and it feels great! just letting you know, if you are having problems with a full western grip, try semi. i had big problems like when i hit the ball, the would fall straight to the ground and not even go over the net with full western. now with a semi, i can brush the ball up more and go through the ball easier allowing for more penatrating topspin drives. as some of you know, i wanted to model my forehand after ferrero, but that has changed. in fact, i think my forehand looks alot more like federer's! lol. well, this is just a heads up for those having problems with a full western grip. take semi-western out for a spin (no pun intended) and see how it plays.