Lasted me 20+ hours! I don't crush the ball mind you except for 1st serves. I go with a medium paced loopy topspin forehand and a flatter top 2hbh. no elbow issues as well. The Pro Open (mine are the NCode versions) are really good racquets imo. I think you really have to figure out what type of game you want to play and where you want to go with it. The Pro Open is versatile but if you want to swing out on every shot and let it rip you may want to switch to a low powered 'players' frame. You'll perfect generating your own power (if not already) and have better control. keep in mind there are tons of college level players using APDGT's and Pure Drives and the Pro Open is very similar. if you put the work in with any racquet you'll figure out how to use it the way you want.