finally got it from Germany auction that we all know seller!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the box was pretty beat up and it said I could refuse cuz it could be damaged. The racquet seems fine though. brand new i.prestige MID XL! first of all let me say that although I rate myself a 3.0-3.5 player, I probably have some skills of 4.0 or above as some people have rated some of my vids. It's just my consistency (which I've been improving greatly) that has kept my win/loss ratio down. I think I'm a lot closer to 3.5 moving up now. don't think I'm a completely crazy n00b when I review the racquet, cuz although I may not be the best reviewer--I've tested out and actually felt differences between some 20 or so frames that I've demo'ed over the past couple months. http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCHEAD-IP.html <--i.prestige review here are the specs: I don't know stiffness... 19mm beam 93sq in head weight unstrung 330g 11.6oz balance unstrung = 305mm length 703mm 27 3/4" stringing 18/20 L6 swing style. Stiffness.... the Mid was 60 Midplus was 63 Midplus XL was 62 so I guess the Mid XL is probably around 61-62... so I need to string it up and give a review...but here is my preliminary review. I've finally settled on a racquet after demoing sooo many racquets...like 15 at least. I have found that even the Yonex RDS 001 and 002 give me tennis elbow (stiffness 65) I settled on the FXP Prestige Team (57 stiffness) midplus 98sq inch. racquet standard length...It has good feel for slice shots and pretty good volleys. Good groundstrokes and pretty good spin potential. 18x19 string pattern.. I use semi western grip. I can hit pretty good kick serves with it and ok first serves. It does not give me tennis elbow. Holy crap! I thought the TT warriors which I tried a lot were supposed to be flexible players frames....wrong. 67 flex = bad tennis elbow for me. No wonder -_- What I think that the i.prestige MID XL will do for me: more control and better backhands... more reach and better swinging through the ball. I have trouble with that right now for backhands...not hitting solidly through the ball 100% of the time. Less topspin of course....but more pinpoint accuracy. More flat shots that can't be returned and run down as easily as my topspin shots with the fxp prestige team. I like the FXP and I kinda feel ball pocketing...but at the same time if I hit the top of my stringbed I think my shots can be out of control sometimes....I think this small 18x20 headsize 93sq will be a lot more solid. I hopefully LOVE it...and won't be tempted to buy the Microgel Prestige Pro which Michael Chaho has given great big thumbs up for. I'll continue the review once I string and test it! feel free to give me suggestions on how to string it--tension, gauge, string, hybrid? thanks!