I must say that I was anxious to string this up when I rec'd it this week. I actually got a blue and a grey set so I'll see if they play different. For now, I strung up the blue version with Pro Supex Maxim Touch 17 ga as the crosses. The tensions are 57/60. This is my preferred set up and I've used it many times with my usual string - Genesis Black Magic. I'm comparing this against an identical Wilson ksix one 95 ( 16x18 ) strung with Black Magic (17ga) @ 57# and VS Tonic (16ga) @ 60 # as the crosses. This is a fabulous setup with everything I want/need. BTW, the color is beautiful and looks both blue and black depending the angle you look at it. Stringing this was really no sweat and I noticed that it actually stretched during stringing way more than most polys. Of course, it was rougher on my hands but acceptable. It probably helped that I was only stringing mains. I'm sure that if this was a full bed, it would cause more headaches. I forgot to check the string tensions for set how it holds tension but I'll test that on the next stringing. It felt like the tension held very well for the time I played with it today. I played about a set and a half with the typhoon today - perfect conditions, coolish weather and no wind. I played 1 set with my normal setup first to get set with my strokes. My first few strokes fell short until I could adjust to the less lively feel and higher spin. I was very impressed with this string and noticed a step up in spin and control from my usual. Most every stroke was controlled and a higher spin rate was achieved. I could see the ball bounce up more and I could take a big cut at everything without fear of the ball going out. My opponent was struggling with some of the wicked jumps it was taking. Nice!! I could feel the ball pocketing and I felt very confident at all times. I couldn't tell if it's hard on the arm since I didn't play with it long enough. However, my arm felt fine after this session. This string is a real winner and produces a LOT of spin with great control. There's not a lot of power so you'll have to generate your own. Personally, I found this to have much more spin than Spin-x or Black Magic. It's at the top of the spin heap at Genesis with Spin-x right behind and BM below them both. BM is the feel/power string, Typhoon is the spin/control string with Spin-x right in-between. I see myself going to this string in the future, depending on how the rest of the testing goes. For me, a big factor will depend on how my arm holds up. For that, I'll just have to give it some court time. I would love to see how this would play with natural gut in the crosses but I think the Typhoon would chew through it quickly. Overall, this is a GREAT string!! Well worthy of a test drive.