TNT, I understand if you have different view on this, but you never hit with St Vincent before. Try it, maybe you like it just like all many people I have met at public parks, college competition, USTA league, etc. That is how it started for me. Not everybody can use it, I can't utilize it to its full potential due to limitation of my skill. But it has helped me improved my game, and I am sure there is also other good rackets. The racket has no compromise, but it rewards ones correct stroke. $700 is hard to imagine, but I know many people who are looking for this racket including myself. I offerred many people to buy their rackets, and they all choose to keep it. This is not the only racket I like, but definitely one of it.