The Nanoray 800 has been designed to follow in the footsteps of the Nanospeed 8000 -- which is a great stiff headlight racket. Naturally it's going to be great on defense, but one can't claim that it will be no good on offense. No one would say that Bao Chun Lai, who used NS8000, couldn't "press down the shuttle". We all just have different styles, that's all. Thanks for the review.