When I was in Taiwan, I played badmiinton twice a week, not too much, the stringing price in Taiwan is between US$6 to US$8(including labor), the most expensive one like bg85 is almost 30% higher than bg-65, so I always chose bg-65. When I feltl the tension was lost and control was not so good, I just restring it. The average use time is about half a year. However, when I came to US to study last year, I have more time to play badminton, now I play three times a week, 2 hours a time. But I find the stringing price here is so expensive, from US$16 to $18(including labor), almost 3 times than in Taiwan, so I just stick on bg-65 and didn't change it untill it was snapped last week. You know, bg-65 is just resist to break, even it has alreay lost all the control and tension. Anyway, since I had to change a string, and the price difference between bg-65 and all other good strings is so small, I decide to give me a try to upgrade to other string. After some research on BadmintonCentral, I find the bg-70pro is durable and keeping tension long. So I chose to use bg-70pro this time. The result is amazing, I am a smash-type player, but I am already powerful enough, so I don't really need anymore repulsion. However, after I changed to bg-70pro, I find it largely improved my contorl. Now my drop, net play, and even smash are much more precise than two days ago, and it is just because I changed the string. Now I know how big difference the string can make, and I don't have to complain about my skill, all are bg-65's fault But the problem is, now I am just too curious about other strings, I really want to try different kind of strings. I want more control from the string, and don't need power since power is never a problem to me. But I know, usually you can't get control, and durability on the same string, if it does, then it is expensive. How do you think if you are in my situation, want both durability to save some money and get great control? Is bg-70prog the right choice? I read some thread about bg-88ti, although it's expensive, I heard someboday said it's good in control and durability. How does it compared to bg-70pro. Do you think it's deserved for its price?