Völkl C10 Pro Club!

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  1. Shasha

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    I'm still using it, and I've tested a lot of frames, I love it, now I'll try to test the new Organix 10 and the Power Bridge 10 Mid.

    Let's see!

    /Carlos
     
  2. Shasha

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    I know its not the correct section/thread, but anybody has any news about the Völkl team, if they're goin' to sign any new player or w/e?

    Thank you.
     
  3. getsby

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    Count me in, i own the yellow version, C10 Pro Classic true to its name. Not my main stick, but the use for doubles and sparing
     
  4. KneisslDestroyer

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    I used the VE 10's for years

    I put Luxilon in very tight at one point and was carving up the ball with so much bite...I hit basically flat but slice backahnd heavy and oh boy! I can hit heavy topspin forehands if I want to...was jumping off the court...I fell in love with the new Kneissl Tom machines though and have been playing with them, that racket has a spring board effect when it hits just right, awesome on off center hits, the Volkl kinds of jars on off centers as it is so thin in its beam. I dunno, I was thinking of trying the Organix 10 cause I do love Volkl....what do you al think?
     
  5. Shasha

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    I want to try the X10 and the PB10 Mid :p
     
  6. Shasha

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    What kind of string are you using in your Völkl C10 Pro guys?

    I need some string with a lot of control, feeling and effects.

    Thank you.
     
  7. fuzz nation

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    I like to string 17 ga. syn. gut in just about everything I use. It gives me better feel - not so clunky - and perhaps better bite and performance than 16 ga. alternatives. It also seems to play generally softer and while I could probably get that softness from a decent multifiber, I prefer thin syn. gut for its "crispness". Multis can get rather mushy for me as they get used up.

    I run my C10s with 17 ga. syn. gut at 61-63 lbs. They seem to feel better at 61 or slightly lower in the colder winter months. When its warmer, 62-63 is just about right for me. I've got an order of string on the way, including Gosen OG Micro, which I'll try to comment on after I try it out.

    I've had better experiences with multis in softer racquets than with stiffer frames and I've sampled a couple in my Volkls. Tecnifibre X-1 Biphase was a nice surprise in the C10, especially when it was fresh and snappy. My order will also include some sets of Head RIP Control and I might have a go with a set of that stuff just to see how it works.
     
  8. Ross K

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    Hi fuzz,

    You play full multi jobs in your C10's, right?
     
  9. getsby

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    I used Volkl strings, Power Fiber II (54lbs) and Cyclone 17 (53lbs), both full bed. I did not notice much difference between the two, may be with multi, I had more power.
     
  10. Shasha

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    I'll try the Kirschbaum Helix 1.20 with 26 kg, let's see how it works :p
     
  11. Shasha

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    Btw, will TW members make a review of the C10 Pro?, it's classic and old frame, but it must has a review!, what do you think?

    =)
     
  12. Shasha

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    Hows goin' guys?

    =)
     
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    Look forward to hearing reports on how it plays and contrasts with past versions.
     
  15. Shasha

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    I prefer 2008 or 2010 cosmetics, its looks like the old Tour 10.

    Those specs are the same of the 2008 and 2010 versions.
     
  16. Cesare

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    i prefer this one over the 2010 version, i love it
     
  17. sargeinaz

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    I prefer this pj over the 2010, but come on Volkl. Don't paint a racket to look like the Tour 10 MP, just rerelease the Tour 10 MP!
     
  18. Shasha

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    Agree! :):):)
     
  19. Ross K

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    Bumping this... anyone?
     
  20. Shasha

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    I only played with the 2008 stick, can't tell you anything about the past versions. Let's see if someone could tell you that info.

    Good luck.
     
  21. McLovin

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    When I used this stick last year (2008 pj), I had 17g Pacific Classic Gut mains / Topspin Concept Pure crosses, both @ 56lbs. Really nice feel, good spin & a little added pop, but still more control than power. You really need to swing through the ball to generate pace.
     
  22. Shasha

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    I just need more control than power, i'll try it with Kirsh Helix 1.20 at 25.5 kg, let's see how it works, I'll test it tomorrow.
     
  23. mctennis

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    So, how did the test go? I'm interested in finding out how this string plays in this racquet. Thanks.
     
  24. Shasha

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    I just like it a lot, 24.5kg it's perfect for a hard hitter with that string!
     
  25. mctennis

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    Thanks for the review update.
     
  26. Shasha

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    I haven't much time to make a review nowdays, let me finish my exams, sorry! :p
     
  27. xtreme tennis

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    I ordered a C10 pro (strung w synth gut at 52) so I m in!. I wanted a classic racquet with some flex, the pro tour 630 came to mind but I don t like the 18x20 string pattern, monday I ll test my new stick:)
     
  28. gonzalocatalino

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    C10 Pro VS Youtek Prestige MP

    Hello, i´m playing with the yt prestige mp right now, but i´m after something a bit softer with a lively strinbed.
    Can anyone who played both give me a short review?

    I´m basically a power baselinerand i was trying to get some consistency (i bought some tweeners and i was playing with the ozone tour, wich give me a bit of regulaity, but make me lose my serve and flat forehand), but thats not my game, i´ve to go for the winner on every shot i make!
    How can the C10 pro compare at the baseline with the prestiges?

    I´m using multi/poly hibrids at 50lbs right now...
     
  29. mrmike

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    I've used both frames. Actually sold my Youtek (non-IG) Prestige MP since it was bothering my arm/shoulder a bit. Currently using an older Microgel Prestige MP which seems to be more arm friendly. Before the Youtek, I used the C10 Pro 2008 for about a year. It is a great all around players stick. The only knock I had on it was directional control which can be accounted for because of the 16x19 string pattern vs. the 18x20 on the Prestige. You can play equally well from the baseline or net with the C10, it has lots of stability. As Chris mentions from TW, it is string sensitive so you need to experiment a bit to find the right setup.
     
  30. gonzalocatalino

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    thanks for the input, i just bought 3 c10´s 2008 (mint, i got a great deal). As the volkl rep only carries 4 3/8 grips, i´ve to order 3 pallets sets online yesterday (from a US web), so, i will test the C10 in 2 or 3 weeks.
    I enjoy the prestiges, but is true, they are a bit stiff sometimes. Tried many racquets (actually i´m with the Ozone Tour, wich i like, but is not exactly my kind of frame) and the Volkl look promising (i´ve owned one original C10 years ago and played the Tour 10 gen2 for almost 3 years in the past...).

    I´ve some strings reels of weisscannon scorpion, turbo twist and explosiv!, i will try different setups...
     
  31. mrmike

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    Anyone looking for a C10 Pro in 4-5/8, TW has a good deal right now on the 2010 version (yellow). Great hitting frame - no matter the color scheme !
     
  32. gonzalocatalino

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    I´ve played today with the C10, and i´m surprised by the power this racquets has...
    I strung one with my usual setup (scorpion mains @52/explosiv crosses @57) and other with a full blend of Turbo Twist @55.
    The hibrid i use to play with the prestiges mp is too powerfull, the full poly job feels more controlable, but i will go for more tension because compared with the prestige, this racquet has a lot of free power.
    Really enjoyed the comfort and feel. Serves were as good as my prestiges.
     
  33. Bodycamp13

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    I'm joining the club - if you'll let me in. Hit a couple balls and jumped on a very SLIGHTLY used demo. I've been looking for something to replace my PSC 95 and I might have finally found it!

    I have hit with almost every frame available locally (good shop so I have hit a lot) but very few felt good. This one felt great immediately.

    Don't have a ton of $$ in it so I am going to play it this winter and see how things go...

    So...can I join? Looking for any further input on strings for a 4.5 S&V player that uses their serve and forehand as weapons.

    Thanks!
     
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    Anyone play this with 4G in it yet? What tension would you recommend? Low to mid 50's?
     
  35. max

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    Yeah, this is a good pick for someone who can play the game and who is coming from a PS 6.1.
     
  36. gonzalocatalino

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    i´m definitively switching to the C10 Pro 2008.
    Found a great setup: Weisscannon Turbo Twist mains / Weisscannon Explosiv! crosses @60lbs, no dampener, leather grip+OG.
    Excellent power and outstanding raw feel.
    I will post some pics later this week, as i´ve send the frames to the stringer this morning...
     
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  37. Cesare

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    agreed, that's one of the best set-up i ever tried, it works great on my Tour 10 generation 1 with leather grip, even lower-ish tension. I think that the exposiv! on crosses is just a great string.
     
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  38. gonzalocatalino

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    Yes, i tried Explosiv! last year and loved the string, and a few months ago i found a reel at a bargain price.
    USed this string in a full job, but was too soft. On the crosses, combined with a good copoly (i use turbo twist or scorpion), is a perfect combo.
    I´ve used scorpion/explosiv on my prestiges, but with lower tension (mid-high 40´s). The c10 is more lively and powerfull than the prestige, so i raised a lot the tension, but the racquet still play super comfortable...
     
  39. Cesare

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    i have the scorpion/explosiv! 54/58 lbs combo on my C9 pro 343 grams strung(with 8 grams of lead in the hoop, leather grip and overgrip). with this set up,the racquest just shines, very close to the c10 pro, even better on flat forehands and serves(c10's better on backhand slices and volleys and half-volleys).
     
  40. fuzz nation

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    I'm not a poly user, but I made the switch to the C10 from the 6.1 Classics a few years ago. I grew up playing S&V, but my game has evolved into more of an all-court style and the softer C10 has brought me a very welcome aspect of control around the baseline. More flex usually means a slightly diminished amount of "pop" from an alternative racquet of similar heft, but the C10 has turned out to be a very solid performer for me around the net.

    I used to string my 6.1 Classics with 17 ga. syn. gut at 63-65 lbs. The thinner string seemed to give me much better feel and I also tried that stuff for a while in my Volkls after my switch. As it turned out though, I also found decent feel along with better durability when I strung my C10's with softer 16 ga. syn. gut, including Gosen and Tecnifibre (I string my own gear). In colder months, I may drop a few pounds of tension, but I've been quite comfortable in the summer with these frames strung up to 63-64 lbs. I hit a one-handed backhand and even with the rather snug string bed, these racquets have never given me any twinges in my arm/elbow.

    Coming from my S&V roots, I've always been more familiar with a hefty, head-light racquet. My C10's are slightly more lean than my old Wilsons, but they also didn't have the HL balance I preferred in their stock layout. I added a bit of lead tape to the handles of my Volkls to get them balanced at 9-10 pts. HL (12.5 oz.) and that had been right for me. Also, more than one of our pals here have found these frames to be string sensitive. Don't be surprised if you need more than one or two tries with different setups to get your C10 dialed in... just be ready to get hooked on a really cozy hitter once you do!
     
  41. Stringers

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    Have 4 racquets from TW coming in to demo today.

    C10 Pro
    Technifibre Tfight 320
    Yonex Vcore 95D
    Dunlop Biomimetic F 3.0 Tour

    I've been playing with a PB10 Mid for the past 2-3 years and absolutely love the feel and control from the frame, but want something with a little more pop that what I get with my Powerbridge. So I'm really excited to see what the C10 has to offer. I'm a huge fan of the buttery smooth feel Volkl frames provide and have heard this one is addictive as well.

    Maybe I'll be joining the club soon! :)
     
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    Unbelievable frame. Customized at 12 or 3 and 9, even better. New org 10 mid coming out early next year.
     
  43. iceinbangkok

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    I just got 2 of the 2010 yellow frames. Even though many prefer the black color, I am really enjoying the yellow with tourna grip blue off-setting it. I am also enjoying the weight and the balance of the frames. I am coming off a lighter frame, the PK BA 93. I found that I had too many off-center shots and wanted to go with at least a 98" head. I had some Redondo MPs but I found them sluggish to get around. I am pleasantly surprised with the C10 Pro. If I was to compare to the Redondo MP which has similar specs (i know string pattern is different, but frame specs) then I would say that the C10 pro has a balance which enables you to swing with a modern style. It is easier to swing up through the ball, or brush up the back of the ball, depending on your swing style - the racket seems to want to do that. The redondo seems to want to go forward more than up - probably suiting a flatter swing style. Not sure if that makes sense.

    I am playing around with strings which I will write more about in the string section. I am experimenting with polys right now as i want the benefit of the spin they can offer. I am cautious of my arm though. I tried Lux M2 (130 and 125) which I think doesn't work in this frame. Too springy and it lost tension quickly. I have one bed with Solinco Revolution/True Feel hybrid at 52/54 and Tecnifibre Pro Red Code 16/Gosen OG 16 at 50/54. Haven't tried the RC/Gosen yet - but found the solinco hybrid a bit soft. I will try Revolution next with OG Micro to see if that makes it feel more crisp.

    I hope I have found my lasting sticks. I believe after experimenting a lot (Head prestige, dunlop 4D 200 Tour, redondo, BA 93) that the racket is a vehicle for the strings. The frame is about balance and weight and ploughthrough and the string gives the playability and trajectory. I know there is more to it than that for many, but that is where I have got to in my racket search so far. I think the specs of the C10 pro could give me my ultimate racket, when combined with the right strings, grips and maybe lead weighting (top of grip and/or hoop).

    I am debating the leather grip or synthetic right now. I have 2 frames so I will take time to test them out and see. Probably won't make a decision till I have settled on a string choice.

    Hope I can join the club!
     
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    Sadly, i´m not in the US. Otherwise, i´ll probably buy at least 3 c10's...
     
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    Shipping costs tu europe are around 50 usd?..
     
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    Thanks! I am getting my first real hit with it Wednesday. Has TNT Tour 2 in it now and I will go from there depending. This string was included when I bought the frame. I may try Cyclone when it gets warmer but I did come from 64 lbs with Sensation in my 6.1's. i look forward to getting used to the frame. I love the initial feel.
     
  49. PhrygianDominant

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    Hey guys, just ordered 2 of these off TW on account of the sale. Have to wait til I go home for christmas to try them though. Strung with SPPP @ 53 lbs.

    Coming from POG mids, what would you guys expect me to notice/adjust to?
     
  50. gonzalocatalino

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    I´m weak...I could not resist that offer and just ordered 3 C10´s 2012 and the latest volkl mega bag (the black one)...Even paying u$s101 on ups shipping to Argentina, is a great deal compared with the prices at this lands...
     

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