Less heavy racquet with same feel? (volkl tour 10 mid)

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  1. JoostT

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    I'm currently using a volkl tour 10 midplus (about 330) grams, witch has for me the right amount of power and feel. However, I have noticed lately that when I am playing longer matches, my technique begins to suffer. Has anyone a suggestion for a racquet that is less heavy, but has about the same feel and power?

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  2. NoBadMojo

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    you can buy a new bumper/grommet kit and trim it down and that will make this frame more headlight and easier to swing. thats what i did with mine. let me know if you want to try this and i will walk you through it..it makes a big difference..at least it did for me. the Tour10Gen2 swings a bit easier than the frame you have, but doesnt have the juice.
     
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  3. voltman

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    How does the 9 feel?
     
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  4. JoostT

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    I tried the tour 9 some time ago and didn't like it, but I might try it again.

    NoBadMojo, how much weight can the racquet lose after a grommet operation?

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    Joost..i dont now how much weight..i dont measure things like that..i just go by results and feel, but they definitely swing easier like this.
     
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  6. jonas-the-ball-basher

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    Hey Joost, heb je de Mfil 300 of Dunlop 300G al eens geprobeerd?

    Hey Joost, have you tried the Mfil 300 or Dunlop 300G yet?

    I think you should give it a try, it weighs 310 strung, just add 10 grams of leadtape, and there you have a very good replacement for your VOlkl Tour 10 midplus!
     
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  7. louis netman

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    Shaved bumper guard, both sides, till 13th grommet hole is equivalent to about 10 grams, and a world of difference...
     
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  8. BreakPoint

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    IMO, the M-Fil 300 is nothing like the Volkl Tour 10 Mid. Much more power and stiffer, too. Also, too light as well.
     
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  9. voltman

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    How about a Vantage?
     
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  10. JoostT

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    I have used the 300g, but couldnĀ“t find the right amount of leadtape. I also changed my playing style somewhat. I recently hit with a 300g that weights about 320 grams, but the feel was very different compared to my Volkl (Ik vond het niet lekker :p )

    That sounds interesting and enough of a change to try I also have a heat shrink sleeve on the racquet. If I change it for different pallets it could be a change of about 18 grams.

    Today I also tried the tour 9 18x20. I might get that as a backup...

    Thanks for the suggestions

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  11. Robertv1979

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    Hoi Joost,

    Ik speel zelf ook met Volkl en heb de tour 10 Gen II en ook de V-engine mid. Beide fijne rackets!
     
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  12. ambro

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    Is that supposed to be German?

    NBMJ - Would you happen to have know where I could get grommet sets for the T10 VE Mid? I want to get them and shave them down like you suggested to make the frame a bit lighter. Let me know. Thanks
     
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  13. NoBadMojo

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    TW has alot of grommet/bumper kits. suggest you check with them
     
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    They don't have the V-Engine grommets. That's why I asked you, you seem to know a lot about Volkl.
     
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    Ok. Looked a lot like a butchering of German.
     
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  17. Mies

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    Nooit Nederlanders met Duitsers verwarren!
     
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  18. Robertv1979

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    Someone interested in a almost new Volkl Tour 10 mp Gen II (L3)

    in dutch: iemand geinteresseerd in een nagenoeg nieuwe Volkl Tour 10 mp Gen II. Mies, jij misschien?
     
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