Hey all, This is my first post and I'm glad to be a part of this online community. I am here with a question for those with more experience using different sorts of strings/combos. In reading as much as I could about stringing on this and other forums, I have discovered that there that I have A LOT to learn; honestly, I feel like I'm back in AP Physics when I read some of your posts! About me: I am fairly new to the game of tennis, I have only been playing for about 6 months. I am 25, 5'8, 190, and played tons of sports in high school so I am very athletic. I like to weightlift so I have lots of strength in my upper & lower body as well as my core. I am currently rated a 3.0 (my fall USTA team made it to sectionals!) and sometimes play up. Right now, I am only playing mixed combo at the 7.0 level, but in the spring I will be playing Men's doubles and hopefully singles. At this point I spend most of my time on the baseline and win most of my points hitting heavy topspin forehands down the line or deep into the corners. I utilize a one-handed backhand that is getting better. I can consistently hit a slice and am working on making my topspin backhand more dependable. When I play doubles I'd say I'm a capable volleyer but it is not really my strength. I am using a Babolat AeroPro Drive right now and have only every used Prince Synthetic Gut Strings & Prince Premier Attack 17's because I had no clue about what sort of strings work best. I last played with the PPA 17's strung at 55 lbs. I didn't experience any problems physically, but I didn't feel as though I was getting much from the string. I want to experiment with polys because I want to maximize the topspin I get on my ground strokes. I understand that it takes playing with different string to get a feel for it, but I just wanted some suggestions as to where I should start. A couple things to keep in mind are that I am not trying to spend too much on string and looking for something that will last longer than a week. I play about three times a week right now and will play more when the weather warms up here. The strings I was thinking about were based on what I've read: Black5Edge, MSV Hex, Volkl Cyclone, & Solinco Tour Bite I've also read about people using hybrid combinations. I'd probably opt for using a poly in the mains and then something else in the crosses. So suggestions on this would be greatly appreciated as well. One thing to keep in mind is that for me right now being fresh outta school, natural gut is a bit on the pricey side. Thanks in advance everyone!