Volkl / Becker / DNX / Delta Core ?

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  1. TroutSc

    TroutSc Semi-Pro

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    Is the DC and DNX the same thing?

    Also, does the becker London and the Volkl power bridge share the same internals on the handle system?

    I have a volkl PB7 and a DC London, assuming they share the same 'technologies' but the London is a 63 stiffness and the PB7 is a 67 stiffness - would the London be considered the more arm-friendy of the 2 sticks?

    I realize these are 2 very different raquets, however I play about the same with both of them, been using strictly the volkl but playing a few hrs everyday I also get some elbow tenderness so am trying to figure out of the london would be the better choice of the 2. Its a little heavier but i think i could get used to that without an issue. Ive been doing alot of demos but havnt really fallen in love with anything, so thinking I might just stick to something I already own.

    Specs for reference:

    London:

    Head Size:
    98 sq. in. / 632.26 sq. cm.
    Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
    Strung Weight: 11.1oz / 314.68g
    Balance: 4 pts HL
    Swingweight: 311
    Stiffness: 63
    Beam Width: 20mm/20mm/20mm/
    Composition: Graphite/Delta Core
    Power Level: Low-Medium
    Swing Speed: Medium-Fast
    Grip Type: Boris Becker Synthetic
    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 8T,8H
    One Piece
    No Shared Holes
    String Tension: 50-60 pounds

    PB7:

    Head Size:
    107 sq. in. / 690.32 sq. cm.
    Length: 27.3 inches / 69.34 cm
    Strung Weight: 10.5oz / 297.67g
    Balance: 1 pts HL
    Swingweight: 309
    Stiffness: 67
    Beam Width: 23mm/23mm/23mm/
    Composition: DNX, Carbon, Fiberglass
    Power Level: Medium-High
    Swing Speed: Medium
    Grip Type: DNX Grip
    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 8T 8H
    One Piece
    No Shared Holes
    String Tension: 50-60 pounds
     
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  2. lstewart

    lstewart Rookie

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    I played the Becker London for a couple of years, while my son played the Volkl PB7. I hit with his Volkl's a good bit, warming him up at tournaments, etc. I found the London to be more arm friendly. I could have played the PB7, but it had a little more harshness to it.
     
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  3. dje31

    dje31 Semi-Pro

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    Though the brands are linked, DNX & DC are different technologies.

    If memory serves, I believe DNX is cellulose fiber-based, used in similar way that Wilson and Pacific use(d) basalt in the mix.

    Delta Core (DC) is along the lines of a high modulus graphite, possibly with a nanotube structure, arranged in triangles?

    It's been a while, but I think that's close. I'm sure if I'm wrong, someone will chime in.
     
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  4. tom4ny

    tom4ny Semi-Pro

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    Both rackets use the sensor tour handle system by Volkl which is an excellent handle that dampens vibration well yet gives good ball feedback. The new Organix 7 will be even more dampened with a little less feel but more comfort.

    Delta Core is the next evolution of dnx carbon but essentially the same thing located in the same areas of the each racket.

    All things being equal the London would be a bit more comfortable.

    You could also play around with lower tension on strings and softer strings or go to a full bed of multifilament strings. Or try the new Organix 7 which is an upgrade to the PB7 and as stated, more dampened with the new handle system.
     
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  5. TroutSc

    TroutSc Semi-Pro

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    thanks, im using TB/vanquish @ 55 in the pb7s. The London still has full multi but I will be sticking with a hybrid. Was thinking of trying the same combo but not sure.

    Any other major characteristics between the 2 as far as playabiltiy? Like I said, I can play about the same with both, but would lean to the london if it is indeed more comfortable...however, I definately dont want to degrade my limited skillset moving into it. I swapped them out today durring a clinic/drill and game was about the same for me. (london just a tad heavier)
     
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  6. ccapp

    ccapp New User

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    Get the London if you want the more arm-friendly stick. You can't see the grip technology on the BB London, but it feels like sensor and I would defer to the other comment that it was a sensor handle. I am very arm sensitive, and I can tell you unequivocaly, the BB London is damp! it's more than just the handle. Something is going on with the flex and carbon matrix to make this racquet as arm friendly as any Volkl I have ever played with.
     
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  7. Cesar1992

    Cesar1992 New User

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    My coach told me that DC and DNX are both nano carbon. Organix is DNX with cellulose mixed-in, giving a little more power and absorbing more vibration. DC resists bending; DNX resists twisting. That is why the BB sticks play different than the Volkls, besides the obvious beam shape differences.
     
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  8. Overdrive

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    I remember when I went back to hit with the PB7 after hitting with a DC London, it felt really stiff actually.

    I'm glad there's a racquet brand out there that I don't have to worry about having injuries from. :)
     
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  9. TroutSc

    TroutSc Semi-Pro

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    thanks for the input. As a side note, ive hit the london some more, definately less harsh. I broke the multi in it so im having it restrung today.

    The weird thing..i borrowed a buddies steam 99s w/ full poly for almost 5 sets, it felt great on my arm - softer than the pb7. I dont understand how thats possible.
     
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  10. TroutSc

    TroutSc Semi-Pro

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    Strung the pb and London with rpm team and gamma pro at 52/55. London feels a lot better, gonna keep trying it.
     
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