. I like what kwun has posted in this thread (in the opening post- Post #1). As one of BC's professional coach, I would like to comment on the string tension (as kwun has informed us). IMHO, most of our BCers have often over-rated our skill-levels; And therefore, choosing higher tensions for our strings. I would suggest that BCers to try the medium string tension first (which is ranging from 21 to 24 lbs). Only when we can hit consistently from our strings' sweet-spot (centre of the string-bed), then we can move up to higher string tensions. If we are consistently hitting missing the sweet-spot, then it's best to move down to the lower string tensions (ranging from 18 to 20 lbs). .