Maybe that's why my doubles partner is playing so crappy these days. Airmailing balls on both FH and serve. Sending overheads and volleys past the baseline. He was having TE with his APD so he got this Extreme because he was told it was an APD with softer flex. He put X1 Biphase in it and can't keep a ball in the court. Definition of a rocket launcher.Plays stiffer than its RA rating suggests. The hefty sw makes this racquet too powerful imo. The demo that I got was almost even balanced. Maneuverability suffers greatly against fast topspin shots and at net. PJ looks rather cheap in person. Almost feels like you're playing with a plastic frame.