I just thought I'd write about my experience with ALU and maybe help someone out. I use a POG OS and when I first started playing around with Lux ALU 16L I strung mid to mid high tension and it was great. I found my range almost right away and I could hit a big ball without worry, but within 6-8 hours on the strings I started to lose my range. They were still playable up to about 4 weeks with my range diminishing more and more quickly. Since then I have been stringing in the highest recommended numbers and haven't looked back since, the tension still diminishes quickly, but within 4 week spans I keep a better range as it falls and in turn I get more out of my strings. If you're a flat to moderate top hitter and hit a big ball on both wings I suggest going with high tensions if you want your game to stay clean for a longer period of time. By the way, I string straight.