Luxilon Savage 16 String Customer feedback
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Comments: Felt great. Good balance of spin, power, and control. I typically use Big Banger Rough and sometimes
Cyclone. It feels a lot like Cyclone to me. But, it's not as durable as either of those for me. It broke in 5 hours and started moving
like synthetic gut after about 3-4 hours.
Comments: Just started playing with Luxilon Savage Lime. I tried the Lime and the Black, but for me the Black was
just a little to much dead, while the Lime was a bit more lively. I stung it in my Head Youtek Radical Lite (also in the Pro, which I'm
changing to) and it really gave me a lot of control for the powerful racquet and no arm pain at all! Love this string -- loads of
control and great spin and a great price.
Comments: This string is pretty good. I've hit with ALU pretty much the whole time it has been out. This string
doesn't have as much control or feel, but matches pretty even in power and spin. I may switch to this string if they stopped
making ALU. But overall, good job Luxilon with another great string. And, this string is pretty durable. I can usually go 2 matches
without it breaking. Which, for me, is very very good. When I have ALU in, it usually breaks in the middle of the second set in my
first match. If you are looking for an affordable string, this is the one for you, but I still would go for ALU if you want to spend a
little extra. Thank you for reading!
Comments: I really enjoyed this string. It has great spin, especially on serves, and it has awesome fell on touch
shots. I would recommend stringing the Luxilon Savage on the mains, and have a more power oriented string on the crosses.
Overall, I would give it a 8/10
Comments: Average poly. Everything was pretty much average except the feel and comfort. The feel wasn't really
there as this was a dead feeling poly.
The first 2-3 hours before the strings notch are epic. Great spin, power, and
control. After that it drops off and becomes an average dead-feeling poly.
I also noticed the comfort was very good for a poly. It's softer than many
poly's I've tried. In comparison to Black Code, it's slightly more comfortable but
less spin and for me a better feeling. There is less "ping" to it.
Overall, it's an average string but dependable. I just wish I could access the spin
Comments: In short, it's sort of the "Honda" of string, as it's pretty good all around but nothing stands out as
exceptional in a given area. In long, I strung a full bed (normally I do a hybrid of Solinco TourBite/Vanquish or ALU Rough/VS
Touch). This Lux string is good in comfort, spin, power, and feel, but not great or exceptional in any category (perhaps very good
in comfort I'd debate). I cannot comment on durability. I'm not dying to cut them out after 8 hours, but I'm not excited to keep
them in either, and I'm debating to try other new strings I have on hand right away. I strung it in a Donnay Gold 94, and strung
the lime color at 49/52 lbs and the black color at 52/54 lbs, and I prefered the lower tension. String this higher and it will feel
Comments: At first I thought this was a great string, with low power, fair spin, not bad kick off the serve, but I was
disappointed in the tension loss from this string. I will keep on looking.
Comments: I'm updating my comment (5/12), this string has every thing but is very low powered. It forcing me to
string it at 55lbs instead of 60.
Comments: This string has played very well for me. The spin is good but my favorite thing about this string is the
pocketing, feel, and control. It almost has a sticky feel to it when you strike the ball. Some have said it feels dead, which it does if
you are not used to poly strings. I happen to like strings that are a little dead. I have also tried Black Code, Pro Hurricane Tour,
and Black Venom. This string seems to be softer than Babolat strings but not quite as soft as Black Code. I string it at 55 lbs on a
Pro Staff 100.
Comments: Nice, crisp solid feel when you first string it, and feels like that for a good while.
really does help with spin, which my 18x20 pattern needed. Strung it at 53lbs with synthetic
gut in the crosses. I give it a thumbs up!
Comments: Not that good with low power and it doesn't have much spin and control. Softer than the big
banger but it isn't important with my P.S 6.1 95 wilson.
Comments: This string is so much better than RPM Blast, it's not even
funny. It's so much better than Pro Redcode, it's not even funny. This
string, if you get my drift, is not even funny. When you hit that sweet
spot after a couple of break-in hits, it's like a heavenly explosion of
spin and power comes off your racket. This sensation not only resonates
off of the string bed, it also resonates in your soul. It's amazing.
And it's not even funny.
Comments: If you really like Luxilon Alu Power, like me, and wanted to
try this string because you wanted to save a little money, don't buy
this. It is a good string, but it's not as crisp or as controllable as
Alu Power. Plus, it is not as durable.
Comments: This is a great string! Gets great bite on the ball feels very solid and is very
durable, lots of people say it feels stiff, which it can if its strung too tight. If you string it at 54 or lower you will be
will grab the ball even more and feel great. Doesn't lose its bite after a week either like some, that's why its great at
tensions. Also FYI I ordered a
black reel and it felt a little different than the white and green... Don't ask me why but it did,
so I like the green/white.
Comments: A lot of people say they love this string, I find it terrible. There are better strings for spin like
one on the market Solinco TourBite. Not only is TourBite better than Savage in spin, but power and tension
maintenance and feel.
When I played with Savage, the string didn't give me a good response in terms of feel. Did I hit the sweet spot or did I
miss hit? I
couldn't tell because the string is so "dead." If you're JUST looking for durability and decent spin then Savage is for you.
durability is good but if you're looking for
a combination of spin, soft feel, power, and durability there are better strings. I would recommend Weiss Cannon for
combination of spin, feel, power, and durability or Solinco TourBite and BarbWire. In short, there are much better
strings on the
market for less money.
Comments: I just tested this string today at 48 pounds on a Wilson K Blade 98 on a full string bed and I
have to say
to bite and pop I get off these strings are amazing to my regular set up. I use the Babolat RPM Blast on the mains at 53
Tecnifibre X-One Biphase at 51 lbs on the crosses and I find that with the Luxilon Savage I get more top spin, more bite
control and consistency in depth compared to my regular set up. I am switching to these permanently.
Comments: Just finished a hitting session with a full bed of Luxilon Savage strung at 25 kg. Compared to
Banger ALU Power it's more softer, which for me is great. I had nice access to both power and spin and great depth in
from my two-handed backhand and my forehand. It doesn't have the same response on slices and volleys as Big Banger
Power. I felt my slices were less distinct and didn't have as much bite in them. However, for a frequent string breaker
like me, I
really liked this string because it's softer and pockets the ball well and I didn't feel any discomfort at all. The only
remaining before I stock up on this string is durability and how well it maintains string tension? Great buy for string
want a softer string.
Comments: Luxilon Savage is definitely the string for me. This string lasts much longer than Babolat RPM
in my opinion, pockets much better, too. Savage is easier on the arm than RPM Blast, and gives more control and feel
Blast. The spin factor is phenomenal. This string is worth a try if you want something cheaper and more long lasting
Comments: I love this string. I read the reviews here and tried it out. It did exactly what everyone has
The string is a softer string which pretty much fixed my tennis elbow problem, which I've been experiencing for the
past couple of
years. The Big Banger ALU 16 is a great string but I definitely get a better feel with the Savage strings. I can control my
ease and still have the power like the Big Banger ALU 16 and its actually cheaper to purchase. I highly recommended.
Comments: This is a good string. I prefer it over Babolat RPM Blast 17. I felt it has a bit more power and
it was a little less stiff compared to the RPM, which I needed to hybrid to get around the stiffness issue. Happy with a
full bed of
Savage in my Wilson Pro-Staff 88.
Comments: This is an awesome string. It has less power and bite than Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power, but
because it is a much less stiff string. That being said, you get much more feel and control than Big Banger. I also feel
that it has
just a bit less spin potential than Big Banger.
Comments: I use a full bed of this string and I like the feel of it. I have never had a problem with the
out of place since I got them about three months ago. I want to try a hybrid with Babolat Xcel Premium though to try to
the stiffness of this string. Overall, a very good string.
Comments: Average string, low power, average spin- tried this based on friends advice. I normally use
RPM at 57 in
APD non cortex. Very stiff compared to RPM 16g, let my arm aching. I play open tourneys in FL on clay in the heat, so it
toll on my arm after a 3 hour match. I'm sticking with RPM, this string might lose its tension faster but it's better than a
Comments: Luxilon Savage is a great string that does not break as easily as other people have stated.
offers great control, great for drop shots and precise shots down the line. The string does offer some spin and does
pop, a step down in power from Luxilon Adrenaline but far more control. I have ordered to have 4 raquets strung with
Sensation at 60 pounds and Luxilon Savage at 58 pounds. This string is highly addictive, a string you would like if you
like a hard
string feel. This string is not soft really but a hard string that gives you great control. Luxilon Savage is a players string
anybody who likes to make precise shots.
Comments: Great string! I play every day and this string really "bites" the ball. I can hit with more power
than I did with Pro Hurricane. Also, the string is very durable; it lasted nearly three months for me.
Comments: I just got my Babolat AeroPro Drive Cortex strung with this and Prince
synthetic gut and I could feel the power, control and spin! This string is a very good string!
Comments: After two days of hitting with Savage Lime it offers massive spin potential if you have the
strokes. I felt I
could take big cuts and keep the ball in the court. Also, no pain in the elbow, always a good thing.
Comments: When comparing to RPM Blast, I definitely found more control. It's not that jarring on your
arm, and I
string it at 61 or 62 lbs. Really a good string if you're looking a something comparable to Pro Hurricane or RPM Blast. I
with this one, though I think it isn't as durable.
Comments: Great string! I kind of made a split-second decision when I was asked what string and
tension I wanted
on my new Rebel but I choose this because of the name. I got it strung at 53lbs with Gosen OG Micro 17 in the
crosses. After an
hour or so these strings felt great. Awesome pocketing, pop, and even control. However for me spin seemed to be
lacking. I can
flatten out serves and forehands but I struggle to keep me forehand deep with a good amount of spin. It either lands
heavy or just out. Other than that, a great string and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to try out a
Comments: Was using full bed of Luxilon Ace in Vantage 95 and really liked it. Just to experiment I
strung up an
identical racquet with Genesis Natural Gut/Luxilon Savage Lime and just love it, the Savage Lime makes a great cross
string. I may
switch to this even though I prefer full bed of Poly in most cases, the Natural gut/Savage comb has just as much spin
the full bed of Ace and just Fantastic Feel.
Comments: This is NOT a soft string, but I must say it is a very good string; it is more like a 17 and not a
is a good thing. I strung it at 51 lbs on my mains and I could have drop it down to 45-48 and still been ok. I do like
was able to hit every shot. This string could be use on both main and crosses, If you like Luxilon strings you are going
to like this
one. If I would have strung it at 60 lbs I am guessing it would have hurt my elbow.
Comments: I've hit with the savage lime for the past 3 weeks. Having used pretty much every Luxilon out
expected good bite & action on the ball. It was good but nothing exceptional like I've seen with alu rough or big banger
still better than M2 & Fluoro. It feels softer and has more feel than most Luxilon strings. I have no elbow pain with this
string as I
have had with every Luxilon string except for M2 & Fluoro. It doesn't have quite the bite or pop of big banger alu or ace
I feel is a
better alternative to M2 or Fluoro if you're looking for a more arm-friendly string.
Comments: This is an excellent string. Dude at the local shop said it was designed to compete with
Blast, but after playing both, this one wins the honor. Soft on the arm, rough on the court and ball. Good feel, great
making the switch permanently.
Comments: Set up Babolat vs touch cross and Luxilon savage main 58/58 (Aero Drive GT). Comparing
rackets with a full bed of natural gut @ 58/58, touch and feel is similar but the savage set up gives considerable spin
and bite to
Comments: I was looking for a softer poly and my friend recommended Lux Savage. I have it (Savage
Black) in my
mains with a Wilson Sensation 16 cross. It's strung at 50/52lbs. The string bed feels soft and I can generate more spin
compared to a full set of Sensation 16. I like this set up for everything except backhands, which seems to fly once in a
set-up feels great on volleys. It's less stiff than the Lux Alu Power 17/Wilson Sensation 16 combo I have in my other
which is strung at 48/52lbs. This combo feels like I can generate more spin though. But, if you're looking for
Comments: 1st hit today. I have Savage in my mains, NXT in the crosses. I did not see as much spin as I
Also hits seemed dead if I missed the sweet spot. The big positive was no elbow pain. I will update if anything
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