While waiting for the next availabe court, I was sitting talking to my friend about equipment. She started off as a kid just using whatever her parents gave her. Then for a few years she played with an ISO97VF bought her. During tournament play, she broke her strings quite frequently and was quite frustrated. Being her stringer, I talked to her about the possibility of needing a second racquet as she was more regularly breaking strings. She ended up purchasing another MP99 hoping to maximize her smashing capability. So a year later the MP99 has broken and she's borrowed an NS8000 from a friend who wasn't very fond of it. She's used it for a few months and seemed to play quite well with it. I thought it was natural since the balance is more like the ISO97VF she used for many years. Anyway tonight she told me how she felt like she played better with her MP99. The thought of purchasing another one was not extremely appealing since the racquet is likely to be phased out in another year or two. Due to the popularity of it, it is likely to be like another Ti-10 and we really didn't want to ourselves into that. So then I thought, has Yonex come up with a worthy of succeeding this classic? Almost nobody on the professional circuit uses an MP99 anymore, yet there isn't really a racquet that seems to rightfully take its place. Perhaps the AT800DE and AT900T? Or the NS9000X/S? Still, I didn't feel like I found a satisfactory answer to my question, or maybe there isn't one. I turn to you BC folks for some insight.