I originally posted this in Bluegrasser's thread on new Head racquets. However (as he has to go to a library to get on the internet, his responses are too slow!!!). Here is my question: I have been playing with Prince and Babolat racquets (mostly Prince). Prince's bubble head design lacks sight-appeal (aesthetics), but I find it to be more effective for stroking the ball. Maybe it has something to do with it feeling like the head is at a definite place on the racquet -- and you can feel it -- almost like there is a difference between the throat and the head. I am not sure this is making sense, but to me it is like swinging, say, a golf club. Anyway, I tend to control the head better with the Prince because I always know where the head is. You can really notice this with the Diablo Mid. Anyway, to my question, the Head FXP Radical Team (my new racquet) is listed as 102". I was looking for a reduction from the 105" of my 03 Red (first racquet I had ever played with at 100"+). Well, for some reason the Head 102" plays smaller to me. It seems significantly smaller than my 03 Red (105"). Looking at the Head design, it seems that the racquet is more oblong -- maybe some of the hitting surface on the head is angled in a way that it is not really accessible. Anyone else have comments on this? Anyone else notice this? Is the design of the heads of some frames shaped in such a way that some (more than usual) of the head-size is not really usable? Yonex v. Prince v. Babolat v. Head?