Völkl C10 Pro Club!

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Shasha, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. fuzz nation

    fuzz nation Legend

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    Was literally thinking earlier today about what you may be currently using, thanks. I was having a slug with one of my kids and the C10's were not behaving, but one of my O10's had some fresh 'n firm 16 ga. Forten Nylon and it was a lot easier keeping things under control with that rig.

    Even though the strings in my C10's are a little used up and need to be replaced, I need to go ahead with some hybrid samplings now that it's hotter outside. Fortunately I'll be minding the shop tomorrow and I'll have time to get some stringing done. Should have an update in a few days. Might also try a bed of 15L nylon or syn. gut just to do a sort of Pepsi Challenge - it's that time of the year...
     
  2. macattack

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    I think I'm going to go with some Lux 4G soft at 52 like I have in the PB10 mids and work from there. Would love to hear about any A/B string testing you're doing with the C10, fuzznation. I want to get this as dialed in as my PB10s.
     
  3. TupeloDanger

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    In a world that made sense, this club would see a huge surge in membership on the heels of Murray winning (assuming he does) Wimby, since the C10P with its MP size and 80/20 layup is easily the closest thing available to his 16/19 PT57.
     
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  4. macattack

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    I've seen a few PT57s, but never hit one. That's interesting. I didn't realize how similar they are. Maybe Volkl should poach some PT57 users and put a real team together (No offense to Almagro, who I like quite a bit).
     
  5. TupeloDanger

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    The major dissimilarity is that the C10 plays softer (flexier?), and of course has a more open string pattern. But as a long-time user of both sticks, I'd say a brand new C10 plays an awful lot like a well-worn PT280. And since Andy prefers the more open string pattern anyway, there's a case to be made...

    (There's a case to be made for the MP Redondo, too, but since the Redondo mid is already about as easy to find as a living dodo bird, I don't have a lot of optimism about the future of the MP, either.)
     
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  6. Rabbit

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    I used the PT280 for a bit when they went on the cheap. I never could get used to/like the 18X20 string bed. I believe I posted around here that I had problems squaring the string bed to the ball. I do agree that spec-wise they were similar, but while the C10 feels like a virtual extension of my arm, the PT280 never did feel right.
     
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  7. TupeloDanger

    TupeloDanger Semi-Pro

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    I assume Murray would agree with you!

    For those who would like to experiment with what a PT280 might have been like had it been a 16 main beast, I'd encourage you to give the C10 a try. It's a legendary stick for a reason.
     
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  8. ultradr

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    in my case, my game quantum-leaped after I switched to 18x20 (prestige) 10 years ago.
    and can not break up with 18x20 since then.

    for c10 pro, string pattern was not a issue somehow. maybe it's dense 16x19.
    one of two best frames i've hit in terms of balance between ground strokes and volleys: strangely 2 volkl's: c10 pro and boris becker melbourne.
    much more powerful than prestige mp.
     
  9. mctennis

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    I used gut mains and TiMO crosses for a number of years. I liked the feel of the TiMO in the crosses better than the mains with this gut hybrid. Even when the TiMO last some of the feel the bed still felt good and played really nice for longer than if the TiMO was in the mains. I had two C10's I used and I tried this main/cross combo with TiMO mains and gut crosses and the other as gut mains and TiMO crosses.

    I am not sure if the current TiMO strings have changed composition since I stopped using that combination a few years back. Seems like these string companies are constantly tinkering with strings. Even the strings everyone likes they are constantly messing with a good product to make it worse for the consumer, i.e. Babolat gut. Or just outright stopping production to introduce the latest, greatest string composition that will change the way you play and make you a super star on the court. Four months later no one buys that latest, greatest string because it is nothing special. I wish I had kept an older set to compare that one to a new production version.
     
  10. Rabbit

    Rabbit G.O.A.T.

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    I too tried gut mains and TiMO crosses. I thought it was nice, but I just didn't have the control as I did with TiMO mains. I also tried gut in the crosses and thought that a waste of gut, but now I'm thinking.....

    I agree. Always the profit margin with these guys! I noticed TiMO is no longer produced in reels, I did find one but the writing is on the wall. ALU is close to TiMO albeit a bit more arm friendly so there's always that option.
     
  11. mctennis

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    I agree, once you start seeing that you can almost see they are getting rid of stock to make room for something else that is "better".
     
  12. Rabbit

    Rabbit G.O.A.T.

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    Yeah, the one thing you know is that ALU will always be there. :)
     
  13. mctennis

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    Very true. They aren't getting rid of their ca$h cow.
     
  14. Rabbit

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    alrighty then based on your post above, yesterday I strung one up with Wilson Sensation 16 mains and TiMO 18 crosses at 54/51 and one with Gosen OGSM 16 mains and TiMO 18 crosses at the same tension. I'll play this weekend and report back my thoughts. thanks for the inspiration :)
     
  15. mctennis

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    I look froward to your review and thoughts using these strings.
     
  16. Rabbit

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    Played today with both. Well, played a set and a half with the synthetic mains, poly crosses. It played firm, firm enough that it almost felt like TiMO at 48. :) The Wilson Sensation frame was very comfortable, not as much control, more spin I think. Tomorrow, I'll play with the Sensation frame and make more comments. The Sensation frame with TiMO also had more power. I did like it.
     
  17. Rabbit

    Rabbit G.O.A.T.

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    Going back to TiMO mains as quick as I can string them. For the first time in forever, I almost broke a racket. So frustrated yesterday. Lost the first set, switched midway in the 2nd and we came back and won.
     

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