Alu Power vs. Alu Power Rough

Discussion in 'Strings' started by 154Ace, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. 154Ace

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    Whats the big difference? What do you like and dislike?
     
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  2. They are basically the same except rough has a texture to it.
     
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  3. 154Ace

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    And what does the texture do?
     
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  4. They say it "adds spin" but I seriously doubt it. I just use the string because I love it.
     
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  5. Jerry Seinfeld

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    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.
     
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  6. KickServer

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    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
     
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  7. doriancito

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    i have bough the rough for the first time i will buy the normal one the next time and compare with the remembered feel....
     
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  8. theace21

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    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...
     
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  9. doriancito

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    what about racquet size?
     
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  10. I don't really think that racquet size would make a difference. Mostly racquet head speed in my opinion.
     
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  11. ragnaROK

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    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.
     
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  12. oiler90

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    Marketing for the "techno" geeks who have a interest in that kind of imaginary difference.
     
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