Originally Posted by sundaypunch
This is exactly what I found with the racquet. My daughter also used it in some USTA matches. She played very well with it at times but was not consistent. It was exactly because of the bolded part above. Most racquets will do this when you get tentative but it is magnified with the 99s.
It makes sense when you think about it. The extreme open pattern really does require an aggressive, topspin oriented stroke to have any control.
Yes, although I really really like this frame, I have made a similar comment to one of my regular hitting partners. Specifically, you have to trust this frame and not be tentative. You have to go for it. When you do that, it works. If one starts to kinda tip toe around with it, it doesnt work very well.