I LOVE ALU.
Using the word love here.
But I couldn't afford it since it broke in 45min-1 1/2 hour of hitting.
Tried Kevlar/ALU and it caved all my racquets.
Now I am using a hybrid of BBO/ALUR, and it is lasting me about twice as long as full ALU, maybe 1 hour to 3 hours.
The BBO/ALUR needs to be strung MUCH MUCH looser than full ALU since the BBO is so stiff. But the BBO bites like hell, and the ALU gives it a bit of pop.
It is a different feeling blend, but I like it just as much, if it lasts twice as long for you and costs about the same, I consider that a win.
We stopped checking for monsters under our beds when we realized they were inside us.