Hi PED! I haven't yet deviated from BB Alu Power Rough (M), Gosen OG Micro (C) @ 55/57 lbs, though next time I'm lowering the tension a bit and may well make a different string choice (I'm still deliberating tbh.) Definitely post on the X-Men thread should you have any questions... I want to ask you about the MG Prestige mid anyhow (I'm sure I recall you played with that a little bit?)... and, no, the Reb isn't perfect, but what with its relatively high SW/static weight and very head-light balance, it does indeed hit a wonderfully heavy 'booming' ball - though the control is most certainly still all there - and suits my b-line/slowly evolving all court game very well. R.