I have 2 Boris Becker London 4 1/4 grip. I would rate them 8.5/10 and 8/10. Always used a overgrip on the racquet and both racquets have no paint chips and the 8/10 has a very slight scratch next to the bumper. Both racquets have the normal bumper guard rash. The 8.5 has Goldenset Maximal 16g on 58/55 The 8.0 has Goldenset DuraMeld 17g on 58/54 $160 for 2, $85 for 1 shipped CONUS.