I received my Fischer sticks a little over two weeks ago and already, I am impressed and already comfortable playing matches. It confuses me why these racquets are so hard to find retail. I know they sponsor a select few ATP Pros but they don't throw out the big contracts to the top seeds. They spend a lot of time in development and technology and it shows in the end. Out of the box, you will be surprised at how much vibration (or lack thereof) there is. You don't really even need a dampener. Such a good racquet should be marketed to serious players who want a solid racquet. First off, this is my first 27.5 racquet and right away I noticed my serve step up a notch. I was able to place bigger serves I couldn't achieve with my Pro Staff 90 and I am now placing more of my first serves in play. Baseline play and groundstrokes are hit with much ease and full of power under control. The kind of power that is controlled needed by fast swings and powerful hits. I was able to drop deep shots like I've never done before and thus hit with much more confidence in drawn out rallies. The spin could be a little better as I found my self at times scrounging for some spin on my backhand slices making me less prone to attack the net. I suppose the 16m/18c string pattern had me working just a tad to get some heavy top spin on the ball but nothing drastic. but I think it's all just getting used to the play of the racquet because once I got used to it, I adjusted easily and quickly. As soon as I finally got to the net, I decided I needed to be up there more often. The Pro Extreme FT was extremely maneuverable despite the 12.3oz weight you're swinging around. The 12 pts head light balance was perfect for laying those flat balls right off the stringbed. It was very forgiving with off center hits and made volleying enjoyable instead of dreadful. All in all, the Fischer Pro Extreme FT is a Topflight Players racquet with a lot to offer. Big serves, big hits, and smooth net play already make it one of my favorite racquets.