In response to the TW Professor's most recent paper, the results of which suggest that it is string wear and resulting increase of interstring friction that is primarily responsible for copoly strings "going dead," there is renewed interest in using lubrication to "revive" strings. This is not a new idea. In fact, the way in which copoly strings generate more spin - the sideways sliding and snap back of the main strings - was first discovered after some researchers in Japan applied lubrication to strings way back in 2005. If you haven't heard and seen that story: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/01/the-new-physics-of-tennis/308339/ For a deeper look at the effects of lubrication on string performance, check out this great paper by the TW Professor from 2011. The Professor found that as strings become worn and notched through play that their spin potential is reduced. But when lubrication is applied spin potential is "revived," and in some cases becomes greater even than when the strings were new. This paper is also very relevant right now because many players are trying Wilson's new Spin Effect racquets. This paper includes experiments on 16x10 pattern racquets that provide very useful information for players struggling to make the Steams a viable match-day racquet rather than just a novelty string-eating device. So this thread is for reports from the TT Community on their experiences with lubrication. As with any playtest reports, please provide as much information about the racquet, the strings, the string pattern, the string tension, and your playing style and level as possible. Lab tests have shown that spin generation varies a great deal, even with the same string, depending on the tension, string pattern and swing speed. So if you include this information other posters can better learn from your experience and use it to plan their own experiments.