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Old 03-28-2010, 02:30 AM   #78
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Originally Posted by SplitStepper View Post
Natural gut at 30lbs is really nice to feed with but impossible to compete at a high level. These tensions definitely require at least half poly. My go to right no is bph 18 mains and global 17 crosses 34/36. Its had about a week to settle in and feels great.

What I have wondered for a long time is at what point do you finally stop gaining power from dropping tension? I think its somewhere around 40lbs. At least for my Avery m3 power. Any thoughts?
Have you tried gut mains/poly crosses at these low tensions?

I've read that different materials have "power curves" such that their elasticity is highest at certain tensions. For gut, that peak is supposedly at 60 lbs. Nylon is 50 lbs. I've got no idea about poly.
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