We have another new playtester here with us at Tennis Warehouse, Marco Comuzzo. Marco follows in the footsteps of previous Cal Poly tennis team alumni Andy and Brittany and joins the Web Editing department as an Assistant Web Editor. He helps create web content for our sister company, Tennis Only, down in Perth, Australia. Marco hails from New Zealand and grew up playing junior tennis down there before heading to California for college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
For a great many professional tennis players, there is no substitute for Luxilon strings. My splurge this week is one of the most iconic Luxilon strings, Big Banger Original, which was among the first crop of Luxilon co-polys to start popping up on the pro tour in the late 1990s-early 2000s. For those who want to get the firm feel and incredible control of the Big Banger Original without having to spend over $10, I would recommend Solinco Outlast. While no two strings play exactly alike, I think Outlast is a worthy substitute for Big Banger Original. Psst: it also received a higher spin rating in our TWU string lab.
Check back next week for another edition of save vs splurge!