played today for the first time with the tighter strung mgzx mains / mcs crosses (both at 22kg, ~48lbs) - spin is about the same, power is almost the same too but control was much better. the stringbed does not feel very different from the one that has been strung on april 27th and has logged some 6hrs in the mean time, i mean in terms of touch. of course the first one strung at 21kg has surely lost quite some tension in the mean time too, while this one just had it's stabilization loss, but nevertheless, there is a considerable increase in control. i feel that i get into mpp-territory. notching starts getting more pronounced on the "old" one too, i'm about 1/3 through on the intersections. it took quite a while until it started, but now it seems to be speeding up. stringmovement is also more pronounced. with the tighter one i "feel" like i can hit out properly and still control the ball - that "polyesque" feeling, while with the softer one this is currently impossible. nevertheless, i think that in order to get to a comparable level of control with the mgzx i would need to up the tension by another kg. getting thus around 50lbs (23kg). the other option would obviously be switching to a slightly stiffer and low powered cross. this zyex stuff is a forgiving unforgiving string for me so far - while i don't get punished on offcentershots and there is still enough juice on them to bail me out, whenever i want to accelerate in order to put my opponent under pressure and i'm not set up perfectly, the ball just sails (not by a wide margin, but out is out, end of story, end of point). with clay courts which can be a little bit bumpy and some wind makeing proper set-up difficult, the experience can sometimes not be fun.