If you’re looking for a softer poly string with great playability, then Luxilon’s ALU Power Feel in 17 Gauge (120mm) is the perfect place to start.
It is the second softest of the other ALU Power strings, and helps to avoid some of the arm issues that can arise with the use of poly strings. The thinner, 17 gauge increases the softness of the string, while increasing its playability and control.
Poly strings are also excellent as one-half of a hybrid string setup, and are usually paired with a softer, multifilament or natural gut.
Key String Features:
Playability: 8 out of 10
Durability: 7 out of 10
Spin Generation: 7 out of 10
Control: 8 out of 10
Arm Comfort: 7 out of 10
- SECOND SOFTEST OF THE ALU POWER LINE OF STRINGS: Luxilon Big Banger ALU Feel in a thinner 17 Gauge – 120mm Polyester (Poly) Tennis String Set – 40 Feet is the second softest of the other ALU Power line of strings. The thinner, 17 gauge increases the softness of the string, while adding greatly to playability and control.
- STRING COMPOSITION: Unlike your average poly, Luxilon combined a co-polymer or nylon with a fluorocarbon resin and aluminum fibers. The result is a durable string that offers well-above average feel for poly, and really helps those revolutions per second most advanced players are after. The dented and textured surface provides even more bite on the ball, resulting in greater revolutions per second.
- EXCELLENT IN A HYBRID SETUP: Many advanced players these days are using (2) half-sets of different strings, mixing and matching types of strings in order to create a hybrid setup that addresses specific issues. A half-set of poly string like ALU Power Feel in your racket would help increase the life of the strings before they break, and add an ample amount of spin in the process.