first of all, you need a good arm and/or a good wrist to harness it's power. but it's worth it if you can. superb power and as reviews from Badmintoncentral go, it most certainly is very head heavy. i tend to follow through so much i wipe my leg sometimes. sure it hurts but just a word of warning, you need to be on top of your game to get anything out of this racket. can be painfully reluctant to let off power so take your time. it took me 3 weeks!