The Speed MP 18x20 and 16x19 are very well known. And then there's the new Speed 300. The name implies it's a lightweight little brother to the heavier ans better known 315s. When I picked up my 300 at a local shop after demoing it I mentioned to the stringer that I had been looking for my version of the perfect control oriented players racquet. The stringer exclaimed, "Then you should be looking at the other speeds!". Well, having ownee both of those frames and having dismissed the 300 I knew he was very, very wrong. Some reference points...the 300 is like... a PB10 Mid that's more forgiving, spinnier, and lower powered... or a PSLGT that's even spinnier, a little more powerful, and just as precise... or an EXO3 Tour 100 that feels far more solid and nothing like a hollow toy... or BioMimetic 200 Lite that's far more precise and lower powered... or a Speed MP 18x20 that's far spinnier and a little less powerful... or an MG Radical OS that's more solid, stable, and control oriented In other words the 300 offers a perfect balance between power, spin, and control, at least when leaded up which raises another great feature: customization. weighing in at 11.1oz strung an overgrip and dampener will boost static weight to roughly 11.3oz and 3-4pts HL...well within striking distanxe of a solid players racquet around 11.8 to 12.2oz and several+ points HL. You have lots of customization options from middle weight to what many consider heavy by today's standards, at least in rec play. Assuming you add some lead in the grip and a little around the hoop to achieve something close to player frame weight and balance, here's what you'll find: - a soft frame that's not mushy by any means and still super comfortable, spin friendly, and offering great touch and feel. - a fast and maneuverable frame that slices through the air enhancing spin production but still offering a solid, confident feeling. No getting pushed around here and no tinny toy-like sounds. - very unique feature: an immense, open string bed (100" and 16x19) providing incredible access to spin and YET still providing 18x20 style control and precision. This must be a function of the soft frame and soild hoop. I've never seen power and spin so perfectly balanced before. - power on demand...hit hard and the incredible spin will drive the ball into the court near the baseline...hit soft and you can nail delicate touch shots and slices that sit down instead of floating. For the first time in my brief tennis career my wife asked that I not hit so hard when practicing...the balls were leaping off the court with such spin and force she couldn't return them...she plays B level ALTA and has played since high school. Over hitting is the bane of new players and few frames offer this perfect balance of spin-controllable power. Since researching frame design approaches I've always thought a very soft, open pattern, heavy, and HL frame would be perfect (for me anyway). The soft frame would tame the power of the larger open string bed, the open SB would provide easy access to spin, and the weight/balance would provide lightning fast agility and ball-crushing stability. Other frames come close to this ideal but only the 300 manages to provide all this without compromise.