Well-said! It's a really maneuverable frame for its weight. I used Blade V7 for about a month; it was a great stick but felt sluggish for quick exchanges at the net. For doubles, it's really just serve, volley, overhead, return of serve. Repeat. The HD is perfect for this.With the HD, I’ve noticed immediate improvement in volley quality and surprising ability to react at net and get the racket in position in time that has surprised my playing partners when they think they have smoked it by me.
Strung it with Klip Legend 17g mains at 53 and Yonex Poly Tour Fire 17g crosses at 45 and am really liking this combo.
I've been thinking about putting gut / poly on one of my HDs, glad to hear it's working out for you. With my current setup, I usually cut up the strings every 2 weeks (about 18 hours of play); that way I get to use fresh string more often. My hesitation with gut / poly is, since I don't break strings, I wouldn't want to cut gut and I don't want to restring just the crosses. But maybe if I put 53 lbs on gut I might be able to break it. With poly at 46lbs it will just outlast my elbow if I don't cut it.