I think after beefing up from Bill's suggestions I might be slimming back a little now. I had beefed up to to a little over 12 ounces but now am back to about 11.75 ounces and playing well. The racquet's balance point has 14.25 inches above in the head and 13.25 below in the handle making it 4 points head light (1/8 inch from the center for each point). So my ideal racquet at this point is 11.75 ounces and 4 points HL with a 4 3/4" grip and 27.5 inch length, 100 sq inches. What is your ideal racquet weight, size, and balance? I find if my racquet is too headlight, it lacks punch on groundstrokes and vollies and may even swing too fast and cause me to be too early and mishit the ball especially on my backhand. If the racquet is too heavy, then I may be late on my swing (usually forehand) and may lack zip on my serve. If my grip is too small, then it twists more on off center hits. If my grip is too large then I lack control. The extra half inch length helps add more pop on my serves and I can always choke up if I am late on returns. I use hockey stick tape and a 1 pound scale to get my racquet weighted just right. How did you guys find your ideal racquet specs?