I have learned during the last year of demoing that I play better tennis with an 18x20. I have also learned, the hard way, that I have to steer clear of stiffer layups. I have been trying to find a racquet that ticks all the boxes (see above). I have loved the new Blade 18x20, the new Yonex VCORE Pro HD, the Phantom Pro 18x20, the Dunlop CX Tour 18x20 and the 360 Speed Pro, but none of them was perfect. If I had to boil it down to two, I think I play better all around tennis with the Blade and the HD. I am a serve and volley throwback. I play mostly doubles. As an old timer, I prefer a less modern game. When I play tested the Gen 3 Pure Strike, I played it with a gut/poly hybrid. I liked that and should probably string the final two in the same fashion. Guidance from old timers (should this be in the seniors lounge?) will be appreciated.