I'm just interested to see what rackets others have been switching with the advent of new technologies/brands etc. 1) Slazenger metal racket, cheap beginners racket from local sports shop, weighed a ton, literally. 2) Prince CTS Synergy DB 26, could never get used to the feel. 3) Head Radical O/S Trisys 260, lovely racket, great for serves and groundstrokes. 4) Yonex RDS003, had loads of power, nice feel but in the end didn't like the extended length for some reason. 5) Yonex RDS001, great for spin but it can be hard going if your playing a long session as you have to produce the power. 6a) Babolat APDC, best racket I ever had, spin & power, using the Nadal lead setup I found the balance to be perfect for me. 6b) I've spilt 6 into a & b as I bought a Babolat Team Pure Drive as a backup racket, while it shares the same hoop as the APDC it favours a flatter hitter but it's still nice. I'll be sticking with the APDC as it feels like my 'holy grail' so to speak. Part of the reason I favour it is I switched to a smaller grip size which I find most comfortable. Using the old measuring system, technically I a size 4, with the RDS001 I tried a 3 but have now settled on a 2, much easier to change grip styles in play. Well that's me, please share your racket journey!!