I'm an intermediate player and broke my racket recently. I'm not sure how to choose my next racket given the wealth of options out there. Looking to string at about 28lbs. Here's my experience with rackets so far. LN GForce Lite 3100i (4U, Even Balance) - This has been the best racket I've used. I liked how it was balanced and pretty light. Yonex Voltric 5 (3U, Head Heavy) - I didn't like the head-heavy nature at all. It caused shoulder pain if I didn't time my smashes correctly. Carbonex 7000EX (2U, Slightly Head Heavy) - I didn't mind this racquet even though it was on the heavier side. Maybe it was slightly head-heavy but I didn't really notice, it felt quite balanced to me. So in conclusion, I'm looking for an evenly balanced racket that can string to about 30lbs, affordable and sturdy enough to handle a few hits and bumps here and there.