so after 6 years of playing I finally broke my first stringbed.note that i usually cut out the strings when they start moving around a lot and i start spraying shots. my facebook status currently reads: broke my first set of strings today! losing this part of my innocense was a fleeting experience, leaving me with little to remember by XD! lol. i just wanted to share my this with my fellow TT community. i was deciding if i wanted to cut the strings out a month ago because i was playing crappily, but decided to suck it up because it was probably just me. and it was, today i was destroying 70% of the sitters where as i usually shank like 70% of them into the fence. few mishits, and anything short to my forehand got punished. Unfortunately one shanked forehand return serve ended this racquet's play for the rest of the match. the strings i had in the racquet was Pro Supex Spiral Flex @ 61lbs that I strung up probably in late September. it probably had around 40+ hrs of playing time on it. i know many people on this board could've broke this string in around 2-10 hrs, but i'm not that consistent with my shots and this was proven when looking at the stringbed. the entire bed of strings was notched half way through on almost cross section. yikes.... hopefully it'll be more concentrated next time. i have a bed of lux alu m/ vs gut x that came with my used racquet (wilson kfive) that feels pretty good (a lot softer than i thought it would be, first natural gut of any kinda i hit with, hope i don't get addicted to it, cause i can't afford it lol). though it was strung around August of last year there's hardly any wear on it. wonder how long it will take me to break this set up.