I haven't been breaking in this pocket as much lately with the holidays, but I'm starting to get back into things. I have been playing wallball and shooting a little more. Whenever it isn't in use I put either a tennis ball or my pocket pounder in to hold the shape of the pocket. Overall I am really liking the way it has been throwing and shooting. Nice smooth release, lots of hold, and only a little whip. The pocket is right at legal although it looks a little shallow in the picture. I can't wait to see how it is in the end!