If switching from full ALU to ALU/Gut hybrid, what tensions to use for same power?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by monologuist, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. monologuist

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    If I like the way a Babolat Pure Drive plays with a monofilament synthetic gut @ 60 lbs., my understanding is that if I were to switch to Luxilon ALU, I should string at 54 lbs. (10% less) to get the same level of power.

    But what if I use a natural gut for the crosses? Should I string the ALU at 54 lbs still, but string the gut crosses higher (still at 60 lbs., let's say) to compensate for the greater power? Or should I raise the tension of both the ALU mains and the gut crosses higher than 54 lbs.?
     
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  2. bsandy

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    Raise just the gut by 10%
     
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    This is how you could do it: Alu @ 56 and gut @ 58.
     
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