I've had the dual core x-gold 94 demo for about a week now, I can say for sure hits much better than the X-dark red 94. Despite the flex rating the dark red felt like the flexiest frame I've ever hit with, in a really bad/erratic way. Even more so than my fischer m-pro 98 SL and my RDX 500 mid, both in the higher 50's flex. Directional control definitely suffered with that frame. Comparatively the dual gold stiffened up in all the right places, but still plays flexier than spec, feels around 61-62 to me. More flex than the platinum 94. Although its much better than the dark red, it's still a pretty powerful stick strung at 55 with NXT control. Serves weren't as good as the platinum either but i much preferred groundies with the dual gold. Still it may be too powerful for my liking, but the dual core's are much better than the xenocore.