Little background, usta rated 4.5 more a solid 4.0. here is my racket history LM prestige mid plus (2 yrs) then ncode six.one tour (2 yrs) then switched to POG 4 stripe mid (2 yrs) then youtek prestige mid plus (1.5 yr) now a pure storm gt (just got 2 weeks ago). I know all about the honey mooning phase when you switch to something new, i do not think just going through honey mooning. I demoed the pure storm about a year and half ago while i was demoing the prestige and the prestige won out (i can't remember why) but just hitting with the 18/20 felt great. I was able to control the ball so well i was easily able to hit almost any ball back, but with the 18/20 my strokes naturally got flatter and flatter. For some reason out of the blue two weeks ago i decided i needed a new racket, the prestige was good but it wasn't giving me enough pace and it took too much effort to get some power. I would be swinging 80% as a normal match rally. I'm still adjusting to the pure storm gt but the matches I've played yield amazing results. The first match i played with it after only 1 hour of hitting with a new racket before was easy 6-1. He was a solid player, with my prestige mp i'm sure i would have won but it wouldn't have been 6-1 maybe 6-4? i'm swinging 50% and generating the same pace which gives me a lot more to focus on a clean strike. Taking that ball early, literally right off the bounce for a winner with minimal effort compared to the prestige mp. The racket in stock form is definately too balanced for my liking so i slapped on a TW 1.5mm leather, over grip, and i'm using 18l msv hex and 18 gosen micro. Haven't measure as i'm too lazy but i'd say it feels maybe 4-5 points head light. Forehand is amazing, top spin lobs, returns, heavy top spin to corner. Drop off the forehand side is a definately a little tougher but its there if i needed it. One problem i find is those high bouncing forehand shots as the racket has so much power its a little hard to control especially at that height. I think once i get used to the racket i shouldn't have a problem. Backhand (one handed) feels solid but nothing to run home about. A lot more power and spin than the 18x20 mp as expected. I was still able to hit some short angle cross court shots and some amazing dtl passing shots. Volleys to me had a little more punch as the racket was lighter and i was able to make sure i got exactly in that sweet spot. Again solid but nothing too amazing. Serves were good as i was able to generate more spin. During my matches i was easily able to pick on some weaker backhands with some high kick serves wide then an easy follow up volley. I had a tendency to swing as hard as i did with my prestige mp and ball would go long. Once i realized just swing 75% instead of 90% on flat serves things started to click. I love this racket off the serve. Once again not in stock form but with a little bit of weight added. Stability factor, racket is a little less stable but nothing too big. There definately isn't that feel of plow through you get with a mid size or a dense string pattern. I didn't have any issues handling heavy balls or hard serves. Yes if it was more stable itd be nice, but slight instability it is not a deal breaker. Overall i'm extremely happy with my new racket. As i play WTT 4.0 and 4.5 for almost 4 years now my opponents have commented on how much better i was playing and it looked like i wasn't even trying. I don't know why i was using such a low powered racket. Yeah I was able to hit winners with I swing 90% but why try so hard when I don't have to. I'm not always focus enough to swing 90%, during a match if i go on tilt i need a racket that will still be with me. On thing that i hate about the racket or the babolats in general is there isn't a pronouced butt cap compared to wilson, head, or prince. The stick is straight so it feels as if sometimes its going to slip out of my hands. I don't think it ever will but i would have liked them to make that butt cap wider and larger. Ask questions about the switch, or any of the previous racket experiences.