The Vanguard is amazing! It will improve your game immediately. The feel of the paddle is like nothing I have ever felt in a paddle before.The new grip was super comfortable. I felt so confident that I could place the ball exactly where I wanted it. My third shot drops were so effortless. I could roll them or cut them. The consistency was insane. No matter where I hit the ball on the paddle I got the same shot. This paddle is a game changer. It’s like nothing else out there. Get ready to take your game to another level!