ALU Power vs. ALU Power Rough

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Lilguy1456, Feb 4, 2013.

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Which do you prefer

  1. ALU Power

    10 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. ALU Power Rough

    20 vote(s)
    66.7%
  1. Lilguy1456

    Lilguy1456 Semi-Pro

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    Pros/Cons...Compare and Contrast...GO!

    (Give us something objective...none of this 'it's all about what's comfy for you')
     
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  2. pvaudio

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    Objective: one is rough, one is not.

    Anything else?
     
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  3. PrincessAdam

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    ..........it's all about what's comfy for you
     
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  4. PrincessAdam

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    Okay just messing. I like them both equally pretty much. I picked alu rough just because I feel like it is a little less powerful than regular alu power, and I like that control
     
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  5. Lilguy1456

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    Profound .
     
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  6. pvaudio

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    What else do you possibly want if you don't want anything subjective? Unless you want to know the extrusion process or something, every single string rating is a matter of subjective preference.
     
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  7. mcnota

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    i find alu rough to be stiffer, breaks quicker for me, i like rough better

    imo buy a set of both, then you'll know

    both great strings but hugely overrated
     
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  8. fgs

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    it is interesting that you ask "which one you prefer" and then expect something objective. you are contradicting yourself.
    can you give me an objective reason for your preference of either blondes or dark haired?:)
     
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  9. Lilguy1456

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    I mispoke with the word objective...obviously all opinions are subjective. I just meant I didn't want the ever useless and popular response of "it's whatever works better for you."
     
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  10. fgs

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    o.k., then we have an issue to talk about.

    it's been quite a long time since i have played them, but i did prefer the rough over the regular one for mainly two reasons: first the rough does have a little bit more "grab" on the ball which is beneficial for my topspin centered strokes and secondly it felt a little bit softer than the regular. this might be due to the fact that apparently they start out on the same diameter, but with the structure applied to the rough there seems to be slightly less material, ie a slight reduction in diameter, which eventually mackes it play softer.

    since the strings died around the 3hrs mark and the rather high price tag, they are not a real option for me as i am a stringbreaker. nevertheless i'm soon going to give them another run for my structured/shaped poly playtest, but most probably not before mid march.
     
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  11. The Meat

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    Both pretty much suck in a full bed, there are a lot of better strings at a cheaper price than these overpriced over-endorsed strings.
     
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  12. fgs

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    i find that there is some magic there but since it lasts too short a while it's not worth the asking price.

    i also have to say that i have not played them full bed but as mains in a hybrid-setup. i was not making any notes at that time, therefore i'll give them another go in about a months time.
     
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  13. Roddick85

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    I've played with both models and I prefer the Alu Power rough version. The regular Alu Power seemed to have lasted a little longer than the Rough thought but the spin production was better with Rough, especially for kick serves. The strings do tend to go dead quickly (10 hrs or less), so you'll have to change them often if you play a lot.
     
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  14. mongting

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    To me, rough was stiffer. Yes, you need to re-string it often.
     
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  15. Rob1

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    Rough is better and has better spin.
    It hold tension better in hybrids.
    The PROs love this string.
     
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  16. Rjtennis

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