Fuzz, you are correct. One thing I noticed coming from to the Blade though was that it hits a heavier ball than the PD or APD. It is just so solid. I also work a little more, but not much. I never have to overswing, and I think that is really what stood out to me considering the racquet is a little under 330 grams.
So while there is a little bit of a dropoff on power, it is welcome to me because the Blade still hits really big, but now I have much better control.
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