Before I go into this, yes, I did search and no, I did not find the answers I was looking for. Hence the new thread. I'll also preface this by saying that if it were not for the cost aspect of things, I would not be looking for a different string. I have 6 sets of BC 17 left in my bag but once those are gone then I will have to have found a new string. I have to save money everywhere that I can and tennis gear is no exception. I have read a lot of threads about people really liking Volkl Cyclone and saying what a great string it is for the price. This is really what has spurred my curiosity. My first question is: can anyone give me a direct comparison between BC and Cyclone? As much detail as possible would be great especially regarding tension maintenance, feel, comfort, string life, etc. I normally get 10-12 hours out of a set of BC and would like to keep it in that range. I'll also open it up and say that I am open to other suggestions that are similar to black code and $10 or less per set. I don't care about the color of the string, just how it plays.