Originally Posted by NLBwell
If the poly is giving you 80 hours before it breaks and you don't mind dead poly for your arm or the decreased performance, sticking with the poly is fine - I myself wouldn't do it because of arm worries.
I like kevlar stringbeds and have tried most of the pre-packaged sets with the syngut crosses. They last a long time and perform well if you are used to them. I really like ToughGut crosses at higher expense, but more comfortable and more feel, spin, and power. I wore through the kevlar before the gut broke.
Also, I don't understand why people think 100+ hours a week is outrageous. If you don't have a job and you want to improve, why would you practice less than 4 hours per day? (You are not a kid worried about damages to growing joints or old enough to not be able to play that much and stay healthy) When my college roommate and I graduated college and didn't yet have jobs we practiced 8 to 12 hours per day. (Of course,not having jobs, we didn't have much money)
You meant 100+ hours a month, as the OP posted. 100+ a week would be outrageous, 14+ hours a day.