Luxilon 4G Tennis String

The most talked about, most “buzzed” about tennis string of 2012 was, without a doubt, Luxilon 4G. In the following video, I provide a thorough overview about 4G and explain some of the reasons for its popularity. Check it out and learn if 4G might be a string you’d like to playtest.

Thanks for checking in.

DH

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  1. Branden says:

    Giveaway please 🙂

  2. David Henry says:

    It’s coming soon…

  3. Winslow says:

    Hey David, Great to see a new video up! I’ve already tried 4G, I would agree that tension maintenance is a strong suit of the string. It’s the first Luxilon that I’ve tried and it is certainly among the better of the co-polys I’ve tried (Genesis Hexonic, MSV Focus Hex) For may game it was a little too low powered so I probably will not go back to it. Right now I’m playing a full-bed of Kirschbaum Pro-Line II and really liking the balance of control, playability, spin and power.

  4. David Henry says:

    Thanks for the information, Winslow – much appreciated. It is always cool to get feedback from my Inspired Tennis followers. Luxilon strings are certainly low powered, so if that doesn’t suit your game, then you are definitely better off with something else. Take care. DH

  5. Sameed says:

    Hey David long time no see

    Well first of thanks for your help finally I acan play tennis again, as far as the Dunlop Hexy fiber I got, lets say it didn’t played well for me especially on low tension didn’t had the feel of a multi, I have been doing great on Tecnifibre X-one biphase and have been doing quite better actually (thanks to you) great to see your video on 4G everybody here is a lot excited about this new offering from Luxilon, many of the players I know have shifted from Babolat and Kirshbaum polys to this, looks like Luxilon have done some really great things in manufacturing this one

  6. David Henry says:

    Hey Sameed – Thanks for the comment. I’m glad to know that you’re doing better with X-One BiPhase. That is a great string! I am not surprised about Hexy Fiber. It is not necessarily known to be a high-performance, high-playability multi. It is known for its uniqueness… Being one of the few (if not the only one) shaped mutlis on the market. Take care. DH

  7. Wilsonguy99 says:

    Hello David,

    Thanks for your contribution to tennis world. I have been learning alot from you on your website and youtube.
    I have tried several copoly but what I like most is Price Beast XP between power and comfort, but I do not see anyone talk much about this string. What do you think about Beast XP vs Luxilon 4GS.
    Second, I just purchase Wilson Steam Spin. this racket is string breaker, even my Beast XP – it last forever on other rackets but on Steam Spin, it broke every two days of playing. What is best string for this racket beside Luxilon 4GS David?

    Thanks in advance for your input DAvid. Have a great one.

  8. David Henry says:

    Hey – Thanks for the comment. Like you said, Beast XP does not get talked about much, and thus I don’t know much about it. I don’t really know how it compares to 4GS. Yes… Your new stick is definitely a string-eater. The open pattern can certainly be tough on strings, as you’ve discovered. I would say that any thicker co-poly (like 4GS) would be best for such an open pattern. Take care. DH

  9. Mike says:

    I play with a Wilson 99S and the only strings that don’t break in a matter 2 hours or less are the Luxilon 4G. I’ve used both the 16 and 15 gauge versions. 15 is obviously a bit stiffer but lasts about twice as long.

    Any other string reccomendations, preferably something a little less expensive?

  10. David Henry says:

    Have you played with other co-poly strings besides 4G? Most co-poly strings should be as break-resistant as 4G – and you could definitely find cheaper ones out there. However, there are probably not too many the play the way 4G does. It was designed differently than other co-poly strings with more focus on tension maintenance. The most common gauges for co-poly strings are 16 and 16L. Since you are a serious string breaker, you’re probably better off with a thicker gauge – and 4G is one of the few co-poly strings that comes in 15. Take care. DH

  11. Kenny says:

    I play with Wilson 105s rackets since I have gotten back into tennis. I have been using luxilon 4G and have recently reduced tension to 53lbs. It’s been great on my arm as I was getting some decent elbow pain stringing at 62lbs.

    However, I am only getting 8 hours at most out of strings. I bought some 4GS but have not used it yet. Should I string that the same tension I have been? Will Going to a thicker have a significant reduction in spin and control?

    Lastly, any string recommendations that are not as expensive that I may like similar to Luxilon?

  12. David Henry says:

    Hey Kenny – Thanks for the comment. I no longer actively run Inspired Tennis, but I am happy to provide my thoughts about your questions… Like you, I found I only get about 8 hours of quality playability from Luxilon Alu Power Rough. Luxilon makes incredible strings with awesome playability – when the strings are still fresh. Unfortunately, co-poly strings just don’t stay fresh very long. It’s a bummer, I know. 4GS… Yes, string it at the same tension. Reducing spin and control… I doubt you will notice very much difference, if at all. Less expensive strings… There are certainly less expensive co-poly strings on the market (Genesis, Topspin, SOLINCO, etc.), but I have found that none of these strings have the playability of fresh Luxilon. I think it is kind of a case of “you get what you pay for”. Take care. DH

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