Well I played four sets of doubs and hit with a friend for 1/2 hr, and came out surprised,as the area I thought I'd struggle with the stick I didn't, but there were other problems. I thought my volley was pretty good but not the power of the 03 red , but still pretty solid, and my serve was really coming around after about a set of play. Where I really struggled was my forehand ( best shot ) and return of serve on both sides. I kept mishitting my forehand and couldn't seem to really stick it, my forehand is my really power shot and I couldn't seem to get any pace on the ball. I have it strung with NXT at 58lbs, so maybe there's better string for more pop. I'm open to any and all suggestions. I will work with the racquet and give it more time, and hopefully I'll come up with the right string/tension combo.