Discussion in 'Strings' started by 154Ace, Oct 28, 2005.
Whats the big difference? What do you like and dislike?
They are basically the same except rough has a texture to it.
And what does the texture do?
They say it "adds spin" but I seriously doubt it. I just use the string because I love it.
There is virtually no difference. IMO the "rough" is nothing more than a bit of fancy-smancy marketing. The texture is light, wears down quickly and produces no noticable difference in spin capacity of the string.
The rough seems to give you more spin for the first 15 mins you play on. Can't really tell on my groundstrokes, but my kick serves did have a little more kick.
ALU Power - about 10-12 days
ALU Rough - about 8-9 days
i have bough the rough for the first time i will buy the normal one the next time and compare with the remembered feel....
I agree with Jerry, rough strings a marketing ploy. Spin is determined by many factors, angle at impact, racket head speed - all are much more important than texture of a string...
what about racquet size?
I don't really think that racquet size would make a difference. Mostly racquet head speed in my opinion.
I didn't really feel difference between the two when I used both of those. I guess I'm not as sensative as Federer in my strings.
Marketing for the "techno" geeks who have a interest in that kind of imaginary difference.
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