ssgg007 - thanks for the info. I've just played my first serious games with the NG98 SP - 28 lbs First impressions are good. Nice feel for the shot. Nice sound to the smashes (but it could have been the hall I was playing in...!) (or is it the 0.66mm gauge?). Can spin the shuttle which is great! The only other string on my to try list is the BG80 power which is so recommended by forum members. After that, I'll settle on final choice.