A friend demoed this one tonight and I got to spend about an hour with it too (incl. one set). It was set up with pro hurricane 18 @ 60 lbs Groundstrokes/Returns : For someone with flat strokes, this took a lot of getting used to. Using an eastern forehand and my regular swingpath, 90% of the balls were sailing long and I had to adjust to a more western-like grip and loopy shots to keep the ball in. Topspin is very easy to generate since even yours truly had no trouble with it. I couldn't really feel the extended length being a factor here - SW felt more like 325 than the advertised 338. Flex was also appreciable for a 70 rating. There is a very pingy sound even with a volk vibration dampener. Overall I'd say I'd have to change my game altogether to use this one. Sliced backhands often floated/stood up asking to be hit so definitely not a chip and charger's dream. Returns were quite solid and landed deep into the court. There is certainly a little bit of jarring but it doesn't cause any discomfort or pain to the arms. Volleys: I couldn't get the image of Roddick out of my head so naturally volleys were f*cked. It took a lot of effort on my part to keep the ball in the court. If I had to give it a score for feel it would be a 1 out of 10. Here again, I really couldn't feel the effects of the extended length. Serves: This is the shocker. I went in expecting 15 mph extra on my serves but it was not to be. The round beam absolutely sucks on serves. I could feel the racquet twisting in my hands and I just couldn't get any flat serves at all. Nothing like a box beam! Second serves were great. There is a lot (lot lot lot lot) of kick to be gotten from this one so one may consider altering his first serve to make it a faster version of his second. If you want flat down the lines, just look away from this one. Feel/Comfort: It's been about 2 hrs since I hit with it and there's been no discomfort, contrary to my expectations. Certainly not a frame that you would choose if you are looking for comfort but it's not really harsh on the arms. Of course, only constant use over time would tell me how it affects health. Drop shots suffered just like the volleys. There is absolutely no feel on this one that reconfirms my faith in thin beam racquets. Overall: Not a bad frame for someone who was born after 1990. If you've never used a thin beam old school graphite racquet, go for this one. This has surely been made to fit today's gamestyle - baseline bashing, extreme spin and 22 inch hollywood hogan biceps... I'd give it a 70/100 but that's just my view.