While it is functional and grips and guides the ball, from a stringing perspective, the runway is my least favorite pocket.Pros:
It is actually a runway. It grips and guides the ball and does break in quickly.Cons:
While the flex between the runners helps to quickly break the pocket in, the runway piece itself is a bit difficult to string to the correct tension. I do, however, highly recommend the new STX launch pocket, and I also like the deBeer gripper pocket.