Now, the topic of shaft stiffness and power has been beaten to death. The sticky thread on the topic covers it well, stiff shafts are good if you've got fast swings, flexy rackets are better for slower swings. That's fine. What about speed? Especially in case of head heavy rackets? I've played with cheap rackets most of my life as a casual player, I only recently started to get competitive. Cheap rackets come with flexible shafts. Suppose you're playing with a racket of BP ~300 or above, would a flexible racket not feel like the head is lagging behind in the swing, i.e. "whippy"? As if you're fighting against the head, thus severely impacting maneuverability and all that comes with it - defending, quick flicks etc. A stiffer racket, even if HH, should not feel like you're dragging the head around. So defending and other tasks which rely on speed should be easier, or am I overthinking this somehow? This characteristic should also become less and less pronounced as the balance changes from HH to even balanced or a head light one since there is less head weight to flex the shaft. Basically, if you've got strong wrists to carry the head weight around, a HH stiff racket should compromise neither on power nor on the speed. Even with strong wrists, swift movements with a flexible HH racket would feel like a delay in response to movements, correct? I do not have experience playing with rackets that cover both these specs, any insight from people who've played with both will be highly appreciated.