I pulled out my old Graphite Edge racquet for a friendly couple sets of tennis this afternoon. The racquet has dead strings, but I still had a great time playing with it. The 81 sq inch head offered more "rim shots" than I usually hit. There was a definite pleasurable feeling when I made solid contact with the sweet spot, but overall, the racquet did not play very much differently than what I'm used to (head genesis 600). The place where I could notice the most difference was on serve--the edge required a different ball placement and attack than my other racquet, but once I figured out how to hit it, I discovered that the racquet has great power on serve and allowed me to repeatedly hammer the outside edge of the service box when serving to the ad court.