Meaghan: gotcha. In fact, the floating volleys have always been one of only two gripes with the stick, the other being something of an inconsistent feel/response on flat first serves -- I can crush them from time to time, then there's a cold spell where I'm not in line with the recoil on serve, then I crush another, then go into another first-serve lull, relying on too many seconds... Other than those two things, though, the frame is absolute gold. SO close to being the Holy Grail... Ross: I think you're right to hold off on the EXO for now. It's a great stick, but in spite of EXO love explosion here lately, it's still a little noodley, which again creates some issues on serve. If you didn't jibe with the 03 Tour, I don't think the EXO is ENOUGH of an improvement for the result to be different enough for you.