A word about some cheap strings -- Ashaway Liberty Just wanted to see how many people out there have tried the Ashaway Liberty 16 synthetic gut? I strung up a racquet (it strings very easily, by the way, and the stretch is manageable) with some and finally got a chance to play with it last night. Wow, what a decent string! Nothing out-of-this-world, mind you, but just a really good, solid, all-purpose string. I found the power to be very acceptable, the feel was outstanding, control was above average, and spin production was average to above average. Tension seems just about the same as it did right after I strung it, with minimal loss. I really didn't notice any negatives. At $1.89 a set (and $25 for a reel), I'm surprised that more people aren't using it. I can't speak to its durability yet, of course, but after a few hours of hitting, I don't see any noticeable wear at all. I've read the reviews here about the string and I don't see durability as a big concern. Anyways, I was pretty surprised at the quality of this string and think that it's definitely something that could be substituted quite easily for other synthetic guts costing 2-3 times as much. I'm sure in many cases it would actally be an improvement.