I got this after my coach suggested I needed a control racket to suit my game (getting older now). Really is amazing the difference it makes. There's literally no vibration in the shaft when controlling a drop shot and the feel of the ball is magnificent. I don't feel I've lost any power over my old tear drop shaped power racket, either. Very refined and very smooth. Highly recommend this for improving players looking to take their game to the next level. Still gloating over it's first outing with a resounding 6-0 win :-). Tougher test tonight!