Luxilon ALU Power Rough 16L 100M String Reel Customer feedback
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Comments: The TW Review is dead accurate with their ratings and review of this string. This string gives massive
amounts of spin and great trajectory. The downsides that I didn't like about this string is that it is really stiff and I would
recommend not stringing it at too high of a tension. This string produces a great amount of stress on your arm and elbow. I
didn't believe people at first when I read the reviews but once I had it strung and after an hour of play I could feel my arm tearing.
I wouldn't recommend this string to a person that cannot provide their own power, the TW review is right when they rate power at
60. Comfort is not so great. In the future, I would definitely not string my racquet with this again.
Comments: I love how this string feels on my Wilson 98S. Great control, great spin, great power. It only lasted me
1.5 hrs of play.
Comments: Didn't really enjoy this string as much as I would have hoped. I had heard good things about this rough
poly after having played with Black Venom Rough (which I love). I tried this string thinking it would be much better. I was
disappointed. Price is better for Black Venom Rough as well as the spin, comfort, ball pocketing, etc. There is no way this could
ever compete with Black Venom Rough for me.
Comments: This is a great string. Coming from Technifibre NRG2 strings, which feel great, but break every 4
weeks, this was the best durable string I have found for my Aero Storm at 50 lbs. One set of strings lasted almost 8 months!
Comments: I hate these strings because I found it hard to keep the ball in play with them strung at 58 pounds. I
had too much power and had to slow my swing down.
Comments: I hit a lot of heavy top spin and use nothing but the Luxilon ALU Rough string for amazing spin and
control. The string is a little "rough" on my elbow but well worth it. My opponents often think my balls are going out only to be
disappointed when the ball dips in just before the baseline. With the spin that this string generates, my opponents struggle with
my high bouncing balls. I have tried all of the Luxilon strings, and nothing compares to the Aluminum Rough, this is the only
string I would use!
Comments: I've been playing with these for 6 months. There's nothing like it! It has exceptional spin, but even
better, the control with added topspin has made my power game and risk shots into a consistent deadly game. More balls go in
with this string if you play a good topspin game. It turns close shots into "in" shots. Missing the line by 6 inches deep? I'm a firm
believer in these strings bringing my game into a consistent force. These strings single-handedly turned my shots into weapons.
Also, I have not (nor cannot) break these strings. The downside is tension loss! 2 or 3 best of 3-setters and these things drop
out, and so will your game. There's a significant performance loss after 4+ hrs of play for me. I must re-string it to keep my game
elevated. If I do not re-string, my game goes down. Be very aware of this, as you will be playing unbelievable tennis then
wondering what happened. It's not you! With a fresh set of these, I feel as though there is no shot I cannot go for, and no ball I
can't swing out on. It's simply amazing stuff. If you are a competitive player, and always need to be on top of your game, there's
no reason not to try these. It's the best thing I did. I was using NXT before, but after a few swings I question why anyone would
not try these. Also, I've had no elbow problems. (tension @ 55lbs)
Comments: I strung this in the mains at 51lbs with synthetic gut in the crosses at 54. After this first
day it feels really good and the spin is great. I don't want to put a full bed of it in my racquet because I think it will hurt my arm.
Comments: I recently purchased the Babolat Pure Drive Roddick. I love the frame, and love what it does for my
game. I am an aggressive, all court player with a big forehand and serve, and play at the 4.0 level. On my last racquet (Dunlop
300 tour), I strung with a hybrid and liked it a lot. To mix it up and try something different for my new racquet, I did a hybrid of
X-One Biphase (at 57 lbs) on the mains and this (Power Rough) on the crosses (at 54 lbs). I got pretty good pop and control but
the texture of the Power Rough sawed right through the Biphase strings in two sessions. I don't recommend using this in a hybrid
with a softer multi-filament string. On the advice of others, I went with a full bed of Power Rough at 54 lbs (had not before
because I was worried about elbow/shoulder problems) to give it a shot. I got no elbow/shoulder problems but the racquet felt
pretty dead and required a lot more effort on my part, with noticeably less feel. Maybe at a lower tension or for someone who is a
4.5-5.0 player who needs a lot more control and is dealing with more pace it would be better, but I went back to my hybrid setup
(X-one Biphase/Babolat RPM blast) and it's been great.
Comments: This is the BEST STRING ON THE MARKET HANDS DOWN on the crosses in a hybrid with
natural gut or NXT. This string is so much better than its next best competition. I strung it
at 57 lbs in the crosses on my Juice Pro with a variety of strings in the mains. It has great control,
power, spin, and feel. However, when I got this strung in the mains I ran in to some arm
trouble, but as soon as I went back to having it in the crosses the pain went away. Other than
that, this is a great string for your crosses, but put something soft in the mains to
accommodate this string. Also, great durability, as the other string has always snapped first,
so I have never busted this string. So as far as my crosses go I will never look at another string!
Comments: I've been playing with a full bed Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour for about a year now, but decided to give
this string a chance. My shots are running long now and I can't place the
ball where I want to anymore. It seems that I have to hold back on my swing to keep the ball in. Switching strings asap.
Comments: I bought these strings on the recommendation of a state level
player. Best decision ever in terms of strings. I'm around a 5.5 level player. Before I used Wilson Hollow Core Pro 17 and was
doing well. These on the mains and Wilson natural gut on the crosses (Wilson's Champion's Choice) at 59 pounds is amazing.
Before my kick serve was decent now it literally goes 100 mph and kicks up 6 feet. I know because it got eye level with a 6 foot 4
inch teammate. The topspin on it is crazy and I can almost hit full power with out it going out. Control is above average. My
backhand now produces enough topspin to stay in most of the time. Kind of looks like the gut is starting to show hairs after using
it for 2 1/2 hours for 2 days so next time I
may try a full bed even though my coach doesn't recommend it.
Comments: I've have always used original Big Banger Roughs. My first time using ALU Rough, and i=I decided to
hybrid it with Tecnifibre Multifeel. Typically when I rip at the ball for 5 hours it would be dead and not lively anymore, but with the
hybrid the strings are still lively after a week or about 20+ hours of hitting.
Comments: I just dropped 50 dollars on three sets of these strings and about two and a half weeks later I'm out.
Great string but hoped for better durability.
Comments: I bought 5 sets of ALU Rough about a year ago. One setup I had the ALU Rough on the mains at 53 lbs
and nylon on the crosses at 50 lbs. The smooth surface of the nylon could not keep the mains from moving around causing some
control lost. Another setup I had Topspin 17 on mains at 47 lbs and ALU Rough on crosses at 44 lbs (I started out much higher
and kept going lower and lower.) I had so much spin, control, and power with this setup. I could hit the ball so hard that my
opponent commented that my shot was laser like. After playing with this setup for a few days, my elbow started to hurt really
badly. I ended up returned the 3 sets that I did not use. Recently, I found a new string (poly multifilament Tecnifibre Duramix HD
16), which I really like to use it for the crosses. It feels soft, cheaper, lasts longer but it is not so stretchy like most other premium
expensive multifilaments. I decided to try ALU Rough again and bought a reel of it. I had the ALU Rough on the mains at 51 lbs
and the Duramix 16 on the crosses at 48 lbs. I have been playing with this setup in the cold weather for 2 days now and I
absolutely love it. This setup has all the qualities that tennis players look for: ball bite, control, feel, spin, and power. All the
aspects about my tennis game become better noticeably. I also had another setup (BB original 16 at 48 lbs/Duramix 16 at 46
lbs.)This setup might have a little more power and slice easier but it lacks all the other qualities. I absolutely am gonna stick with
the ALU Rough/ Tecnifibre duramix 16 setup. I am looking forward to the warm spring weather to see how much better this setup
gonna do for my tennis game.
Comments: Bought a Wilson BLX 6.1 Tour and it came strung with Luxilon Alu Rough Mains and Babolat VS Gut
Touch Crosses. I'm not sure if it was this hybrid setup specifically but it felt amazing. You can pretty much hit any shot with
power, precision and control. The Luxilon was strung very high at 60 lbs so it went dead after about 2 months so I had to change
it even though I did not break the strings. My shot just became way too flat and I thought it was my swing mechanics. I'm sure
this would play much better at 52/53 lbs. Still you should try this. Currently trying Tecnifibre X-One Biphase Mains/Luxilon Timo
17 Gauges Cross and this is a good combo too.
Comments: This string bites the ball so much more than the non-rough version. It feels magnificent when you
brush up! Definitely a keeper.
Comments: It's a great string with good control, power, and excellent spin. I use it in a hybrid with gut. Awesome!
No problem with arm at all. Be careful not to string
too tight and string less than normal by about 10%.
I have strung several hundred racquets of different makers with Luxilon Big Banger original, and Luxilon Big banger rough,
however, 70% of Luxilon users complain of arm injuries over the gains of using Luxilon. Consequently, I do recommend that if you
jump in the Luxilon band wagon to experiment a hybrid or stay away from this string, there are several alternative strings, which
will give you the same results without injuring your arm and those you can buy at tenniswarehouse.com, Babolat Hurricane pro,
Solinco barbwire, Tourna Poly Big Hitter Blue Rough. These and other strings will give the same results as Luxilon without the risk
of injury, in addition, save a few dollars since they are not over priced. Why risk losing to play tennis because an injury.
Comments: Many comments here complain about arms/shoulder hurting. If you've never tried this type of Lux
strings, be aware that they are very different from other strings. There are soft strings. There are hard strings. And, then, there
are Luxilon stiff-as-a-board strings. Nothing else in the market is quite like them. If you are a tennis enthusiast, you must try ALU
Power or Rough simply for experience sake. They are revolutionary. If it is your first time, and you're not a hard hitter, I
recommend you try Fluoro 17 on main at mid-2, and Rough 16L on cross at mid-4. This hybrid is easier to appreciate: steady
power, insane slice/spin, and the feel is not too shabby. Most people cannot bring themselves to try mid-4 or -5. (Again) ALU
Power/Rough are different from other strings. You arms & shoulders will be grateful that you start with mid tension -4/-5 lbs. Hit
with it. These strings produce different bounce. Try to get a hang of it. I believe they are more powerful, more consistent
(predictable) than all other synthetic strings. If you are a softer hitter, try Ace 18 on main and Fluoro 17 on cross, with both at mid
or -1, instead. This combination gives better feel than ALU Power/Rough. OK, now, for people who are familiar with ALU Power --
- I cannot feel the supposed extra spin with the Rough version; so, I just stay with plain ALU Power. One fact that escapes many
players is that you gain significant spin/slice potential if you just lower your string tension. With lower tension, the ball stays in
contact with the strings longer. That gives extra bite. You can do more with the ball. Try dropping your string tension by 2 or 3
lbs. You will be able to tell the difference. OK, a different story: I tried NXT on main and Rough on cross (like Federer except he
uses guts instead of NXT). Oh my God! It gives the sweetest sensation ever known to man (ok, just me). But Rough cuts NXT and
broke the NXT cleanly in less than an hour of play. Pricey sweetness. Another thing to note: using thinner/softer string on main
improves feel and spin --- but reduces durability.
Comments: I'm a junior in high school and have been trying to find a string I can stick with and buy a reel, I've tried
RPM Blast and after a week they lost so much tension and I was launching balls, I've used Prince Poly Spin 3-d and had great spin
but lasted 2 days, I've used Prince Poly EXP and they didn't get the spin I wanted then I tried these strings and I got everything I've
been looking for! Great spin, it has a very nice pop to it and a lot of power, it takes a little bit of practice on the serve to get used
to the power but other then that great strings.
Comments: I liked these strings and used them as main strings (with synthetic gut as cross strings) on my Prince
Tour Diablo 93 racquet for 6 years. I used to string it between 50lbs and 53lbs but lately I had more shoulder pain with it, so I
switched to Gamma Zo Twist, which is a little softer and still very similar to the Luxilon ALU Power Rough.
Comments: I was surprised at the percentage of improvement I felt on the base line, I agree with most counts here,
serving is a challenge at the beginning. I strung it at 60 lbs, that may be it the cause, I see some recommending lower lbs. I may
try that on my second racquet.
Comments: I'm a Boys 14 junior player and I love these strings. I always
had them, then I tried Babolat RPM Blast on my Babolat Aeropro GT and it was great like Luxilon but less power but they died in a
week. Luxilon with the same amount play lasted over a month. I would recommend a 50-52 lb tension though and arm problems
are mostly due to the stroke you have, not the
Comments: I'm 15 and have been playing for many years now. I have to say this string is by far my favorite or just
the normal ALU Power. I get so much spin. I dominate the courts. I hybrid this with Wilson NXT 16. With this string I go through
my strings in about a month. I will say I did have arm (elbow problems). I'm not sure if it's from the string or from how I hit
because to wind up for my forehand I snap my wrist like a curve ball then brush up. But now I'm fine. I haven't had any problems
with my arm in awhile.
Comments: I normally don't write feedback for anything, but for this string I had to. This was not just the worst
polyester I have ever used; this was the worst string I have ever used, period. I noticed the string to feel very tight right off the bat,
which normally I am not to concerned with because I love tight string (I'm using full poly for heavens sake)...but this string is so
tight you lose power! I have never had to work so hard at hitting the ball in my life!...The next issue I have with this string is the
lack of feel you get with it, I literally never felt the ball off my strings for any kind of shot. Which is fine if you never want to hit a
drop shot, slice, lob Ect. but I need a string with some variety. Last but not least, I got arm problems from this string! I have never
gotten any arm problems from any other string in my life! Now, realize people...I am 21 years old! A 21-year-old dude should not
have arm issues haha. So that's the end of my complaining, I just had to write back about this stuff, it was so incredibly bad. Let
me save you some money, buy Luxilon ALU Spin! You get power, feel, control, durability, everything.
Comments: I want to cut my arm off. I had to withdraw after 3 games. I have never had so much arm pain in such a
short period of time.
Comments: For spin generation, this string is one of the best I have tried. I think it bests the Babolat polys easily in
terms of spin. My issue is shoulder problems that developed after playing with this string a couple months. I'd certainly
recommend what many do in that you either blend with a synthetic or if you use a full bed, definitely drop the tension a few lbs.
I'm going to have to switch to something a little softer and hope I can find something I like as much as the lux!
Comments: Got this in my entire bed in my k six one 95 16x18 a few days ago and it's great! The bite from the
texture is great and the power is great. My flat serve has become a bombshell because of the enormous power. Did I mention
there was power? It's like my racket became a rocket launcher. It'll take a few days to get used to the power but after that, people
are going to start getting wrecked.
Comments: I've only been using this string (full bed) for about 4 months and I'm still in love with it. It has very
good control, good spin, and I heard it also last for a very long time. The downside is it is taking harder to your elbow and wrist.
I do get a little bit sore to the wrist after 3 hours w/ "little breaks" tennis. If you have strong arms that not having any injury and
good reflex, then I highly recommend this stuff full bed. (Otherwise, Hybrid it if you want it softer) And "DON'T FORGET" to have
your racket re-string with at least 5% less tension with this string. (I believe Luxilon suggested 10%)
Comments: I love this string because it enhances more spin and you get a lot of power and I just love it. I'm not
sure if this string can go with the Head Extreme Pro. My kick serve has improved with this string and I will never change string
again. I used to use the Head Rip Control but now I use the LUXILON BB rough. It is a very durable string.
Comments: I have to say...there's a reason pros use this string a lot. Groundstrokes are very consistent and have a
lot of pace in it especially in slices. I like to whip my slices and these strings get me a low, deep traveling ball. Kick serves are
where these strings shine. The only problem is that these strings lose their texture after constant hitting. I have a patch of what
looks like a poly string in the sweetspot and this really effects the control of the ball. Overall great string and pretty durable too.
Comments: Let me preface this by saying this string is incredible. I was really surprised at how much of a cut you
could take at the ball and feel in total control. Spin was good, but control dominated this string. Now let me say ouch!
Unfortunately, I had to cut it out as it caused some serious tennis elbow (which I've never experienced before). I've read about
proper technique and you shouldn't have a problem, however, after trying BB rough, I know now it's not about technique, but
about the string. The string is very stiff (stringing was very wire like) and isn't forgiving on the arm. Great string, too harsh for my
arm though. If your arm can tolerate it, you won't be disappointed.
Comments: I didn't expect this to give me any added spin because I thought textured stuff was just another way to
sell string. This string has nice bite and gave me additional spin. I use a full western grip btw. Another thing I found nice was the
feel. For a Lux string it was not too stiff and also was very responsive.
Comments: I'm a 3.5/4.0 player who usually uses the regular Big Banger Power ALU. A buddy of mine put me on to
the Rough a few weeks ago and I love it. I get more spin than my previous string and love the feel and control I have with it. I use
my tried and true Wilson Triad 4.0 and while technique is always key to getting good spin, IMHO the rough certainly assists. I'm
sticking to this string for a a while!
Comments: Don't use this string if you like to put a lot of top spin into your forehand. I have a complete western
grip and these strings make the ball hit the net almost all the time. No, it does not bite the ball like it says it would and the
tension goes down so quickly. It contributes to tennis elbow too. I recommend using the simple ALU Power. Those are great
Comments: I just switched from Pro Hurricane Tour to this string and all I can say is WOW! I hit a heavy topspin
forehand with a completely western grip and I can put WAY more spin on the ball than I could before with PHT. These strings have
a very "responsive" feel to them and by that I mean that I can hit with lots of power and depth when I want to while still keeping
the ball in play and where I want it and, at the same time, I can hit with a lot of touch at net also. This is a great string for people
that hit with spin and it's wayyyyy better than Pro Hurricane Tour. It doesn't move everywhere on your frame and I highly
Comments: Tried this as a full setup in my microgel extreme pro. I was not that impressed. The Alu Rough played
fairly well, good power, spin, tension maintenance. My main problem with this string is comfort, the string is too stiff. I normally
use Signum Pro Tornado 1.23, it is a lot softer, and has better control and spin. This isn't a bad string, I just think there are better
choices for the price (i.e. signum pro or msv).
Comments: I use this string on my Dunlop Aerogel 200 at 54 lbs. Lots of power & control.It drops tension for the
first few days and seems to stay at about 48-50lbs, I cross it with Prince synthetic gut Duraflex for more feel,and the combination
is great!!! NO vibration and nice feel(I don't use dampeners), it seems that the cheap cross string brings out these two strings'
value. I can't tell the durability as I'm QUITE sure prince synthetic gut will break first. I am going try BB Alu power as full string-
bed,can anyone tells the difference between AP ROUGH and AP(not rough version), especially about SPIN. Thank you! At last, I
LOVE THIS STRING!!!
Comments: Amazing string! I cross it with Babolat Xcel Power for comfort and extra pop, at 65 being that these are
two exceptionally powerful strings. I personally love having a ton of control though. So along with my high tension I use a
Microgel Prestige mid. At first I just practiced by myself on my serve and got zero pop. Extremely disappointed. The next day I
played with a teammate and as the day went on I noticed more and more pop. By the end of the day I had massive feel, great spin,
control was fantastic. Power, even at 65 lbs was superb. I have found my string combo. I had dropped tennis for almost 8 months
and now I feel like taking on a pro. This string racquet combo seems to read my mind.
Comments: Very excellent string. The pop, feel, and spin on this rough
version of Luxilon BB Power is just phenomenal. But be careful,
stringing this on your entire frame will just be quite stiff. The power
on this string is very high, so I only string this in the mains, with
Babolat Xcel in the crosses. The softness and control of the Xcel
complements the stiffness and power of the Luxilon almost perfectly.
Comments: What a string!!! I tried many different strings and found this is one of the best. Spin, power, control and
durability are excellent. I have this on main and Luxilon Big Banger Ace 18 on cross for Dunlop Aerogel 500.
Comments: These strings are simply amazing, I used to play with the Lux BB alu power but after changing I'm never
going back, no arm problems and so much power and spin way better than pro hurricane tour. Over all it's worth the money and I
prefer it at 55lb.
Comments: The best string I've tried so far. I strung a full set at 54lbs on my APDC. My setup
on the APDC is 15g on the head and 3g on the throat, so +18g overall. I have a very power-
oriented setup and this string complements it. As long as I hit fast enough with proper
strokes, I can produce very heavy balls that land deep. I can hit out with this setup without
any problems thanks to the amazing spin potential. Serves are great, particularly kick serves.
Volleys are fine as long as the racket is held firmly upon contact Comfort is very good as
well. Will be sticking with this for some time.
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. Durability is
awesome. Never break (always do aces during serve). Some people say that this string is hard on wrist and not arm friendly. For
me, if you swing with proper technique and follow the swing technique by the Pros (follow through concept), I don't see the
problem like above. Warning! You must string 10% lower than normal. Previously I used Wilson Sensation 17 at 58lbs and now
strung at 52lbs with this string. The string is so responsive. The downside of this string is the price. It's so expensive compares
with other Poly in the market. Will choose the cheaper string after the string broke. Probably MSV strings due to its price and
positive comments. Overall very impressive strings!
Comments: I must say, I was able to get more spin from this string than
from any other string I've tried (Pro Hurricane Tour, Sonic Pro, and
Luxilon M2 Pro). I can also control my shots a lot better. This is truly
a great string.
Comments: I just tried this string after using a Babolat APD with synthetic gut strung at 55 lbs. Thy synthetic gut
was fine, however, some of the balls flew and occasionally I did not get enough control. After switching to the alu rough, I find
increased control and a little bit more spin. But some of the balls still fly on me, but it is okay. Pretty satisfied. By the way, the
sound is kind of weird.
Comments: This String Saved My Game! I use a Babloat Aero Pro Drive and was constantly struggling with gut. I
either had too much spin or too much pace. After trying this I was hooked. My rallies are easily extended by 4+ shots since
switching. The bit off the slice and the kick off my second serve are incredible. The only down side is that miss hits are awful...
but that's my fault not the string. I recommend it to anyone trying to improve their consistency... especially on clay.
Comments: I have a Wilson K Blade 98 and I previously had it strung with a hybrid mix of Luxilon ALU Power in the
mains, and Tecnifibre in the crosses at 55lbs. I heard about how great the Luxilon ALU Rough was so I gave it a try. Wow, the
strings are awesome! I strung them at 55 lbs. Probably will go up to 58 lbs next time. No wrist or forearm pain. I am a 33 year old
baseliner. I had so much more spin and control with my ground strokes. Really allows you to go after your shots with more control
at next and on serves. Takes a little to get used to, but I love the feel, control, and power.
Comments: Put this on my old school Prince Precision Graphite 640 at 52lbs as I wanted to compare this string to
the Pro Hurricane Tour currently on my other stick. All I can say is "wow" ... excellent control, ball bite and surprisingly soft on
volleys (could be because of the low tension). I felt I can let loose and rip the ball from both sides knowing that the ball would
drop in. Thought the Hurricane Tour was a decent but for me I think this one tops it. Great string overall and definitely will use
this going forward.
Comments: It is amazing how you can actually feel these strings grip the ball. I strung my racquet with these at
60lbs and they feel great. I need to use these in a hybrid with a softer string maybe Wilson nxt or Tecnifibre x-one biphase.
Comments: I LOVE THIS STRING. I really like the way that the string grabs the ball and gives you extra feel. I've got
it at 57 mains 55 cross in my Wilson (K) Pro Tour. I would not want it any other way.
Comments: Do not use this as your full string-bed; it gets way too much
power (53lbs.). String it with a good synthetic like the Wilson NXT
series as that is what I am doing. I have a fast string speed and just
didn't find the control from this string, but I did find the spin. My
serve improved but what is a good serve without good strokes? I should
also mention that the string has nice grooves, which equal spin. Overall I
give it a 3.5 out of 5.
Comments: There is a comment about this string in a hybrid. it is very much true. The string breaks very fast. I
decided to put the string savers in it, and voila .... problem solved. This string is really good. I use it in the mains with the Wilson
Enduro Pro in the crosses. But, with the string savers. It is the best combination I have found. I use the Head Radical Pro. I am a
4.5 player who plays at least 3 times per week. But with the string savers inserted the strings do not move nor do they break for
over a month now. The tension is exactly the same. I too, do not use the 10% less. I string it normal tension at 59 lbs Main and 63
lbs cross.Control is exceptional and the slice is deadly and the ball keeps in court. Very good string.
Comments: I LOVE THIS STRING! I have been hitting with it for about six months
now, and the forehand side is monstrous, and the backhand has gotten
better (I think). I really like the energy return that I get from this
string, and it really pays me back for playing an aggressive, physical
game. The first time I told my stringer that I wanted the ALU Power at
60 lbs, he looked at me like I was nuts. A 13 year old girl using
the Luxilon at 60 lbs? But hey, I like the feel feel of it, and it helps
add some spin and control to my game. I would recommend this string to
anyone without any elbow problems.
Comments: These strings are great, but if you hybrid them with a softer string (natural or synthetic gut) they will
break within two or three matches (depending on your level)
Comments: Wow! these strings are amazing! My groundstrokes are way more controlled with lots of spin and
power. Serving took a little getting used too, but it comes as you hit for a while. I would recommend everyone to get this string.
Comments: I've been using this for about a year or so now. At first I could feel it in my arm, I'd say for about a
week. Then I got used to it. I haven't tried to hybrid them yet, but I might soon just to save cost. I play with a Wilson n code open
and string at 60 lbs. Seems to work well, but I think a little looser wouldn't hurt either.
Comments: Since I finally bought a stringer a few months ago, I have tried many different types of string in the
search for tennis nirvana. One of my favorite string set-ups during my search was LLPR in the mains and gut in the crosses.
During my last stringing, I decided to drop the tension ten percent as recommended and use LLPR in the whole string-bed. I was
shocked by the difference...at 53 lbs instead of 60 and with the entire bed the spin I got blew my mind. My hitting partner couldn't
believe it either. He had to give ground or take the ball on the rise to avoid hitting balls above his shoulder. If you take an
aggressive topspin cut at the ball, this string can't be beat. The ball absolutely explodes off the bounce. Slice backhands bite and
skid low and drop shots retreat towards the net. Everyone is hybriding this with a softer string on the crosses, but I love it in the
whole bed. Not the string for you if you play a touch game or have arm issues. Doesn't bother my arm at all in my Babolat Aero
Comments: Are you kidding me this string must be illegal. I decided to try the ALU power because of all the pro's
using this stuff. Now I can see why. I ordered the rough version because I wanted to add more spin to my game. ALU power has
changed my game. I write lefty but play tennis righty. I have a good backhand because I get power from my left hand (dominate
hand). Before these string I did not have a forehand (because my right hand was my weaker hand). Now I have a good forehand.
This string has so much bite on it, it's truly amazing. With ALU power rough I can hit very hard with out the ball going out. This
string will improve a kick second serve because it gives in a ton of extra kick. I tried Luxilon Big Banger XP as my first luxilon
string and I was very impressed. I do prefer ALU power rough over XP though. I did string these strings in the full bed. If you are
thinking about it its a great idea if your are not committed to going hybrid like me. Great sting, the best I have tried, will continue
to use this incredible sting.
Comments: I switched to this string nearly a year ago for two main reasons: this string is one of the most popular
on the ATP tour (so there must be a reason) and is known to be very durable. I am very pleased. The durability is definitely
excellent. These strings do not move and hold tension well, which results in having very stable and predictable response and good
spin potential. Some of my friends had issues with elbows and wrists when using these and other poly strings. I advise them to
lower the tension (e.g. for K Factor Six One 16-18, to use the tension between 50 and 54). If it does not help then head to the
gym and to spend some time on weight lifting. Or to use other softer strings if the weight lifting is not an option. These strings
are objectively rather harsh & stiff and are for the new generation of players who are very physical.
Comments: I am not sure what I am missing with the Lux hype. It's fence wire. If you want wrist inflammation and
aggravation of an old RC injury, then this is the string for you. If you want the feel of this string, save yourself the trouble of court
time. Just grab a metal fork and repeatedly jab it into a live wall socket for a couple hours. You'll get the same effect. About the
only good thing I have to say about this string is that I finally got it cut out of my racket and put it in the garbage where it
belongs. I'm a rated 4.0, played in HS so am at least somewhat aware of how to hit the ball. Never again will I do so with this junk
in my racket. Now it's 7-10 days of ice and no tennis to let my poor wrist heal.
Comments: I think that ALU Rough is one of the best strings ever! Its spin is awesome. I use it on my Babolat Aero
Pro Drive, and the combination of spin and slice is absolutely perfect. Before this string I used Babolat Pro Hurricane but it wasn't
as good as ALU Rough. Now I play with it for 5 days at 25 kilos tension. Also my kick serve is now better, with more spin. I
suggest everyone buy it!!
Comments: Used this on my POG and loved it!!! Use it on my Fischer M Pro and love it as well!! Awesome string.
Great control, spin, and decent touch for a poly. However, make sure you have a flexible racquet (RA 63 or below) or you may
start having arm problems. I have found my string!
Comments: It's the best string I have ever used. It is close to Tecnifibre Red Code. Enormous power and control
with an awesome feel. Not the most arm friendly string out there. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Comments: Personally, I do not think the hard hitting Luxilon strings help my strokes at this (inconsistent)stage of
my game; however, I string the Power Rough on my future father-in-law's racket and he absolutely loves the extra bite on the ball.
I mix the Luxilon (56lbs.) with 16 gauge VS gut(62lbs.) and he hasn't wanted to try anything else for almost a year. He says, "The
gut really balances out the stiff feel of the mono string and I haven't worried much about my tennis elbow since I changed to this
set-up, except of course for the occasional shank!" Playing against him I've noticed that the strings really help him get extra bite
on his slice serve and the added spin allows him to go for more on his shots without worry of the ball floating long. If your strokes
aren't consistent or you've chosen to be a pusher, then this string isn't for you and will actually do more harm than good!
Comments: Just started using these on my Babolat Aero Storm Tour and I've already noticed that my stringbed has
much more bounce than my other aero with ALU Power. This gives me more time to manipulate spin on the ball and get it where I
want it. very noticeable difference above other Big Bangers that I've tried. so far, it is my favorite.
Comments: This is the best string on the market IMO. It's toughest competitor is the Luxilon TiMo Banger. This
string gives you everything you need; Power, spin. control, touch. However, I wouldn't recommend this string for beginners or
players with very very stiff frames. Best suited for baseliners with the spanish/south american play style.
Comments: I have tried fluoro, spin and rough. I find that rough is the worst among the three. Less feel and my
backhand slice just would not work as good as I could do. I will try alu power next. So far fluoro is my favorite.
Comments:Best string out there; end of story. It never loses tension, even after several hours of playing. The
control on the string is unbelievable. I have used Kirschbaum, Tecnifibre, Polyfibre, Babolat, Wilson, prince, and head strings, and
this is by far the best string I have ever used in my life. The price tag is a bit too expensive though, good thing I get these babies
Comments: I am a former Div-I college player and I have been using Luxilon for 6-7 yrs. I tried TiMo 17 gauge, ALU
16L and find ALU Rough to be the best. All Luxilon strings hold tension well this one seems to produce a little more spin and
touch though. I have tried several different things with these strings. A hybrid mix, all ALU in both two-piece and one-piece, they
all work well. My favorite is a one-piece strung at 62 lbs. The only drawback is the price but after trying other strings ALUs'
combination of playability and durability makes it a better value in the long run. Babolat Pure Drive standard @ 62 lbs.
Comments: I had an expensive problem...breaking strings. I broke multifilament strings in 2-3 days. Now I use all
Luxilon big banger alu power rough and will not look back. I have to restring every 3 weeks to a month. Very durable.
Comments: Just put a good gut in the mains and this in the crosses and don't look back!
Comments: This string is really great for fast strokes I switched from synthetic gut to these string totally went up a
lever in consistency great strings I string at 57 with a Babolat awesome I recommend it.
Comments: Like most other Luxilon Big Banger's strings, the durability is just amazing. I use this as a full set and
this has got to be my favorite strings of all time, I've bought this very same string for probably more than 20 times now on
TennisWarehouse and I will come back! These last me around 3 months and I play 4-5 times a week for 2-3 hours each time.
These strings don't lose tension for me like others have said. However, the little ridges on the string does wear off eventually and I
won't be able to put as much spin on it, but it's still hittable. Make sure to use a dampener, like the Pete Sampras one, or else it's
going to feel uncomfortable. I would recommend stringing at 58
pounds or below.
Comments: I've used these big banger power roughs on the past few restrings now and when freshly strung they
are simply incredible. I get so much more spin and control, and feel as if I can hit the lines every time. With these strings I feel
invincible on the court, I can go for all my shots, take huge cuts at the ball and not have to worry about it going out. As soon as
you put these strings on you it will instantly better your game, they are match winning strings. The only
downside is that this only last about 4-6 hours, after which there is
marked decrease in overall performance and they tend to feel more
dead. I stringing Luxilon in mains @ 56lbs and VS natural gut17g in
crosses @ 58lbs. Also these strings tend to hurt your arm after a
while, so I recommend stringing with natural gut or syn gut in
crosses. As long as I can afford this these strings I will continue
to use and highly recommend you try them as soon as you can, you
won't regret it.
Comments: Before I discovered Luxilon Big Banger strings I was breaking strings all the time, but since I have been
using these strings this problem has decreased hugely. These strings are very durable. They also allow you to put that extra 10%
into your shots without having to worry about the ball sailing out the back.
Comments: I use this string on both mains/crosses (51/49 lbs) of my Yonex RDS 002 Tour. I like it primarily
because the strings don't move, which provides your strokes with a consistent response every time. Whether you hit flat or with
spin you will find your game improve as the ball will land in the court more often. I've seen this happen with other players as well
who've made the switch. If you're using a hybrid with this string and are considering using ALU Rough for the full stringbed, I
would drop tension to be more arm friendly and so your shots don't fall short. Recommended only for those with long fast
strokes. Note: I tried ALU Spin 1.27 and didn't feel the same consistency. I prefer ALU Rough 1.25 and will stay with this setup for
a long time!
Comments: Really good strings. I can't get too technical because I really don't know much but these strings really
let me rip by backhand and pound the flat serve. Sad to say, though, I had to stop using these strings and the other Big Banger
ALU Power as they both cause some major tennis elbow for me. It came to the point where I wasn't even able to close my hand and
it kept shaking. So hopefully I will be able to find some replacement strings that provide the same feeling but are more forgiving
to the elbow.
Comments: These are my current favorite strings. After testing them, my observation is that they are equally as
good as ALU power in terms of control, power and comfort. Spin potential and feel were superior while durability was slightly
inferior. Overall, an excellent string.
Comments: This is my preferred string - Luxilon on the Mains 16g @ 55 lbs and Babolat VS Touch gut 16g @ 59 lbs
on the crosses. This is an excellent hybrid for heavy hitters using lots of topspin. The control is the best I've seen... but you have
to take big cuts at the ball to really see what this can do for you. I have used this combination for about 6 months. My main gripe
is that this Luxilon string loses its effectiveness very soon. Practically with every 2 hours of usage, the strings drop a level in
crispness and begin to move more and more. The first 2 hours - you feel like you can take on the world. I could not be any
happier than during those first 2 hours. Between 2 and 4 hours of usage, they start to move a little bit more but still acceptable
with only a slight adjustment to your stroke to compensate. 4 - 6 hours of usage ... I would only use for them practice ralleys, not
in a match. After 8 hours forget about it - they are worthless... if you swing hard and hit with heavy topspin. Downright
worthless!! They move so much and they actually feel too deadened. Fortunately, I have my own stringing machine so I can keep
restringing my rackets as often as I want... usually by the 5th hour of usage. Sometimes if I know I won't use the racket for a
couple of weeks because I have a couple of other fresh rackets in the bag, I will string the Luxilon mains 1/2 lb higher - since it is
a well known fact that polyester strings lose their tensions faster than regular synthetic or gut.
The pros change rackets so often that I believe they rarely have to deal with the declined performance issue after 2 - 4 hours of
usage. Like I said, during the first two hours these strings rule! I have become addicted to their initial performance value so much
that I am willing to deal with the frequent restringing problem. I must admit, though, restringing my rackets every week is starting
to become a drag! If someone can recommend a string that has the performance of Luxilon ALU Power Rough and has a much
longer crispness time frame please let us know. Let me re-iterate that my experiences are from a hard hitting, heavy topspin
stroke. If you don't have the same kind of stroke, then your longevity might be longer - I don't know. By the way, I tried Hurricane
Tour 16g and I also was extremely happy during the first 2 hours. By the 4th hour of usage, using the string also started to
deaden - to the point where it slightly hurt my elbow. Don't know if it was due to the string. I might need to try it one more time
to say for sure.
Comments: Yes, these strings are as good as everyone says they are and worth every single penny. Many pros are
using it to get the added topspin and power out of their shots, and it's also good to have a string that's durable and that won't
break on you every other time you get out on the court. There is a downside, however, and that is the lack of feel on some of your
shots. If you don't like that deadening feeling than you might want to go with a softer string or better yet combine this with a
synthetic or natural gut and get the best of both worlds. You might think this sounds crazy, but I think the roughened areas of
the string actually grab on to the hairs of the tennis ball to give it more topspin, run your fingers across the strings and you will
feel it scratch at your skin, CRAZY!!!
Comments: I was very impressed with this string, using it in my Head Flexpoint Prestige FXP Team racket, with
Babolat Thermogut VS at the crosses. At first hitting I was very impressed. My groundstrokes were incredible and I could take full
cuts. The only downside is these strings lose their bite and power and feel after about 30 + hrs of play, and I usually play
everyday. I am going to continue this string, but I am considering just playing with all ALU Rough this time instead of Natural Gut
in the crosses. If anyone has any comment or feedback on this it would be appreciated.
Comments: These strings are great, not just because everyone else says they are. But from experience they are
great. I'm a junior now becoming a senior and I just started using them last season. I've been using the pro hurricane tour 16G on
my aero pro drive at 58 but they became to powerful so I wanted more spin strings so I went to the Luxilon strings because a
friend said they were good but I didn't use them because he sucked. But I first tried the original big banger roughs at 60 and they
were amazing. My balls had more spin and my overall game was more consistent. But then I began to take advantage of it and
started to swing faster to try and get more depth. I soon became frustrated with them and moved to the strings Federer uses. I
mean if he uses them they must be good. So I used them and strung them at 64 because they were thinner. They were great at
first. But once they started losing the tension it was hard to control because of the thin string. But I then started to hybrid it with
gamma synthetic guts 16G (the club stringers string) and they were amazing. SO I had Luxilons on the mains and synthetics on
the crosses and 62/60 respectively. They were amazing. The tension didn't drop but stayed steady and bearable. I was consistent
and they didn't feel like a trampoline. I had lots of control, pace, and could control the depth however I felt like. Long short, I had
it. What I'm saying is these strings are awesome. I'm still experimenting on my crosses as I'm going to try the fxps with the
luxilons but these are great strings. I use a western grip on a standard aero pro drive and they hardly break. I usually have to cut
them out because of the tension loss after a month or two.
Comments: I am a nationally ranked junior player and recently switched to Luxilon Big Banger, 16 gauge. I noticed
an immediate change in my game. I already had good topspin but found with the new string my topspin became a lethal weapon
as the ball 'jumped' at my opponent causing many errors. I also found that shots that may have typically gone long not only stayed
in, but were also nonreturnable. My servers became bigger, volleys were solid... basically my all court game became very solid. I
have much more control and confidence and can't wait until my next tournament. I LOVE IT! I wish I had switched sooner.
Comments: I believe this is perhaps one of the best strings on the market. The only problem is if you string the
whole racquet with it you may run into some arm problems as others have also noted. Therefore, I use the Luxilon in the mains
with natural gut or synthetic gut in the crosses, and the combination is unbeatable for power, control and spin. In addition, it is
also reasonably durable. Even heavy hitters who generate lots of topspin, whose racquets I have strung with this combination,
usually get about 3 weeks or more of play before the strings break.
Comments: My experience with this string is pretty mixed. I play with the K-Factor Tour using the Luxilon on the
mains and natural gut on the crosses. A fresh strung racquet with this combo was absolutely great ... (I usually string the mains
with 18g Babolat Pro Hurricane). The Luxilon provided additional spin and control without too much loss of feel. However, after
about 2 hours of hitting there was a marked difference in the way the racquet felt and how it performed. I had almost zero feel on
my strokes and felt like I had to work incredibly hard to get some pace on the ball. In my opinion this is a great string if you can
afford to constantly restring your racquet after every match, but otherwise the drop off in its performance makes its pretty
impractical. I would also question the claims people made about this strings durability. While it doesn't move as much as
synthetic gut, my string did move a decent amount and was notched 1/3 of the way through after 2 hours. In summary, I have
mixed feelings about this string, and still have some preference for the Pro Hurricane 18g
Comments: Let me first say that you must have a solid swing before you use these. That means beginning players
who watch the pros with with these "magic strings" and think they can do the same, be warned, it will mess you up. But if you've
been playing for a while and have a nice, developed, reliable swing, go for it. These strings are some of the best I've played with. I
used to use Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour for my mains and Babolat VS Natural Gut at 60 for my Head Microgel Prestige MP, but
when I used Luxilon, I was hooked. What I enjoyed was that since I already have power in my swing, that these strings in fact had
no power, so I could swing to my heart's content. Another great thing is that they're textured, so it lets me get insane topspin on
my shots. So if you're that type of developed player, definitely give these strings a try. Warning: These strings lose tension
incredibly fast, and pros can only afford to restring the Luxilon so many times because they're sponsored.
Comments: Wow these strings rock. Hybrid with Babolat Tonic, these strings are unbeatable.
The spin is increased and the control locked on. Must try for power hitter. Strung at 55 lb and Tonic 60 lb. Racquet: nblade 98
Comments: This string offers very good power, moderate to high comfort,/ good spin, though not as much as 5-
star or Power Fluoro. There's also great control, good volleys and not a lot of pace. Bottom line: a power/control-oriented string
with solid comfort.
Comments: It is amazing. It is very spin friendly and its power and control is perfect. At first I didn't like it, but now
I love it. It doesn't move or lose tension. I have used it about 1 month now and play 3-4 times per week.
Comments: The best string ever! You can rip the felt off the ball with the insane amount of topspin and bite you get
with this string. It's incredible. I would recommend this to baseline bashers and power hitters alike. You will not be disappointed.
Comments: Awesome strings best I've ever played great control power and spin lasted a lot longer than normal
strings witch I break in about 45 min to 4 hours these lasted me about 3 days I loved them.
Comments: The topspin you get on these strings is insane!! You can hit and swing as fast and hard as you want and
the spin will keep the ball in...great string.
Comments: Crazy great string! I'm a high school player and I think that this is one of the best durability strings out.
The playability is also amazing; you can effortlessly hit balls with power and not worry if they will go long. You can really put a lot
of spin and pace on your shots. I string it in the mains at 55lbs with prince synthetic multifilament at 58lbs in the crosses. This is
the best combination of strings I have found. But probably any other synthetic or natural will work just fine.
Comments: These strings are awesome! They made my ncode 6.1 95 more controlled, and more predictable. The
spin adds control, and now I can hit the corners instead of it being lucky. They will never break, and are worth every penny! They
don't move either.
Comments: Excellent string that doesn't only allow you to hit hard but also with extreme power very easily. It's
extremely durable, gives plenty of control with max power, but if you want to use this string to its full potential with no flaws,
then I would recommend using this with Pro Hurricane 16 Tour (Roddick's strings).
Comments: The ALU power ruff 16L is fantastic. I strung it in the mains (59 lbs) with natural gut (57 lbs) in the
crosses. I can now hit shots with sharp angle and enough topspin to get the ball in the court. It feels like wire when your
stringing it and you can tell by the improved grip on the ball. It's given me probably 50 more topspin on my 1 handed backhand.
And maybe 6-12" extra height on topspin serves. I had 6'8" guy hitting service returns above his shoulder. The ball now seems
to still be rising when it hits the fence. This is the best I've found.
Comments: These strings are the best strings ever....I'm 15 years old and hit the ball with a lot of spin I have a big
serve and a very good forehand. I tried these strings at 55 lbs and it was amazing, you felt like the ball just going out with so
much spin its have to be the best strings for hard hitters that have a lot of spin like I do...
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