Was at the local Goodwill store and they had a Wilson T-3000 and a Ashe Competition. I was on the fence whether I should buy it or not because I have an Ashe Boron that I bought about 12 or so years ago and I have an Ashe I think II or III as well. The Boron is buried in the garage so I can't get to it yet and the II or III whatever it is I have is without strings and altho some places can string it still, I thought maybe this Competition would be nice to have. Back in high school I got the II or III for my 15th birthday. I chose it and I loved th racquet. I know I should recall if it's a II or III but it's been years since I seen it so I forgot which one it is. I do recall playing really well with it regardless of small headsize. Back then no one worried about the square inch of the headsize of the racquet because all were pretty small then, then over the years we move on with progress and we wake up 30 years later in our mid to late 40s with 98 sq inch headsizes and get spoiled by it. Then when we try to go to a small head size like the Ashe or the T-2000/3000 we have a hard time hitting. I didn't get a chance to play with it but I did hit agains the wall in the back yard. The space in the backyard is pretty small so I didn't give it a good test but I will on the weekend but so far it feels like a pro. I mean it feels great just as it did 30 years ago. I know back in the day I hardly hit the frame with the ball but if I try to play now I might hit the frame but so far I can say hitting agains the wall I have hit the sweet spot pretty well and not the frame. But playing a set might be different. I do love this racquet. Just hitting against the wall it really brings out good form in me. Not sure why it does but better than my modern Head Prestige racquets. I hope to maybe improve my form with this then go back to the Prestige for some competitive tennis and see if it improves my game. By the way it was in almost mint condition and it had the original head cover as well. The strings not sure if they are gut or nylon but I suspect nylon beacuse there is no fraying of the cut ends like you see with gut. It has the Head stencile on it so maybe they are original strings. I recall someone here or somewhere stating that the Arthur Ashe is the Delorean of tennis racquets. I have to agree. The looks of it and the era of these racquets. I am very pleased with this racquet. It feels great and hits well and the leather grip, don't even get me started with this. It's great. I don't know who makes the grip for Head back then but could it be Fairway? I wish all leather grips nowadays was like this. I always loved the leather on my old Ashe and this one I bought now is no exception. It feels great and is sweet. Just easy on the hands and comfortable.