Trying out XCel Power with ALU Power Rough - Question

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  1. SharkysMV1

    SharkysMV1 New User

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    Huge fan of Xcel Power in my K90s but I'm starting to have a need for a bit more spin, (1hbh, finally coming over the backhand for topsin). I love the comfort and feel of the Xcel Power, so I'd like to give ALU Power Rough a shot in the crosses to see if I can add a little more spin (not a ton). I currently get the K90s strung at 60lbs with the Xcel Power, and I'm assuming a 10% lower tension for the ALU (54lbs). My question is this, what should I have the mains (Xcel Power) strung at? Maybe 56lbs? thanks
     
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    Try excell mains at 56 lbs and lux pwr rough crosses at 52 lbs. You could even go lower.

    It will feel as stiff as all excell at 60 lbs.

    I have gone thru the same thing over the last 6-8 years and my experience is a hybrid with a poly cross can and should be strung low. I was using multi's at 58 lbs and now use multi/poly between 48/52 and 52/56. I am thinking of trying lower. I started like you suggest with the multi 58 and the poly 3-4 lbs less but developed a bit of an elbow problem. Dropped the tension, and elbow is no longer a problem.

    Poly will still allow you to maintain control. Especially in your k90, you should be able to string low due to smaller head size.
     
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    thanks, ill definitely try my multi at 56 and poly at 52
     
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    Quick update on this. It took a couple of hours to get used to, but I am absolutely loving this setup. Added a decent amount of spin but the control has been beautiful. So, officially jumped on the hybrid bandwagon.
     
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