This maneuverable racquet is an excellent choice for the intermediate level player looking for a control oriented racquet that's more forgiving than an all out players stick. There's some impressive stability to be had when blocking back hard struck shots or when pushing forward to knock off a volley. At net the racquets offers lots of control and a solid sense of depth and directional control. The 9.9 ounce weight and 310 swingweight (RDC) provides a perfect balance between mobility and stability, making this one a great choice for a variety of player styles at the 3.5+ level. Long fast swings result in some nice pace and easy access to spin. The open string pattern provides plenty of bite on the ball and the stiff frame response seems to further enhance the bite and action of spin shots. The open string pattern also provides a somewhat lively feel and good comfort at impact. More forgiving than an all out player's stick, this one is the perfect choice for the player seeking some added mobility and pop without giving up control.