September 2015 "Your Favourite Tennis String"
It's another Hybrid
Mains Luxilon Alu Power Rough
Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Rough is the standard for playable durability in co-polyester tennis string, with a textured surface for added spin. Extremely popular on the ATP Tour and ideal for big hitters and string breakers of all playing levels. Allows for a full swing to be taken at the ball without a loss of control. Co-polymer nylon, fluorocarbon resin, and aluminum fiber construction sets Big Banger ALU Power apart from the competition.Big Banger ALU Power Rough has all advantages of Luxilon Strings, plus:
Cross: Pro's Pro Hexaforce
Pro's Pro Hexaforce is a synthetic tennis string using a hexagonal cross section to deliver outstanding performance.
Hexaforce has a high performance monofilament structure which offers durability and power. Outer wrapped with a twisted monofilament and a nanotechnological coating.
Gauge: 1.30mm / 16
September 2015 "Your Favourite Badminton String"
Pro's Pro B-400
Pro's Pro B-400 is a highly durable all round string constructed from a multifilament nylon co-polymer core, which is wrapped with braided filaments. It offers a combination of good elasticity, high durability and persuasive power.
September 2015 "Your Favourite Squash String"
Pro's Pro Dura Ace
Pro's Pro Dura Ace is a high performance squash string for demanding players, providing excellent control, efficient power and excellent durability.
The multifilament string core of high quality micro fibre is wrapped with 2 layers of woven micro fibres
Here is what Tennis-warehouse says about Babolat Origin: resists easy classification. For starters, it is a monofilament, which is the construction most commonly associated with polyester. Unlike polyester, Origin is made from a "natural polyamide," which is a very pliable material similar in structure to nylon. This pliability helps explain why our playtesters were so impressed by the comfort. Even more impressive was the feel, which our team found to be wonderfully crisp and precise, as opposed to mushy or overly muted. We also found this string to be quite powerful, but with no reports of an unruly "trampoline effect" or unpredictable launch angle, two common afflictions of soft strings. Perhaps the most outstanding quality was the tension maintenance, which bordered on unbelievably good. With the exception of natural gut, Origin holds its playability longer than strings with comparable comfort and power. Ultimately, Origin's comfortably crisp feel, superior tension maintenance and impressive all around playability makes it one of the better soft strings we've hit in a while.
Ok I restrung my Powerangle (as above) on the 29 sept 2015 at 52 Ibs, played men's doubles, mixed doubles and 45 mins on the ball machine. 3 days later the tension was 51 Ibs wow only 1 pound loss!
It is now 12 Oct 2015 retested the tension it is now 48 Ibs, that is amazing.
This string feels great, has good power, has lots of control, the only thing I miss is the amount of spin but the tension maintenance is so good I can get used to this string.
You can get a set of this string for about £12, this string keeps it's tension so well that you may be able to get 2-3 months play out of it, well over 30 hours playing time.
Go and get a set ! Try it !
If you like playing with Natural Gut this is as close as I have seen or played with.
You will not be unhappy with this string.
A hybrid to try:
Take your favourite poly as the mains, now add Babolat Origin as the cross.
Babolat Origin holds it's tension almost as good as Natural Gut and gives the power and the feel.
It is a great combination.
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