I bought this to gain control and it was lauded for being very forgiving. Ideal for aggressive players who like to have a good swipe at the ball. Well it certainly is very well balanced and has a lot of control. I have played with it a few times and like it a lot. I can be aggressive and the spin is excellent. However, it gives me tennis elbow - something I have not suffered from before. Forgiving it is not. I may have to stop playing with it because it's getting worse each time. Something to consider before buying this. I would recommend trying it if possible.