I'm a recent convert to the POG mid and own a couple of them. They play like a dream. Those things are pure genius. They compare favourably to anything else I've played and it's hard to believe they were released more than 20 years ago. One issue though, a string snapped clean after only a few hours of play and I'm not a habitual string breaker. I know this racquet has a reputation for eating strings up due to its very open string pattern, but it could be my fault - this was my first string job (just got a stringing machine, too) and I must have set the clamps too tight, judging by the marks left on the strings - I can't see how this could not diminish the string's resilience. Regardless, I find that the strings move around an awful lot on the POG - compared to my previous Volkl Tour 10 MPs (16 x 19 pattern) and other racquets I've tried. What would be a way to minimize string breakage and movement? Could increasing tension be a solution? (I was going to do that anyway - being unfamiliar with the racquet I strung it first at the mid point recommended tension). How about hybriding? Does having a stiffer string (like a poly) in the mains reduce string movement ? The string that broke which I was using was Gosen .17 synthetic gut of which I got a full roll - very good string IMO. I recently tried the Big Banger string on a different racquet and found it surprisingly easy to play. Very easy in fact, not even uncomfortable. Tempting to try. But maybe polys work like drugs... the deadly effects begin to appear only after you've tried them a few times... see I'm still a bit wary of poly strings because so many people seem go get tennis elbow because of them. TE is not worth risking in my view. So how does this work? Does hybrid stringing mitigate the risks ?