I had been playing with the DZS 3U since it's release. I was fine until I was doing 3 two hour sessions every week. And I started experiencing arm pain and tennis elbow when doing 5 sessions a week. I only play doubles and level of play is borderline high intermediate/ advanced. That's when my quest to find an easier racquet to play with began. Over the last one year I tried ZF2 4U, 88D 4U, TC75, ARS70k 3U, NF800 4U, T7, 100ZZ 4U and finally NF800 3U. IMO the 100ZZ plays the closest to DZS. It feels like a less stiffer DZS. I thought I closed in on this expensive quest but wanted to give the NF800 in 3U a chance because I loved the 4u but was a little weak in power. I'm so glad I did. The racquet is a pleasure playing with. It's powerful if you can generate the swing speed and defense is outstanding. I just wanted to share my experience because I am greatful and wanted to thank all the contributing members for the wealth of knowledge on this forum. You guys rock! You guys not only helped me find my next racquet but also finally made me plunge into stringing. Thanks and cheers!