Well, after delayed countdowns and a lot of drama I got my demo today and finally tried the tour hybrid. I drilled with it for 2 hours tonight and came back with a lot of surprises. This frame has a lot of non prince like quirks so it appears to actually be more of a custom job as advertised. I know this is purely subjective stuff, so don't dog me too bad and I respectfully submit that this is only my old school, post jack kramer/prostaff era view and I have to rush so here is my late night get something on the boards quick version: The head is shaped very oval which bothered me to start, much narrower and longer than I was used to and it instantly felt tiny in size. The squarish prince grip which fits my hand perfectly was gone - replaced with a rectangular head ? like grip, wit 2 flat sides that I couldn't get my hand around on my 1hbh. The head felt tiny, though thick, like an old 200g. The paint is great looking and more reddish orange with white highlights than my 03 tour which is more goldish with no white accents. I started with volleys: Incredible touch, comfortable, solid. Low powered. small head but no mishits. Forehand: Oh my gosh! Controlled, solid. Allows one to hit through the ball with out it flying. Pops when you hit it right or you can stroke it smooth & deep wih medium topspin. Backhand: Grip was tough on me, took a while to get it going. Sweet. Not whippy. Smooth stroke a must. 1HBH topspin was tough as I couldn't get the grip far enough but flat was solid.Slicewas steady, deep, reliable. Medium spin. Didn't bite much. Serve: Wow. Placement and pop. Medium spin. Smooth. This is a firm heavy racquet with by far the best control & feel of the 03 line or for that matter maybe anything I have ever tried. Kind of like the old ps85 days. This is one racquet that I do not want to play against. It can do everything: short dippers, flat hard, smooth topspin, slice - scary. An open player's dream. I could not whip it or brush the ball like an 03midplus or a puredrive but it felt more like an old thick 200g or the old ultra 2 wilson frames,or a thick head prestige. Definitely like a mid only head. You can definitely feel the 03 holes work. It is kind of wierd, you expect it to be jarring but it softens up the hit a lot. BTW: I do not use a dampener so I removed the prince one. Well, keep the ball in front and swing smooth. Despite all of it's nuances and the smallish head, this frame is a winner and I will hit tommorrow but will probably get one friday to try better strings in. My 03 tour os is for sale and this makes the 03tourmid feel like a toy. Got to go. cheers.