The Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Rough improves on one of the number one strings on tour today. Featuring a highly textured surface to further increase the spin potential of the popular ALU Power. Power, control and durability are combined in this co-poly aluminum constructed string. The improvements on first generation polyester strings are noticeable from the combination of tension retention and elasticity. Constructed with aluminum, the Big Banger ALU Power line creates a highly durable string with a softer feel and added playability. The Luxilon line of strings has forever changed today's professional tennis, allowing players of all levels to take full swings without fearing a lack of control. The roughened texture of the string helps to generate additional spin, perfect for the baseliner wanting to use heavy spin to impose their game. The string is a good option for the player looking to create a hybrid with a softer string while still keeping the increased spin. ALU Power Rough is best suited to the player that prefers the baseline and takes fast, full swings looking to generate power and spin. The string of choice for players such as Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray. Also available in 720 foot reels of Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Rough.
Construction: Extruded Polyester Monofilament
Gauge: 16 L / 1.25 mm
Length: 40 ft / 12.2m
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10 Best Soft Co-Poly Strings to Try
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Luxilon ALU Power Rough 16L
Great string, great retailer
This is the best string I've played with. It has terrific control and plenty of power. I play with a Volkl PB10 (295). Tennis Express is a great seller. They are prompt and courteous. I've never had a bad experience with them.
LUX ALU Rough
I like it. Competitors complained after I got it about all the spin, but after a while the rough does rub off. I'm only a 3.5 but I keep coming back to it. It can be a little rough on the arm for a while too. Strung reg. instead of 10# lighter as recommended.
Best string you can buy. Excellent power and control.
Lux 16 Alu Power Rough 16 L
Every Racket has low to high range for
string tension. With this specific string
use the mid-range lbs. when hitting the
ball...keep this in mind...smooth swing,
grip the handle gently, let the racket &
strings do their job. Power & control w/o
hurting your arm is possible. Watch the
Pros stroking in slow motion. Turn your
shoulders, point of contact..it's all there.
The combination of Big Banger Rough 16 in the crosses and natural gut 16 in the mains has provided me performance that is outstanding. Strung at 55lbs. on both sets of string in a 95 head it provides the power needed and the extraordinary control to compete more effectively.
The feel is clean and clear and the wear is longer than one might expect. I strongly suggest that players consider this product combination.
Best string I've played with. Great power and control. Does not move and durable too.
Why do people even use other strings?
I worked my way through college by working at a tennis store selling and stringing racquets, so Ive tried many of the strings players use today. There is nothing like Luxilon Power ALU when it comes to control and feel. PLUS, it is a very durable string with a good amount of power since it actually pockets the ball on impact. This can be tough on the arm, so either string it at a lower tension or use it as part of a hybrid.
My entire family uses these strings and they have never disappointed. Great price and absolute perfect quality.
I recently purchased these strings from Tennis Express and I couldn't be happier. I am a 4.0-4.5 baseliner who likes to grind out points and have never been totally happy with other strings due mainly to their breaking too easily and losing their feel and control along the way. So far, the Big Banger family of strings have proved themselves to be as advertised and I would highly recommend them. Tennis Express is also my favorite place to buy my tennis gear, positive vibes all around. Keep up the great work!
LUXILON ALU ROUGH
FOUND IT strung up tighter than I thought at 55 lbs. Otherwise, a great string. Take it down another 3 lbs. at least.
This string has everything you could ask for. Power, spin, control. These are poly strings, so they are a little tough on the arm, but if you hybrid with NXT or NRG2 there is no pain. I use these strings on my mains at all times.
Tons of spin
Ball bite is amazing. It feels like the ball stays in the string for some time, but overall compared to other LUX strings it lacks power. The feel is also not great.
The Luxilon rough tennis string seemed very stiff at first and was tough on my arm and elbow.
I adjusted the string tension from 62lbs to 54lbs and the strings became very playable, with no arm discomfort.
The Luxilon strings last more than 3 times as long as any other strings I have tried.
I am very happy with the Luxilon rough strings, their duribility and playability.
The Luxilon rough string is the best string I have ever tried in over 30 years of playing tennis and stringing my own racquets.
Big Banger ALU Power Luxilon
This string is a great partner for your racket. I love it for maximizing performance for my game.
Love the Spin & Power
I strung three different rackets with this string, and I loved the performance improvement in each racket. I think it offers a lot of spin and power, but it does not sting my hand, wrist, or elbow. I liked this better than the RPM Blast.
BIG Banger ALU Power
Produces a lot of power and is very durable and spin friendly. However, I do not really find it to be very rough on my arm--rougher than other strings, but not so rough that Im going to get tennis elbow.
Luxilon ALU Power Rough
Big Hitting String that puts excellent spin on the ball and is durable. My son who plays tennis in college got me to try it. Both my racquets are now strung with it. For those of you that think it is pricey you get what you pay for and Tennis Express has great prices and are the best people to deal with. You will understand why the pros play this string. See you on the courts
Best string Ive played with
This string gives me the best control, power, and spin of the strings Ive tried. Its not known for its touch, but I think it does a fine job in that category too. The only drawback, if you can call it that, is that the string loses some of its quality long before its in danger of breaking, so you have to be attuned to how its playing to determine when to get a re-string.
Big Banger Rough 16L String
Its a good string. I hit with plenty spin and used to pop strings about every 2 weeks or less. I switched to these and get longer life out of the strings. Probably the best poly string that Ive ever used. The strings tend to bite down on the ball giving it heavier spin. It seems to have a little less power than others, but overall, its nice knowing you can finish a match without having to change rackets.
Juan Carlos Gonzalez
Luxilon Alu Power Rough Strings
Best strings Ive used so far I havent tried combining them with other strings for a hybrid feel but they still work great just the way they are. I get good bite and good top spin especially for a top spin serve and Im a rather short guy but Im surprised on how high I can kick it sometimes. Great string!
Best string for advanced player. Good price too. Sophomore in high school won 5a state doubles championship. His doubles partner started playing string at end of year and they won regionals and state tournament.
I used the string about 1 year now and it the best string I purchased. It durable and the ball really bite to the racket when hitting from the baseline.
ALU Rough isnt too bad!
The string gives great grip on the ball for heavy spin hitters. So far seems to be holding tension well so far. Have it strung at 63 and I can still get great feel on the ball. So I think this string is relatively good for all-around players!
Durable. great control and spin.
I play with Head Microgel Radical OS 18x19 racquet.
Previously I used Tecnifibre x-one biphase,16g at 58lbs.
After my first try with this Big Banger ALU at 50 lbs, it felt so hard that I had to cut it off and give it up.
After more research and I decided to give it one more try.
Until I lowered the tension to 40 lbs I finally found that I can use Big Banger ALU it for control and spin.
I also tried 35 lbs, but the string movement is too much to play. So I settled at 40 lbs.
Im staying with Big Banger ALU now, after several times of trial-and-error and struggle.
it takes time to find a good feel between these two extreme types of strings. Give it a try. Dont give up too early.
LOVE this stuff...
I have been playing with Big Banger Power Rough for 3-4 years now. Its very stiff so for the sake of my elbow I put it in the crosses and use natural gut in the mains. The feel, power, and spin is AMAZING. And another thing I love about it -- this string does NOT move. So my string job lasts a good 2-3 months before the gut breaks, even though I play 3-4 times a week. I HIGHLY recommend Power Rough!
Dong Dong Hou
I bought 10 sets of these strings and they are great in performance, power and spin. I string for my friends and my teammates on my USTA team. It was their first time experiencing the strings and they loved it.
Mr. J. D.
I have played with this string for over 4 years and will continue to do so. It is a wonderful string that has elevated my play in many areas of the game. I have a better kick serve, drop shot, better top spin, better control, better slice and it even gives me more speed on my serve. I recomend this string to everyone. Great string and a great price!
Excellent product! A great combination of power, control and spin. The string wont move even if I hit with heavy topspin! Thus, I feel real good when the ball spring away from the racket
Good String but not for everyone
Ive tried this string several times with several Hybrids and still do not get the feel of M2 Pro or Timo. It does give you additional spin and probably best suited for the baseliner, but for those like myself that like to play the net it lacks in feel. If it does not bother your arm then a full bed would probably be best since it eats through most hybrid crosss in short time. It does feel its best when strung at your racquets lower tension range.
Luxilon alu rough - excellent
I have played with these strings for two seasons now, excellent control and durability. I like them best with lower tension 54-55 psi to improve the ball/racquet connection.
Denis C. Van Dam
The Luxilon ALU 16 rough is an excellent string with power and spin capabilities. Im a 3.5 player, and it works great in my Wilson K Four racket at 54 # since reducing the recommended tension by 10% is suggested.
Alu power rough
These are the best string ive tried yet! Excellent spin power and control!
Great string. Very powerful without losing much control.Reasonable price.
This choice was broken my trouble for string.
I satisfied for string and tennisexpress because the things that the delivery, the packing and the quality.
I also introduced my friend.
Be keep the mind tennisexpress when you buy the tennis things.
Big Banger ALU Power Rough 16L String
Big Banger ALU Power Rough is one of the two best strings I am using. It has a good balance of power and control. Very spin friendly. Hold string in position very well able to snap back when the tension is still there in the first 10 hours. The only thing Im not satisfied is that the string gets out of position after losing its tension.
I have tried many strings including MSV Focus Hex 110,118,123, Signum Pro TOrnado 1.23, Wilson NXT/Sensation, Tecnifibre X-one biphase...etc. This BB ALU Power Rough is on the top two of my picks. My other top pick is Signum Pro Tornado 1.23 which is just a bit softer than BB ALU Power Rough. Both hold position very well and generate more spins.
My ground stroke is at 4.5 level. Racquet is Head Microgel Radical Oversize 18x19 pattern. Strung Big Banger Power Rough at 40-44 lbs depending on climate temperature.
Timothy S. Van De Walle
Luxilon Big Banger ALU Rough
I Love these strings!
I played with the Regular Big Banger ALU strings 63 lbs.and liked them alot. Then started with the rough strings. My game improved even more. I hit hard with top-spin and have no trouble keeping the ball in the court. During winter-play these strings seem a little dead due to the cold temperatures. I then switch to the Luxilon TIMO strings @ 60 lbs. This is a great product.
Very good but pricey
I used these as my only strings for about a year. They have moderate power, good feel. Theyre very durable and hold tension well. The texture definitely adds some extra spin over plain polys. Ive never used any of the hexagonal or other shaped strings, like the RPM Blast, so I cant compare to those in terms of spin.
My only real complaint is the price. I tried the Adrenaline Rough and found it to be VERY similar, with a lower price, so Im currently using that in a Hybrid setup with the Adrenaline in the mains and WeissCannon Explosiv in the crosses.
But if youre looking to squeeze some more spin out of your strings, want a good durable string, and dont change your strings that often, this is worth a try.
Luxilon Power Rough
I would recommend stringing about 5-7 pounds less than other strings, as this will not play well if strung too tight. It also takes a while to get used to the feel of the string, but the rough definately gives you a grip on the ball.
Big Banger is Banging!
I cant say enough good things about this string. I love the extra spin I get and combine that with a little bit of pop as well and you cant go wrong. I use this for my mains and hybrid it with Babolat natural gut. This is the only string that doesnt chew up the natural gut! It works in harmony. I have tried other ploys but keep coming back to this, I highly recommend it, especially in a hybrid setup. I am using this in a Wilson Pro Staff BLX 90.
I used natural gut in crosses and Luxilon ALU Rough in mains. I had great control, but shouldve gone down 4 or 5 lbs in tension because it hurt my elbow but I know thats because of the ALU Rough. Will try again at lower tension because I get great spin from the ALU Rough.
Big Banger Rough used in hybrid combo
I have been using these strings for several years in a hybrid combo in which these are the mains and VS gut are crosses. I am please with the performance of these strings. Only drawback I have found is that I seem to have some control issues in colder weather with these strings, so I have an identical racket with different set of mains that I use for temperatures below 50 degrees.
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power Rough 16L
Have been using these strings for a couple of years now, first on Prince EX03 100 and now Head Youtek Extreme MP racket. Normally string at the higher tensions around 61 lbs, and find the the spin from these strings is very helpful without losing any power and control. I had been warned that due to stiff nature of this string that i would have elbow issues, but can say this hasnt been a problem. Highly recommend.
Strings are very good and durable. I am getting much better feel and top spin on the ball.
Changed from RPM Babolat to Luxilon... great results....
Brandon A. Swain
Paired with a nice gut-Iike Wilson natural gut1--this string allows me to generate tremendous spin. And its not only on low skidding shots: even when my opponent hit a high kicking topspin forehand, I was able to cut his ball down with a smooth backhand slice. Great for heavy slice folks like me.
Strings provide amazing control and crispness. I feel I can take full cuts at the ball and keep it on the court. Durability has been great as well.
Yes thats the one I was looking for! Adding so much bite, control and power to my game!
I can totally understand why many pros preferred this particular strings.
I loved from the first moment I hit the ball. Its adding so much confidence to my game too.
Strings keeping tension very well; durable, and yet helping with the soft touch in the net game.
I will play only with this strings from now on!
This string is great! I notice that it produces a lot of topspin. I did not try it with a hybrid, but I have heard it would be good for that!
Best strings my son has ever used. Great control, power, and durability.
Im a 4.0 to 4.5 level player and typically play 3x per week. I have used these strings alone usually strung about 10% less than I would a regular poly as they are pretty stiff. This string is very durable and rarely if ever breaks. The rough bites the ball well and generates great spin. Control feels great in first couple weeks after stringing but then they tend to feel flat. I have started to mix this with a synthetic gut hybrid to make the feel last a little longer. This will continue to be my foundation string.
Big banger rough
I am using this first time and I can see lot of spin and controll on this string. I am happy with this.
The rough version of this string gives more spin, it seems to grip the ball for more topspin and slice. Once you get used to the feeling of extreme stiffness for the first game or two and the string settle in place, you can spin the ball.
Luxilon Alu power rough
This string is great! It holds its tension for ever it feels like. Its spin potential pretty good but if your looking for more of a bite on the ball I would recommend babolat Rpm blast. It has more of a dead feeling. Overall great string though!
I love playing with Luxilon strings and as my reel of ALU big banger is getting low, I decided to expedient. These strings perform similarly to the big banger in my opinion`;` however, they do help to bite the ball a little more, allowing for more spin control.
Luxilon Alu Power 125 rough
I like this string because it holds its tension well, I dont have to keep adjusting my strings, it is very durable and the power,spin and conrol are are good. I do my own stringing and the only down side is its coil
memory/stiffness makes it take longer. I string 10% lower and I use the Prince Silencer vibration dampener because it goes across most of the string, rather than two and makes a big difference in comfort.
ALU POWER ROUGH
The string was decent in many ways. It put generous topspin and was not too hard on the arm. Also, it had suprisngly good durability for a textured string. However, it lacked the special touch and crispness that so many said. Overall, it was not an exceptional string but certainly not a terrible one.
Edson Marcio Ferras da Motta
Rio de Janeiro
Mr Marcio Motta
String are having a good performance and I am very satisfy
The ultimate club player string
I just wanted to say that if you want a string that is easy on your arm, provides incredible bite for spin and lasts forever, YOU WANT THIS STRING! Luxilon Power Rough is a super poly that outperforms all others! If I had a complaint it would be that you dont want it strung near the top of the tension range. I asked for it at 55, but it came strung at 61, which is just too tight and prevents the string from providing enough pop.
String that never disappoint
String shipped in good condition and as per description. It gives me easier access to power, love it.
Good product would buy again!
Big Banger Luxilon ALU Power Rough 16l
Nice soft feel. Like the control and spin, the string and racquet, Wilson Pro Staff Ninety Five generates.
Hang on tight
The rough helps my racquet hang on to the ball just a little longer so I feel more control and can unleash my power without popping strings.
The string lasts a very long time and I have never had any elbow or shoulder problems with it. Rough is the way the string treats the ball but it is easy on me.
This racquet string provided all that I needed. Excellent playability. Excellent control, Excellent power, Very comfortable-without any shoulder or arm pains, excellent spins and excellent durability. Surely will buy more.
I strung my 5 racquets using tensions of 58,59,60,61,and 62 just to find out the best tension for the string and found out that all worked excellent on all and I am using them on cross. I am using Natural Gut 17G for Mains and ALU Power 125 R 16L for crosses. I am also using Babolat RPM Blast 17G for Mains with the ALU Power 125 Rough 16L for Cross, and it is extremely effective on execution of shots like: Top Spins,
Slices, Top Spin serves, Over head, Volleys, Ground strokes, and Drop shots. Increases my game winning strategies, keeping the ball in-side, deep, and excellent speed when attacking near the net or from the baseline. Excellent and quality String
Great feel and easy on the body
These strings are easily my favorite - even at 18 gauge they have pretty solid longevity - I am a powerful baseline hitter that can use all the bite and control possible. I accidentally bought the 16L big banger rough strings and cut them out the same day as they were very clunky compared to the 18 timos. If you have a big baseline swing and like to feel the ball - these are the ones.
Luxilon alu power 125 rough
I love the string. I have a Wilson 100S racquet which eats strings and I keep a chart on the play time on each string that I use. I play about 10 times a week, swing hard with lots of topspin and right now with this set I have 50.1 hrs of use, which is very good for me. The Luxilon generates lots of topspin and power, I certainly would recommend it. ..... Shed
the only strings i use
these are the only strings ill use. great grip for spin and long lasting.dont play a power game but acurate shots and spin. highly recommended.
Jeffrey A Newingham
Big Banger ALU Power 125 Rough String
Excellent string. Players LOVE it'!'
As usual reliable quallity and affortable price.
blue banger rough
daughter loves these strings on the mains