The biggest complaint about this racket is the lack of stabilty. This is seen in balls lacking some depth and ineffective slices. Yet, this racket has wonderful feel and touch, a nice balance to it, a nice overall weight and the thinner beam. It's quite comfortable and maneuverable--more so than the POG. With six grams of lead on the head and four more in the grip--it plays much more solid and yet still plays a bit lighter than the Diablo mid--with a bit more ease in hitting spins, lobs and kick serves. With the right customization (and this racket allows for a good bit of that), this is a very good stick.