I got to try the Pure Strike 98 a couple days ago. I couldn't do it. I'm so used to my 2013 APD that the flex on the Pure Strike was killing me. I was just bouncing the ball with the racquet and it literally felt like the racquet was bending. Maybe it's because i've gotten so accustomed to my APD with such little flex, but once you're used to that it's extremely hard to switch. I thought the Pure Strike would be somewhat similar to the APD if both Tsonga and Janowicz switched to it so easily, man was i wrong. To each his own, but that racquet was not for me.