First hit: Luxilon Alu Power Ice Blue

by Jonas Eriksson

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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Ethan December 5, 2017 - 16:19

Interested how it compares to Lux Element or RS Lyon strings.

Tennisnerd December 6, 2017 - 09:38

I haven’t tried Luxilon Element, but it plays quite close to RS Lyon. I would say it has a little more bite perhaps.

Aaron December 7, 2017 - 01:48

Hey mate,
lookin through the tw forum and one was about fed wearing the azv X, apparently theyre on sale on this website ( can you do a post on your opinions on them? (people think these are a stepback)

Tennisnerd December 8, 2017 - 12:59

Hi Aaron,
I will try if I can get a hold of them. I do like the design and comfort of the Vapor Tour series, but they’re sadly not very durable…

Cheers / Jonas

Luis December 8, 2017 - 07:55

Have you tried the purple Lux? the 20th anniversary ones.

Tennisnerd December 8, 2017 - 12:55

I have not! But I would believe it’s pretty much exactly the same as normal Alu Power and that’s just a great string. Cheers / J

Dj May 28, 2018 - 12:31

I recently tried alu power spin g17 in my friend’s pure drive tour for a couple of hits and it felt great… ball pocketing was very noticeable. Any advice on a decent poly which might offer close to the same ball pocketing and feel of alu power? Would like to try alu power but its too expensive…. currently i play hyper g g17 in my rf97. Thank you in advance

Tennisnerd May 28, 2018 - 12:58

Hi Dj,
If you like Alu Power but want a cheaper option, I’d go either with RS Lyon or Weiss Cannon Silverstring (slightly softer than RS). I like both myself. They’re a bit softer than Alu Power but good strings. I also enjoy Hyper-G and like it in the Pure Drive Tour. Good luck on finding the right setup for you!

Cheers / J


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