This is a continuation of another thread but I thought that some of you might be interested in a comparison of these 2 sticks. Don't worry about how I arrived at these 2 just know that I am going to pick one of them. I am 4.0 serve and volleyer coming from oversize sticks (Donnay latest) and wanting to get down a bit in head size. Played tons of different ones breifly and here I am. dun#1 gosen syn gut at 57 lbs dun #2 nrg2 60 lbs head head syn gut 16 unknown tension but very low by the tap method ground stokes: I really enjoyed hitting the 200's. I used to play with a max 200g and while these don't feel anything like them, I do get that some feeling of the ball traveling deeper in the court but remaining in with control. I hit simi western to western and had no trouble with spin. Yes the ball is not as loopy but even theough it may be going slower, it stil penetrates the court well. I had forgotten what a tight string pattern could do for control...and, I can tell you that the syn gut felt much better to me than the nrg2 which was suprising. Maybe it was the tension but my guess is that the tensions are not that far off. There was just more control with the syn gut. I like one hand backhands with these and I think the higher swingweight actually helped me maintain control...did I say control...I have also forgotten how a smaller head with some weight in it helps keep the stick from twisting. I did notice that I really had to take a good swipe at the ball to get much pace but I was not playing someone who could really push me in the pace department so it will be interesting to see what happens when I do. The head had a few more suprises for me as far as the ball jumping but with the different grip and swingweight, that was more me than the stick. Definately more spin with the head and I know I could probably play harder longer with it becasue of lower swingweight. Still, I am betting that I would make fewer unforced errors with the 200 but also hit fewer winners from the back. The head felt sofer as well, more "cushiony" which does not necessarily mean more "solid". So different. I actually like both for different feels. Volleys..so far, I like the 200 better s it is just so stable and no suprises..however, this probably has a ton to do with string and tension. The head is definately more manueverable and will allow quicker stabs. I really don't have much of an opinion here today but will know more after tomorrow's match. Overheads are easier with the head which is important but that has to do with swingspeed I think. I like volleying with both but if I can handle the weight of the 200, I like the 18/20 for direction and control. Serves....well, this is where they really differ. I FEEL like I can hit harder with the 200 (especially flat) but not as much movement. It is harder for me to get spin and the swingweight worries me a little. Sort of like a major league pitcher throwing fastballs that don't move..they get hit. I definately have more variety with the head and can spin it much easier. I think this may end up being a deciding factor as it is such an important part of my game. I just want to hit flatter with the 200 but it feels like my margin of error is smaller as well because I am working really hard to get good slice when I need it out wide. I can serve with the head with my eyes closed because of spin. so for now the 200 word is SOLID. I like it. The word for the head is spin and manueverablity. I like it. We'll see how I do against some strong apponants. I would love string suggestions by the way but I really like both sticks on the lower side.