Alu Power Flouro tension help?

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  1. tennisfreak15347

    tennisfreak15347 Banned

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    Someone said to string this as you would a synthetic gut, but I'm not sure if I should follow his advice. I string synthetic gut at 62lbs, so should I follow the normal 10% tension decrease and goto 56lbs like SPPP and PRC? or should I keep the tension at 62lbs? ( P.S, I'm going to hybrid it with gosen @ 61)
     
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    Since flouro is a bit softer than regular alu, I would drop the tension between 5 and 7%. It's nowhere near as harsh as PRC and the flouro has a stiffness of 226 vs 233 for the SPPP in the same gauge.

    I usually only like a difference of 4 pounds between my mains and crosses so that would put the flouro mains at 57. That's a good place to start at least. It might take a few times to get your tension dialed in--though at $17 a pack, I know you don't want too much trial and error ;)
     
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    yup, thank you very much. I'm going to use up my pack of SPPP and gosen hybrid first, then try Alu Power Flouro/ gosen.
     
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