Thanks for that advice! It is true that they feel completely different. I tried LN1 in the past already (1 String) but I think I tested it on the wrong racket, of the wrong weight, at the wrong tension, with the wrong grip, with the wrong shuttle quality and with the wrong skill level. I tested it on a 4U Forza Supreme, strung at 24x26lbs, with the extremely bad stock grip, with older (/used) training shuttles at a time when I was not the best at consistently hitting the sweetspot. I would now have it on ZFIIs, strung at maybe 29lbs, using excellent towel grip and decent shuttles. I've been used to playing well with the same racket and NBG99 strung around 32lbs. Though that string is way more forgiving than LN1, I've gotten more used to consistently producing well-centered shots (I'm still not perfect and I misshit often enough, but nowhere near as much as before). My impressions from LN1 at the time were mostly negative: -Great repulsion when hit well (very pleasant to do back to back clears with) -Extremely unforgiving -Very bad control -Annoyingly "slippery" stringbed -Stringbed felt too hard Going from that to a mere ZFII + NBG99 at 27.5 lbs felt like heaven, even though I was using the same old shuttles and stock grip on it at first. I'm psychologically self-unforgiving when it comes to making the wrong choices, or wasting time, which is why I'd like to get as much feedback as possible and accounts of the experience of long term users before making the jump (I'm not interested in "exploring", only in constant improvement). Starting with a lot of bad choices I've been lucky with badminton that nearly every change I've made so far has been beneficial compared to the previous state of things, but I would feel bad if I committed time too lightly and made a mistake I could have avoided. Every 4-5 months I make a big badminton order with a bunch of stuff, which is why I'd order a LN1 reel in white if I felt certain enough (that's how I went with NBG99 and I never regretted that choice). Buying individual LN1 strings just to try them out means I'd either have to order quite a few of them for up to 5 months, and waste money that could buy me a tube of AS50, or order an insufficient amount and have to wait several months until moving on to it. It's doable but avoidable.