Ok, I've been waiting for today because the weathermen/women claimed it would be a pretty day in the upper 50s here in Atlanta and they were right. I've been swinging my new K Blade Tours in the house since Friday and have been itching to get them outside and onto a court to play some sets. Well, the time has come. I played a set and some King of the Court today with a teaching pro and a 4.5 player. My findings were way more than I had expected. I have to throw in a disclaimer that I hadn't played a set in almost a month due to my anticipation of the MG Prestige, which was betrayed by a demo of the K Blade Tour (the weather has also had something to say about playing). Well...here it is. Groundstrokes: The teaching pro and I had about an hour to hit around so we played a set. The two of us have played together before and I can't say I've heard too many "good shot" or "good serve" compliments from him...well I got quite a few today. My timing was way off with my footwork but I can say that when my size 14s were in place, he couldn't help but to expect a bomb to return across the net. Not only were my strokes heavy and hard, but they were put almost exactly where I was aiming. I hit at least four clean winners in that one set today. This is four more than I've ever hit against him. I can't move on to the next stroke without saying that this 18x20 stringbed plays like a 16x19 because the access to topspin was unbelievable. I didn't have to concentrate on a topspin angle forhand like with my Prestiges. It was THAT good. My mouth is still salivating. Serves: This is the initial weakness of this stick. It takes some getting used to. I'm not sure why but it isn't a rocket launcher like some other frames I've used (Pure Control, K90, Volkl DNX10Mid come to mind...hmmm...all open string patterns) but the teaching pro, was aced four times (I didn't count these in my groundstroke winners) with a very nice blend of power and spin. He told me that on the balls he was able to return, they felt heavy (he plays with a K90 for reference). He tried to get in my head by moving inside the baseline and found that he moved in a little too far. He moved back after a couple points. I'm going to try to get a lot of practice in with this thing but I'm more than satisfied with the placement that I can get with it. Volleys: I normally come to the net a lot but I wasn't able to on my own free will today because both guys I was hitting with are bashers of the ball. The few times I did come in were successful though. I was 3 for 4 at the net which includes a half volley on a low, hard hit return. The KBT won't surprise me at the net because I hit a good amount of volleys with it when I demoed it. Overall this is a great frame. I bought two and was thinking about getting a 98 as a doubles stick but the 93 head size is so forgiving that I don't need or want a 98. They look great and play way better. I'm in love!!!