Well, I've had this racquet for a couple of weeks now so I thought I'd write a short review with my thoughts about the racquet so far. My objective in designing this racquet was to try and create a PS 6.0 90, which many here speculate Wilson makes for Federer but won't sell to the general pubic, so it's not available to me. I wanted the specs to pretty much fall right in between the PS 6.0 85 and the PS 6.0 95, making it truly a PS 6.0 90. Here are the specs that I chose: My racquet's unique code is: 1-1-1-1-13 Which is: Headsize: 90 sq. in. Beam width: 19 mm String pattern: 16 x 18 Stiffness/flex: 63 RA Length: 27 in. Weight (unstrung): 11.7 oz. (330 g) Balance (unstrung): 12 pts. HL Other choices: Color: Matte Black Handle shape: 3 (Wilson) Grip size: 4 1/2 (4) Grip type: Tan leather Strung with the standard Vantage multifilament string at mid-tension (I estimate around 56 lbs.) Strung weight (w/ dampener and overgrip): 12.5 oz. Strung balance: Approx. 9 pts. HL Strung swingweight: 323 - 325 (my estimate) These specs fall almost precisely in between that of the PS 6.0 85 and PS 6.0 95 for static weight, swingweight, balance, and beam width. The 16 x 18 string pattern remains the same. My playtest results (so far): Groundstrokes: This racquet has a very nice, soft and dampened feel to it. Shock and vibration are very well dampened. The racquet swings very easily and has a very solid feel at ball impact. There's almost no harshness to this frame and the stiffness feels about spot on at 63. The flex feels fairly uniform throughout the length of the frame rather than being very stiff at the throat and very flexible in the hoop like my usual PS 6.0 95. This is a fairly low powered racquet as the flex demands that you take a full swing. In comparison, it is lower powered than the nSix-One Tour 90, but about on par with the PS 6.0 85 and 95. This racquet excels at hitting flat shots but topspin is also easy to produce, especially off of the forehand side. Slice shots from my one-handed backhand are also pretty good, but perhaps a tad below my PS 6.0 95. I find that hitting with lots of topspin or underspin is just a hair more demanding with a 90 sq. in. head than with my usual 95 sq. in. head. However, flat shots were easier with the Vantage 90 than with my PS 6.0 95. Serves: It took me a while to get the hang of it serving with this racquet. The first time I served with it, I thought I served well with lots of pace and control. However, my opponents told me that my serves were not as dangerous nor penetrating as with my usual racquet. The next few outings, I had a little trouble getting the serves down as many of my first serves were going just long. I think this was caused by the slightly higher swingweight, so I might have been contacting the ball a hair late, and by the fact that the sweetspot on the Vantage 90 is higher than on my usual PS 6.0 95. So I guess, in addition to hitting the ball a bit late, I was also hitting it a bit higher where there was more power. Anyway, I was able to adjust and now I serve pretty well with it. Pace is similar to my usual racquet, but spin might be a hair less. I think the higher swingweight is keeping me from whipping through the ball as quickly. This is something that I think I'll be able to get used to and adjust accordingly. I tend to serve better with smaller headed racquets because I'm able to snap my wrist better with them, and I think with some more time, this racquet will be no exception. Volleys: The feel on volleys is solid with good control, especially on drop volleys. However, with the smaller head and higher swingweight, I feel I need to concentrate just a little more on hard hit passing shots in order not to frame the volley. The flexible frame means you do need to follow through to place the volleys rather than just punch the volleys and use the inherent power of the frame. However, the control more than makes up for the power in putting away volleys. I also had no trouble hitting well controled half-volleys when approaching the net. Overheads were also solid and controlled. Returns: Again, good control and solid shots. This is not a racquet made for swinging wildly at returns, but more for hitting smooth controlled strokes with slice or flat to get the ball in play. If your opponent is rushing the net after their serves, there's enough power to put the ball past them or to flick the head of the racquet to produce sharp angled returns to make it very difficult for your opponent to hit a good first volley. Again, the smaller head requires a bit more concentration on returns, especially if your opponent is serving very hard or with a lot of kick. Summary: This is an "old school" type of racquet with a solid feel, great touch, lots of control, but is relatively low in power. Stability and comfort are excellent. Maneuverability is better than expected given its specs. Spin is also better than expected given its small head size. For advanced players that have full swings and can generate their own power, this would be an excellent choice for a control racquet. Probably best suited to 5.0+ players that prefer a smaller head size and high flex. However, it may just be a bit too demanding for me at this point, but I am still adjusting. (I wonder how a Vantage 95 would compare?) I do really like this racquet. The workmanship is excellent - beautiful fit and finish and with a feel of high quality. The leather grip is top notch quality. So did I succeed in creating the infamous PS 6.0 90? Well, I think the jury is still out on that. It definitely comes very close, but without having a real PS 6.0 90 to conduct a side-by-side comparison with, I can only imagine what a real PS 6.0 90 would play like. The feel is very similar but not exactly like a PS 6.0. Not sure if it's the distribution of the flex in the frame, being 100% graphite instead of 80% graphite and 20% kevlar, not having a box beam (it has a semi-circle beam shape), or something else but it's probably as close as you'll be able to find on the market without first winning Wimbledon and then asking Wilson to make you one. It's nice to have Vantage as an option for us mere mortals.