I have only had this paddle for a couple of weeks now. I have used it 3 times and really like the feel and weight of this paddle. I also really like the bigger sweet spot which helps me control my shots and play. I am used to playing with a longer paddle, so, there is a little adjustment there. It is only a half an inch different, which isn't much, but the extra width more than makes up for that. I would recommend buying this paddle.