What I'm really looking for an answer to is how much longer strings will last in a mid-plus stick versus an oversize... After a month hiatus of tennis and stringing, I was definitely rusty. Didn't center the frame correctly on the middle 2 strings and had to do the mains all over. Ugh! The mains were pretty easy to string, but once I got to the crosses things really got harder. I was stringing 15g Gamma synthetic gut. Never tried it, but it is so much harder to weave than 16g. Add to the fact that I've only strung oversized frames and boy was it a tough night. I'll recover though, plan to string my other new frame tomorrow night.