Tension for Luxilon Big Banger ALU 16L?

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  1. Stchamps

    Stchamps Banned

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    My racquet is a Babolat Aeropro Drive Cortex. I like control over power and I'm a baseline player. I was thinking maybe 60 lbs?
     
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  2. shojun25

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    That is one of those peculiar strings that are good to hit with when they are strung high (not too high). One of my friend strung his PS 85 with full BB ALU power at 60. Played a set with it at the first week it was strung, and it felt pretty good. It had that stiff, but also crisp feel when hitting the ball.

    So yeah... string it at 60 lbs.
     
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  3. HedwigEMK

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    I have it full for my Fischer Vaccum Pro 98 at 52lbs. It's great for me.

    PS: The stiffness of my Fischer Vaccum Pro 98 is 61.
     
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  4. Pacific

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    60 lbs might be a bit too much.

    lower 50 would be perfect i guess.
     
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  5. nickb

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    Dont bother with big banger...get a poly that wont go dead after 1hr...something like SPPP or Topspin Cyberflash.
     
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  6. I like the alu-bangers exactly like luxy recomends them. 10% below what you use on your regular multis or pollies. I string mine at 52 pounds and still get excellent control.
     
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  7. vndesu

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    remember

    its highly recomended that you would string it 10% lower than usuall so mayb about 58-60 and if yu feel like its not enough control go about 62 ish haha
     
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  8. tlm

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    It all depends on the racquet, this stringing polys at 10% less is not true.It can work great in one racquet+ be terrible in another.I have been going between a fisher m pro 98+ a prince speedport black.

    In the fisher i can use poly at 48 lbs+ it will play great, with real good control.But when i use the prince i have to go to 66 lbs with all poly job to make it play with good control+ it plays great with this high tension.

    So this drop the tension on poly staight acroos the board rule is a bunch of bs.Believe me it is more about the racquet than it is about wether you are using poly or not.
     
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  9. PurePrestige

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    String it at 62 lbs.
     
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  10. Hooooon

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    string it like syngut, it plays unlike most polys and has a ton of power
     
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  11. theProdigy

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    yes...it's recommended to string it @ 10% lower tension. however, i have a k90 and a full bb alu power job @ 62 lbs and i love it. if you can create the power with a fast swing then go as high as you can, if not...then lowering it won't hurt your control that much either and you get plenty of pop with these strings.
     
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  12. CAM178

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    Lux ALU BB 16 mains @ 54-55 in nSix-One 95 16 x 18.
     
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  13. MTXR

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    I realized something a month or two ago. You gotta first find your tension range.

    I thought my tension range was near 57-62 but it definitely is not. After many trials i found my tension range is around 48-55. After finding your range string the poly closer to the lower end. I tend to string at 52-54.
     
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