I like the 03 Tour but feel it lacks in the serve dept. and for "feeling" the head on my volleys - I love it on groundstrokes. So this morning I decided to extend it to 27.25 - a length I often like as 27.5 is just too long. -It is very easy to do this, simply fill in the end of the butt cap with a light material - I used cardboard to match the inside of the butt cap shape. Then I just place the butt cap back on the handle, make sure it fits well, and reattach the staples (measuring length before I do so) and I now have a 27.25 inch length 03 Tour. It adds almost no weight but the balance point is now at about 12 7/8, maiking the frame 6 pts head light basis a 27.25 length. -Initial comments: Definitely served better, I had more pop and consistency, volleys felt better as well. Little change on groundies. So far I like it and will test it more this coming week. -By the way I if I like this set up I will add some epoxy and make it more permanent, but the "temporary" fix works fine in this experimental stage and can easily be switched back to normal. -I am always amazed how just a 1/4 inch length difference can make a significant difference on how certain shots "feel" and what the results are, sometimes it can be better or worse depending upon what one is doing. -I'll keep you posted next week as I hit more. Drak the "tinkerer"