I have been using the prostaff6.1 classic and serve adequately at the 4.5ish level. I loved the new ncode6.1 90 but could not get the feel or the pace on the serve as I expected. I serve well with the ps6.0 85, as far as I last remember and I could serve well with the tour90, so I was confused. Has anyone else noticed this? I hear some guys can serve bombs with this thing! Since serve feel, power & timing depend on racquet balance, I am told, more so than weight, I compared the classic to the ncode. classic wt 12.8oz balance 11pts headlight ncode wt 12.2oz balance 8 pts headlight =(more head heavy) To make the ncode as close to the classic as we could, we measured out 22in of lead tape and placed it on the lower 4 inches of the grip, evenly, on top of saran wrap, so as to not damage the leather, wrapped it with an overwrap and will see if it is my lack of skill, or some other factor that affects the serve tomorrow. I could not check the weight tonite (left my scale at work), but will check tomorrow, as the two racquets, with the uninstalled lead tape, weighed & balanced similiar, earlier. For kicks I have the n5 98 demo to compare, as well, weighing about 9.5 oz or so (I forget) and the trap door on the butt cap allowed me to put strips of lead tape hung inside, temporarily, to bring the weight & balance very similiar to the other two. n5 weight 9.5oz balance 13pts head heavy I put alot!!!! of tape inside to get it close. We'll see. As I remember the t5, for me, was really light, pretty wimpy, twisted a lot and was not a serious stick, compared to the prostaff 12oz+ racquets. Maybe this racquet will be an improvement. I will be surprised if it is even close to the other sticks, weight added or not.