I have always ended up holding the racquet with one side being the forehand side -- usually a scrape or the paint job helps me identify it before I hit the court. Maybe it's a superstition thing. Before a point starts, I always return it to the same position. But after playing with the same racquet for a number of years, the grip just seemed to crumple inside and conform to my hand -- one of the wide bevels was fine, but the other was caved in (where my fingertips approach the heel of my hand. Maybe I'm gripping too hard...) It seems most guys here on the board change frames rather quickly and wouldn't develop this problem, but I wondered if others consistently hold their racquets the same direction -- with one always being the forehand/serve side? Aside from creating a grip imprint, would this affect how long a set of strings would take to wear out or could it affect play at all? My forehand/serve is definitely putting more pressure on the strings since I can hit it harder... Thoughts?