My stringing machine (stringway ms200tt) has been down for the count due to a faulty clamp base, and I had to pony up the $20 and get it strung by a pro on a Babolat machine. Off the bat, I noticed a major difference - the racquet I got back barely lost any tension after the initial hit. Im talking 1 pound. This is the same string bed I have tested with racquet tune and mine usually loses 5-7#s after the first hit. It is a poly mains/ syn gut hybrid. Not sure if it was prestretched or what, but this is extremely impressive. Furthermore, the tension was EXACTLY what I asked for. Nailed to the T. I always miss my mark by 3-5 #s even by compensating high. Finally, the sound of the stringbed was so good. So loud and I was hitting so clean. Mine usually sounds more muted. I honestly am tempted to sell my machine and just pay someone to string the sticks if this continues. I mean, it is just that much better. I know I will lose serious $$$, but I am questioning my abilities to ever make the stringbed as good. I'm going to call the stringer and ask them a few questions on how they did this so well. They string every day on a better machine and I string once a week on a very nice cadillac of dropweights, but it's no Babolat. Really feeling like I may have been hurting my game a little bit. The difference is that obvious. Not sure if anyone else here has ever had this type of wow moment, but I am really glad I paid the $ to find out the difference between my string jobs and theirs. I'd like to think a lot of this is the clamp base, but I think some of it may be details that I just don't do, or my tie off skills are just not good enough (i have spent a lot of time on tie offs to no avail).