It's been fine. Nothing to brag about, but as good as it ever it is. The PD isn't harming it in anyway. Actually I've found when I just go for it, let it rip, and be aggressive with it, it's fairly good. It's when I'm hesitant and unconfident that I don't get much out of my back hand - but I guess that can be said for any stroke. Like you have said, I have found the racquet to be good in all areas - no complaints whatsoever. For once I'm not blaming the racquet!