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That's basically the same setup I'll be going with. YPTP black 16L @ mid to high 40s. Glad you like that setup.(Posted this in the string section earlier, don't know if it is OK to post it here as well, but thought it might be of some interest to readers considering to buy this stick.)
Had my first hit with the 97HD yesterday, thought it was absolutely wonderful. I had it strung with Yonex Poly Tour Pro, the black color, at 46 lbs, gauge 16L. I'm not trying to contribute to the hype of this racquet, but I had a whole amount of power. Spin was really, really good as well. Suprised me a lot. But I was getting good swing speed. No discomfort during play or today. The racquet with that setup feels like the way to go.
I usually need a week or two before I start to like a racquet, but this was great from the beginning. I am coming from Pacific X Tour Pro (weighted up at 3 and 9, leather grip), with alu power rough. Before that RF97A with CC, and before that the Ultra Tour with CC. Never could get along with the Ultra Tour, the frame felt way too weak, even weighted up. The 97HD felt much more solid and powerful, but with great depth and directional control. Played it stock and can't imagine I will change anything (and I usually put a leather grip on all my racquets).
So yeah, I'm a fan.