Tension Maintenance

AHJS

Professional
What is a thin, medium powered poly that has good tension maintenance?
I love ALU Feel, but for how expensive it is, it dies and loses tension pretty quick.
 

esgee48

Legend
What's your definition of long term tension maintanance? 5 hours? 12 hours? 30 hours? Too much depends on how you hit, what the initial tension was, etc. If you want long term poly playability, you should be looking at low tensions or low tensions and pre-stretched polys.
 

TW Staff

Administrator
What is a thin, medium powered poly that has good tension maintenance?
I love ALU Feel, but for how expensive it is, it dies and loses tension pretty quick.
A couple strings I'd recommend checking out are Luxilon 4G 16L and Kirschbaum Pro Line II 17L.

Andy, TW
 

AHJS

Professional
What's your definition of long term tension maintanance? 5 hours? 12 hours? 30 hours? Too much depends on how you hit, what the initial tension was, etc. If you want long term poly playability, you should be looking at low tensions or low tensions and pre-stretched polys.
15 hours would be great. Any suggestions based on that?
 

esgee48

Legend
The 4G or Revolve in the thinnest gauge (16L or 17 Ga) you can find. For a mid, tension the strings at less than 45#, for a midplus, tension the strings at less than 50#. Original SPPP 17 Ga is also good at these tensions though their longevity is suspect ~ 12 hours.
 

TW Staff

Administrator
Is 4G medium power for a poly?
Also, would any Solinco polys fit the bill?
If you want tension maintenance it doesn't get any better than 4G. It is fairly low powered though, so if you want a bit more then go with Pro Line II.

Andy, TW
 
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Deleted member 19728

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RPM dual is pretty amazing when it comes to tension maintenance too
 
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