Where do you break your strings on the string bed? I know that people say to hit the ball on the center of your strings, but I always break my strings higher on the string bed. I don't ever break strings from framing shots and this is not so high that it could be because of the grommets. Its just three or four crosses from the center. Could it be the amount of topspin or the forehand grip I use? I use a semi-western grip and hit a good amount of topspin.