Hey guys, Well, there isn't a whole lot of discussion on this frame and its playing characteristics, so I figured I'd put something out there. I'm on a mission to find some arm-friendly replacements for my K95 18X20's. I traded a Microgel Prestige MP for this EXO3 Graphite 100. I strung it up with Cyber Flash at 57 lbs. I've been playing with the Prestige Mid, which I've fallen in love with. I was playing a tourney this weekend and the strings in my Prestige Mid broke in the middle of the second set of my quarterfinal match, so I had no choice but to pull out the EXO3. I completed this match, played my semifinal match, and did some solid hitting with it for a few hours yesterday. I've hit with tons of rackets and also played for a few months with an original POG (without grommets) before it cracked on me. I always enjoy playing with new frames and I was pretty excited about this one, especially after the extremely positive TW review. Here are my thoughts in the typical TW user review format: Groundstrokes The first thing that becomes obvious is the high trajectory of the ball off the strings on groundstrokes accompanied by a ridiculous amount of spin. The amount of spin is nuts. The frame has a soft yet crisp feel, which is awesome. It is definitely arm-friendly, but doesn't feel mushy or soft like, say, a Prestige MP. Very crisp and firm. The crispness goes well with the incredible bite you get with this tihng. I've hit with tons of sticks, but I can't recall ever hitting with a frame where I got so much spin on my groundstrokes without changing anything about my swing. I was, of course, not getting the same pace, but I was really getting having fun with all the spin. It definitely lacks a little bit of weight in the head for my taste, but I'm used to frames with swingweights near 340, so I may not be normal. But it does have decent weight and feels very evenly balanced. Finally, backhand slices are great with the same spin and bite as top spin strokes. It was easy to keep them low and hit with consistent depth. If you're one of those guys who is all about top spin, I can't think of a better stick. I think Babolat has some catching up to do here... If you're a flatter hitter, or even a semi-western'er who hits through the ball as opposed to hitting loopier shots, I think you're going to find something missing from this frame in stock form. It was rather difficult to hit a shot with a flatter trajectory that felt natural. I'll be the 93 inch would be fantastic for this. Volleys Well, uhhh, the worst volleyer trying to make their way into the WTA would be disgusted with my volleys, BUT, It is a nice stick at net. I am good enough to know that. Has good feel. It isn't the most manueverable 12+ ounce stick, but it isn't too much. It is very forgiving and in my semifinal, I found myself hitting some surprisingly good volleys. If you can volley well, you will volley well with this frame. Serves I felt like I couldn't miss a serve with this thing. The control, compared with the Prestige Mid I am now used to, isn't there. But the consistency and ridiculous spin on second serves was nice. The same bite you get on groundtrokes was there on serves. It has decent weight and a pretty natural balance for serves. You're not going to want this frame if you're a flat server, but if you're all about consistency, spin, and heavy kick serves, I think this frame is great. For me, I found the consistency and spin great, but the control slightly lacking. I also wished there was a little bit more weight in the haed. Serve Returns Ehh, I always hated that this was a seperate category. Check groundstrokes. Overall Overall, this frame seems to have its place in the "modern game". If you hit with heavy top spin off both wings, I think you'll absolutely love this thing. It has a great crisp feel and rewards those who really take swipe at the ball. The frame is forgiving, comfortable, and easy to play with. If you're a more traditional type of player, someone who's a fan of the K90's, Prestige's, etc..., I think you'll find the large head size and open string pattern just feels a tad bit difficult to reign in. My style I hit with something between a semi-western and full-western forehand, with a full semi-western one-handed backhand. I'm a consistent server, don't hit many aces, but keep a high percentage in with a good amount of spin. Last words My EXO3 100 is up for sale (email me or check the for sale forum for more info if you're interested). The quest for my next frame continues. Next up, the Volkl Powerbridge 10 Mid. Favorite so far? Microgel Prestige Mid. I'd love to hear comments from others who have tried this frame as well. Hopefully I didn't get it all wrong? Any questions?