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Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Rough 125

Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Rough 125

MSRP $35.95
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Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Rough 125 is a playable tennis string designed for players who want more durability with amazing power and control and a rough texture for extra bite on the ball for superior spin potential. If you're looking for increased spin potential then you'll love playing with this string. It combines the spin enhancing attributes of polyester with a "dented" texture so you can achieve maximum spin and durability.

    All Big Banger Strings:
  • Give more power.
  • Are very durable.
  • Show no loss of efficiency.
  • Don't move.
  • Are impervious to atmospheric conditions.

Durability: 8
Power: 10
Control: 10
Comfort: 9

It is recommended by Luxilon that you string Big Banger strings at least with 10% less tension than your usual strings.

Item #: 010833
Style #: WRZ9952
Type: Polyester
Length : 40 feet / 12.2 meters
Gauge : 16L gauge / 1.25mm
Color : Silver
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Great String

By Tennis Mom

from MN

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    Comments about Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Rough 125:

    My son, a 5.0 player, swears by this string as a main string in his hybrid stringing system. It helps improve his spin to make sure the ball stays in on those tough shots.

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      Why do you recommend a 10% reduction in the tension? I am using Gamma ZOTWIST 16 at 66lbs. What happen if I use the same tension?

      M Abadie
      Asked on 6/12/2013 by Manny from Oceanside, CA

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      • Staff Reviewer


        The 10% tension reduction is actually recommended by the manufacturer. When stringing with a polyester string, we usually recommend closer to a 5% reduction (usually 2-3 pounds) from your tension with a non-polyester string but ultimately it's up to each player. Gamma Zo Twist and Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Rough are both polyester strings (although, technically Luxilon is constructed of a different, proprietary material), so if you are comfortable with Zo Twist at 66 pounds, you shouldn't have any problems with ALU Power Rough at 66 pounds. There are, however, several reasons why reduced tension is recommended with polyester strings. Due to their construction, polyester strings are very, very stiff. When strung at the same tension as a softer string--like natural gut or a multifilament--the polyester stringbed will be far stiffer, resulting in a harsher experience for the player's arm. The second reason relates more to spin and the (somewhat) unique ability of polyester strings to "snap back" before the ball leaves the string bed. When the ball hits the stringbed, it displaces at least a few of the main strings. Due to the friction between mains and crosses, most types of strings do not "snap back" to their original position at all or don't do so until after the ball has already left. Polyester strings are somewhat unique and actually can "snap back" to their original position before the ball leaves the stringbed, thereby imparting extra spin on the ball. Lower tensions allow greater string displacement and can increase spin potential with polyester strings.

        Answered on 6/13/2013 by Ryan from Holabird Sports
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    • About Luxilon
    Luxilon Industries is the founder of Thermolux, a type of yarn used to create elastic ribbons. At the right temperature, Thermolux could be melted down and made to stick to any material. Luxilon Industries NV is famous for creating tennis strings. After bursting onto the tennis scene, Luxilon tennis strings quickly became all the rage. Now everyone can use the official string of both the ATP and WTA tours: Luxilon. Over 60% of the top 100 men's players including Roger Federer, and 45% of the top 100 women's players use Luxilon — it is one of the most popular strings on the market. Luxilon manufactures monofilament tennis strings that offer unmatched playability, durability, and spin potential. Luxilon Big Banger tennis strings are the official strings of the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) and WTA (Women's Tennis Association).

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