Völkl C10 Pro Club!

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  1. gonzalocatalino

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    an hour later i sended the payment for the C10´s, the $75 offer was over...i was lucky to grab some c10 at time

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  2. sargeinaz

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    really? that sucks. Id see if TW can do anything for you if you missed it by an hour.
     
  3. gonzalocatalino

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    No no, i mean I was lucky enough to place my order at time.
    Anyway, they dont havr stock in my grip, so i'll have to wait a few weeks
     
  4. Shaochieh

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    Unfortunately TW had a false advertisement on their main page that the racket was still at 55 percent discount. I called them and they did not honor their advertisement. I was disappointed and I may not order from TW again. At least TW would honor their own website's advertisements.
     
  5. TennisMD

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    They have now taken it down, a lot of flax I'm sure. If it was up when you called they should have honored the price. If you did not call pro ably no recourse
     
  6. TennisMD

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    So those around these brds long enough, the tour 10 Gen I was a favorite over the old C 10. So how is the new C 10 I guess a rather long way of asking is the new new different. I was somewhat surprised by the power score given by Chris (85) he is very reliable in my opinion, so the new must be bit different. How do other players feel?
     
  7. Shaochieh

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    Did called but they did not honored their advertisement.
     
  8. Manaldo

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    count me in, having 1st C10 pro with head finest calfskin. i love the supper flex and feel of hitting.
     
  9. CCH4TENNIS

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    Hi All

    I understand that all Vokyl sticks come with a rectangular like grip. How does this grip feel compared to say Dunlop sticks ? Smaller or larger ?

    Thanks
     
  10. tball

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    By circumference, it is exactly the same.

    I use Dunlop 4. For Volkl I get grip 3, then put some padding on the two widest bevels to make an approximation to Dunlop 4.

    Volkl 4 is uncomfortable for me. OK on forehand, but very awkward on backhand. Volkl 3 is fine on backhand, but not enough to grab on on the forehand. Hence the padding. Volkl 3 with padding is approximately equal to Dunlop 4. Beware that padding will add weight to the handle.

    On a few Volkl racquets I particularly like, I do the complete surgery: I remove the pallets, put the light padding on the hairpin, pallets #3 on top, and put a Wilson or Dunlop buttcap. This gives me the "normal" grip, that's comfortable for me.

    There are "Attiva" pallets which are supposedly more square, but I am not sure of that. I have one, and it seems to have the same rectangular proportions as their other pallets.

    In the far-away past (80s), Volkl racquets had a regular grip. This oval shape is a relatively new trend. I am surprised they managed to stay in business for that long with such an annoyance to the consumers.
     
  11. max

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    Excellent post. The Volkl people are fools for not changing the grip shape.

    I use a bunch of Volkls, and the one thing keeping me from simply updating them with Volkls is the damn weird grip shape. It's bizarre and inexplicable.

    I appreciate greatly the modification advice. Perhaps Volkl could use you as a consultant!
     
  12. Stringers

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    So what string setup are y'all using with this stick? Sonic Pro/Syn gut is in the demo frame now, which is making a slight ping at impact. My frame and strings get here Wednesday. Thinking I'm going to string it up with B5E/N.Vy first. Maybe that will crisp it up a little bit.
     
  13. CCH4TENNIS

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    I plan to string it up with Dunlop Black Widow @65lbs as I expect the tension loss to be as much as 10lbs.
     
  14. Bodycamp13

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    Cyclone 16 - I really like it although I will string a little tighter next time. I went with 54 and should be at 56 or 58...but it is cold in the evenings here and I did not want the racquet to feel like a board.
     
  15. gonzalocatalino

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    The c10 is a powerfull racquet imo. With the youtek prestige MP i was using 48lbs and i´m stringing the c10´s at 60lbs and is they still feel more comfortable than the prestiges.
    Power is about the same, but the comfort and the size of the sweetspot are bigger even stringing them 12lbs higher...
     
  16. Bodycamp13

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    I will try 58 next time then. I don't need a ton of power, I just wanted to make sure I didn't get too stiff of a setup during winter - I play outdoors.

    I had also never played Cyclone.

    I made the mistake of trying Lux in a 6.1 last year and wasted that string job. Had to cut it out b/c it was way too stiff for the winter.

    I can up to 60 if necessary. The 54 wasn't uncontrollable unless I went to hit a sharp angle.
     
  17. Bodycamp13

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    WOW! These are back up to $169.95 on TW now. Glad I jumped on the $75 deal when I did!

    Hopefully they aren't going to be phased out!
     
  18. gonzalocatalino

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    Yes, the $75 offer was an outstanding opportunity. I can wait to receive my 3 new 2012 C10´s and the new Volkl bag, sadly, anything is in stock and i´ll have to wait at least 2 weeks more...
     
  19. mrmike

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    Wow, you got the 2012 version for $75 ? I wonder if that was a mistake on TW's part? I had recently bought a couple 2010 yellow models for about that price before they ran out. Great sticks.
     
  20. CCH4TENNIS

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    Hi

    Whoever bought it for USD75 is very lucky. I saw the offer and the next day when I ordered it the price was USD159.99 :-( Still, I did save USD10 when the price went up to USD 169.99 the very next day :-D
     
  21. gonzalocatalino

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    awasome deal, tw offered a super sale price on the C10 on black friday, so i ordered 3 and the volkl black 12 bag.
    When i ordered them (saturday morning) the offer was still avaliabe but the 5/8 grips stock was gone. Anyway, TW is receiving new stock from volkl on 12/6 and they will ship my order...
     
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  22. Stringers

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    Yup! I got one at the $75 mark. Wish I had grabbed a couple more :( It was a terrific deal!
     
  23. gonzalocatalino

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    Tw shipped my c10's yesterday, i hope UPS service to be as fast as they say... ;-)
     
  24. Ross K

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    Two stand out observations there for me.

    You're aware that many consider the C10 to be distinctly not a 'modern style' racket? (I know. I know... :roll:)

    Really like the second statement. Most enlightened thing I've read on TT all day actually.

    Do post up your experiences/thoughts set ups-wise etc as you go on.
     
  25. mrmike

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    I love the weight and balance of the C10 pro. My 2010 versions both weigh around 12.4 oz strung. No need for lead tape. They have plenty of heft, yet seem easy to get around on ground strokes and serves. There is a good reason why this frame is still around for as many years as it has been.
     
  26. Stroke

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    The c10 pro is a lot like the POG OS with smaller head size to me.
     
  27. CCH4TENNIS

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    Received the C10Pro 2012 the day before yesterday via UPS. Looks beautiful and feels great in my hands but impatiently waiting for my order for Black Widow 18g. Plan to string it at 60lbs using 'round the world ' method.

    Weighed the unstrung stick at 317g using a digital weighing machine but the specs stated was 330g (11.6oz). Hmm... I wonder what has happened to the 13g difference.

    The stated balance unstrung was stated at 31cm but my balance board showed it as 31.25cm.

    Do you guys have any similar readings ?

    Thank you.
     
  28. gonzalocatalino

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    13grs is a lot for the volkl standards...
    I hope the 3 c10 i've ordered are close together or at least only a bit lighter, but not heavier because i've to add leather grips...
    I'll receive the tw shipment tomorrow if i'm lucky
     
  29. CCH4TENNIS

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    Just strung it at 60lb with Black Widow 18g. Final specs is 331g strung and balance is 312mm ie 9.76pt HL compared with the advertised 8pt HL and strung weight of 346g.

    Notwithstanding the significant difference in strung wt and balance, it still felt good in my hands and will hit with it tomorrow morning.

    Cheers !
     
  30. gonzalocatalino

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    If i get 3 with the same lighter specs, it will be great....great customization plataform..
     
  31. gonzalocatalino

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    Under a heavy storm...the UPS guy knocked my door...

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    now i´ve C10´s stock for a few years:
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  32. gonzalocatalino

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    i´ve just received and weighted my C10´s. All with stock grip and strung with Wilson Extreme Syn Gut.
    Racquet #1: 344grs
    Racquet #2: 344grs
    Racquet #3: 349grs
     
  33. CCH4TENNIS

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    Hi

    You are the lucky one :) Your strung wt difference is only +3/-2 whereas my strung weight was only 331g ! The difference of 15g is very significant :-(
     
  34. Bodycamp13

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    C10

    Got to hit my new frame again last night. I must say I love the OLD SCHOOL feel and heft. I hit better than I have for the past couple of years.

    With my frame and string combo I can hit out with topspin or flatten it out. Backhands are the best I've ever hit.

    Cyclone 16 is great in this thing! I may try a hybrid but I like this string a ton.

    Now...which Volkl bag to order?
     
  35. gonzalocatalino

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    I´ve also played with the new c10´s.
    Tested the frames with wilson syn. gut extreme (got the strings for free from TW). I liked the initial feel of the syn gut, but felt nice (crisp, with nice touch and control) for less than an hour, then it become too loose for my taste.
    The c10´s 2012 i´ve ordered are the same as the 2008 i already own, i was lucky as i did not have any QC issue...

    about the bag, i´ve ordered the super tour 12 pack : i like it a lot, great bag, high quality in a low profile cosmetics and color.

    The court mega seems to be almost the same bag, but with a larger lateral compartment..
     
  36. gonzalocatalino

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    I keep playing with the C10 and they feel better and better.
    I believe i´ll be using this classic for many years...

    I´m using the 2008´s C10´s right now, i´ll test the 2012´s next month (i´ve to customize them with leather and my own strings)
     
  37. suyema

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    Has anyone dealt with "dltorre"?

    Dear gonzalocatalino or anyone on here that has dealt with "dltorre" for buy/sell/trade. I'm about to buy some c10's from him, but he's not willing to give me his ph# or personal info. Is he a trustworthy person?? Of course, he wants me to pay first and then he'll ship. Any feedback would be much appreciated. You can reply to this post or:

    suyema@hotmail.com

    Thanks~ Scott
     
  38. gonzalocatalino

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    i´ll email you.
     
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    I just pick 1 up at the thrift store for 8 usd:) last week cant wait to hit with it after xmas
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  40. gonzalocatalino

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    nice deal! and it looks in perfect condition!
     
  41. gonzalocatalino

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    apparently, after the black friday sale price, the love for the C10 is over ;)

    In my case, i made the DEFINITIVE switch to this frame from the Youtek prestige mp.

    The C10 with a leather grip and a thin OG, is a fantastic racquet (i used first an hibrid combo, but now i´m moving to a full copoly at the mid 50´s because gives me more spin and control)
    The newer models are stiffer than the original C10´s, but i think this helps the racquet to adapt at the modern baseline and powerfull game.
     
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    Gonazalo: I play a c9 weighted to 349 g; hits like the 10. Try Volkl Powerfiber 2 string in your frame; you'll likely like it. Also give Prince Stynthetic Gut Soft (Ektelon Powerplay) a try at 57 lbs; I've been using this for about 10 years.
     
  43. Ross K

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    What are you C10 users "money" string set ups these days?
     
  44. gonzalocatalino

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    I´ve tried soft strings and syn. gut, but did not worked for me. For now, the best setup so far is full WC Scorpion @55lbs (+Bab leather and Wilson Pro OG).
    I´ll try WC Turbo twist at 57 on monday.

    With the C10 2008 i was playing before the 2012´s, my usual combo (WC scorpion/WC explosiv! @60lbs) was working just fine: outstanding feel and comfort, plenty of power and a very playable sweetspot. But now i´m using full poly because of the spin i can put at the ball from the baseline.
     
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    Hi Ross

    I use Black Window full bed strung at 60lb but due to the high tension loss, the actual tension is averaging 50lbs as measured by the tourna stringmeter :)
     
  46. mctennis

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    I used either a full gut or a gut/ TiMO crosses before finding a nice set up of Mosquito Bite/ gut.
     
  47. SteveI

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    Mike,

    Thanks for the insights. I will be giving the 2010 and 2012 versions in the spring. BTW.. did you playtest the Tourna Big Hitter Black 7 17G I sent your way? Would be interesting in your insights. I am up watching.. AO...:)

    Steve
     
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    So I really like the feel of my POG mids, but I don't like that I lose some control when trying to hit flat on that really open string pattern.

    What poly string could I put in the c10 pro that is brassy feeling, but still allows good pocketing? not too expensive, if there is any.

    thx!
     
  49. mrmike

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    I have a similar problem with slight lack of control on my groundstrokes with the C10 Pro. The problem is my arm can't take poly strings, even in a hybrid. I posed a question in another thread for Chris from TW. He suggested Ashaway Dynamite 16 tough or going with a thicker gauge string like 15L or 15. Haven't had a chance to try this yet.
     
  50. SteveI

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    How about a thick Natty Gut like Pac Tough Gut 15L a few lbs over mid?
     

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