Hi, I'm rather new to tennis in general, and as consequence to being able to properly judge the strings on my tennis racquets. I've been experimenting with different strings for the last few months, especially since I got to play between 3-5 times per week. I have come to conclusion on one of the strings that seem to fit me best, but wanted to just confirm what I'm finding is what other might be experiencing. It seems no single string is that "best" one nor is it easy to figure out what might suit one best as there are just so many variables, racquet types, people's technique or overall type of play, preferences of durability vs power vs control, etc. I have tried some multi and poly type strings and concluded that currently my best option is the Head RIP Control. I compared it to PPA, Wilson NXT, Volkl V-Tourque, Dunlop Black Widow, Kirshbaum X-line. I have few more poly string sets I was intending to test, but so far it just seems like poly strings are not cutting it for me. I do not string myself, use the same place for all string jobs, strung them all at 55lb tension. It could be the problem to have them all compared at same tension, which is just another varaiable, but there is just so much a rec player can do, lol. My two racquets are Prince EXO3 Rebel 98's. Basically, started with Wilson and didn't like it at all, then PPA which was decent but the control or power of the string just didn't last for me. Last multi one was the RIP Control and at first I think it was a bit too tight, after one or two games it just opened up and I like most everything about it. Big thing is durability and power as compared to the poly strings, this string has lasted me at least 10 games so far, and it's at the level I still enjoy. After multi's I played with the poly strings in the other racquet, and while I enjoyed the spin provided by those strings, they were just going dead on me very quickly and I kept going back to the RIP Control. No more than 2 games with each poly string and it became just dead, there was no feeling or control or power left on them. I know in general poly's are not recommended for durability, what surprised me is just how quickly they went dead and how little power these strings had. Wondering if lower tension would have been better, whether I should go back to trying them again. I like the RIP Control string, it's just that first hour or two with a poly string allows such solid shots, it's hard to just forget about. But them not lasting, and me paying for the stringing, I need to stop blowing my money away. So, knowing I don't want to spend $30 every week on new strings should I just forget about the other options and stick with RIP Control for now. Did you find poly strings disappointing in the same way ?