I tried and liked all the Donnay's. I boiled it down to the Gold 99 and the Platinum 99. I settled on the Platinum 99. The Gold was the best feel racquet I have ever hit with however, the Platinum shined in all the other areas better. Especially plow through, and have excellent control on all areas of the court. unlike some others, I actually found the Platinum more powerful then the Gold. I put on leather grips and may still add the 5 gram but cap. Both Platinum's were identical in weight and balance right off the shelf! That's the first time I have ever had that happen! very impressive! With the leather grips, mine weight 355 grams and balance at 31.0 cm.