I recently switched to the 2013 Blade 18X20. Amazing racquet, but it's much stiffer than my last frame, and it's a little harder to produce topspin. I have been using volkl v-pro for the last year. It's a pretty solid all around smooth poly, but there is nothing that really stands out about it. It lacks bite on the ball, and I don't think it is a very good combo with the blade. Thinking I needed a string I could get better bite and spin with I ordered a set of solinco tour bite. I strung it at 50 lbs. Despite hearing that the spin was insane, it really didnt impress me much. It felt really stiff, and the spin did not seem that great. Much worse spin potential than BHB7 IMHO. I felt no connection to the ball. I'm starting to think that the stifness of TB and the Blade combined made for a very boardy feel, and a dissapointing experience..... but what do I know. So now I'm searching for the best overall soft poly with decent spin potential. I'm playing some of my best tennis with the Blade even with my reg setup, but I still think there is a much better option. Playing style and level: all around style, I like to take the ball early and just rip my groundies. First serve average around 90 MPH, I usually slice second serves. I'M around 5.5. All opinions appreciated!