Awesome..thanks man. I will keep it stock at first just in case I don't dig it and want to ship it out to Dali. I also want to experience the frame as intended, but that mod definitely makes sense, especially since leather can get to me if I use it too long. So none of you guys have really goated the Pro Open for very long? I think that is going to get a test drive from me. I will have an intermediate, advanced and expert stick in the bag. Think it is safe to say I am a Wilson guy now. The solid feel and perfect grip shape have me addicted.