I'm a former Div I college player, well past my prime, my one-handed topspin backhand is my best shot and yet, oddly, I struggle to hit it consistently well with Babolat rackets, the PD in particular. It's frustrating because I love Babolat frames for everything else, to the extent that I have continued to play with them for 7-8 years despite the backhand issues. It's not that I can't hit one-handed backhands with my Babolats, the stroke remains fundamentally solid, it's just that I can never settle into that zone of total confidence and comfort where you can just step in and unload on a ball and know, even before you hit it, that it's going in. Those screaming backhand winners disappeared from my game. Anyway, so in a moment of nostalgia last month I tossed an old Yonex RD7 in my bag and took it out for a hit and I just couldn't believe the difference. My backhand has never felt better, effortless power and control. It's suddenly the same shot it was in college (as long as I don't have to move to the ball). That said, I miss the Babolats on the forehand side where I feel like I can generate, more than any other racket, tremendous ball compression. I should confess I'm using the 2011 PD and came to this club because I am tempted by the inspired beauty of the 2012 version. Absolutely gorgeous racket. But it sounds like others are having the same experience I have struggled with.