Great racket for power players who can handle a heavier, stiffer stick. This racket begs you to knock the tension down a few pounds. If you have elbow problems, kevlar or poly strings will probably cause you to quit tennis. Off center hits will still get the ball over the net, unlike the new Babolat Strike.
The Pure Drive Roddick is a beast of a racket! Very powerful! My is strung with Dunlop Black Widow 16g at 56lbs. You'll serve bombs with this one, and the groundstrokes are effortlessly on both wings. The PD Roddick is perhaps best suited for baseliners. Note: Despite the 11.8oz strung weight, the racket is fairly easy to swing. It does not feel super heavy, but extremely solid! If you are a solid player 3.5 or up with adequate strength, you'll love this one!