If you’re looking for a softer poly string with great playability, then Luxilon’s ALU Power Fluoro in 17 Gauge (1.23mm) is the perfect place to start.
It is the third softest of the other ALU Power strings (very close to ALU Power Feel (1.20mm), but just a hair (less than a hair!) thicker, 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, as does the Fluorofibre Carbon added to the chemical component 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
- THIRD SOFTEST OF THE ALU POWER LINE OF STRINGS: Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Fluoro in a thinner 17 Gauge – 1.23mm Polyester (Poly) Tennis String Set – 40 Feet is the third 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. As a thin string, it ever so slightly opens up the squares in the spin bed, allowing more bite on the ball as well.
- 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. Durable with solid tension maintenance, ALU Power Fluoro adds spin potential and comfort for a wide variety of big hitters.
- 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 Fluoro in your racket would help increase the life of the strings before they break, and add an ample amount of spin in the process.