Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power 16L REEL (726 ft)

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Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power is the standard for playable durability in co-polyester tennis string, offered in a convenient reel. 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 has all advantages of Luxilon Strings, plus:

  • Very high durability for its fineness.
  • A perfect touch and very good ball control.
  • Very good resilience.
  • Loss of Tension: Almost none.
  • Very stable properties in time.

Luxilon Ratings:

  • Durability--8
  • Power--10
  • Control--10
  • Comfort--9

    ATTENTION: Luxilon advises to string approximately 10% lower than usual.

    Length: 726ft. (220m)
    Gauge: 16L (1.25mm)

    Midwest Sports only ships Wilson products to domestic addresses in the U.S. and U.S. Territories.
  • Reviews

    Great

    5 Stars

    Ernesto R Rauseo Perez from FL on 4/9/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Great Quality, lower price & On time shipping

    Great play, below average comfy

    4 Stars

    Anh from CA on 3/5/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Likes: great spin, very good on controlling the ball, very durable Ok: power is ok, didn't feel much power Dislike: take some toll on the elbow

    Control & Feel

    5 Stars

    John. from MI on 2/29/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Excellent String. I am a 4.0+ all court player, use New Pro-Staff, 55 lbs. Thinner gauge provides excellent spin while only giving up slight durability. String has outstanding control and feel. I use this string for full racket and have no arm issues. Provides very consistent feel and precision of shots. Plus still able to rip a 90 mph forehand. best string I've tried. Both my daughters play college tennis and they are now using this string.

    go to synthetic gut

    5 Stars

    pete from CO on 2/29/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    This is a great string. It looses tension quick so I would account for that in the stringing unless you are going hybrid or per-streching them

    Prince Topspin Duraflex

    5 Stars

    Ken Santlal from MA on 1/30/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    About 15 years ago I tried many topspin strings and settled on Prince topspin. Then I discovered the Duraflex (PTD) version and it lasts twice as long -it's very forgiving and generates power when you have to. The string gives me good bite on the ball and gets it over the net but in the court. I've tried other hot-shot strings that the 'pros play with' that gave me more power but no control and also can't stand the metallic titanium feel - the guys who recommended those 'power' strings all have shoulder problems!. So back to PTD and all's well. Just ordered a dozen packs for the year.

    Expected result I've got

    5 Stars

    Enosh from OK on 12/22/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    This is a mid-end quality string not as superb as Luxilon Savage, but much better than synthetic guts. (the usage experience of string is very subjective in my opinion). The reason I bought this instead of Salvage is the decent price offered by Midwest Sports.

    Great Power & Great Touch

    5 Stars

    mpfrench from AL on 12/22/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I've been using this string for about two years and love it. I install it in a stiff frame at 45 LBS which gives a soft feel and great power. Furthermore, this setup gives great touch.

    One of the Best Control Strings

    5 Stars

    LarryM from VA on 12/18/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Excellent feel and control, along with comfort and good spin effect for Spin configured racquets. Used in Hybrid configuration with poly on the mains.

    Good overall properties

    5 Stars

    Hamza from NY on 12/11/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    The racket has strong durability and maintain tension after a good a period of playing time. Like the control and spin created by the 17g string.

    Love it!

    5 Stars

    RossT from TX on 11/25/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Awesome feel, if you want to "punch that volley" and want a "drop it like its hot" dropshot, that keep your oppnenent scampering...Look no more! Been using x 5 years and no tennis elbow ever! Mean sting...for mean pinpoint shots!

    Great String

    5 Stars

    SW from IL on 11/19/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Researching a bunch of strings and differences - went with this based on reviews and price - and I couldn't be happier! Will definitely restring with this when the time comes. Strung the Duraflex on 2- Prince Tour Pro 98's and we are very happy.

    I love it!

    5 Stars

    from ME on 11/3/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I love this string! It has long life and helps to generate power and bites the ball for spin too.

    Good string

    5 Stars

    Vin from MD on 11/3/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Very good over all.

    Very crisp feel and unrivalled amount of spin. I ...

    5 Stars

    Quincy from MA on 11/2/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Very crisp feel and unrivalled amount of spin. I always put these in the mains. They will saw through any main as a cross very quickly. I don't string it any higher than 55 pounds to avoid tennis elbow.

    Good strings

    4 Stars

    nat from SC on 10/31/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Good strings for durability and comfort.

    Good shot

    4 Stars

    Alberto from on 10/23/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    with this string you can feel the power of a shot and do not loose the touch for drop shots or slicing. also when loosens it breaks fast . definitely will recommend

    Five Stars

    5 Stars

    Daniel from AL on 10/2/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Perfect all around string for string breakers. Thinner gauge for better play and tension maintenance.

    The Perfect String

    5 Stars

    Tom Q from FL on 9/25/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I have so much more power with this string but didn't lose any of the touch for drop shots or slicing. Will be using this exclusively from now on

    Ashaway Kevlar 360 ft Reel Tennis String Size: 16g

    5 Stars

    Vin from AB on 9/2/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I bought Ashaway Kevlar 360 ft Reel Tennis String Size: 16g. Excellent string to combine with multifilament like NXT.

    Five Stars

    5 Stars

    Seamus from FL on 9/1/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Excellent tennis string at a great price for poly.

    Best Poly String I've Ever Played With

    5 Stars

    Ian from NC on 8/29/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I have been a long time Technifibre fan for my poly and by far this is way better than any Technifibre string I have ever played with! I strung this with a wilson synthetic gut and strung the poly at 54, and the synthetic gut at 57. Amazing. Took more spin to keep the ball in but it's possible to get that extra spin with this string. I was shocked at the difference the string made...at the same price point! I am a medium-high level high school player, and the string maintained its tension for the amount of time I played with it. Best poly string ever is the only way to describe it. I definently reccomend this for anyone that wants spin with some power, and the ability to control balls at the net.

    decent string

    3 Stars

    from RI on 8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    decent string for the $. easy on the arm. good durability.

    Arm Friendly and Lots of Spin!

    5 Stars

    Steph from GA on 8/3/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Very good choice for those seeking top spin. Nice performance in arm-friendly hybrid string patterns.

    Excellent control

    4 Stars

    Raul D. from IL on 8/2/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    This string has given me good control and spin. I use combined with Luxilon for power with good results. Great value for the price!

    Best string for price

    4 Stars

    aron from MA on 7/26/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    This is my go to string. It balances between spin and durability.

    Fantastic String

    5 Stars

    parkerschilling9 from IN on 7/24/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Very good poly. Extraordinary spin, power, and feel.

    Good

    5 Stars

    Karla Romero from GA on 7/24/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    The Luxilon is the perfect mate for the Wilson Pro Staff.

    Good buy

    5 Stars

    JackTennis from MA on 7/17/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Prince Syn Gut 17G is a great buy. I hit flat with a head light racket and this string feels soft and provides great control when strung at 58 lbs. I wouldn't say that the playing properties last as long as other more expensive strings or that it provides maximum power but you can't beat the price and it will relieve some of the stress on your arm produced by stiffer strings.

    uspta teaching professional, racquet stringer

    5 Stars

    Ron Hills from FL on 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I love this string. I usually string my racquets with poly mains and Gosen Proform on my cross strings, and o love the durability and the feel. It is a very good string to string and for the money you can't beat it. I string a lot of the guys I play tennis with during the week of all levels, and they love it. I have used this string for at least ten years, and I have nothing bad to say about it.

    Great but...

    4 Stars

    Raj from OH on 6/28/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    This is truly a great string providing an insane amount of power but... I would advise to not use this if you are a junior player that is 13 and under because this string takes a toll on your arm especially for kids with arms that are not developed, but this string is great in a hybrid set up

    great string

    5 Stars

    Jay from ON on 5/29/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    durable and powerful, it's classy.

    Great String

    5 Stars

    MN Mom from MN on 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    My son uses the Luxilon Big Banger ALU Rough 16 as the mains, and use to sue the Tecnifibre X-One Biphase as the crosses, all strung at 55 lbs. However, the Tecnifibre strings simply did not last, so I convinced him to try these. Not only did he find that he liked these strings better than the Tecnifibre, but the last longer too, so it was a win-win all the way around.

    Best string

    5 Stars

    Bob Drummond from NJ on 5/17/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I started using these about 5 years ago and love them. In the five years I have only broken about 2 strings. Wit all other strings they would break i about 30 hrs of use. However, the real reason I think they are so good is the power and spin I get with them. Hitting with topspin with these strings means you can't hit hard enough to hit the bal out. They have increased my consistancy a great deal and both my power and control have gone up. Bob

    Best synthetic gut

    5 Stars

    Ryan from UT on 4/12/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I love these strings especially combining them with a poly it lasts long and plays great!

    Prince Lightning

    5 Stars

    Blaine from KS on 4/1/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    It looks cool. It works good. The package it came in looks cooler then the one on the picture.

    Great string!

    5 Stars

    Rick from OH on 2/24/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I've been using the Big Banger string for a while now. I put the mains in 2 pounds tighter than the crosses. Strings don't move and stay at their tension for great control and consistent play.

    Good cross string

    5 Stars

    Jason from CA on 2/20/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Gosen makes a quality made in Japan single core synthetic gut comparable to prince synthetic gut and other well known synthetic guts. I use it as a cross string in a poly/synthetic gut hybrid. The white version is a bit stiffer than the natural colored one. So if you prefer a softer string, get the natural color. I get a bit more spin on my serve using the 17 vs the 16 gauge.

    Great String

    5 Stars

    Mark from PA on 1/2/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    The ONLY string my son will use for power, control and touch.

    Good String

    4 Stars

    Ben from SC on 12/30/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    These are good strings with enough comfort, spin and just the right amount of power. It's a great price for a Luxilon string, but just didn't last long enough in the open string pattern of my Wilson Steam 99s racket (about three weeks). Good string for big hitters since it's low powered, but is a little stiff. Overall a good string and would recommend it.

    String Review

    5 Stars

    Bob from AZ on 12/27/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I use this string a lot when stringing rackets in our retirement community. It is my string of choice and plays very well for senior tennis players. The quality and price of this string is great.

    Strings

    5 Stars

    Lynn from WI on 11/19/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    My son was breaking strings every two weeks which was getting very expensive. Our pro suggested switching to these and it has been a month and he hasn't broken one yet and they are still without frays. Very happy with these.

    Excellent!!

    5 Stars

    Cristian from FL on 11/12/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    excellent string, perfect balance between power and control

    String

    5 Stars

    Kev from on 11/11/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Provided longer play time than expected. Good grip on ball provided better control of shots

    Great

    5 Stars

    Taiqueezy from CA on 11/7/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    This is my first ever reel of strings. I'm a cheapy, so this was a great value. I strung a full bed on my friend's Prince TT, and he said it felt good. I've read that a hybrid would work better, so I'm looking forward to doing that on my Gamma Tour 320x. Great racquet btw.

    Great For The Price

    4 Stars

    Malenurse16 from TN on 10/19/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Love the price for a quality string that lasts a while.

    luxilon big banger 130

    5 Stars

    Gabriel from FL on 10/9/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    best string ever !!! control, topspin, durability. Excelent product !

    Good value for the money

    5 Stars

    Richard from CA on 9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    This string is a bargain for the price. It won't generate the spin of a poly but it plays quite well and has good durability. It also makes a nice choice for hybrid set-ups.

    Inexpensive quailty string

    5 Stars

    Richard from CA on 9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Solid all around string. Not hard on your arm like a poly and much more durable than the multifilaments.

    Best Synthetic

    5 Stars

    Stringer from IN on 9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Prince Syn Gut with Duraflex is the best synthetic gut available. I have strung many racquets with different types of synthetic and this one definitely lasts the longest and is the perfect combination with a polyester string. I use it for all levels, from beginners who string their whole racquet with this, to highly competitive players who use a hybrid.

    Great buy, great price.

    5 Stars

    David from WI on 9/10/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I have been loyally using the PSGD since long ago. I absolutely love the feel of the strings. One thing though, is that they don't last as long as I thought they would. However, for the cheap price, you can't beat it.

    Good cross strings

    4 Stars

    David from WI on 9/10/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I bought this reel solely for the purpose of using it as a cross string in a hybrid with a poly. They work great and I wouldn't hesitate to use them with any polys. I also use them for my customers who don't prefer a specific synthetic gut in their racquet. They are cheap, and very efficient as well! Great buy.

    Good value

    4 Stars

    Jim from PA on 9/6/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Good string for the price. Soft feel.

    Awesome

    4 Stars

    Malenurse16 from TN on 8/18/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Awesome strings.

    tecnifibre black code 18 gauge

    4 Stars

    MF from IL on 8/10/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Love this string...easy on the arm, especially for a poly. String Aeropro Drive at 58 to 61 pounds

    Great strings

    5 Stars

    Doug Hurt from KY on 7/26/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I love these strings. Used them for years.

    LUXILON STRINGS

    5 Stars

    KibNole from NC on 7/10/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    GREAT VALUE for the price! VERY durable for those who play 2-4 days per week, like I do!

    Good for racquetball

    5 Stars

    roberto from AZ on 6/23/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I use it to restring racquetball racquets and is very durable and playable.

    Good for the money.

    4 Stars

    Malenurse16 from TN on 6/8/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I like it because it is cheap and has some good feel.

    great!!!

    5 Stars

    from MD on 6/4/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    perfect for me

    Prince Syn Gut

    4 Stars

    John Solberg from MD on 6/3/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Good durable string that works well as a cross string when paired with a firmer (RPM, Crossfire, etc.) main string.

    Awesome Value

    5 Stars

    Bob from OH on 5/23/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    You can't fairly rate a string unless you consider how much you pay for it. This string is an awesome value. A 660' reel for $17 ???? Are you joking. I've been using this string as my "base" level string for my customers and everyone loves it, considering the price. Sure, there may be players that "think" their game deserves more, and maybe that's a valid point for some. But this string is every bit what most people need.

    Good basic string

    3 Stars

    rw from CA on 4/26/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Used this as a median or middle-of-the-road string to see what characteristics players want on their rackets, e.g. Firmer, softer, durability, etc.

    Powerful, Long Lasting

    5 Stars

    Mike F. from AL on 4/25/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Although this string is very stretchy, it is very powerful, long lasting, and easy on the arm. I string it at 45 lbs, ala John McEnroe.

    Prince Syn Gut w/ Duraflex 17g

    5 Stars

    Brian Martin from MI on 4/11/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Put this string in a few friends racquets as well as my own. Everyone loved the control.

    Quality at its best!

    4 Stars

    Jordan from TN on 4/9/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Loved just about everything about this string. Strung it pretty low for a 18 gauge. I went with 52 lbs. Played about 2 hrs of doubles and singles for my high school team. I am a big counter puncher and love to play out a point and this string was great for that. Awesome power when needed but then amazing playability when approaching the net. LOVE this string and will continue to use it.

    Excellent Value Plays Well

    5 Stars

    Erik from CA on 2/14/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    The string is an excellent value and plays very similar to the gamma synthetic gut, but at a lower price. The lower cost does allow me to play around with string tensions without worrying too much about price. I also string my own rackets, about 1 per month, I play about 3 - 4 times per week.

    Prince Lightning XX

    5 Stars

    Kevin from TX on 2/9/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Love this string. Been playing Prince Syn Gut 17 for over a year now but just switched to the Lightening XX. Same great feel with a bit more pop. And I love supporting the breast cancer foundation with the fun pink color.

    My favorite string

    5 Stars

    dale from OR on 1/11/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    String helps generate all the spin you need yet let's you hit through the court, hard to imagine any string ever topping this formula

    Good string for its price point

    5 Stars

    Aron from MA on 12/13/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I tried various types of strings since I started to play tennis. I had tried the super expensive and the relatively inexpensive strings. The Prince Syn Gut is by far the best strings. I mixed this string with the Tecnifibre strings to get the power and touch combo that many intermediate players like. For $5, y ou can't go wrong with this.

    Good String

    4 Stars

    Silver from CA on 12/11/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Seems working fine. First time using this string. Nothing I don't like so far.

    big banger alu power rough strings

    4 Stars

    dave daniel from MI on 12/4/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    they never move! great feel, nice bite on the ball, give you that "pocketing" feeling of holding the ball just a little longer than other strings!

    PSGD- Great String

    5 Stars

    Ry from MN on 12/1/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Prince Synthetic Gut Duraflex is a great all around string. It's a tried and true classic and every stringer should always have a reel in stock. Works great in a hybrid or in a full bed.

    Most often requested

    5 Stars

    Shamrock from GA on 11/14/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I string a lot of rackets for folks in my area. This is the most requested string even with all of the new string types available. It is very easy for the stringer and very durable and predictable for the player.

    Precise, AND Powerful

    5 Stars

    Charlie Harris from MN on 9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I love this string! It is a little less expensive than other high quality spin strings in the market, but it is still expensive to do a full bed of this (Which I don't think you should try...) I use this in a hybrid setup, and the amount of spin I got was so much more than the Big Banger alu power. All in all, I love this string because I tend to hit flatter strokes, and I need the extra spin. I will be using this in all of my tournaments!

    JB

    5 Stars

    JB from CA on 9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    It's always about, "feet-feet-feet," but what about "spin?" This string is about spin period. Love it.

    Easy on the Arm

    5 Stars

    from TX on 8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I am on the court 4+ times a week, and these 17 gauge strings have relieved my tennis elbow. I am on my fourth set, and they last about 2 - 3 months.

    Bang for your Buck

    5 Stars

    Kim from SC on 7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Luxilon Big Banger string is very durable with very little movement from top spin and drop shots.

    Tough String

    5 Stars

    RRL from MI on 6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I have used this string as a full set, and as the mains in a hybrid with a natural gut. It really does respond well to big swings. I found it has expetional durability, and as a stringer, I find it easy to install.

    Great string

    5 Stars

    Caleb from CA on 4/21/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I bought these strings because of a good word from a friend of mine. They are very easy on the arm. I use the Prince O3 White racket and have a medium swing speed. With these strings, I serve effortlessly and when volleying, I have total control. The only thing that would make these strings better is if they lasted longer. I've had them for 2 weeks and play constantly and they're almost done. But, overall, I would certainly recommend these to any player.

    Great string

    5 Stars

    Jake from WA on 4/21/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I bought these strings because of a good word from a friend of mine. They are very easy on the arm. I use the Prince O3 White racket and have a medium swing speed. With these strings, I serve effortlessly and when volleying, I have total control. The only thing that would make these strings better is if they lasted longer. I've had them for 2 weeks and play constantly and they're almost done. But, overall, I would certainly recommend these to any player.

    Best string

    5 Stars

    Attila from IL on 2/9/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Absolutely love this string, play a lot on clay and it definitely helps with adding that extra spin.

    Luxilon Rough

    5 Stars

    Shaak from Va on 2/5/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    I got this string because I was unhappy with the the strings that I was using. All the types I tried and I tried about 5 or 6 were either too much spin and not enough control or too much power and not enough spin. I wanted a good string for spin and speed. This string delivers in a big way BOTH SPIN and POWER. And surprisingly has touch too-very unexpected. Anyway, I will no longer use anything else. DONE!

    Great string

    5 Stars

    Ralph from MI on 9/18/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Good solid string with a lot of power and spin behind it. Strings felt dead for 1 hour, since than lots of pop and solid feel.

    great string

    5 Stars

    theo from Massachusetts on 9/7/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Great string. Love the feel, and it is very durable. I used it everyday for 2 months and it broke on the last day of summer

    dmtatennis

    5 Stars

    David from Ga on 8/31/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

    Great Polyester string that is awesome for hybrid stringing!!

    luxilon-alu-power-tennis-string
    $279.95

    Item # 3144021

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