I was shopping a pair of rackets in the last year or so, I finally made a move and spent the money last week. I noticed from this board that many of the posters are buying rackets each every few months and have a laundry list of rackets that they have had experience with. I used my last rackets for more than 5 years, and that was a model that evolved from its predecessor that I used for more than 5 years with very similar design and just slightly different in weight. On average, I only changed rackets once every 5 years. I just want to get a perspective of how some players switch rackets every 6 months. I am an intermediate level player, I still have hard time to adapt to a new racket and must spend some time before I can perform at my capable level with the new stick. I can't imagin to switch racket every so often.