I have 2 totally different sticks that I am playing with right now. I have demoed so many sticks over the last year and fallen in and out of love but I have now found two different extremes that seem to serve me well. Both would be classified as players sticks for sure. #1 Yonex RDS 002 tour This one is a mp and medium stiff (65). So far it has not given me any real arm trouble. I have not really dialed in the string tension with it and it is 12.5 oz (10 pts headlight). This has me spraying the ball a bit on groundies and having to really prepare. It is one of those 4.5 or better sticks (I am about a solid 4.0) and I do feel that it may be a bit over my head as I see many errors off the ground. Ball just seems to shoot like a lazer and not naturally come down as quick with topspin. Balls that I normally don't have to really think about are sailing long. I have not been playing with it but about 2 weeks and it seems to be getting better. It has less spin with my stokes than many others I have tried and seems to shoot lazers. Just seems to have more power I guess.....which brings me to the best part..the serve. I am winning games easier on my serve (I am a serve and volleyer) than I have with any other stick I have ever played with. I can control it and it has more pace with slice than I am used to. So with this one, I feel like if my game could catch up to my serve, I would be deadly. I have struggled against some really flat hitters and shorter pushers with this one because balls seem to just go deeper with it....however, I also see more winners when the ball is in my wheelhouse. #2 Donnay Pro One This one is oversize and weighs in at about 11.9 (6 pts headlight). It has a stiffness of 64 but it feels much softer to me. The entire stick feels softer. I can keep balls in with it all day and it feels like it naturally gives more spin with the same stroke. Much more loopy ball but still good power to put away a flatter ball with effort. Feels a little more manueverable than #1 as I move around the court...just lighter. Volleys well if just a bit less stable than #1, and also doesn't naturally put as much pepper on the volleys (not as deep with same volley). Don't have the trouble of punching volleys too deep either so that is a trade off (I could get used to either). Here's the kicker, serve is not as powerful any way you put it. This one just does not have the pop of the other one. It has great kick and spin but not the velocity that I can get with the same effort with #1. This is not in my mind, I played with both today and the other guy noticed it. Although he said my serve was effective with both, he was getting good wood on ballswith #2 that he was not with #1. So the question, should I play with #2 and develop more serve with that one (while the rest of my game is better), or, should I stay with #1 and try to improve my ground game to match my serve.