prestige Liquidmetal. Luxilon recommends to string at 10% less than your usual
strings. So I
did at 51 lbs, I WAS VERY UNHAPPY! Too loose, lots of power but no control. I cut the strings and put a new one, this
time at 57
lbs, TOO LOOSE AND still NO CONTROL!!! What is wrong with this picture? I did cut them and put a new one this time at
this time I AM HAPPY!! Lots of control and power. Luxilon's recommendation DOES NOT WORK for me. This is a good
string, but I
like Tecnifibre X-One Biphase for comfort, control and power. My experience with Luxilon turned expensive but
Comments: I strung this as a hybrid an my k-factor 6.1 team with Wilson nxt tour 16 gauge. My power
game has improved immensely. My serve is up by at least 10-15 mph, and my groundstrokes are all so much better.
downside is that the string is hard on your arm, so hybrid it with a softer string, or a looser tension to soften it up.
Comments: Great string, lots of power, spin and control with added durability. If you constantly hitting
racquet's sweetspot, then comfort or elbow pain is not an issue at all! I use Head Prestige Liquidmetal, 5.0 player and I
Power 16L in my mains (58 lbs) and Tecnifibre X-One Biphase as my cross (55 lbs) and my other Prestige I use the
mains, cross and tension. Not a bad combination, you must experiment to find your ideal string combination, no rules!
Banger is HIGHLY recommended for better players and NOT recommended for beginner/intermediate who mis-hits a
elbow might not like it! Happy playing...
Comments: Ok so yeah I just got my Babolat aero pro drive not long ago; I'd give it probably 6 months.
So at first I
used Babolat excel 17 and it broke within 3 months so I switched to the Luxilon big banger and within 2 hours, I broke
it as well.
Comments: K listen up I used the Babolat pro hurricane tour strings those were some good stuff but my
broke and I went with these strings and I strung it the same as my Babolat
strings at 55 and I'm never switching back my serve with my Babolat string were around 110mph tested with a radar
and now with
these strings I am serving at 117-120 lots of power, control, and spin and I'm 14 playing usta and these strings must
luck hoped this helped.. Written by a Freshman varsity player current record 11-0 singles.
Comments: This string is for string breakers. I use to break my strings every 15 days, after using this
string I break
1 in 1.5 months. I play almost every day. I am 3.5 player.
Comments: Very bad for the arm, but some shots have a butt load of power and spin. ONLY
Comments: I strung this on my Babolat aero pro drive at 55 on mains and Wilson nxt tour on the crosses
and let me
tell you it is the best thing ever. Really consistent, feels like you can just smash the ball and it will still go in. It's very
for flat hitters. I am a 5.0 player and offensive baseliner.
Comments: After trying most of the other Luxilon strings - Ace, Timo, Supersense, Original - I've settled
Original as my poly of choice when I hybrid my racquets. But after reading the reviews, and watching Federer play, I
give Alu a try. Whoa, it has to be one of the stiffest strings I've ever used. I strung it at the same tension as I use for
Original - 52
mains and 56 Multifeel crosses on a 6.1 ncode - and I felt immediate pain in my wrist. Thinking I would get used to it I
sets of singles the next two days. On the third day I couldn't even hold a racquet and my elbow was killing me. I didn't
arm problems before using ALU. I dropped the tension down to 48/52 which was a lot easier on the arm but didn't
much spin. If you have a lot of racquet head speed and a arm of steel it may be the string for you.
Comments: I am currently playing nationals and such as a 14 and under junior, and let me tell, you, I am
to switch back to anything. My very first tournament switching to this string, I won it. It feels a little slippery, but a
string in the crosses and you're good to go. If you can't produce spin, you probably don't hit spin anyway. Make sure to
loosely, or it will feel like a stiff board. And since I string my own rackets, I can tell you first hand that this string is the
ever tried. It's like stringing with steel wire. I strung it at about 55, and the crosses a little bit higher.
Comments: I agree with DavidL7. Initially, I didn't think these strings were that great; until, that is, I
extremely the tension. The other day I just happened to read about someone who used to play on the pro tour, and he
his tension by ten pounds with Luxilon. So I decided to try it myself: I had my Ozone Pro Tour strung with a full ALU
setup at 48
pounds -- in my opinion, perfect. I was shocked how well they felt and played. I couldn't be happier with these strings
am glad I went for such a big drop.
Comments: I was using this as the mains in my hybrid. Strung this at 59lbs; and strung my crosses, the
an 18 gauge string at same tension and my mains broke within four hours. Great playability, great string but I'm a top
nothing really lasts that long for me sadly. So, if you're a good top junior who bangs balls like I do, and I mean like
constantly, big groundies+spin then don't expect this to last very long.
Comments: This string OWNS! I hybrided it with NXT 17, instead of using my normal ALU Power 16. This
feels a lot softer, but still pretty firm like 16 Luxilon. If you're looking for strings that are just plain awesome, look no
Comments: I love this string! I use a hybrid with this string and Wilson Natural Gut 16 at 55lbs, perfect
power and return.
Comments: I have been learning to use Luxilon for about 2 months now. You must lower the tension on
strings to get the proper feel and playability. If you're using synthetic gut, multifilament or any "softer" strings, you
need to string
the Luxilon at 15% +/- 3lbs lower, not 10% like Luxilon recommends. So if you're stringing at 60lbs on a 95sq/in
racket, try 51
lbs. Don't be afraid to string it at lower tension. There is a reason why almost all the pros use this string. I'm a
Comments: I believe this is the best polyester string around. If you are a hard hitter with a solid swing,
use these string for the entire string bed. Also, I prefer this string over the rough version.
Comments: This is the 1st poly I have tried coming off TNT Fusion 16+19g. I really liked these strings
control, comfort and durability were all very good. Feel was a bit below average but still superior to the kevlar. Spin
also very good. Overall I have to state that I really liked these strings and would recommend them. I will try ALU Rough
Comments: This string is by far the best string I have tried. It gives you great power and control, and it
string I use for mains and I use Wilson Sensation for crosses.
Comments: I loved this string. For some reason, this string does not hurt my arm. Maybe that's because I
string for the crosses (synthetic gut works). I'm a USTA nationally ranked junior.
Comments: I felt I should comment about these strings because I lost my job earlier this year and luckily
I had my
racket strung with these big bangers before it happened. They have held up and I have not had to get my racket
restrung since. I
am employed again and the next time I get strung (I STILL don't need it) I will definitely go Luxilon.
Comments: Pure dynamite. I use it on my Wilson nBlade. It definitely is not for everyone, but for players
generate their own power and have full swings. String hardly ever moves, and is all about control. I would say this
string is not for
all players out there but for those who know how to use it, its lethal weapon. Definitely worth trying.
Comments: Great tension maintenance and control. They also lasted for a long time, but in my nCode
6.1 95's it
really did damage on my elbow. I prefer Tecnifibre Pro Red Code 16g or Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour.
Comments: These are my favorite strings. They are very spin and power friendly while maintaining
the tension loss: I string my racquets relatively high, 62 pounds with this stiff of a string and about 66 pounds on the
This allows them to loosen up a bit and still stay tight. I recommend stringing these one or two pounds higher than you
and then after a couple of sessions they're exactly where you want them. As for durability, I find these to be very good.
I play 4 to
5 days a week for 2 to 3 hours a day and I hit with pretty good pop (about 115 on flat serves, 95 on slice and kicks and
sure about the groundies, but I hit those pretty heavy, too) and heavy topspin of the forehand. It takes me about 3
weeks to a
month to break these, which is great. Overall, these are the best overall strings I have found for playability and
durability. I highly
recommend buying them from TW also as my club sells them for twice as much. I use a Microgel Radical mp.
Comments: I tried this string last year some time in a Yonex RDX 500 mid(90) strung at 55 on the
crosses and with
a synthetic gut in the mains at 58, and I found after a few weeks my forehand had totally deserted me and nothing was
going in at
all! I was stunned by how badly I was playing. The feel of the string bed was disgraceful, and I temporarily worried my
deserted me, maybe permanently, until I realized it the was massive tension drop on the ALU Power string. I cut it out
up with natural gut in the mains and a synthetic gut in the crosses (cost saving you see) and my game had returned
staggering vigor and I've not strayed from gut since, and my game continues to elevate. I do plan on trying this on the
though with natural gut in the mains to see if it would play better with gut. I would be expecting fireworks from that
combo, but I
would still expect the tension drop however.
Comments: This is a dynamite string. You need to use a heavier racquet or else tennis elbow could
develop. I use it
on an Agassi radical limited edition and it really owns. I love this stuff.
Comments: Like many, I was really enthused about the added zip I was getting with these strings.
also like many, I developed tennis elbow and have shoulder soreness after using them about 2 months. At this point, I
string two of my racquets with something for my elbow and hold my third racquet with the Big Banger ALU as my secret
be used during important matches. This may or may not work, as the racquets will play differently. However, the first
day I played
with these strings I played extremely well, so I think this strategy may work.
Comments: Amazing string, very forgiving, great power, control. Stuff that used to go out now goes in.
like cheating! I set my tension 10 lower than usual because it isn't very elastic. It takes a toll on my elbow, and I use
topspin. It works best in a hybrid combo. ALU on mains and something else (cheap) on the crosses. This is definitely a
string. It last 50x longer than any other budget string and in the end saves a ton of money. I have given up on it,
though, I do not
want the toll on my elbow. I most definitely recommend everyone to try it because it is truly brilliant.
Comments: I agree completely with one of the comments below, I have tried this string at 55lbs and the
goes rock solid, no good! Tried it at 60lbs,better, but when tension was lost, I had to put more arm effort in my
use a head liquid metal radical, I think 58lbs is probably the ideal..it's a very stiff string!
Comments: Big Banger ALU Power 16L works well with my Prince 03 Tour Midplus. The frame has a soft
mitigates the stiffness of the Luxilon. Luxilon allows a player to take a bigger cut, generate more spin and maintain
does work and I have continued with the string for years. I'm one who likes to keep the same equipment if it works
Comments: You have to try this combo! Luxilon ALU Power in the mains (56 tension) and Babolat Pro
Tour in the crosses (60 tension). This will help you so much. Who cares about expensive natural gut anymore, you have
The only difference is the feel in my opinion. Natural gut is better for feel than Luxilon, but the Pro Hurricane in this
up for it. Just give it a shot. It's worth it. And, if it doesn't feel up to your standards (which it won't) at least you didn't
spend all of
your extra money on natural gut.
Comments: The first time I used them they were amazing. On my serves they really cut into the ball to
create a lot
of spin. But, as a lot of people on here have said, the tension dropped significantly in just a couple days and the
goes with it. I can't get the spin on my serves like I was getting on the first day. When it comes to durability, they are
amazing in my opinion. I'm a high school tennis coach so I play every day during the season and they didn't show any
wear or tear after 2.5 months. Besides the tension loss, they still are good strings and are very playable even after the
loss. You just won't be able to do things with them that you could do the first day or two.
Comments: I tried Luxilon ALU Power on my HEAD Liquidmetal Radical at 60lbs, and the result was quite
at first. My strokes were solid and fast when I hit, but after some tension loss I noticed I had to put more arm power
groundstrokes. I think 58lbs is a good tension for ALU Power in the LM Radical. I have tried 55lbs once as well and the
Comments: I started using Luxilon ALU Power Rough (Main and Cross) about 7 months ago. I remember
when I first
started using them how amazed I was at how many points I was winning because of them. Now I take it for granted. I
have none of
the wrist, arm and shoulder problems many complain of. I am 53 years old and have had these problems in the past
caused by strings or equipment but by poor technique. I suggest those with these problems see a good
physiotherapist, rest and
recover and then find a good tennis coach.
Comments: Been playing tennis my whole life. I like stiff strings like Pro Hurricane, but this stuff plain
shrinks the sweet spot of your potential racket and gives a ridiculous stiff feeling. If your going to use it either string it
or like hybrid it with gut. How can anyone like this stuff? Maybe I just strung it too high on my FXP prestige. It was 56
the way. This stuff is stiff. Control is so much that you don't get any. I know that sounds like an oxymoron but like the
require so much power that you possibly hit your hardest every single shot. My racket was a 18/20 pattern by the way
Comments: Excellent string. I use Migrogel radicals at 62 pounds and this string is amazing. I achieve
power and control, and even better spin. The durability is good, too. I play about 12 hours a week and the strings have
over 3 weeks. Perhaps this is because of the dense string pattern, I don't know. Overall this is the best string I've ever
plan to use it for a long time.
Comments: You know, there is a lot of this stuff out there now, and everybody and their brother seems
something similar to ALU Big Banger, and I have played with what seems to be most of it over the last couple of years.
softer and some offer a similar power level, but when you get right down to it you just can't beat this stuff. For power,
and more importantly reliability in stringing and in play, ALU Banger is, in my opinion and that of one of my big hitting
the best thing going!
Comments: Great string. I'm a 5.0 player. They recommend to drop the tension by %10, tried that and
were horrible. I actually tighten my tension %10 and WOW the string works great. I would definitely try adding %10
believe it or not.
Comments: I've used this for about a 1-1/2 years and although it allows you to really swing away, I
never was the
benefactor of this "amazing" durability everyone chatters about.
Here are the facts from my experiences:
- After 1 match, tension has dropped by 12-15% from initial string tension.
- Durability sucks. I consistently break 2 mains every 3 matches.
- This is a PRO string. PRO's don't have to deal with tension loss or breakage, because they cut them out after every
regardless of if they hit one ball with them.
In saying all of that, I will say that this is probably the best string I've used - ever. I'm willing to live with the
nuances for the great feel, power and control this string provides.
Comments: Yeah. I happened to like the string actually. Not very durable but very nice for hard hitters. I
something unusual I crossed the power and the rough. Power on the mains and roughs on the crosses. I liked the
Comments: Tried this in the Aeropro Drive Cortex and found them to be way too stiff and lacking in
at 52lbs). Was having problems with pain in my wrist, so I replaced them with Prince Lightning XX 16 (which is much
friendly). Only recommended to string breakers, in a hybrid setting or with more flexible racquets.
Comments: Good string if you want to retain the tension for a longer period! It's a bit harsh on your
elbow. Once you get used to this one you wont look for another string. I would recommend this one for the heavier
(>295g) like AeroPro Drive Cortex and K Six One Tour 90. Be careful with the string tension - higher tension might
Comments: I have been stringing racquets since 1984, and this is the first string that delivered as
question is; how low will you go? I mean don't be afraid to lower your tension way down. I say lower than the 10%
recommendation. I used to be a "the tighter the better guy" stringing 3 to 5 lbs above recommended tension but that's
now. Its crazy but try 10 lbs down. Experiment. Go as low as you can, while still being able to keep the ball on the
court, and you
have it. So much controllable power you will not believe your game. Approach shots hitting the corners, volleys crisp
such power from the ground... just like you always wanted. Currently, I'm using AUL 16L in mains and any 16g syn gut;
lying around, in the crosses. You need to really commit to the shot and take a big swing to see the advantages. HIT
EARLY. Your taking a bigger swing now and you don't want to hurt your elbow. If you're a hacker forget everything I
string is not for you. But if you hit the ball, this string will let you really hit the ball.
Comments: I've tried many brands of strings before, the BB Alu Power is the most durable strings I've
sacrificing feel. I first tried using the mains and crosses with the BB, but found to be too stiff on the arm and shoulder.
I'm using Gamma TNT2 Pro Plus as the cross and it's quite nice. You get almost as much power but with way more
Comments: The Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power 16L is simply amazing. I strung it on both the mains and
60lbs on my liquid metal radical (I wanted to up the tension to 63 but I was advised not to). Regardless, I was definitely
about the possibility of the string being rather stiff, but I did not find that to be true- in fact, I found that there was a
to the string (it suits me perfectly!) I am now able to swing as hard as I could possibly ever imagine and not have to
hitting any balls that just barely miss the baseline. Before I forget, the string adds an impressive deal of topspin and
the strings do
not move out of place whatsoever (I even had to spend a whole five minutes trying to fit my dampener on the strings!)
would definitely use no other string other than the Big Banger ALU Power 16L.
Comments: I have tried these strings on 2 separate occasions, 6 months from each other to be exact. I
can feel the
difference compared to my regular nylons because these strings allow me to take big cuts on the ball, and yet the ball
still falls in
the court. If I tried doing the same with my nylons, the balls would definitely hit the fence. Probably the only downside
to all this
"new found" shot making is getting sore in my elbow, shoulder and wrists. Since the string is much tougher than nylon,
take bigger cuts on the ball than usual, this is what I end up with. I would probably use this string selectively, most
tournaments. Otherwise, if it's daily use or for practice, I would rather go with my trusty nylons.
Comments: I've not heard one review describe my experience. I've been playing with this string (hybrid
gut) for 2 months. It never lasts me more than 3 hours hitting. I've had it strung by different stringers -with different
strings - and still it doesn't hold up. Anyone have a suggestion short of going to kevlar in the mains?
Comments: I love this stuff! A friend/former tour player recommended it to me. The strings always
snap back into
place by themselves. It lets you rip at the ball without fear of it sailing away. Excellent spin/ bite, and personally I love
the feel. I
think it's as soft as you'll find without using natural gut. Plus, it lasts forever. You'll cut it out before you break it, but
need to do that for a long time, either.
Comments: Well, I've hit with a bunch of different strings, and because I hit with a lot of topspin, I pop
very often. So my main choice for choosing the Alu Big Banger was for its durability. They last longer and generate a lot
with a nice soft feel to them. Also they have a good sweet spot and who doesn't love hearing that huge POP when you
tennis ball? Also, for those who still pop their strings, I would recommend a denser string pattern. -Thanks
Comments: I don't know if it's just me, but I feel like this string is very soft. Even though it is polyester,
aluminum inside (hence the name ALU power) probably makes it soft. If you are thinking about stringing your racquet
ALU power, I would recommend that you string it in both the mains and crosses. You'll get enough feel, plenty of spin,
power. If you hybrid this racquet, you would unnecessarily increase the feel of the racquet and lose power.
Comments: I'm willing to give this string a little longer, but it's not for me. I'm using a Bab Storm with
this at 55lbs
and I'm struggling. There is most definitely more power, which I'm finding difficult to keep in regularly as the feel is a
I'm wondering if the string is heavier as the swing feels different too? Maybe I'm odd! Was going a foot out, now I'm
down to six
inches out. The feel on groundstrokes is not as good as the Xcel Premium I was using, but I would say that volleying is
better, if I
don't go mad. Biggest disappointment is the buzzing in my 4th and 5th fingers and the shoulder/arm ache. Don't seem
to be able
to get as much spin as the Xcel... but I will give it a little longer!
Comments: I used to string my racquet (Wilson Blade) with Signum Pro Poly-Plasma @ 58lb, but my
elbow started to
hurt. So I decided to try Luxlon Alu Power @ 55lb. It's the best string I ever used. I'm a base line player, my level is 4.5. I
the ball harder, with more precision as well, and my elbow is ok. The string does not run and it doesn't loose any
tension at all.
This string certainly increases the quality of your game.
Comments: This string works very well in terms of power. I used it as a main with a Gamma Live Wire XP
17 as a
cross. Comparing to multi-filament string such as a Tecnifibre X-one Biphase or a Gamma Live Wire XP, I felt popping
the ball meets stringbed, which is incredible for such stiff string. Though I am not a hard hitter or spin doctor, I think it
me. Because I am using a flexible racquet (Prince Tour Diablo MP), comfort issue is not a problem. However, I must take
use a touch shot with this string.
Comments: Real good strings. I didn't find them as stiff as most say but I did find power and control and
surprisingly a nice touch. I use to use Babolat's pro hurricane in mains and Xcel premium but they were kind of stiff for
didn't have much touch or feel. I use both the regular and the rough and they are both the best strings I have ever
Comments: These strings are great. They offer a substantial amount of power and are pretty durable.
they can tend be a bit hard on the elbows, they are top-notch strings. They go nicely in a hybrid with VS Natural Gut.
Comments: Amazing strings!!! I hit at least 10+ mph harder now! I can smack the ball and not have to
pray that it
will go in. Be wary though, stringing with all polyester can be rough on your arm. I only strung my racket (o3 white) at
56 and I'm
still feeling a little soreness. I'm going tough it out because it hits so nicely! Also, I'd put a vibration dampener on. I
"gong" sound this string makes and my handle shakes too, but when you put a dampener on, all you hear is a nice
Comments: This is a great string. I could tell straight away that this string was going to help my
style. I think that this string helps my whole game. You go for big shots with confidence that you will get good control
but at the
same time, plenty of power. Great String!
Comments: For my Yonex Ultimum RD TI80, I get an awesome feel with it. Even though I'm a serve and
the added power will make my shots come close and hard to return. The spin I can get with my drops throw off many
These are truly awesome strings.
Comments: To get the most out of these strings you need to have an aggressive playing style and you
have to be
very strong (especially shoulder) if planning to string this over 60 pounds. The string is very solid in every way from
playability, definitely made for the ADVANCED player to rip the ball!
Comments: I switched to the Luxilon big banger ALU power 16 from using Babolat's Pro Hurricane 16 on
Pro Drive. I noticed a considerable increase in power, especially in my serve. I also found better control on all my shots.
offered a reasonably good amount of feel and spin. I preferred it to the Pro hurricane 16 and I am sticking to this
Comments: Great string. Power, Spin and lots of control. What more could you ask for?
Comments: These strings are a secret weapon and I mention Luxilon around the club. Instead I like to
talking about my 10% increase in service velocity, awesome spin, super drop shots, and hard shots...etc.
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