View Full Version : Do you drop Lux Alu BB tension by 3 lbs or 6lbs?

01-14-2006, 11:22 AM
Hi -

I'm using the Lux strings as part of a hybrid setup and the other strings will be Gosen Sheep Micro at 58lbs.

Any experience dropping the Lux tension by 5% or 10%? That would leave me at either 55lbs or 52lbs for the Luxilon half. If you have tried either or both, I'd like to know your experience.



Richie Rich
01-14-2006, 02:53 PM
depends what you were using before. go down 5% and if it still feels too stiff then 10%. i went down by 10% on my first string job with alu and it got like a trampoline after a few sets. 5% worked much better.

01-14-2006, 05:41 PM
I believe they suggest 10% right?

01-14-2006, 06:14 PM
When I was using ALU last year I went down 10%. I would start their and then make the adjustments.

Bottle Rocket
01-14-2006, 06:55 PM
DEFINITELY drop the string tension with the Luxilon. I wouldn't be suprised if I found out that most of the people that complain of arm problems with the Luxilon did not drop the tension. It feels awful when strung really tight.

I would drop the tension 4-6 lbs. I used Luxilon with Wilson NXT for a while, but after just a few hours, the Lux totally ate through it.

Now I use 100% Luxilon at 54 lbs, with nylon I would have gone for 59 lbs. With lower tension the stuff feels pretty nice for me.