I have played at least 6 games with this paddle and by the fourth or fifth game, it started to feel very comfortable in my hand. Everything I hit was going over the net. Control during my dink shots was effortless. Like I said, it took me a few games to develop my drives, but once I got used to the power potential of this paddle, the ball just took off. I tried 4 different serves and each was accompanied with wicked spin or cuts. I was able to reach lob shots and had no issues with attempted passing shots. My backhand shots had a ton of power behind them in addition to the amount of spin it generated. Overall a fantastic paddle for an advanced level player or a player looking to seriously improve their game.