After going thru past Cat8VE postings, it seemed that there was quite a bit of customization/experimentation going on with lead and strings. So I was just wondering what sort of Cat8VE string/weight setups are currently being used, by users such as Rabbit, drak and others ? About a month ago, I hit briefly with a friend's Cat8VE demo. I liked it enough to recently buy a used one for a more extensive trial. I've now done some drilling with it and also played a couple of sessions of doubles. I didn't add any weight to it and I used the strings (a non-imprinted 16ga syn. gut) that were in it when I bought it. I would guess the string tension is toward the higher end of the range (60?). Overall, I found the racket to play like others have, and that is: Very stable for its weight, extremely maneuverable, very comfortable, a good blend of power and control, easy to hit groundstrokes with spin or flat, and absolutely great volleys. I also found overheads very easy to hit with power. Serves were surprisingly good for both power and spin. Problem areas were limited. The biggest problem is an occasional flying forehand if I overhit without putting some spin on the ball. I also had some initial timing problems, mostly with serves. I think this is because the racket is lighter than I'm used to. Most of the time the ball strike feels solid (though with a strangely light feel to it), however, there are times (probably on slight mishits) when the ball strike feels very lightweight, hollow-like. Going forward... To try to get a more consistently solid ball strike feel, I'm going to add a bit of weight at 3 and 9. For my next string job, I'm probably going to go with Yonex 850 ProSpin, which I'm very familiar with. I'll probably try Klip Legend gut in the future. I usually like to string at the higher end of the recommended range, but my understanding is that mid-range works well with this stick, though midrange (55lbs) scares me because of a possible trampoline stringbed. Anyway, thanks for any insight regarding your own current setups.