You're also forgetting the other controversy that Noah was involved in. When Amos Mansdorf went up to Noah's family and cussed them out. ALmost brought fisticuffs to the tennis court!
As for the Secret 04, stiff as can be, yes. But had all the control of say a Pro Staff 6.1. In fact my ex Yamaha players started to play with the 6.1 locally after Yamaha left the US shores. I was also lucky in being able to see both Yannick and his protoge Ronald Agenor play live a few times at the Hamlet Cup here in NY. It's a shame they both did not have better mental games. What players they were to watch.