Well, this may be too little, too late, since the U.S. supply of Redondo appears to have been depleted as PK struggles to find a U.S. distributor. But fortunately, I picked up six Redondo's in the past couple months and I have been playing with it for the past 2 months. About me: I am a self-rated NTRP 3.5 to 4.0. I play once to twice a week. Semiwestern forehand; can hit with topspin or flat. One-hand backhand, love to slice but occasionally hit topspin during matches. I have a long backswing; "too long" according to my instructor. Former high school doubles player; so I love to volley but undoubtedly a step slower now I am 31 y/o and lack of playing time. I have used a wide range of racket headsizes: the smallest being Head Arthur Ashe frame and largest being Donnay Pro 1 Agassi Oversize (blue and neon yello). My first Redondo was a used one I bought from TW forum from gotwheels (Jim); I got it for my chronic shoulder problems. But as you will see, the Redondo gave me more than just comfort. PK REDONDO 98 STOCK; KLIP LEGEND 17 AT 58 LBS; YONEX COBALT BLUE OVERGRIP; 1 GAMMA SHOCK BUSTER. Design/Comfort: 10/10. This is by far one of the most comfortable frames I have ever used. Yonex RDX 500 users can easily identify with this. Absolutely no arm pain or shoulder pain even when I completely mishit (ie. frame the ball). The frame is flexible but it is flexible at the right places; I will get to this in the serve section. It is similar to the PK Heritage Type C except it has a maroon paint theme to it. It has a classic look to it. I like it. Overall: If you want comfort and feel, look no further. Groundstrokes: 9/10. I was concerned about the 18x20 string pattern because I thought it would hamper with hitting topspin. Boy, was I wrong. One thing I really like about the Redondo is its versatility. You can hit flat or topspin with the Redondo without problem. I have hit harder and more penetrating topspin forehands with Babolat Pure Drive Roddick, but overall I say the Redondo is better (for me) because of the variety of shots I can hit with confidence: nasty drop shots, backhand slice that stays low, or open up and rip a topspin backhand, or work the angles. I am hitting the best BH shots (topspin and slice) I have ever hit consistently with the Redondo. Overall: No surprises here, you get what you put in. The Redondo will reward you when you take a long, smooth, controlled swing. I found that muscling the ball will not work with the Redondo. The wierd thing is you don't feel like you are hitting a heavy ball; but ask your opponent who is running around trying to catch his breath. Volleys: 9/10. This is a good volleying stick given it is headlight, has mass (12.1) behind it, and maneuverable. Because of the excellent feedback you get from the racket, you can volley back deep or hit angled shots with ease. It is not quite as buttery as the RDX 500 mid, but it is awfully darn close. When I was playing with the Babolat Pure Drive Roddick, there were times I was afraid to go to the net because of the erratic response I get volleying with the PDR. With the Redondo, again, I now have the confidence that I did not have at the net with PDR. Overall: Rock solid at the net. Serves: 9/10. I really enjoyed the Yonex RDX 500 series but I could never serve well with the RDX for whatever reason. I was afraid the same thing would happen all over again with the Redondo given that the Redondo is flexible like the RDX. Wrong! The Redondo is a dream for those who like to mix it up. Flat bombs? yes sir! Slice? no problem! Kicker? brush it up and you have it! I found good directional control and placement with the Redondo and good pace on flat serves that I did not have with the RDX. Total mishit? no pain! Have I served faster with another frame? Sure, but again speed is not everything, right? Overall: I started delivering aces again with the Redondo 98. Again, take a smooth controlled swing and the Redondo will reward you. Final thoughts: My journey for "the best racket" has come to an end (temporaily ). I bought a Redondo out of concern for my chronic shoulder problems because I always have had some discomfort with the many frames I own. I am glad that I took a chance and bought it even though I tried a PK 5g ten years ago and didn't think PK was any good. I feel that the Redondo MP would be a good fit for an All-Court tennis player, NTRP 3.5 and above who can supply some power, who enjoys versatility, feel, and confidence that the frame will deliver. This frame rewards those with a long, smooth swing.