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Comments: Great Racquet! I am over 60 and sold my C10 Pros to find something lighter and more modern. After
playing with the stiff Babolots, Wilsons and others, I went back and strung up two Prince Woodies at 70lbs with poly. I won several
matches but no one wanted to play against a wood racquet. I went back to the 6.0 MP and strung it up at 56 lbs with poly and
played well but had no power. While on vacation I rented a C10 and won 5 sets in 3.5 hours. Why did I sell them? I bought 3 and
am playing great never to change. They are heavy but I'm not suffering from arm fatigue.
Comments: I just got the C10 in a round of demos. It was my "throw away" choice. As in, I get a 4th racquet, so
whatever. Wow, am I glad I picked it! So far it is the best racquet in the bunch.
Comments: This is a great player's racquet. I have been searching for a racquet for a little over two years now to
replace my Head Prestige Midplus and nothing gave me the feel I was looking for. Several people recommended this racquet to me
and Chris Edwards does a nice job summarizing this racquet. I enjoyed this racquet due to its soft, buttery feel and ability to plow
through the ball in order to put shots away. I will admit, the type of string you put in this racquet and the tension makes this
racquet play in different ways, which I like because it allows me to manipulate the racquet based on how I am playing recently,
weather, and other conditions. Overall, this racquet suits an all-around player who is able to hit a variety of shots with control and
Comments: Finally, I managed to hit with this highly recommended stick by Chris Edwards, one of the senior
TennisWarehouse playtesters. Read his review here. By the way, there were also quite a few supporters of Volkl sticks on the
Tennis Malaysia and Malaysia Tennis Lovers facebook groups. I received the stock on Monday and noted that the unstrung weight
should be 330g and balance at 310mm. I took out my trusty digital weighing machine and was shocked that the unstrung weight
was only 317g. Wow, a 13g difference. I had expected a +/- 1g difference as experienced with my Bio 100, 200L, 200 (2) and
300. I posted this at the TW forum on receiving my Dunlop Black Widow 18g string. I had it strung yesterday and the final specs
are: strung weight : 331g (as compared to the advertised 346g), balance: 9.76pt HL (as compared to the advertised 8pt HL). I
posted a question to Chris Edwards on the TW Forum to seek advice on how to lead up to the advertised specs. I started my
playtest as usual with serves. Flat and slice serves were nice and crisp, but I had some issues getting my kick serves to bounce
higher than shoulder height. I managed to get my kick serve back but had to really get under the ball. BH volleys were very solid,
probably due to its high twistweight of 14.16. The FH came with lots of spin and I was able to easily hit with depth. Backhand
topspin was also easy to hit with depth, and BH Slices were hit pretty crisp and low. On the flip side, static overheads were not so
Comments: I absolutely love Volkl raquets. I have been playing with the Organix 8 for past year and my game
improved tremedously due its power and spin potential. However, the Organix line has an annoying grip that contributes to
occasional erratic long shots. I demo'ed the C10 Pro and overall it's a 10/10! Great power, control, spin, and consistency. My
volleys and serve/overheads are improved magically too. All Volkl's are comfortable but this one is very comfortable. I have a
1HBH and it's much improved since I know that solid technique will be consistently rewarded. I ordered 3 with Black Widow Dunlop
17g at 55 lbs. A good poly at mid racquet tension is best for these racquets just like the Organix line. Enjoy it. I also love the
cosmetics and the immediate "solid " feel.
Comments: I like it. I'm coming from a POG mid. At first I found the C10 too sluggish and too powerful to use
successfully, so I leaded up my POG to match the C10's weight. After playing with the leaded up POG for a couple of weeks the
transition to the C10 was smooth as butter. Now I've got a bit more stability, more plowthrough, much more pace, a bigger serve,
and it's a little bit easier to control as well. It's good for flat shots but I haven't been able to get as much spin out of it (to be fair,
the POG is unmatched in terms of spin). Overall it feels like a bit more solid, more resolved, flexier POG mid. I love the feel and
pocketing on this stick. The 2012 paintjob is relatively classy as well. Looks great with a leather grip.
Comments: I posted a question on the TW boards: For a person who loves the Prince Original Graphite Oversize,
what would be the perfect racquet with a slightly smaller headsize? This was the most recommended racquet. I love it, maybe
even more than the POG OS. Solid and stable like the POG OS but, for me at least, a bit easier to get through the ball on serve and
more maneuverable and precise at the net.
Comments: I stopped dreaming of a flexible POG Midplus 98 (the horrible
EXO3 100 doesn't count) and pulled the trigger on this C10 Pro instead.
It is a supremely comfortable and stable player's stick that strikes a
satisfactory balance between heft and maneuverability. The enduring C10
Pro nameplate deserves to be spoken in the same breath as the PS85, POG
and PC600 but why does Volkl dubiously subject this frame to the
indignity of near-annual cosmetic updates that serve only to alienate
longtime fans and turn-off potential customers with ugly PJs? Like a
botoxed, aging cougar suffering relevance deprivation, the yellow paint
on the inner hoop is an unnecessary aberration on an otherwise elegant
Comments: I think the C10 Pro now compares with Wilson Pro Staff 6.0 and Prince
Original Graphite. I don't know exactly when the first edition was but
the C10 in on the market for at least 10 years now. I think it will hold
for another 10 years. The Bumblebee paintjob is my most favorite and
hope they will bring it back.
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