I picked up a POG Oversize this past weekend. It has strings at least 5-10 years old. The grommets are all broken and falling apart, but I played with the racket anyway. I instantly fell in love... I was hitting consistantly deeper, more penetrating shots. My serve improved because I could truly keep a loose wrist and get natural power. The response was always predictable, the power did not feel artificial, I got out of a swing what I put into it, but most of you already know how good this thing is... Especially you loyal ones who still use it. I'll quit the review. I've used a Pure Storm for almost a year and had never found anything better, but then this POG came along. Now I don't want to hit with the Pure Storm... I've loaded it up with tons of lead to try and duplicate how I play with the POG, but it isn't the same. I am sure my Pure Storm is over 12 ounces, but the lack of weight distribution in the right places and the lack of feedback may be gtting to me. Here's what I am looking for comments on... I never mis-hit the ball with the POG. I am much more conscience of my footwork. I am not late with my swings and for some reason feel more confident in the next swing, even after a miss. The weight I think is keeping me straight and is a big reason for many of these things. My one handed backhand feels spectacular with this thing. I assumed I would have trouble with the mass and would hit the ball late, but things are the other way around... I have made time for a swing and I seem to just simply play better with it. I pay more attention. I popped the strings today, the 3rd time playing with it (I've played with it about 10 hours), and had to use my Pure Storm again. I was unhappy the whole time... I went back to my usual ways, but was very aware of it this time. I framed balls trying to make up for bad footwork and using its lighter weight to try and swing faster. I also hit a ton of balls short with too much spin. I also handle hard hit balls much better with this thing. Is this similar to everyone else's discovery of the POG? Will it prevent me from improving? Is it a bad idea to continue to play with this thing?