Good points, thank you for sharing your experience. I recently switched from 24-26 lb tension to 22 to try to get more power in my shots, and maybe I'm just experiencing a completely different feel from those slightly higher tensions. I'm going to spend a little more time with 80P because I do like the repulsion, and I had some wonderful net play the other night with it, so it probably is me, not the string. I brought up No 1 because from everything I've read (mostly on this thread) I've convinced myself that LN No.1 and NBG 99 are the best strings out there in terms of retaining playability over time, with very good all-around properties. It doesn't help that I keep seeing in my mind the Yonex string chart that says control for 80P is 6/10, and Li Ning's chart gives No.1 9/10. Completely made up numbers I understand, which is where real input from people like you makes all the difference. I'm glad to know that you are happy with BG80P.