I picked up a couple and my buddy and I took them out for a hit. Well, I sprung it on him when he arrived and he was game. These are good hitting racquets and hit just fine in a good players hands. At the end, his initial opinion was it might cost him a couple games in a set. I might disagree as I feel his opponent would be mentally beside themself after losing games or getting aced by a dinosaur. That's another story. I broke a string during the hit. Surprisingly, it didn't effect the hitting and we went to our POGs soon after. I found the stringing instructions in another thread and I needed a challenge. I also plan to videotape this adventure. The only other thing I'll attempt is to do a 1 piece job. I'm still a rookie to stringing but I think the 2 piece stringing was due to the old short side/long side string sets made back in the dinosaur days. Lastly, I'll be doing this on an old Ektelon Model D withy the full H upgrade. My biggest fear aside from the 1 piece failure is the glide bar stringing and the box stringing going from mains to crosses. This is going to be an adventure. Video will be coming soon!