I just bought a VI MP since I liked the way my buddy's played. His stringbed feels pretty spongy--it's Gamma syn @ 60# and it's a new job. Because of it's sponginess, I question the stringing machine's calibration (club stringer...not sure which model). So I've strung mine at 53, 51, and now 49#...and I can't get anywhere near the playability/feel his stick has. No matter how low my tension is, my bed still feels more firm to the touch than his, and very board-like during play. I'm using Gosen OG vs his gamma syn. Was wondering what's going on? I use a Klippermate base model. Should I just string mine up at 60# and see what it feels/plays like? As stiff as mine feels at 49# I'm concerned how 11 more pounds would feel.