I've been playing with a FB for about 2 months, I do have to agree with those saying the FB lacks punch at the rear of the court. I originally strung the FB with BG66 @ 21lbs to get a feel of the racquet, restrung with BG80P @ 24lbs and tried that out too. The racquet is great mid-front court (quick, good response), clearing is easy enough rear court, though smashes rear court just don't seem to produce enough force (though that could very well be my fault). I can see why some people have labeled the FB a "woman's racquet", I think it's pretty perfect for a woman's default positioning in mixed doubles, and great for rear court drop shots, however I do also think good technique could produce enough rear court power to outweigh the perceived downfalls of this racquet. I've had a minor clash, a few miss-hits, frame seems to be fine... hells, when I started using the racquet I had a bad habit from squash of leaning on the racquet after a failed shot on a lunge (which I rectified quick smart). The FB has stood up to my abuse so far, however due to all the reports of broken/cracked frames I'm not going to be surprised if my FB breaks. I'm pretty happy with the FB, it may not be perfect for my style of play, but it's a damn good racquet and has some benefits which would be silly to disregard. The FB will be staying in my bag and brought out when play seems to be more mid-front, and perhaps when my technique improves. For now I will probably be favouring the Gosen Ryoga Shiden I picked up recently over the FB, but we'll see.