I know what you're thinking; you can't compare apples with bananas... One is an old-school classic, the other is a modern success. We're talking about a heavy player's stick versus a rather light customizable racquet. 95 sq/in vs 100 sq/in. But hey, i'm actually serious here; both racquets are classics in their own ways and always have been extremely popular on the tennis scene. They also still are played by many professionals. Spec-wise and from what i've read, they both are very stiff (rated 70) and powerful weapons. Both have very open 16x18 and 16x19 stringbeds which makes them spin monsters. Now, not considering the weight as a factor, do these babies actually share some similarities in terms of playability? Judging from the above listed similarities, I just can't see these two being total opposites. After all, stiff, powerful and spin friendly can't play THAT much different from stiff, powerful and spin friendly ! If that's indeed the case, what detail(s) makes them so different? Finally, for those who have played both, which one was/is your choice?