Why do I even look forward to this issue anymore? The guy running the equipment-review ship over there (James Martin? - it's probably an anagram to protect the innocent) writes and describes in the kind of general terms that only a future lobbyist for the tennis equipment industry could appreciate. Whatever happened to all the lousy racquets and shoes one used to see around? Now, every new piece of gear always has some positive aspects to it, and the negatives are the kind of thing I could have told you going in (really, there's vibration on shots off the upper third of the hoop?!) There are probably a dozen TW posters who could lap this guy with real, critical commentary that you can use, rather than JM's generic blather. What really made my head spin was his half-page sidebar on the popularity of the Babolat Pure Drive, after the racquet reviews. Read it for yourselves. While he points out correctly that Bab signing up an unknown Roddick in 1999 was huge, he attributes the PD's fine power and control combination to the Woofer's trampoline effect! Sorry, but trampoline doesn't equal good ball control, or maybe I missed that email. Maybe the PD has good ball control despite the trampoline, but it's clearly not a typo: he's just throwing it out there 'cause it sounds so nice and neatly-wrapped. Give Tracy Leonard his job back!