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TennisVet
07-24-2008, 06:06 PM
for all those pros using Luxilon BB ALU Power Rough, anyone know the "average" string tension? I might go with 52 lbs, but it might be too mushy.

crazytennis
07-24-2008, 06:15 PM
I'd guess about 60. But there really isn't any average tension.

consistency wins
07-24-2008, 07:27 PM
I'd guess about 60. But there really isn't any average tension.

I know that Blake and Murray string at 60, but Murray is not using a full set of Lux. I believe Blake uses a full set at that tension.

Jackie T. Stephens
07-24-2008, 07:47 PM
Usually 57 or 58.

jsizzle
07-25-2008, 01:32 AM
wow r u guys actual pros, what ur names/

theProdigy
07-26-2008, 11:33 AM
blake actually uses full alu power (no rough) @ 68 lbs.

2nd_Serve
07-26-2008, 03:52 PM
I strung it at 60 when I used it. Wasn't too bad at all. It just didn't feel right. I heard people strung at 55 or around there.

Cup8489
07-26-2008, 03:54 PM
blake actually uses full alu power (no rough) @ 68 lbs.

yeah, he doesnt string at 60, it's too low for his power-laden game.

but yes, 60 is about average, although i'd say 58 is probably closer still. much higher than 62 and you wont enjoy the experience as much. but this is the wrong section ;)

gcfalcon09
07-26-2008, 06:39 PM
yeah. i was thinking about 58 or 59 because that is where some control can come from through there strokes although not needed because they have the best games in the world.

Ripster
07-26-2008, 07:36 PM
I personally go with 57 pounds, but it depends on personal preference. I string my Microgel Radical Pro at 57 with Luxilon XP....it's awesome.

mtommer
07-26-2008, 08:46 PM
But there really isn't any average tension.

+1

Any correlation of average tension would most likely be pure coincidence and mean nothing. People string at what is comfortable for them and helps their game the best in their mind. I use ALU Rough w/ P Syn Gut crosses strung at 65/65.

crazylevity
07-27-2008, 09:30 AM
I believe Gonzalez strings full Alu at about 60, +/-2 pounds for surface changes etc. I've tried 60 in my Pure Storm Tours, and it works wonders. Full of power and spin, it enables me to take big cuts at the ball without holding back, and still gives all the control you want.

NickC
07-28-2008, 06:21 AM
I'm guessing between 57-65 pounds depending on the surface. Since most pros hit with loads of power, it would make sense for them to go a few pounds above it's recommended tension, but not too high, or the whole premise of the string itself is killed...