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Old 09-20-2012, 12:02 PM   #5
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No. Stiffness is a material property, tension is a force. Extremely stiff poly strings can feel fairly plush when strung low whereas more compliant strings can feel very stiff when strung at anything but their desired tension. Two examples: WC Silverstring feels like wood when strung above about 55lbs. In contrast, ALU still feels stiff when strung at its proper tension. It's just supposed to feel that way, much like Bab Revenge. Genesis Black Magic, however, feels incredibly soft regardless of tension (tried it at 60 and 50 and while you could tell, it still had the same characteristic plushness).
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