I would like to solicit some responses from experienced, knowledgeable posters. First, a little bit about my game: 3.5/4.0, continental/eastern FH, strong 2H BH, moderate topspin, flat & slice serve, good court speed and all-court player (come up to the net mostly to finish a point). I use topspin to keep the ball in play but the winners are hard & flat. I like to take a big cut at the ball and would prefer that the string setup recommendation ensures that the ball doesn't sail long (i.e. prefer control over power). Comfort is also important (I have had TE some time ago when I wielded a head-heavy racquet and still suffer from a rather weak wrist). Secondly, my equipment: really way too many racquets. But mostly in the 11.4oz to 11.9oz range (some with lead, some stock). I am right now using a leaded up FXP Instinct but I might move to a stock 200G 95. I think I like the feel of a 18x19/18x20 over an open string pattern. Thirdly, my past experience: Now, I have used several strings but I keep going back to the Head RIP Control 17 at 61lbs since I really like this. But playability drops off fairly quickly and the strings start moving like crazy soon. I have used an all-gut setup (Tonic+ 16) but it was very 'trampoline-y' and my groundies were sailing long frequently. Finally, I am not what one would call a string-breaker. So, I have the following strings with me: Gut: Babolat VS Team 17 Multi: Head RIP Control 17 Poly: Luxilon Big Banger Ace 18, and Synthetic: Gosen OG Sheep Micro 17 What hybrid options would you suggest? I request you to specify which strings to put in the mains and which in the crosses... pls also specify tensions. The permutations/combinations are mind-boggling (gut/poly, poly/gut, poly/multi, synthetic/gut etc.etc.etc.) and hence I am requesting some advice and experiential data from you experts out there. Thanks in anticipation of your responses, jaykay.