Seconded! That raw connected feel is sorely lacking in the current generations. And it came in black! Its' the only Ezone to have taken down all the really big scalps on the tour too, Roger, Novak (twice), Rafa (beaten 3 times) and Andy have all fallen victim to the Ezone Xi98. Also took down and is unbeaten against Medvedev (2 wins, zero losses). Legendary racquet, and off course credit to one and only that wields it.Often wonder why the ezone XI 98 doesn't get the press like the Dr gets..the xi was one of my all time favorite Yonex.