I just switched to this stick after hearing someone go on and on about it after being a loyal Head Prestige user which I was. However, it took me two weeks to switch..Why? 1. 18MM Beam has HUGE amount of feel..Old School feel on the ball 2. Great sweetspot...Plush.. 3. Stability--Great on Volleys/Returns and big hitters. I have used customization but in stock form it holds up well against anyone.. Big fan..