OK, I think I am starting to sort things out. I hit with this racquet twice over the weekend. I did not have any trouble swinging this racquet (10.9/316 sw) and really liked the control and stability. The stiffness rating was 69. The only drawback was that I was unable to get my normal pace on serves. Of the racquets that I've used it reminded me the most of the Warrior mid. What I'm looking for is a stick with this kind of control without losing my serve. I think I could actually handle anything up to 12 oz even though I'm a 3.5. At this point, the racquets that look good to me are: Slaz X 1 Tour 10 Gen II RDX MP PK Laver S I demoed the VE Tour 10 MP and loved it but it sounds like most people think it is erratic which is the last thing I need. The V 1 Classic was a reliable stick. Balls wern't sailing out for no apparent reason. I have a big,long swing but rarely have the confidence to really let it rip in matches. I guess I'm just looking for a stick that I can trust.