Thanks for the reply. Another positive characteristic of Firewire is that it holds its shape until it breaks. I normally cut it out right before then but already gotten like 10-12 hrs of solid tennis.
I just happened obtain a set of tour bite 17 through a string trade here. I will definitely get a couple of hybrid sets crossed with the bomber NYC and will report back with my findings.
Also, I will keep an eye out for your reviews of the Tier One Sports strings. I've read good reviews on the Duraflux and Tour Status but yet to have try them, b/c I am hooked on Firewire... especially at what they are priced for premium polys.
Pro Staff RF97 (2) / Prince Response 97 (2): T1 Firewire, Tour Bite, Tour Status, & VS Gut x/ Big Hitter Blue