First I want to say you are all invited to join tennisclassicsontape - a new yahoo group! Tennisclassicsontape is a new yahoo group dedicated to the trade of classic tennis videos and just about everything tennis. Check it out and become a member of this growing group! You can find it at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tennisclassicsontape/. Now I would like to state that Don Budge used a 16 ounce racquet and he won the Grand Slam - the real one. A 1 pound racquet is not that heavy and if you can handle the extra weight it helps on returns and shots when you are off-balance. I myself use a 15.2 ounce Prince Graphite Classic that is 4 points head light and when I switched to it it improved my game immediately.