The BS11 thing is a bit of a cock-up on Victors behalf. For the life of me I cannot tell why they just didn't introduce a new model if they wanted a flexy Bravesword. Why not just call it the Bravesword 11 FL (Flexible Ladies) or something? I'm kidding. Actually I don't know why they'd want a more flexible version - one lady I know who was a big BS11 fan bought one of the new ones and hates it. She didn't know they'd changed the spec. I've seen this problem before, where companies let distributors design product for them. It's incredibly lame and weak and I loathe it with a passion. It's worse than crowdsourcing. If you don't know how to design product and you're not in touch with trends and don't have a strong vision, then you shouldn't be in business. You don't see Nike asking their distributors to design product for them - they listen to them and analyse the figures, but they don't let distributors do their jobs for them. The problems of that in this global marketplace are clearly shown in this thread. I mean, why have the Flumetec range only in Europe? Was there something about the technology or designs that only Europeans would want? Victor - you don't see Yonex do that, so 'take a leaf', yeah?