BTW, for anyone wondering about the Smart Grip: it's terrible. I don't know why it came with my old racket (XS 109--huge head and way too light), but it drove me crazy every single day. Why? Because if you change your grip (as I did--eastern to semi-western), it will stay that way. Forever. I tried ignoring it, by getting a thinner grip, by getting a thicker grip, by going back to eastern forehand (though the coach quashed that fairly quickly). In the end, I just took it off. And I'm so glad I did. So, yeah. Smart Grip = not so smart idea. And definitely "stupid racquet 'technology'".