I recenlty bought 2 new APDC from the B. A. Y. I have been using my sons APDC and decided to swith to this racquet. I tried the GT version but found it to be too stiff, thus searched for used APDC's online. I came a across a Canadian seller/broker offerring new APDC's He is very reputable. Based on information I obtained on this site and others, I checked for signs the racquets were counterfeits. For the most part everything checks out. I still need to check the weight and balance. Here are my concerns: 1) The GT version has been out for 18 months. Does it make sense that the seller is still selling/stocking new APDC's? The sales history indicates numerous sales and he has over 10 raquets in stock. 2) One raquets had a slight blemish on the letter "e" on the word "technology". 3) The racquet face card indicated a RA stiffness rating of 72. My undestanding us that the APDC has a stiffness rating of 67. The reason I chose the APDC over the GT versions is becasue of the lower stiffness. 4) The older APDC i have has a glossy finish. The ones I purchased have a different finish. I can still return the raquets if I dont like them I apprecaite any insight you may have.