For those who play Alu Power...

TennisManiac

Professional
How many hours do you get out of a fresh bed of Alu Power "smooth version"? I'm getting around 8 hours before it starts to feel a little harsh and snap back isn't as apparent anymore. I'm just wondering what everyone else's experience has been with this premium string that costs us a fortune to keep in our racquets?
 
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eaglesburg

Guest
How many hours do you get out of a fresh bed of Alu Power "smooth version"? I'm getting around 8 hours before it starts to feel a little harsh and snap back isn't as apparent anymore. I'm just wondering what everyone else's experience has been with this premium string that costs us a fortune to keep in our racquets?
How much should they be snapping back when you just pull them with your hands to show they are not dead? Should it be a complete snapback or is it ok it its a little off?
 

Aretium

Hall of Fame
How many hours do you get out of a fresh bed of Alu Power "smooth version"? I'm getting around 8 hours before it starts to feel a little harsh and snap back isn't as apparent anymore. I'm just wondering what everyone else's experience has been with this premium string that costs us a fortune to keep in our racquets?
3 hours. Sometimes less, haven't used it in years.
 

purple-n-gold

Hall of Fame
Usually about 5hrs or less of solid play. Depends on matches,,singles..doubles. Def Majic for the first few hours.

Gonna string up a full bed in a Bab PST this weekend and will give more feedback once tested. But from experience it's GoatS in a Bab.
 
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eaglesburg

Guest
I have a full bed in right now. I have started to lose some tension after about 3.5 hours but not drastic.
 

AHJS

Professional
Suppose it also depends what tension it goes in Initially..

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Partially. The low tension, the better it will last I think. But how much of a difference it actually makes is up in the air. Personally, it helps, but not that much, especially with ALu.
 

prestigeww

Rookie
i play sometimes with 125mm alu power and i get about 3 hours of play before break, and lose of tension soon after if they dont break within the first few.
 

TennisCJC

Legend
KB Max Power is a good alternative to ALU power and 1/2 the money. It last a little longer too. But, all polys seem to play with better feel and spin and snap back for first 6 or 8 hours, and then they are flat. I play hybrids now, so the soft multi or syn gut string breaks in the 10-15 hours range which prevents me from hanging on to a dead poly. I have noticed a relationship to stiffness and tension maintenance in TW string database. The stiffer polys like lux 4g, kb max power and Ltec 0S have better tension numbers. Also, 16g poly is a bit better for tension maintenance. Try 16g kb max power and drop your tension a bit to adjust for the stiffness.
 
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