Gut mains / poly cross is the best string combination I have tried so far. Nice spin, good ball pocketing, good tension maintenance, the poly stiffens the stringbed and improves control while the gut masks the dead poly. But my strings are breaking way too often.... :cry: I can't be stringing them after every 8 hours of play. The poly is crazily sawing into the gut and they all snap at the 6th or 7th row (cross) in the region of the sweet spot. I am left with 3 choices... 1) Full poly - Least preferred to avoid any arm issues. 2) Multi mains + Poly crosses - Can this last as long as gut? Multi is cheaper hence it would be easier to swallow... financially. 3) Full gut (specifically VS BT7 Black) - Although this option is more expensive than the Tonic+ I use, the black coating could be an advantage with it's slightly stiffer feel and resilience to fraying. Question, will gut crosses "eat" less into the gut mains? What do you guys think?