I was concerned that it was not as headlight and would be hard to control. This also made the swingweight just a bit heavier. Well, ..............................I freakin' loved it! Mainly the difference was noticable with my backhand. I was much more solid and I was able to nail backhand dtl shots at will. Perhaps I just needed a little more weight in the head? Went back to my 4 stripe for a while and mainly my backhand suffered. I love how the POG is kind of a point and shoot type of frame. I don't need a big looping hard spinning forehand motion as I do with my other frames, which over time, wears you out. The weight and solidness of this frame allows the racquet to do most of the work vs. lighter frames. Shorten the backswing, aim, fire! The ball has a heavy weight to it, goes in, you smile, you win. Humn, now I need to dump my 4 stripers and get more of the newer version! It's always something.