as mentioned above. i'm always puzzled as to why the base grip is always made of wood, instead of other materials... why can't it be made of lightweight plastic (though there's a wide variety of plastics, so i can't pinpoint which one will have the closest effect to the purpose of wood). and one more question: when a racquet claims to be head-heavy, does it mean that the heaviness takes place starting from the head only? or does it include part of the shaft or that it varies from model to model? Thanks!