Why would you want to play with a thick beamed racket??? (24mm and higher) As far as im concerned it just makes frames and shanks happen more often. Why not play with a thin beam and reduce frames and shanks. If you like the stiffness then im sure manufacturers can make a thin beam racket with a stiffness of 70 or higher... the speed pro is a PERFECT example! Why don't the manufacturers just make high powered rackets that are stiff with a thin beam??? All thick beamed rackets I've hit with I tend to frame more often, (I.E. Pure Drive, Extreme, APD and others) Than playing with say a Pure Storm LTD or a Six one or even a Donnay! Im just wondering why would you play with a thick beam when all it does is increase frame tendencies!