I have to admit, sometimes I think about trying a slightly smaller in length racket--maybe something like the Aeropro Cortex Junior. It's 26.5 inches and has the 100 sq. inches and same beam width of the adult version. Yet, it weighs consideraby less (about 9 1/2 ouces). Can a racket like this be swung faster and allow a smaller adult player to "whip" through the ball faster and still generate the same pace as the adult version? Hitting with my daughter's junior Federer racket, I noticed the racket did not have the abililty to block returns back as well or serve as fast, but I actually was hitting more accurately, with better spin. What's up with that? Is a slightly lesser in length racket more maneuverable?