View Full Version : Will Völkl introduce a Tour 9 Gen II?

04-24-2005, 02:04 PM
Will Völkl introduce a Tour 9 Gen II without the V-Engine gimmick?

04-24-2005, 05:09 PM
I was wondering the same thing. The T10 G2's a little too heavy for me to use against better players and the T8 G2's too light. Say, something around 11.2 to 11.5oz, around 6-7pts. HL, 100sq. in. head, low 60s flex, open string pattern with the same great solid feel of the T10 and the easier playability of the T8.

04-24-2005, 05:31 PM
The V-Engine9 is what you seem to be describing, altho it's got a stiffer feel to it. lighter weight and flexy is hard to come up with and still give you the punch you need. The new Cat8VE is a nice hit and the V1 Classic while a little lighter is more evenly balanced and does everything well. lots of good choices falling in your range.

04-26-2005, 10:11 AM
The strangeness of T9VE is that is "too" powerful for rather flat strokes and too "weak" for top-spin strokes...


04-27-2005, 09:08 AM
No and no.

The T9VE has plenty of controllable power. Hard to reach shots and slight mis-hits have enough depth to keep me in the point. Top is there w/16x19 version. It almost reminds me of a "grown up" V1, more controll, more manuverable and a better server. Slightly less forgiving than the V1 though.

04-27-2005, 06:22 PM
In Europe there is a Tour 9 VE Extended frame available. Bright orange paintjob like the C9 Pros.

04-28-2005, 03:11 AM
I hate the ugly throat bridge on the T9 VE