This is just a post out of curiosity, not because I'm planning any new purchases in the immediate future. Most people on this board who have read my posts know of my undying affection for the old Rossi F200 - the flexiest frame I've ever played. And yes - I like old school racquets, but I'm not averse to new models either if they are good racquets that feel nice and play well. And I know I will never find anything that flexes like the Rossignol these days. I currently use a PT 630 which I really enjoy, and before that a Volkl Cat 10 - which I also enjoyed. So - after the past few weeks where I play tested some supposedly soft feeling modern frames I'm left scratching my head. Is this what passes for flexible these days? The Wilson N Blade. I found it very light and much too stiff for it's weight. It has a sweetspot that feels quite nice on contact, but I wouldn't in a pink fit describe this as a flexible bat, which i have heard before. Babolat's Pure Storm Tour. I've read on these boards people saying they can actually feel this frame bend on impact. Excuse me? Stiff. Stiff stiff stiff. Felt stiffer than (but still quite similar to) the N Blade. The stringjob was tighter, but for the 'flexy' model in Babolats lineup it sure aint doing itself any favours with that label. Both of these were strung with synthetic gut too. Finally, I played with an RDX 500 (90). The so called 'buttery' feeling Yonex. Now I will make allowances for this as it did have a poly set up, but buttery isn't a word I'd describe it with. Solid - yes. I liked the way it hit. Nice control, Good power, good solid feedback. Solid. Soft? Not even. Volkl's C10 is significantly more 'buttery'. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy the Yonex because I now own it, but i was quite disappointed that the reputed soft feel I'd heard about was nowhere to be seen. Perhaps a softer string job would have made a difference, but there wasn't much I could tell about the frame that would make me call it soft. So what gives? I refuse to believe I'm that out of touch -I play test often and enjoy trying new things. I have certain likes and dislikes, as we all do. I am a child of the 80's and love the racquets of that era, but I don't pick up every new stick hellbent on a mission to compare it to those made 20+ years ago. Of the racquets I've tried in the last few years that are still being made, the C10 I would call soft and the MSpeed I would allow has a certain degree of flex to it as well. But what else? If I can't discern the softer qualities of the supposedly soft N Blade, Pure Storm or (God forbid) the RDX 500, what is there out there for me if I ever decide to pick up some new models at some point in the future?