Bought a PowerAngle Grand at auction, played with it for the first time last night. I am a senior (68 y.o.) USTA 4.0 player, previously played with a Wilson Hyper Carbon Hammer 2.0, probably the lightest, stiffest racket ever made, strung with Babolat VS 17g @ 55 lbs. Love that racket, but it has given me shoulder pain, and at my age, more aches & pains are the last thing I need. I play men's doubles almost exclusively, played serve/volley tennis until my knee replacement surgery this past summer, from which I have almost completely recovered. The PowerAngle Grand is a 115 oversize racket, fairly stiff and powerful. It came strung with "Golden Set" poly at 60 lbs, which I will replace just as fast as I can find a local stringer who will tackle the re-stringing. The racket does not feel like it is strung at 60 lbs, and the strings also feel fairly loose. The racket has a very different feel compared to what I am used to. The sweet spot is immense, and there is certainly some trampoline effect. It is hard to say whether this is a result of the racket design, the strings, or both. There is not as much "feel" as I expected, nor perceived spin. It took a good 40 minutes of warmup hitting before I felt ready to play. During 2 hours of match play, I never felt completely comfortable, or felt like I was hitting the ball as well as with my trusty Hammer. Surprise! I won the first set against tough competition, won all my service games. I didn't notice much difference on my serve, but my opponents sure did, expecially on the ad court. I was consistently able to drive my opponent completely off the court to his backhand side, and he had trouble even getting the ball back. On the forehand side, my opponent's forehand return was weaker than normal, and I started to serve/volley again, with success. I really don't have a good slice serve to go along with my kicker, but I was able to hit some wide serves that were effective. I didn't have any double faults. The biggest improvement was with my service returns, especially lobs. One of my opponents is faster than light, with a wicked net game. I almost always lob return his serves, but they often fall short, and I eat the overhead. Last night, I was consistently hitting my lobs near the baseline, with good directional control. Groundies were inconsistent. I hit a few shots that were extraordinary, including one crosscourt FH service return that hit the sideline about 3 ft. from the net, one of the best shots of my life. Overheads were not spectacular, but very consistent. Volleys had better depth, but were mostly limited by my average technique. One of my favorite shots with my Hammer is a BH overhead, which I can often snap for clean winners from behind the baseline. IMO, this shot is easier with a light, stiff frame. I can't hit this shot effectively with my other racket, a Head Metallix, or any of the demos I have tried. But I can hit it very well with the PowerAngle. Bottom line is that I played very well with this racket, even though it didn't feel comfortable to me. The guys I played with, who have known me for years, said it was the best I've played in recent memory. I will play with it again tonight, against more tough competition. After that, I have two demo rackets coming in from TW, another Grand and a Centric (108 head with a 18/18 string pattern). These rackets will be strung with Wilson NXT, and should give me a better idea of optimal stringing. I don't think I will try the Pro (98), even though the 16/16 string pattern offers intriguing potential for spin. This is very much a work in progress, but so far, I'm encouraged.