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Luxilon 4G String Review

by Jonas Eriksson
Luxilon 4G String Review

I have been asked to write more string reviews and it is high time. However, since I have a lot of notes around strings lying around and have tried various strings during different times and with different racquets, I will make more of a mini-review format. Here is my Luxilon 4G string review.

The Luxilon 4G string is a premium poly string on the market that retails around 20 euro/USD per set and around 270 euro/USD for a 200m reel. The key aspect of Luxilon 4G is tension maintenance and control. It is a really low-powered string that works well in a hybrid with a softer string such as natural gut or a multifilament. It is not a shaped string, but still offers really good snapback and spin. It is quite stiff so I wouldn’t say it is one to use if you are looking for a comfortable poly.

Luxilon 4G String Review – Playability and feel

Luxilon 4G is simply a top string for players who like to get ultimate control or who want a reliable option to hybrid a softer string with. It offers above average durability (hours of use depends on the racquet, tension, how hard you hit and how much spin you use, etc) but compared to Luxilon Alu Power, I would say 4G remains playable a few hours longer.

I have been using Luxilon 4G in hybrids in softer HEAD pro stock racquets as full as a full bed in a stiffer frame like the Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph (click the link for my review). I like it best as a hybrid, but if you have no arm issues and like a stiffer poly, it gave me lots of confidence to swing out in my RF97A. Still, I would avoid stiffer poly’s in stiffer racquets if possible.

Luxilon 4G String Review

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Luxilon 4G String Review – Summary

Luxilon 4G is very low-powered and caters to advanced players. It is not a shaped spin-crazy string but still offers decent jump on the ball with the right racquet/technique. It does offer premium performance and is one of the best low-powered strings on the market. Regarding the comfort level in the picture below I think it is a bit stiffer than what is suggested below. I also find the power level way off. This is a low-powered and control-oriented string with above average durability, nothing else. I really love playing with 4G although I would appreciate a lower price point.

Luxilon 4G String Review

Have you tried Luxilon 4G? What do you think about this string? Please comment below.

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Bartobolas February 25, 2019 - 23:10

I’m currently using it in a Pro Staff 97S and its true

Tennisnerd February 27, 2019 - 09:43

The 97S is a nice racquet!

ChrisG February 26, 2019 - 10:07

Hi, thanks for the review. I personally used the Soft version as my match string as it gives so much confidence. Once switched to 4G classic and didn’t notice a lot of difference to be honest.
I love the string, pricey, but is very neutral so it lets me play how I want, I don’t feel driven by the racket+string set up. For exemple It’s the only string that I could use on The Pure Aero (2017), but the overall combination was too stiff.

I now bought a Angell TC 95 v2 16×19 63 RA( currently trying the TW forum recommandations RS LYON, Silvestring, Black Knight), and I’m quite eager to try the 4G on it as it’s quite a powerful frame.

Tennisnerd February 27, 2019 - 09:45

Hi Chris,
Yeah, the Luxilon 4G Soft is a favorite of mine. Nice to hear you are trying out Angell racquets. I like them with RS Lyon personally, but the TC 95 shouldn’t be too powerful though so you can string it rather low.

Good luck / Jonas

JK February 26, 2019 - 16:56

I prefer 4G soft if I want full bed poly set up. more power,less stiff similar control.

Tennisnerd February 27, 2019 - 09:45

Yes, I prefer 4G Soft as well in a full bed.

Louka March 1, 2019 - 04:06

How do you hybrid the 4g, with syn gut crosses?

Tennisnerd March 4, 2019 - 12:22

One of my fave syn guts to hybrid with is Prince Premier Touch. But also Wilson NXT and Sensation works fine.

Tennisnerd March 13, 2019 - 13:24

Yeah, that is not a bad setup! 4G likes to be in a hybrid…

H.Oliveira May 27, 2019 - 03:49

Hi Jonas,

I’m thinking about stringing a full bed of 4g on my PT630, @48 lbs. Will IT be too stiff? Thanks

Tennisnerd May 27, 2019 - 10:28

No, that should be fine. If you’re looking for ultra-control – go for it. Otherwise the Luxilon 4G soft is a good option. Cheers / Jonas

Laurentiu August 8, 2019 - 16:29

My son is 11 yeas old and he plays National level in canada.
He uses Wilson Blade 98 18×20. His current string is Luxilon 4G but he would like to get more power from the string. What string would you recomend? He like poly strings. I have tried hybrid but did not like it.


Tennisnerd August 12, 2019 - 09:58

He could start by trying Luxilon 4G Soft, which is softer and a bit more powerful. Should be an easy transition since he is used to 4G. A few other strings that will give him a good mix of power and control: Solinco Tour Bite Soft, Volkl Cyclone Tour, MSV Focus-Hex Soft, Tourna Big Hitter Blue Rough. You could also drop the tension a bit. Not sure what he is using now, but with 4G he can string low and really get a nice pocketing and bite on the ball. Good luck to you and your son! Regards / Jonas

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laurentiu November 3, 2019 - 17:10

Thanks Jonas. I have dropped the tension for the Luxilon 4G to 48lbs and it is working very nice. If I would like to hybrid it , what multifilament string would you recommend that would work well with Luxilon 4G? I would prefer to install the 4G in crosses. Gut is out of the question as it is way to expensive and very sensitive to weather and Canada is cold ….

Jose October 9, 2020 - 20:22

Alu Power mains and 4g Rough in crosses is a good option?

Evan January 10, 2022 - 05:44

Hi, is there a similar string to 4G at a lower price point?

Ekaterina Centanni July 18, 2022 - 00:33

Is RPM blast and Luxulon 4G a good hybrid combo for for a teen boy?

TN July 19, 2022 - 09:46

Sounds stiff for a kid! I would put a natural gut or multifilament in the mains or crosses of either RPM or 4G.

Rik Jonna March 28, 2024 - 00:40

Greetings! Love your reviews. Very professional and informative.
Racket Yonex Vcore 100- 7th gen. I was using full bed Hyper G soft 17 48/46. I’ve recently switched to Tech. NRG2 mains at 52 and Hyper G Round 17 crosses at 48. For me, It is fantastic! I read your review on 4g because I am thinking of crossing with 4G in lieu of Hyper G round. Not sure there will be much difference. I’m suspecting – not likely. Your thoughts?? I am a 4.0-4.5 player residing in Fort Lauderdale FL. No hard-courts for me lol. Stay well, Jonas and thanks. again for all your shared research.


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