This post could really belong to the Strings forums or here, but I chose to post here because it has to do with stringing a little bit. First, I'll define what I mean by rougher vs softer, because I may not be using the eight words. Rougher strings would be strings that are a bit "sticky", which would mean that if you move a string on your string bed, the string would stay about where you left it due to friction. An example of such strings would be BG80, ZM62 and most APACS strings. Softer strings would be the total opposite, where if you move a string, it comes back right where it was, less friction. Examples: BG65, HQ 696, NBG95, etc. Most of my stringing experience has been with BG65. It sells like hot cake here and everyone wants it because of its performance/durability. Due to this, most people are used to the way BG65 reacts to impacts and just goes back to where it was, thus the string bed remains mostly straight and intact. This lead to what I would call a common misconception where people think that since the strings move after hitting the shuttle hard enough, the string job was badly done. I also have to admit that I have thought the same thing for a long time, then I blamed it on strings being of low quality, but when I saw that even (authentic) BG80 reacted the same when I started stringing, I realized it was normal. First, I'd like to know if it's normal ? Do you happen to have to place your (BG80, APACS, etc.) strings back in place after most rallies ? Is there any way (stringing wise) to prevent this ? I would assume that strings move much less when stringing at 30lbs, but people here use much lower tensions (20-24 usually).