I'm very curious about how this will progress...
Also, just as a matter of curiosity, Yonex, have you looked into the feasibility of the paintjob you are showing in terms of repeatability and cost-effectiveness for serial production? I would imagine that the wood-grain effect might be prohibitive?
This is all exciting, and there really are some cool ways to make the IMF concept work for a wide range of players. I still rattle around with my mix of 200G, 300i and 400i rackets on a regular basis. To me, there is something about the way old sticks play that has been lost in the quest for cheaper production and more innate spin/power...
"You lose some, you win some. Nothing wrong with that at all." Stefan Edberg