help for trying a Luxilon Alu Power

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  1. Levente

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    Hi,

    Can anybody help me?

    I got a set Alu Power from my frined. So I will try it.
    I'm a recreation all round player in intermediate level (IMO 3,5/4,0 NRTP). I use multi strings (Head Rip / Tecnifibre Duramix etc) tension: the midle of recomended tension range of racquet maker.

    What is your recomandation:
    Should I try in full setup or hybrid it with soft multi?
    Tension? 10% lower then the multi setup or the same?

    Thanks for your advise!
    Levente
     
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  2. Shaun

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    I've been a Luxilon user for almost 5 years now and t is perfect. Using full bed alu power rough is nice but after some time those strings just go dead and have a trampoline kind of effect. This is what others say but I haven't felt it like this . I've got about 15-20 hrs of play time before they kinda feel like they are dead when string at 58. But I like using alu power rough in a hybrid more. Gut/poly hybrid. Gut in the mains at 58 and alu power rough in the crosses at 55. I just play better with the hybrid. And the tension is supposed to be about 5-10% lower than what you usually string.
     
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  3. LeeD

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    Seriously, that string is stiffer than anything the racket manufacturer ever encountered when they designed your racket.
    No more than 48 lbs.
    Otherwise, it will feel dead and actually go dead in 5 hours.
    Nadal and Federer string around 52 lbs. You don't need more tension, as your opponent's don't hit nearly as hard as theirs.
     
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  4. darklore009

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    Nadal strings his rackets @ 55. Federer does his alu rough around 45ibs in the crosses. Deplo does his rackets @ 57ibs with alu power.

    you should look into topspin cyberflash. a cheaper version of alu. it maintain tension better than luxilon
     
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  5. lolminraise

    lolminraise New User

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    I agree with LeeD.

    You're probably not going to like it if you are 3.5-4.0 player changing from multis. You need to be consistently hitting topspin shots with some pace to really feel the effects of a poly. Otherwise it will just feel like a board.

    Definitely string it a little looser than what you normally string.
     
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  6. Shaun

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    I've heard Genesis Typhoon is the closest string you'll get to alu power rough.
     
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  7. Matchball

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    Given your multi set ups, the 10% rule would make good sense (although I generally do not use it myself)
     
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  8. MauricioDias

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    I used these strings at 62lbs, than 58lbs, 55lbs, today I use hybrid with lower tensions. I suggest a hybrid Gut/poly considering the poly with a tension near your usual and a gut,with high tensions if ou want a stiffer setup or lower tensions to achieve a more confortable setup.

    Despite everyone opinions, you will have to test and see what setup fits better to your game
     
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  9. Rjtennis

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    If your used to a full multi bed try a tension between 45-48 lbs. it sounds low but coming from a multi it would be a good place to start.
     
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  10. NLBwell

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    I'd go 10%-15% lower.
     
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  11. dknotty

    dknotty Semi-Pro

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    I have to agree with that.

    ALU Power gives me a sore shoulder.
     
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  12. Levente

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    Thanks to everybody for advices.

    Nat gut is too expensive for me, so I'll try ALU in main on 48, and babolat syn gut in cross 48 too.
    I hope it will works well:)
     
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  13. Matchball

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    I would go with 50 pounds on the syn gut with this set up, but I think you should see what others say, too.

    Of course, as they say in Italy "Chi fa da se fa per tre" - whoever does alone does for three, if you get what I mean :)
     
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