Should I use a hybrid with my Luxilon ALU power or go full bed?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by tmwv, Jan 5, 2013.


Hybrid Luxilon ALU power rough with Gosen OG-Sheep micro

  1. Hybrid ALU power rough(mains)/ Gosen OG sheep micro 17g (crosses)

    4 vote(s)
  2. Full bed of ALU power rough

    9 vote(s)
  1. tmwv

    tmwv New User

    Jan 4, 2013
    I am a high school player and am restringing my Babolat Aeropro drive gt with a set of Luxilon ALU power rough strings. From what I understand they are stiff strings, and being polys they are bad for the elbow. Although i have never had any problems with my arm or soreness after playing before (I used a full bed of RPM blast and a full bed of Hurricane pro tour before)so I don't believe this to be an issue with me.

    If I use a hybrid the ALU power will be in the mains with Gosen OG-Sheep micro (prob 17g) in the crosses.

    As for me as a player I am 6ft I use a slice first serve with good power, but I do flatten out the serve from time to time to add some variation to my game. My second serve relies mostly on top spin (pretty typical) but I still swing at about the same pace as my first serve. I usually like to stay at the baseline, but I come to the net when need be. My backhand is a two hander that is on the flat side. My forehand is my winner shot usually, I like to hit out with it and rely on good topspin on my forehand.

    My main question is whether i should use this hybrid or go full bed with the ALU power, but if you think of another string or string hybrid that looks to fit my game (no natural gut though, too expensive) I wouldn't mind hearing them and I might try them out.

    Also just curious of what the hybrid would take away from the ALU power, but also i'm curious as to what it will add (when it comes to feel and how the ball will react after being hit)
  2. tmwv

    tmwv New User

    Jan 4, 2013
    And if you've tried both what was your prefrence
  3. DownTheLineWith90

    DownTheLineWith90 Rookie

    Jan 2, 2012
    Well, after 3 years of faithful stringing with lux rough on full bed, I decided to try natural gut in the mains to see how it would feel.
    It resulted in lack of plow through and spin, so I immediately switched back.
    But in this case, you're stringing a Gosen in the cross.
    Haven't tried stringing anything else in the crosses..
  4. tennisnut123

    tennisnut123 Rookie

    Mar 18, 2012
    With the hybrid in that racket it would give it a little more of a "dead" feeling, I think you're okay with the Full bed of Lux or babolat polys. If you add the hybrid set up its going to take away some spin while added a touch more "feel-less" power.
  5. db10s

    db10s Hall of Fame

    May 14, 2012
    S. FL/Maine
    Hybrid because it'll cost less, considering ALU lasts approx. 2 hours before the tension is to low to play with.

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