Tempted by the price of Titan NG, I strung and played with NG for the first time using 17g at mid-range in a mid-plus. I tried to follow all the suggestions/recs about NG I've read on these boards. I chose to string 2 piece. The string felt fairly stiff (not what I expected from NG), but not brittle. The dia measured 1.25 mm, as advertised. There were some discolorations. Basically, it seemed fairly uniform. There was very little elasticity apparent on prestretching; in fact, a 10.0 cm length changed by only 0.4 cm and the diameter remained statistically unchanged at 58# tension. I haven't cut it out yet so I don't about its resilience over time. Working slowly and deliberately to avoid kinking or other problems, the mains strung up fairly easily. The clamps had been thoroughly cleaned and adjusted and there was very little notice of discoloration or deformity. There was no fraying. Incurred some problem due to pressure of the tensioner, but got it resolved. The knots did not cinch up as well as I would have liked, but they are holding quite well. The mains were waxed, top and bottom, before weaving the crosses. Tying the 3 loop fisherman style starting knot caused some problem due to string stiffness and friction, but it got done. There was a lot more friction stringing the crosses than with just about any other string I've worked with, so the process was really slow. But I managed to get it done without any fraying or kinking. The final knot cinch up was about the same as with the mains. Frankly, I have not been impressed playing with the Titan. It feels a lot stiffer and less comfortable than I expected NG to be. Shot making feels like the string bed is not very uniform. The 'sweet spot' (when I hit it!) feels very small. I feel like I'm working harder with NG than I thought I would. Bottom line: Titan 17 compares very unfavorably with my preferred string, Laserfibre Supreme 17. Titan may not have been the best choice for first time NG user. :-( Reading many other NG threads, it seems that maybe I've got to try something like BDE or Babolat before making any decisions about NG.