I actually prefer my rackets from the early 2000s over the new rackets I've tried in recent years. I tend to use these rackets and just string on natural gut/alu power on them and I feel that I get the best touch with it. My favorite set up of all time is probably the Pure Drive Team Plus (2003) with bb alu power/old vs team. String it around 55 lbs and the racket was like a rocket launcher. Won two straight set matches with it until my coach asked for it back (my racket was in the shop).