C10 pro vs. Donnay Pro One Int'l comparison please

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  1. matchmaker

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    As the title indicates. Could anyone compare?

    I play with the Pro One and have a C10 pro on the way. I would like to know what to expect.

    Especially when talking about sweetspot shape and the way it flexes.

    Also welcome would be information on power level, serve, volley ability, spin, slice.

    Thanks beforehand
     
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  2. dreydey

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    why do u want to try the c10 do you not like the donnay
     
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    Matchmaker, i see you found a C10, i think you will like this baby:), keep us posted...
     
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    like many people have said the c10 does flex in the upper hoop i rather like it you can really feel it on volleys. it is a very comfortable frame. the pro one is a good racket as well very nice feeling but it didnt flex as much.
     
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  5. jayserinos99

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    I found the Donnay to hit slightly more solid in the upper hoop than the C10. With that said, I preferred the C10 because I was able to whip it faster (and consequently, more spin) than the Donnay. I do say that the Donnay is closer to a more solid-feeling upper hooped Wilson 6.0 95. Both frames are comfy and very solid and I don't think you go wrong with either of them.
     
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  6. Ross K

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    Anyone else find the c10 a tad low powered (specially on serves)? Also, if so, any tips on remedying this?
     
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  7. jayserinos99

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    My kickers (my usual serve) with the C10 were fine and had plenty of kick and height. IMO the problem w/ the C10 on serves could be the flexy upper hoop and I don't exactly know how to get around that.
     
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    I do like the Donnay, very much actually. But it is always good to try out other options. This being said, I actually wonder why I got myself a c10. One of those racquet buying binges I guess. Anyway I got it cheap. It will be arriving probably this week, I have already been waiting for two weeks, international shipping you know.
     
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    I will 10 char
     
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    Anyone more information on power level compared to the Donnay Pro 1 Int'l???

    What also interests me is where the sweetspot is located. Center/slightly north/or slightly south.

    I hear many people talk about the hoop flex. What am I to expect???
     
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  11. fuzz nation

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    I'd definitely give the edge in power to the C10 - I can produce some absolutely explosive serves with mine, but the Donnays had a little bit of a speed limit no matter how well I hit the ball. While the Donnay did well for me with a multifiber, I got better composure from my C10's with good synthetic gut. As far as feel, spin, and control, I've found the C10 to be rather good, but the Donnay mp was superior there.

    The hoop of the Donnay produced a more even response off the stringbed for me compared with the C10. When I first found one of the Volkls, a buddy of mine gave me the heads up that my new frame was a little bit "tip dead". He had used this racquet a while back and said that while there was certainly nothing wrong with it, that flex in the hoop was worth knowing about, especially since I was switching to it from a very stiff Prostaff. It can actually make mishits out toward the end of the frame a bit more forgiving, but it's no big deal once you settle in with this racquet. I'd say the C10's sweetspot is dead center (maybe slightly south), but ends a little farther from the tip than the Donnay.
     
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    Thanks Fuzz,

    I guess the proof will be in the pudding, I am really fascinated by that hoop flex. I really wonder how it will feel.
     
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    jayserinos,

    That is interesting. With the higher swingweight and the thicker beam with of the C10, you would think it is harder to swing.
     
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    Like i said many times, eighter you love the C10 or you hate, there is no inbetween.
    But i guess you could say that about the Donnay too ;-)
     
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  15. fuzz nation

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    I got a sense that the Donnay was less headlight than the C10's and I've had a few of each for comparison (my Volkls are older yellow & black ones, not the current crop). The Volkl may be typically heftier, but when a frame is more headlight, it's easier for me to "whup" it across the ball, etc.

    Try some different strings in the C10 if you can; you're bound to get some pretty different feel with different types and tensions.
     
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  16. jayserinos99

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    That's exactly it. I have both versions of the C10 (old and new) and it's just easier to whip around than the Donnays.
     
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  17. matchmaker

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    Interesting. I will have the fishnet version. It would be nice if it is easier to swing than the Donnay. I have moded my Donnay a little adding 12 gr. plus an overgrip to the handle and 8 gr. to the hoop, so mine should be more headlight. But still, you somehow feel that there is quite some weight in the head. It doesn't feel sluggish however. It could maybe be a little easier to whip on 1HBH. We'll see when it arrives. I can't wait. I am so curious.
     
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  18. TheViking

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    I find the power level better, (higher), on the C10 and I find it easier to swing for longer periods of time. The donnay was fine for a couple of sets of doubles and I found it superior for volleys, but now that I'm trying to stay in points longer in singles it's just way too heavy and low-powered for me even for one set of singles.

    I found I had to swing really hard on every groundstroke.
     
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    Thanks for the info Viking
     
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