So I finally got to hit with a brand new 7g. I've played a total of 3 hours with it, each in 1 1/2 hour chunks -- all doubles. I originally strung it as M: Big Ace Micro @ 58 (lock out) X: Alpha Gut 2000 18 @ 58 (lock out) This was for my first hit, and I didn't care for the string setup. I cut that out, and restrung with a full bed of Alpha Gut 2000 18 at M: 62, X: 59 (lock out), and I removed the PK grip and put on a TW leather grip. My background: I am about a 4.0. I have sound mechanics and strokes look good (at least that what's fellow players and the club pros tell me). Match toughness is a different thing entirely :-/ I'm very comfortable from the back of the court; I like to hit sharp angle forehands and I love going down the line with my 2hbh. Net is a weakness for me, but I can manage if the opportunity to come in makes sense. My serve comes and goes, but when it's on, it's on! And when it's on, my whole game "emanates" from my serve (if that makes any sense). When my serve is clicking, I feel like a baseball pitcher. I know just what pitch to throw and can mostly place it in the general area of the box I want. When I'm serving well, I'm usually doing everything (reasonably) well. My normal stick is the Fischer Pro One 98 (SL, no tolerance) with leather grip + overgrip, and 2g of lead at 12 o clock. It comes it about 12 3/8oz. MINI REVIEW (Fischer Pro One 98 vs Pro Kennex Kinetic 7g): SERVES: No doubt about it, the extra reach on the PK helped me get more serves in. Folks I was playing with claimed my second serve had more kick. However, I didn't feel as comfortable serving with the PK. Maybe I haven't yet adjusted to that extra length -- not sure. And even though, I was getting my serves in, I didn't necessarily feel like they had more pop (which I thought they would). Part of me feels like I lacked a bit of control serving with the PK. Verdict: For now, I have to still give the edge to the Fischer. My serve feels "looser" and more relaxed with the Fischer. GROUNDSTROKES: This is a tough one. I don't use a one handed back hand, but I can hit one pretty well anyway, and sometimes just for fun I will unleash it if the ball is right in the strike zone. I did it a few times with the PK and it felt (as Penny Hartz would say) "amahzing." With my 2hbh, I felt jammed sometimes -- again, maybe I'm not dialed into the extra length yet. Forehand felt pretty good; maybe a tad less spin than I get with the Fischers. But the PK doesn't have anywhere near the same "softness" feel that the Fischer does. Verdict: I really want to give it the PK, because when I "connected," it felt great. But the Fischers still felt a lot more "controlled." I had a lot more confidence in swinging with the Fischers. VOLLEYS: No contest here. I volleyed MUCH MUCH better with the PK. I'm not particularly good at net, but I hit some nice volleys with the PK. I even serve and volleyed playing dubs, and surprised myself with a few of the shots I pulled off. For some reason, I flub just about every volley I ever attempt with the Fischers. Verdict: PK by a long shot MISC OBSERVATIONS: Despite being touted as very arm friendly brand, the Fischer is a considerably more comfortable hit than the PK. I have a little bit of arm soreness after playing with the PK (but for now I'm going to just assume it's the nature of trying something different -- and longer -- that accounts for that). The Fischer "feel" is lacking in the PK, and the sweet spot in the Fischer seems to be larger to me (but maybe I just need more time to really get grooved in with the PK). I haven't given up on the PK, but I am skeptical that it is THE racquet for me. Then again, I'm fairly certain the the Fischer isn't THE racquet for me either, but I've been using it for 2 years and have just gotten dialed in on it. SEEKING ADVICE: In the past 6 months of so I've tried: Gamma T-7 (this was a re-try actually b/c I used about 2 years go as my main stick) Gamma Tour 330X Gamma Tour 320X Gamma Tour 340X Gamma T-6 Prince Exo Tour None of them really did it for me. The T-7 and the Fischer Pro One are the two I've liked the most. I have a friend who is of the opinion that when you demo a stick, you "just know" within the first hour or so. You can't keep playing with it for weeks b/c you will eventually "adapt" to it, for better or worse. I'm not sure if I agree with that, but if he's right, that's precisely what happened to me with the Fischer. What I'm seeking is... well, what everyone is seeking I guess. The elusive combination of power and control. I want a racquet that gives me good depth, but INCREDIBLY solid, INCREDIBLY stable, INCREDIBLY "cushy" feel. I need to feel that on EVERY shot, *I* am controlling the ball -- never the other way around. The PK feels comfortable, but not exactly "cushy." And again, maybe I just need time to really get dialed in on it, but as of now, I can't really describe it as solid or stable. Do any Kinetic users out there lead up their PK? And if so how? Wondering if some strategically placed lead might do the trick. I'm scared to go off and demo still more racquets -- oh the things I could probably afford if I didn't spend all my money tinkering with tennis equipment! :-/ Anyway... feedback, suggestions, complaints... all welcome. Please let me know your thoughts.