Folks... Greetings..! I am frustrated cauz I seem to break my strings so often! Here is my story... and let me know what you think.. I am an advanced player. I know how to smash well. I smash hard (very hard). I seldom mishit. I love to play at 27 lbs. Typically I use NBG 95 (cauz they seem to last the most). I prefer the BG 66, but have stoped using this since it breaks like cotton thread. I hate BG 65. I have played with BG 80 (like it..and the same time dont like it) kind of dont like it. I tried the NBG 98 (awesome string..but short lived .. a day or two). So the sad story is that I have drawn a compromise in that I use NBG 95.. since it seems to last a bit longer - only if I string it around 21 lbs. Anything more I break the string within a day or two. I play with the Voltric 70 and the Zslash. In the last 1 month, I had to string 4 times. About 5 times, I have broken my string the first few shots after I had my racket restrung. At this rate, may be all my earnings would be spent for stings and charges to restring. The person who does the stringing does a good job.. but I dont know why I break my strings so often. Are these strings designed to last just this much...! I am frustrated.. and preplexed. It is sad that I have to now play @ 21lbs and it feels like I am hitting the bird with a jello.. I dont get the snap.. or the joy of hearing the crip sound.. when I play. Any ideas?? I hit hard...tho..so do I have to settle for lower tension?