String Tension for Alu Fluoro?

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  1. meowmix

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    Getting a set of this string in a day or two. Currently use a kirshbaum competition and syn gut hybrid string at 54/56 or a m2/syn gut hybrid strung at 53/60. Planning to use the fluoro in a hybrid with synthetic gut. Please advise on tensions for mains and crosses.
     
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  2. tlm

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    I string it tight depending on which racquet i am using, i have used it at 64 lbs.+ it still felt good.
     
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  3. zerox277

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    I string Lux at 70 pounds =D.
     
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  4. DownTheLine

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    Says you should string 10% lower but I went from 60 to 58.
     
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  5. quest01

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    I string Lux at 63 pounds. It feels stiff after the first few hits but feels better and more powerful afterwards. Actually I should probably string it lower but 63 has usually been my magic number.
     
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  6. ChrisCrocker

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    54 is most people's magic # for lux.
     
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  7. purple-n-gold

    purple-n-gold Professional

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    Try a full bed, plays better and feels just as good as a hybrid.Strung 56lbs full alu and will go higher next time.
     
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  8. morten

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    my max tension for alu is 48.. 46 is perfect... :)
     
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  9. meowmix

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    ... Okay... Looks like tensions are all over the place.

    Not quite willing to go with a full bed... wa too expensive.
     
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  10. sgulla

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    If you string the full bed it will last a lot longer. When I use poly in the mains and a synthetic in the crosses, the poly would just saw through the synthetic. I get much more time out of a full bed of poly and time = money.
     
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