I've played with just about every 285gram frame out there and I can tell you the volkl v-sense 8 285 is in a league of its own. It kills the PA Team and 2018 PD Team and any 285gram racquet Head and Wilson throw at it. Read the TW review and watch the video. What is this nonsense about being too stiff, but people dont mind playing with a Babolat? The volkl is very comfortable to play with and generates more power, spin, control, stability, and everything else in the 285gram category. Sounds like most of the complaints here seem to be geared towards cosmetics. Why not talk about how it plays? Also, the v-sense grip is not round and there are three different types of grip pallets you can use. Besides, many people prefer more rectangular grips. I do because I hit better with it. The volkl v-sense 8 285 is my go to racquet for when I play doubles and I will say volkl is right up there with the rest, even passing some. Try playing with one and see for yourself. The two v-sense 8's I purchased were spot on spec and the red paint job looks very nice to me and I have had others comment on it too. I have one strung with Volkl V-torque Tour 18g @55 and the other with Hyper-G 18g @54.