View Full Version : Former Volkl V1 Classic users: what did you move on to?

06-12-2008, 05:24 AM
I play with a Volkl V1 Classic and really like it but sometimes think of other options.
If you are a former V1 Classic user (preferably a fairly happy one for a time) I'd be curious what you moved on to and why. Thanks!

06-12-2008, 05:52 AM
I think a logical option is the Becker V1. You still know you are swinging a V1, but there is enough of a difference to make a difference. this racquet gives you a little more of everything over the Classic V1

06-12-2008, 08:17 AM
I used the Volkl V1 Classic for quite a while. I really liked it and had no complaints. Then I hit with a Becker V1 MP out of curiousity and fell in love with it. It was truly a better version of the V1 Classic. I used the Becker V1 MP for several months and had no intentions of switching to anything else. But one day I hit with a friends Yonex RDS 003 while I was letting another friend try my Becker V1. I couldn't believe it, but I liked the RDS 003 even better than the Becker. The main reason is that I get more pop on my groundstrokes and serves, probably from the extra length. (The RDS 003 is 27.25.) So I switched to the Yonex even though I really liked the Becker V1 and the Classic V1.

As an FYI, my husband uses the Becker V1 MP and says he'll never try anything else. He went from the Volkl Catapult V1 MP, to the DNX V1 MP to the Becker V1 MP. He likes the Becker V1 much better than the Cat or DNX.

06-12-2008, 08:16 PM
Thanks for comments so far. Still welcoming others!

06-12-2008, 08:42 PM
I used the extended version of the V1, VX1, for 9 years. Couldn't find a replacement after both died.

Moved on to O3 tour for a year. Has the springy feel of slotted grommets. Couldn't get use to 27 inch length.

Next moved to a Head Liquid Metal Instinct Tour XL for a year. Good racquet. Extremely buzzy for a racquet, don't like vibration dampeners.

Been using a POG Longbody for a year now. Favorite racquet right now. Lets me take massive cuts with tons of topspin from the 28 inch length plus the open pattern.

06-17-2008, 02:31 PM
Anyone else out there who switched from the V1 Classic?

06-17-2008, 08:40 PM
I had a great time using the V1īs for over two years but out of curiosity was looking for something a little more flexible, kinda old fashion. The PK Redondo Mid is an awesome racquet, been using it for 6 months now and still have tried many other frames the last year ( Becker Pro, RDS002 Tour, Aerogel 500 Tour, Fisher M-Pro 1, K90, Dnx 10) and I always return to the Redondo. Its like they say "an extension of your arm" so sweet this frame that I dont think I will demo any other racquet for years to come.

06-18-2008, 05:59 AM
Anyone else out there who switched from the V1 Classic?

I was a DNX V1 user and changed to Becker V1 midplus. Becker is a better option in most categories (comfort, control, etec)

06-18-2008, 07:25 AM
I've tested/bought a lot of racquets over the last year. My goal was to step away from a traditional player's racquet and find a racquet I still 'enjoyed' playing. Lighter in weight but with a good swingweight, nice control and a little extra power (but not Pure Drive power) were the items I kept in mind. Final five racquets I tested were:

Wilson KTour 95 (smaller headsize that the rest but really nice frame with a responsive stringbed - power holes there vs. big grommets)

Yonex RDS003 '08 version (really smooth and easy hitting frame, straight beam design, serves like a cannon, 2hnd bh are great)

Yonex RQiS Tour 2 (more similar beam design to V1 with a thinner throat/wider head, little more harsh feeling than the RDS003 on off-center hits but really solid frame, power level to me was very similar to RDS003)

Becker V1 (great looking frame, plays really well, liked the stock balance on the Classic V1 better)

Dunlop Aerogel 300 (nice balance, nice flex, nice power, serves great, would have made this my final choice but got better/easier spin from the Volkl, Becker and the Yonex sticks)

In the end, it came down to the RQiS Tour2 and the V1 Classic, with the V1 getting the final nod. Just thought maybe telling you a little about my other choices would give you some ideas about potential demos for yourself.

Good luck with it!

Swan Song
06-18-2008, 09:30 PM
I know a former V1 user who is now using the AeroPro Drive with Cortex.

09-25-2008, 12:37 PM
Does anyone know why the "Silver" version of the V1 Classic doesn't have "Precise Frame" printed along the bottom part of the hoop like the original V1 Classic does?