Chris - thanks for the reply - that is a good group. As for the Yones, are you talking about the 90 or the 98? Is the Yonex mid particularly soft in the thorat - my experience with some of thier other rackets is that they are a little softer at the top of the hoop. What about the Wilson N Code NPS - though usually Wilson rackets are too stiff for me - or the Techifibre 325? Are either of these rackets softer at the throat? Does the new Prince Tour also fit this bill? Thanks again and hoping to order a bunch a stuff from TW once I get going again - you guys are great - keep it up.