this is a fantastic racket. its exceptionally light, its got fantastic control and its fairly powerful. unfortunately, due to the lightness of the racket, its not as durable as other rackets. this racket is for someone who can play with control and isnt liable to hit the wall or floor. this racket only gets 4 stars because of this. i was training and made a mistake and hit the wall. not especially hard, ive hit the wall far harder with my current racket but it hasnt broken. this one broke spectacularly. it broke in 3 places, 2 on top of the racket head of one break at the base of the racket head. so while this is a fantastic racket, its not for a powerful player, its for someone who has superb control and does NOT hit walls or the floor. if you do, this racket is NOT for you and will be expensive if you have to keep replacing it.