Luxilon and slippery feeling?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by mjwtpro1, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. mjwtpro1

    mjwtpro1 Rookie

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    So it may be a stupid question, but when I have played with these strings...I feel like there is no bite...is this just being to used to old synthetics? Also am using a rdis100 93...if I was to do an all luxilon set up with alu power and i string at 68lbs. with synthetic...what should i drop tension to?
     
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  2. smack that

    smack that Semi-Pro

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    i think cuz u stung it too tight

    try mid 50
     
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  3. pinot76

    pinot76 New User

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    I use the same stick. For luxilons, drop tension by at least 10%, so in your case go for around 60-62 lbs.

    Polys do feel slippery to me, if I am just pushing the ball or trying touch shots...not sure if it's strings or just the effect of low tension (I use lower 50s for polys and approx 5 lbs more for synthetic or multifilaments). You do need faster swing speeds on each shot to make the polys work.
     
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  4. smirker

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    Lux is slippery because it has Teflon in it. Thats the point, it's slippery so it generates more spin. Drop your tensions at least 10lbs.
     
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  5. tata

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    the tension is way too high.Ive done alu power at 60lbs before and thats kinda weird already but 68lbs?!?! I would imagine you arm has taken a beating.
     
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  6. Tipsy

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    Yeah, you must be stringing way too high. First thing to do when stringing Luxilon is to decrease the tension by at least 10%.
     
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  7. davidahenry

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    Prior to switching to Alu Power Rough, I played with all strings (mostly multi's) at 65 lbs. in a POG MP. When I first made the switch, I reduced the tension to 62. Then 61. Then 60. Then 59. Then 58. And now, I've finally settled in at 59 - which is right about a 10% reduction.

    I recommend using the general 10% rule of thumb and then tweaking it up/down by a pound at a time until you get it dialed in perfectly for your particular game.

    Good luck and take care.

    DH
     
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