This message is for Benjamin, but relates to all of us. First of all, Ben, it's not your fault that you're trying to find the perfect racquet. And, in my opinion, your questions and discussions do spur on conversation that others benefit from. I recently have been caught up in the search for the holy grail (and my head is spinning). This message board is both good and bad in contributing in that search. It's good that you can discuss the technical aspects of these racquets with fellow tennis enthusiasts so that you can weed out many racquets. But it's bad in that there are always new entries in the competition and it seems like one's search is never over. There are too many choices out there! Until 1997, I was playing golf with a set of 1977 Wilson Staff irons (blades), equivalent to the PS 6.0 85 in tennis in terms of required skill level. I played a good game, but then I got a brilliant idea that I needed a little help from technology and didn't want to fall behind the competition. Three sets of irons later, I'm back where I started with a new set of blades that are demanding to hit. The feeling I get when I hit a pure shot keeps me coming back. The grass is always greener on the other side, if we are true traditionalists, let's not get tempted by every new racquet that has been tweaked just a little bit from last year's model by Prince or any other company. We're just putting money in these companies' pockets. It's been said on this message board that it's not the racquet. That is so true. I'm caught up in the same search as you Ben, and it's actually affecting my game negatively. Every week I have a new leading candidate for my replacement racquet. I practice with different demos, but when it comes to match time, I need my trusty Ultra FPK (95). If it wasn't getting to mushy, I hope to think I wouldn't be looking at all. But with all these racquets dangling in front of me, I don't think I can say that with a straight face. Maybe we should pick the top 10 racquets (maybe for each player's level - beginner, intermediate, advanced) and only buy those. Or maybe only consider 2 or 3 racquets from each company. It's just too much technology and marketing for financial gain. Anyway, I do enjoy these discussions and good luck Ben. BTW, I vote no to the Demo poll.