What a beautiful piece of engineering genius. So smooth, so perfect! I can't stop touching it, itching for the moment I can use it for the first time... ooooh, yeah. Question concerning preserving newness—I am inclined to believe that all racquets are destined to become scraped and marred if constantly used on hard courts. Those low balls just can't be avoided. You must attack! Is there anyone on this board who avoids going after certain shots if it compromises the cosmetics of their racqet? Is there any way to keep a racquet "scrape-free"... and don't tell me to put tape around the head!