When it first came out, I didn't give it much thought, because I was so disheartened by Prince's decision not to make my dream racket, the POG 100 longbody. But, I decided to give it a try to see if this was it and I bought one diablo and hit with it for a couple of hours today. This is an awesome racket! It feels very much like my old POG Mid but better in nearly every way. It has noticibly bigger sweet spot and has a little more pop. But, most importantly, it feels solid in all shots including serve and has virtually no weakness. It also volleys great and gave me a great deal of control and good pop as well. I didn't need any vib dempener with this one since it provides that familiar crispness of POGs without any hash vibration. It weighs about 11oz and is noticibly lighter than POG Mid but it still has enough heft to feel solid. I will probably end up putting some lead on it, but it feels pretty good without them. I can really generate some serious head speed with it and it is likewise very maneaveable around the net. The extra 1/4 inch was not noticeable to me probably because I had been playing with i.Prestige XL, which is another very solid racket. Someways, I wish this racket was slightly longer because I like the extra length for my double-handed backhand. But, still it is nice not to feel that extra length when I serve, which allows me to have more control. As mentioned, this racket looks to be it. It is like my old POG Mid but better in many ways: more pop, spin, and forgiveness without any sacrifice in feel and control. This is an awesome racket!