Luxilon ALU Rough or Tecnifibre Black Code?

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Luxilon ALU Rough or Tecnifibre Black Code?

Poll closed Aug 31, 2009.
  1. Luxilon ALU Rough

    26 vote(s)
    72.2%
  2. Tecnifibre Black Code

    10 vote(s)
    27.8%
  1. quest01

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    Which string is better overall between these two?
     
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  2. star 5 15

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    these strings don't even compare. Alu power is amazing, probably the best poly made in my opinion but black code is total garbage. I would take polyspin over it. I hate Black Code. No contest.
     
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  3. quest01

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    What do you think is better overall Luxilon ALU Rough or Power?
     
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  4. murrmanfan13

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    rough, its the same thing but with texture. black code isnt bad, but fails to high end polys.
     
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  5. Supracool94

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    It all depends on what you are looking for in a string!

    I like Black Code better because it doesn't kill my arm and I think it has better tension maintenance than BB ALU Rough.

    In my opinion, BB ALU Rough is over rated! People think since the pros use it, that it must be the best. But you have stop and see what works best for your game

    Its possible that super stiffness of BB ALU Rough enables certain people to hit shots in that would normally go out with other strings.
     
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  6. GoaLaSSo

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    i like black code. its a softer poly that works for me. i used alupower and it played amazing for the first couple hours then died and broke :( Black code plays almost the same and it has lasted me so much longer
     
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  7. [d]ragon

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    Have you used it. This stuff is great! Except for the price of course. If you get the tension right, awesome stuff. Power? Check. Spin and control? Double check. Comfort is pretty good too if you string it at the right tension and aren't sensitive to poly. It does die rather quickly but freshly strung, there is nothing in the world that compares
     
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  8. Supracool94

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    Yes, I currently have one of my MG Prestige's strung with:

    Mains: Wilson Natural Gut 15L (58lbs) Cross: TF Black Code 16 (52.2 lbs)

    I like it, but for some reason my other stick with X-1/ MSV-Hex at the same tension, feels better!
     
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  9. murrmanfan13

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    are you asking if he has used black code or rough?
     
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  10. murrmanfan13

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    supracool, im with you when you say it has poor tension maintenance, and i also agree it can be tough on your arm, but it also gives you some great things. its pricey, it looses tension fast, its tough on your arm, but after that it has more spin, more control, and the perfect amount of power compared to any other string. for me, i have no problems with it on my arm, and i think unless you have super-severe tennis elbow or you string it too tight with the wrong combo, youll be fine also.
     
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  11. ryushen21

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    I have used both and did a direct comparison between them. Honestly, ALU rough is the better string. It feels better, responds better. It's just a really great string. But I hate that it loses tension so fast. I was getting about 4-6 hours out of a set and that is just no good for me.

    I like BC because it is softer and lasts longer (appx. 10-12 hours) and it is cheaper so that is nice too. It hits great, has nice control and spin.
     
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  12. Blade0324

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    For me Lux is very overrated and overpriced. I am yet to find anything that Lux does better than average at best. I personally like the BC much better. I find it to have better power, more control, slightly better spin, easier on arm, better tension maint. and cheaper. Add it all up and BC>Lux 100% of the time IMO.
     
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  13. dr325i

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    ALU Power hands down.
     
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  14. dr325i

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    So you have NOT checked LUX Rough as that is what he asked you about...
    BC is OK, but cannot compare it to each other...
     
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  15. quest01

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    I know there has been a thread on this but I strung a racquet with full poly and I don't really like the power level would it be alright if I cut the crosses and replaced the strings with natural gut or a multi?

    I was thinking about mounting the racquet right away, cut the crosses quickly then start stringing with something else to relieve stress on the frame.
     
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