I got 4 frames delivered today on my porch. Was able to get out and hit a couple of them. They are: Wilson Blade 98 (18x20) Volkl Organix 10 Mid Head Speed Pro Wilson Steam 99s The last stick comes more out of curiosity than anything. As of today, I can't imagine switching to this racquet but I wanted to see about the hype. Currently, I play the Volkl PB Mid 10 and have for a few years. I love this racquet and it's been great but it may be time to move on. I want something a bit firmer and maybe a little bigger framed. I'm 53, 4.5 and a baseliner with lots of topspin and a heavy ball. Intitially, I hit with the new Volkl. It felt like an old friend with a firmer hoop. Not a tremendous difference from it's older brother but a bit more solid feeling. This was a short hit because I wanted to hit with my (seemingly #1 anticipated racquet) - the Blade 98. I moved on to the Blade and loved it from the first stroke. Yeah, the butt is alot different from my Volkl but I found myself adjusting pretty quickly. The butt is much more pronounced but sometimes a rounder butt is not a bad thing The word to describe the Blade is solid. I could crush returns and groundies felt like I couldn't miss. Admittedly, I had to work harder because this doesn't provide much power and the trajectory is lower. Spin is a little harder to generate but the control, ahh, the control. BTW, this was strung with NXT in the mid to upper range. It felt a bit tighter than I would normally play but it wasn't harsh or hard on my arm. My opponent said that my ball was flatter but just as hard and it stayed lower. Like I said above, I had to work a little harder to generate spin, but spin is very possible. I'll give this racquet another chance tomorrow along with the others and post my results here later. As we all know, there's a honeymoon period with new racquets so we'll see how it goes during the week.