I feel it has more control.
I am a Storm tour guy, so I prefer a controlled feel over the harsh stiff feel of the former APDs.
The new cortex (from the pure drive) makes this powerful racquet feel solid but not muted.
I have added leather and silicone. The new handle makes the whole silicone process really easy, btw.
The result is Storm Tour specs (heavy, headlight balance) with a powerful profile and a very solid feel.
Like, uhmm, LIKE.