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154Ace
10-28-2005, 11:51 AM
Whats the big difference? What do you like and dislike?

rfederer32291
10-28-2005, 02:29 PM
They are basically the same except rough has a texture to it.

154Ace
10-28-2005, 02:45 PM
And what does the texture do?

rfederer32291
10-28-2005, 03:05 PM
And what does the texture do?
They say it "adds spin" but I seriously doubt it. I just use the string because I love it.

Jerry Seinfeld
10-28-2005, 03:09 PM
There is virtually no difference. IMO the "rough" is nothing more than a bit of fancy-smancy marketing. The texture is light, wears down quickly and produces no noticable difference in spin capacity of the string.

KickServer
10-28-2005, 09:37 PM
The rough seems to give you more spin for the first 15 mins you play on. Can't really tell on my groundstrokes, but my kick serves did have a little more kick.

Durability wise:
ALU Power - about 10-12 days
ALU Rough - about 8-9 days

doriancito
10-28-2005, 09:39 PM
i have bough the rough for the first time i will buy the normal one the next time and compare with the remembered feel....

theace21
10-28-2005, 09:45 PM
There is virtually no difference. IMO the "rough" is nothing more than a bit of fancy-smancy marketing. The texture is light, wears down quickly and produces no noticable difference in spin capacity of the string.
I agree with Jerry, rough strings a marketing ploy. Spin is determined by many factors, angle at impact, racket head speed - all are much more important than texture of a string...

doriancito
10-28-2005, 09:46 PM
I agree with Jerry, rough strings a marketing ploy. Spin is determined by many factors, angle at impact, racket head speed - all are much more important than texture of a string...
what about racquet size?

rfederer32291
10-29-2005, 08:04 AM
what about racquet size?
I don't really think that racquet size would make a difference. Mostly racquet head speed in my opinion.

ragnaROK
10-29-2005, 08:53 AM
I didn't really feel difference between the two when I used both of those. I guess I'm not as sensative as Federer in my strings.

oiler90
10-29-2005, 06:14 PM
Marketing for the "techno" geeks who have a interest in that kind of imaginary difference.