Background I'm a ~3.0 player, and sought advice for a spare second racquet in this other thread. The advice I received prompted me to buy a players racquet instead of a similar feeling spare tweener racquet; a wilson BLX Blade 98, at ~$110 with a negotiated free stringing on Wilson [K] Gut (one of the benefits to living in Malaysia: everything's bargain-able Initial thoughts Over the last two days, I've had 45mins of serving practice, 2hrs doubles, and 2hrs singles time. I can report that I love this racquet! It's much heavier than my built up Volkl Organix 4, which after overgrip and lead tape weighed in at 309g. The Blade 98 is 340g with overgrip. I find it a bit tougher to hit a good shot, but not as tough as I thought it would be (maybe I have better technique . When I don't setup properly or swing well, it results in a terrible shot. It's so much less forgiving. This is actually fantastic: I can really sense what went wrong when I don't hit a good shot. For example, I didn't prepare well, or hit it too late, or didn't rollover to the correct grip for my 1HBH, etc. Many of my shots probably would've been 'ok' had I used the larger racquet with more forgiveness. I'm actually really excited about this (has anyone been excited about poor shots before?). This instant feedback gives me motivation to work on my strokes and positioning. Conclusion This post doesn't need any responses, I just wanted to share my experience. I'm super-keen to get back out on the court again to practice and improve!