I'm ashamed to admit it, but the reason I thought I first didn't like this racket as much was after hitting some balls against the wall down in my basement. I was so quick to want to see what the V-Engine Mid would feel like, as well as the RDX Mid. I didn't even bring the X1 to my 2 hour hit earlier in the week. I've demoed about 16 rackets in the last two months. The RDX mid was clearly the winner for me (rackets included Diablo mid, VE mid and MP, POG, LM Prestige mid and MP, RDX MP and mid, Wilson Pro Staff 95 (original), Estusa Power Beam Braided, N-Code 95, Fischer Pro, NXG MP, Babolat Pure Drive, LM Radical MP, and a few others. Previously, I've used the Tour 10 MP (through most of '04), the Dunlop 300G and others prior to that. But tonight, I brought the X1 with me just to make sure. I hit with my Yonex RDX mid and played well. Then, I hit with the X1 and played very, very well. This racket can do it all. It serves and volleys unbelievably. My slice backhand was the best I can remember. My groundstrokes were great in that I had very good power and excellent spin when I wanted. The control was right there with the RDX mid but the racket felt easier to control in my hands and just "smoother". The 95 square inch works great for me. I 'm done--and I mean it--I'm done. I'm IMMEDIATELY ordering three of these. This racket felt so good in my hands and very "quick" for me. I was hitting great topspin, underspin --all with good pop. My flat balls were penetrating and I was hitting out. The racket offers tremendous feel and my touch was great. I lobbed better, hit drop shots better and had better serves and volleys with this than ANY racket I've EVER used. It's one tremendous stick. The grip is very comfortable and the stiffness at 64 is absolutely perfect. Finally, the racket is the best looking one out there--in my opinion. I'm psyched. Anyone who is still in the process of deciding who is a 4.5 or higher (including TripleB) NEEDS and MUST playtest this before making any final decisions.