Hey, I strung my new nBlades at different tensions to see which feel I like better. At first I really liked the one strung at 60, but as the match went on and I got more tired, I began to hit a lot of sitters, and my forehand went to s*** with no depth, and just a bunch of high spin at the service line, which was just what my opponent needed. My racket strung at 54, however, IS PERFECT!! I'm able to get so much power off of both wings, and my serve is a lot better as well! So my first question is, given that I normally string my rackets with other stuff at around 60, does luxilon seriously REQUIRE you to string it 10% lower, and is that the reason why my 60 perhaps feels like crap? All that being said, I'm still really wanting to try the big banger ace. Its a bit cheaper (considerably cheaper if you buy a reel), and I've heard that its a bit softer. Although I've had no problems with the 54 once I bought damps (but I had some problems with the 60), I do sometimes feel like the string bed, even in my flexy nBlade feels like a board, and hitting slices feels a lot different. Since Ace is supposed to be a bit softer, I was thinking about trying it, but here are my concerns: a. I will get too much power. Although I'm looking for a bit more power, I'm worried that this brand new string will give me too much power and the shots will fly on me. For those that have tried BBR and Ace, would you suggest maybe tightening up the string bed a little bit to 56-57 if there is a huge difference in power. b. Although I like thinner strings, I'm worried that this string will break way too easily. I'm not demanding a whole lot from them, but at least 3-4 weeks of hitting with a fair amount of spin is all I ask from them, and I'm worried that the ace is too thin to allow for this. sorry for the long post, but your opinions are appreciated. thanks PS: If you know any other luxy strings that are durable, have more power, and are cheaper than both ace and BBR, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! I'm afraid that BBR is a bit too expensive, and although price isn't a gigantic concern, I'd still like to keep my costs down to a minimum.