Mea culpa! You are right - I also forgot the one pound dampener, and the five pound weight on the handle to balance it!Man I might have to try it. But honestly I question your engineering ability. Like are you an engineer? There is no duct tape here. Any engineer worth his salt is going to put duct tape somewhere on any project. Suppose you left it off the handle because I build mine up alot...
Edit: Seriously, I like your racket, Doug. When I took a hit with it, it felt really good, stiffness and weight not withstanding.