Wanted to play again after 15+ years, decided on this 3-star racket to replace my 20 year old Stiga 3-star rubbers damaged from prolong storage. Matar felt less solid with a hollow vibration, because its noticeably lighter racket than my old??? Spin & control remembered to be similiar to old, I guess one 3-stars is comparable to another. a 3-star is good game improvement racket for intermediate recreational player. Maybe I am a little better than I remembered, I found that I already outgrew this racket after 20 hours of playing with better players, insufficient spin & pace. And after demoing friends $90 custom racket, I should have spend more on a 5-star or even a lower priced custom from the start.