I found an old Pro Kennex 5g strung with Lux Ace from 5 years ago in the bottom of my closet. I took it out to play and I completely LOVED them. I figured out the reason why.....first...they were completely dead.....which meant I had very little trampoline affect. The control was amazing. Brand new strings have way too much livliennes and trampoline effect which causes a lack of control. Second the loss of tension brought my racquet down to 40lbs but since they were dead I had a ton of power which was completely controllable. My suggestion is that the next racquet you get make sure to let it sit in your closet for a couple of weeks and stand on them a bit before playing. Also string them pretty low......the combination of dead strings and low tension is deadly!!