Maybe it's because Mantis is a new brand, but you don't hear much about their rackets. When I saw the specs of the Mantis Pro 295 it caught my attention. I play with a Head MG RAD mp (with leathergrip and 2gr lead @ 3&9). Yesterday I (finally) got to hit with the Mantis pro 295. I played a doubles match with some friends. Here's what I thought of it: Forehand: From the first hit I noticed that there was a lot of power. I was a bit off with my timing, probably due to the SW. With my RAD I had to swing much faster to get good depth, while with the Pro 295 it was very easy. I only played for about an hour so I really want to get another hit with it. Backhand: I have a one hander and hitting it with the Pro 295 was really great. I could execute all the shots that I want...topspin, flat and slice were really great. And again the power helped a lot. Serve: GREAT! Spin and slice were very easy to create and serving flat bombs down the T weren't a problem. Volley: I really like being at the net and the Pro 295 has a lot of put away power. I think my radical is more precise, but has definitly less power behind it to put some volleys away. Didn't got the chance to hit some touch volleys so I hope I get another hit soon. Stablity: One of the aspects that really suprised me was the solid feeling of the Pro 295. Blocking a return was much easier than with my radical. It gave me more depth. Also didn't feel any jarring of the racket and, despite it's stiffness rating, it was very comfortable. Overall: I was very suprised by the Pro 295. It has the thin beamed frame of a radical with a bit of juice of a pure drive. Much more stable/solid and comfortable than its specs. It's definitly one of the best rackets I played with. I don't know if I make the switch, because I only played with it for an hour (and don't have a moneytree in my backyard).