I’m starting a period of testing new strings and today I had my first hit with the Luxilon Alu Power Ice Blue and I wanted to give you my first impressions.
I’ve played plenty with the traditional Luxilon Alu Power and although I think it’s slightly overpriced, I can see why a lot of pros use it. It offers great performance and feel and plays especially great those first few hours. Similar to Babolat RPM Blast.
The Luxilon Alu Power Ice Blue instantly felt slightly softer and livelier than the original Alu Power. It had good ball pocketing, but I didn’t get the same spin I do with my go-to-string Solinco Hyper-G (read my review of Solinco Hyper-G here). I also feel I get slightly more spin with the traditional Alu Power and I did miss a little bit of that crisp feel. This is of course a personal taste.
I will play with it some more before I make any judgements either or. I can already say it’s a great poly string and definitely worth a try. Will be interesting to see how long it maintains its playability, which is factor that will make a difference for a lot of recreational players. Especially since this string is more expensive than a lot of other decent poly strings.
Here’s a video from my first hitting session with it.
What do you think of the Luxilon strings? Have you tried the Ice Blue? Please comment below.
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