Time to change this tennis terminology! Quite a few of us get offended when the weapon of their choice falls within the 'tweeners' category, perhaps rightly so. The term 'players racquet' is somewhat lofty & perhaps out-of-date, since the game has evolved from a hard, flat-drive to a furiously fast, spinny-whip. For the latter, it's quite evident that a lighter, stiffer & larger racquet is more appropriate. My tennis is 'old-school' as I like to spank the ball pretty flat, with some top-spin to keep the ball in, but that's me, that's how I play, and a smaller-head, weighty racquet suits my game. But, do we really care what racquet our practice-partners/match-opponents play with? Not really, not until they earn a sufficient amount of success with it. Only then do we "sit up" & take notice. Why is the nCode Tour 90 such a big seller? Cuz it's linked to some gifted pro, AND, playing with it represents a challenge. Boy, do we love challenge!!! That said, some ppl play very well with it, and that's fantastic! For others, a Babolat, or Volkl, or Head is a better choice. Who is the better player in the end? The one who wins the last point, I'd say. I'm lucky to be playing tennis in an Era where there are more mtls than just wood, there're more than one head-size to choose from, string-patterns, string types, etc. Racquets & their set-ups should be different since we're all different. Yet, we have one thing in common: our undying love for this sport. p.s. I'm feeling so philosophical today... it'll pass.