Since I've written a lot about the DNX 8 and a few seem to have been following my progress, I figured I owed it to you all to say that the fling is over. I still think it's a great racket, but I've concluded that stiff rackets are just not for me. The typical stiff rackets feel awful to me, so it was only a matter of time that the stiffness of this frame was going to get to me, even with Volkl's great dampening system. I went as far as trying natural gut (Babolat Tonic @ 54 lbs) and still wasn't pleased, so I declared that as the end. Luckily, I think I'm on to another good candidate - the Yonex RDS 003. It's not quite as maneuverable as the DNX 8, but judging how I played with it today, that's a good thing! In my opinion, it has a feel that is more similar to a players frame than a tweener and it still has plenty of power. I've hit this frame before and thought it was a little too much, but taking off the little bit of lead I had on it at 10 & 2 (dumb) and maybe also the past month of hard work I've put in at the gym have seemed to make a noticable difference.