Difficult when you use a product without getting the feel of it first in the nets. On Saturday I had a battism of fire, so to speak. But I got used to it very quickly. Pick up is fantastic unlike my older, heavy bat. Light and balanced, it gets you into position with ease. When the ball hits the middle, you don't even know you've hit it. Honestly, it goes like s**t off a stick. Very nice piece of wood indeed. One downside - it seemed to 'dent' a little more than I expected. Maybe I'm just not used to clean and smooth shiny new bats, having had my other for 25+ years. Overall, a great purchase and recommended to others already. Thanks guys.