Well I stopped by my local tennis shop today since I was in the neighborhood and decided to take the KBlade Tour out for a demo. I've read and heard great things about this racquet but would it actually live up to all the hype? Simply put, YES IT DOES! 1- Groundstrokes - AMAZING! The racquet head speed that I was generating was off the charts. Off of both wings the ball was getting clobbered and control was pinpoint. Every time I hit the ball there was this very satisfying (Solid) feeling that I have not felt in previous racquets. One minor issue was in the spin department, I was expecting a bit more spin from what all the other reviews stated. Although, it could have been caused by the Gamma Asterisk string that the demo was strung with... 2 - Volleys - Volleys were solid all the way around, the headlight balance really makes this a great volleying stick. 3 - Serves/Overheads - Another area in which everything just felt SOLID. The spin generation was lacking but like I said it could be due to the strings. 4 - Return of Serve - Similar to the groundstrokes, the racquet excelled in both wings allowing me to swing with confidence knowing that the return would stay in. When hit in the sweet spot, the "thwack" sound of the ball compressing onto the string bed was quite an amazing sound. 5 - Slice I actually ran into a problem with my slice backhand using this racquet. Due to the lack of heft in the hoop it did not feel as stable as I would have hoped. However, as time went on, I did adjust my stroke a bit and it did help. --- Now I have a few questions for those who have played with the KBlade Tour. 1) What string setup on the KBlade Tour has given you the most spin? 2) Regarding the lack of heft in the hoop, what lead tape configurations have worked for you? Did it change the playing characteristics of the racquet completely? Was the racquet head speed still there? 3) Is there any other racquet out right now that plays similar to the KBT? Maybe with a bit more spin potential? Any other comments that you guys have on making the racquet even better are more than welcome... Thanks!