After a 25+ year layoff I too got back into tennis last year. I demoed a bunch of racquets when I started but didn't really hit consistently enough to be able to tell the difference. When the Tennis Warehouse was clearing out the Babolat Y game improvement racquets last year, I purchased a Y118, then a Y105, then another Y105 (I started playing USTA so I needed a backup). I got the Y118 and one Y105 strung with the Technifibre NRG2 and the Y105 with the Wilson Hollow Core Pro 17. All at 56#. My go to racquet last year was the Y105 with the NRG2. The Wilson Hollow core is crap and I just carried in the bag for backup. Since, I've picked up a stringing machine (actually 2) and I've experimented with different strings + tensions (Ashaway Dynamite Soft 18, Volkl Cyclone 18, Leopard Plus Control, Isospeed Baseline 16...). The Y105 and Dynamite 18 (string at 52#) is my favorite right now. I play doubles mostly at NTRP at 3.0 but I when playing well with a partner at my level we hold our own against 3.5s (take a few games here/there and win once in a while). I have a pretty decent all around game for my level (having played before) but with little consistency. I like to play with spin + placement though I can put pace on the ball when I want to. The Y105 has been a good racquet but I find that it's got more power than control. I'm 6ft, 190lbs, and fit with average strength. I feel like the racquet is either 0 or 100MPH with very little room in between. If I try to put pace on the serves I am all over the place so I generally try to spin my serves (I've been working on the kick lately too). Additionally, the Y105 is a stiff racquet and while I don't have tennis elbow, at times there is discomfort and definitely feel the vibration, particularly on mis-hits. I'm on the computer a lot for work and I think the combination of Tennis/Work is contributing to the discomfort. So I'm looking for a "tweener" stick. I would prefer to purchase, give the stick a month (or longer) before deciding since I think I'll keep these sticks at least until I get to NTRP 3.5. I'm frugal by nature and purchase stuff on deals/closeout or used and will to sell/pass on (friends/family) what doesn't work... A few options I'm considering: Do nothing... nothing seriously wrong with the Babolats My club has a $25 unlimited demo (as many racquets I like) for 1 month but most of those racquets are 4-3/8 (too small for me) and obviously I can't change the string or tension. Any specific racquets I should demo? The Dunlop Aerogel 300 4D can be had for a song now and I like the fact it's highly customizable (lead tape) I have an opportunity to purchase a Head Youtek Radical Midplus (old version not a IG or S) for a good price but I think it may be too much Racquet for me at this point Any other options I should be considering?