Tension Drop when going from Lux ALUBB to Lux BB Ace?

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  1. TripleB

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    Typically use a Luxilon BB ALU Power / Yonex Tour Super 850 hybrid in a Head LM Radical MP and string it at 56/56.

    Put a hybrid of Luxilon BB Ace 18g / Yonex Tour Super 850 hybrid in it to attempt to get some more bite on the ball.

    I strung it at the same tension and it feels as hard as a board.

    What is the typical 'need to drop tension' pounds when going from BB ALU Power to the Ace?

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  2. tigerstring

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    Depends on what you're stringing it at already. I'd say maybe try dropping the mains 4-6 pounds and keeping the crosses the same. When my players describe a string/tension combination as board I usually have to make a pretty drastic drop like that. When they say they just want it a little looser I do a 2-3 pound drop. One pound is not as dramatic of a difference as most people on these boards seem to think it is.
     
  3. TripleB

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    Thanks for the input...stringing both mains and crosses at 56 pounds right now.

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