. . . with the 16 x 18 pattern. Had been historically been playing with the POG 110 and am only recently getting back into the game. I have historically strung the POG at super high string tensions (70+ on old equipment). The problem is, my arm and shoulder are not in tennis shape, plus I have a labrum tear, so I simply don't have the power I once had and the boardy-feeling of the POG wasn't helping. Obviously, I tried softer strings, changed out the leather grip for a cushion and experimented with looser tensions. Will this helped my body, I just didn't have the control I expected and the ball was sailing on me. I have flattish strokes and I simply don;t have as much margin for error. I demo-ed alot of frames and the top three were the: Yonex RD Ti-80 Volkl Tour 10 Gen 2 Wilson 95 nCode My groundstrokes were penetrating like the old days and I didn't feel like the racket was TOO powerful, though it will tak some getting used to. Volleys were OK. My serve is still a bit of a mess and I just can't seem to generate the pace I used to, but assume that will come with time. Still its better than the POG strung tight. I simply played better with the nCode and went ahead and bought one at **** (thanks Roman!), strung with Tech. Biphase 16, towards the high end of the rec. tension. I just let Roman handle this. I'll take it for a spin tomorrow for the first time.