Just compared using Lux Big Banger in both at 55 lbs (approx.). The Team is about 3-yrs old with very little use. The Cortex is brand new. My impression is that the Team is much more powerful, especially serves. Slices have plenty of bite. Monster forehands are possible. The Cortex felt mushy. Maybe a little better control with Cortex, but on the otherhand, I had to guard against short balls that didn't kick. So the control issue is a trade-off IMO. Many of today's players will kill a short ball that just sits there in the strike zone. The racquets seem so close in specs and I'm told the Team is close to extinction by the maker. Does the Cortex stuff dampen the racquet that much. Comments appreciated.