I've had the npro surge for 2 years and now I'm looking for something closer to a player's racquet. When I was shopping for the npro, I almost ended up with the PD standard, but I settled for the npro surge because it felt more maneuverable, and more importantly, the npro didn't have the vibration dampening "cortex" technology. As you might have guessed, I don't use vibration dampeners. Npro surge specs: HS: 100 sq" strungweight: 11oz swingweight: 320 balance: 4pts HL stiffness: 66 tension: (50-60) strung at 58 with NXT tour 17 stringing pattern: 16 x 19 Personal specs: I'm 5' 8" and 145lbs. I'm 28 and I've easily played tennis, on and off, for 15 yrs. Description of my game: I would rate myself as a 4.0 player. I like playing a full court game, although I find myself more comfortable at the baseline when the singles competition gets tough because I lack a dependable approach shot. I have long strokes that produce a decent amount of topspin. Using the npro, I can create decent power, but I generally don't swing at full speed so I can maintain more control and consistency. For the forehand, I use a semi-western grip most of the time. Controlling spin and depth on the forehand is not a problem. I have a 1HBH that's not quite as strong as the forehand, but it's more directionally consistent. Also, I am very comfortable hitting backhand slice dropshots. What I'm looking for: I know I'm probably not ready to make a full transition into something like a pro staff 6.1, but I definitely want something that's more head light, with a smaller head size. I am generally not a fan of the muted or dampened feel that so many players seem to prefer. What I've demoed so far: Wilson Kpro tour: I thought I would like this racquet based on the specs I saw on the website. The balance felt decent in hand, but the racquet had too much flex and it seemed very unstable during groundstrokes. My backhand strokes all fell short. It worked okay for serves and volleys. 40 minutes into the demo, I gave up. Prince diablo midsize: I didn't think I would like this because prince racquets usually have that muted feeling I was talking about. This still has that feeling, somewhat, but the balance is perfect and it produces a surprising amount of power for a MS. I had a sore shoulder during my demo so my testing was limited, but this is my current favorite to be my next racquet. Sorry for the long read, but when ppl ask for suggestions on this forum, it's always followed by the question "what type of game do you have?". Hope this answers everything so I can get some good responses.