i really think this is strange.
i DO understand all about the great feeling fresh strings have and those differences between them, but if it means almost nothing in terms of keeping the ball in and win games, then i guess i have to re-think the whole process.
or maybe those big differences arise mainly when using poly?
or maybe when someone has only flat strokes it doesn't really matter?
(in fact, this guy has no real technique! he told me he just learned to play and hit as it came out for him. and it's goddamn effective even with his lousy year old nylon or whatever strings)