I love my NXG OS frames, especially for groundies. With my current setup at SW2, my groundstroke game - especially my return game - has risen to new heights. But I have yet to get my serve back to the level that I served at with my Wilson Profile, and later my PS 4.7. It's not a power issue, but a control issue. I simply have too many bad serving days with too many double faults. After experimenting with a lot of different frames, I haven't quite found a frame that gives me the plush feel and amazing bite of my NXG. But I did find that I tend to serve best with standard length frames at SW2. So to revive my serve-and-volley game, I took a big risk. I sawed off half an inch from my NXG using a pocket knife. It wasn't easy to cut through the graphite - the NXG has a very strong construction. When I replaced the butt cap and slid it all the way in. The length was decreased by 0.6". So the new length is now 26.9". The shorter length allows me to add ~20g of lead to the upper hoop. I have one layer from 8 to 4, plus another layer from about 9 to 3. The new swingweight is about 365, with a balance point of 12.75", at about 12.6 oz. It's strung with dead broken-in Ashaway Crossfire II at 67 lbs. I can't wait to test it out on court and tune it. This thing is solid now! I have high hopes for this one. I'm hoping it will improve both my serve and my volleys. And hopefully my forehand will benefit too without taking away anything from my 2hb. I know what you're thinking... why didn't I just go lead my POG OS up to SW2? Two reasons. 1) the POG has more 1/2-oz weight in the handle. I didn't want a 13-oz. frame. 2) I really like the technology improvements that the NXG has (I love the double-tube More construction, as well as the lack of grommets).