Originally Posted by canny
There's also plenty of science that says a stiffer string bed flattens the ball out more imparting more spin and surface area on the string bed.
Um . . . that's not how spin is imparted. Spin is imparted by your mains deflecting upon impact, sliding along your crosses, and then snapping back. That snap back is vital, and gut mains are used because they're the most elastic material available. Accordingly, anything that reduces the friction between the mains and crosses -- such as thinner gauges or looser tensions -- ought to facilitate more spin.
But give it a whirl and see how you feel.