My VT80 had been untouched for almost a year because I couldnt get enough power out of it. It was strung with bg80@25 at the shop. I restrang it a month later at 26 with bg80 and still preferred light/even balance. I'd try it every now and then, then put it back in the bag. I've been playing quite poorly the last half year, and couldnt even clear properly, my bh was a joke. A badminton buddy saw the unused VT80 and said that its a great power racquet. There and then I decided to string it at 28lbs (2 past the warranty tension) and give it the all or nothing. I had nbg99 lying around so used that. I was expecting a horrible, tennis elbow inducing experience. Boy was I wrong. The racquet came alive. Some racquets were meant for high tensions. I only had it strung at 24lbs because thats my normal tension (and money saving). The guy who sold it recommended 26lbs. I'm actually hitting harder with less effort but the timing is a bit off. Well I'm gonna enjoy it while it lasts, as 1 clash = boom.