This stick isn't very forgiving, but its solid weight gives it excellent pop and stability. If you don't hit the sweet spot you will know it, but it isn't very hard on the arm and seems to absorb vibration well. If you can handle the weight, this racquet is excellent, plus the old school looks draw plenty of compliments.
this stick is solid and lethal! The 97 head was on par with Blades and Pure Storms . it's a load at 11.3 oz but this adds to the power on the serve and volleys, it needs a full swing from the baseline for penetration