My 200m reel of ZM62 was bought from Stringers World in June of 2011 as seen below. The print on the string itself is Ashaway USA Zymax 62. I was thinking this is 1st generation ZM62 since it is not red, and its definitely not platinum ZM62. Can anyone advise what I most likely have on 1st gen vs. 2nd gen? Date: 30/06/2011 Time: 21:01:13 1 x BASHZ620YR, Ashaway Zymax 62 - 0.62mm (optic yellow) 200m reel Because it breaks so easily, I most often string it hybrid with BG66UM for the mains. But sometimes, I string a racket all ZM62. In both cases I string the mains at 29 lbs. and then 10% progress the crosses to 30 lbs. and call it a 30 lb. string job. This has been on a crank machine, still haven't installed my new Wise 2086 yet. It doesn't feel ridiculously stiff to me and I can still hit hard with a racket strung either hybrid or all ZM62. It would be good for me to know what ZM62 I have (1st or 2nd gen) because that will affect what I should reorder. Good to know also that Dink still has some 1st gen ZM62. And I think there is also the fabled platinum 1st gen ZM62 still available through Asian sources.