Bought this racquet due to my love for stiff shafts and smaller sweet spots (they go splat when hit incorrectly, but are incredible when hit just right), and had a session this evening with this racquet (BG80 at 26lb), coming from the Nanospeed 8000 (BG65Ti/BG68Ti). Still getting used to it, but my smashes are much harder with this, not to mention the sound the strings make. It sounds devastating to the opponent. I do notice more drag on the 'forehand' side compared to the other when swinging about, but don't notice it when playing. I do have a tendency to look down to make sure it's on the correct side before each rally, just in case, which is a little annoying and I tend to spin my racquet. Ah well, fantastic buy for me IMO, YMMV.